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A Pure Michigan Family Vacation package

Aug 20, 2014
Mission Point Resort, located on 18 acres of lakefront property on the historic Mackinac Island, is offering a Pure Michigan Family Friendly Package now until October 19.

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Kids cooking it up for their parents in New Orleans hotel


Kitchen Kids program at Omni Royal Orleans hotel
I like that Omni is as interested in encouraging kids to expand their palates when they are on vacation as in feeding their parents. As part of its Sensational Kids program more
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Hello gator! On a eco swamp tour in the Louisiana bayous


Pontoon boat on the Pearl River Swamp Tour
We’re on a Pearl River Swamp Eco Tour in the Honey Island Swamp in Slidell on Louisiana’s Northshore in St. Tammany Parish, about 40 minutes across Lake Pontchartrain from downtown New Orleans. more
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On a culinary tour of New Orleans with a former history teacher


Naif Shahady
We’re in the so-called Mystery Dining Room at Antoine’s in New Orleans, the famous restaurant that has been operated continuously by the same family since 1840, our first stop on a wonderful New Orleans Culinary History Tour through the French Quarter led by former history teacher Naif Shahady. more
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An old-fashioned family crab boil in Lake Charles, LA


Marilyn Dawdy
I’m at a Fais-Do-Do, A Cajun Dance party, at Travel Media Showcase and Marilyn Dawdy, I learn, mid-lesson, is catering the big event for the conference in the Lake Charles Civic Center overlooking Lake Charles. more
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Farm-to-table family fun on Martha’s Vineyard


Gardening at the Farm Institute
At the nonprofit Farm Institute on Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts, the local and vacationing kids who attend summer day camp here tend the expansive vegetable garden, gather eggs and care for the animals. Older kids may learn the art of composting and carpentry. more
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Visiting the theme parks with the youngest members of the family


Dumbo ride at Disneyland
Wherever you and your toddlers and preschoolers find yourselves this summer, you’ll find plenty to amuse and entertain, even when they’re not walking yet. Go after the older kids go back to school and you can avoid the crowds. According to Visit Orlando, September is the cheapest month of the year to visit there. more
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A Family Friendly Guide to The Florida Keys


The beach homes at Tranquility Bay feel like you're walking down a quiet cottage lane
Riding down the highway towards the Florida Keys, I caught a glimpse of aqua marine colored medians, and even they began to soothe my stressed soul. more
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Fish right out of the water, strawberries, goat cheese and more


Fresh crabs at Princeton Seafood
At Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay near, where we were staying at the Beach House, locals either have downloaded the free FishLine App or call 650-726-8724 to see what fresh-caught fish commercial fishermen are selling “off the boat.” more
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Half Moon Bay, CA — no crowds or rush yet near San Francisco


View from Beach House
My daughter is planning her wedding near Half Moon Bay. I can see why she loves this area -- between the mountains to the East and the Pacific to the west. The best part—it’s not busy or crowded, though we’re less than hour’s drive from San Francisco. more
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Sonoma County: the right locale for a trip with a grown-up kid


Cloverdale, Sonoma County
Who says grown kids don’t want to travel with their parents? I don’t get to see my daughter that often and was determined to make our few days together as fun and as stress-free as possible for both of us. The key, I discovered, is choosing the right locale. more
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