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Kennebunkport 35th Annual Christmas Prelude Presents Santa In A Whole New Way

Dec 3, 2016
For anyone traveling to Maine, Kennebunkport’s 35th Annual Christmas Prelude provides festivities for the whole family.

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How about a quick pre-holiday getaway?


Gingerbread village, Crown Center, Kansas City
Make it an overnight when you head to see that favorite holiday light display or museum exhibit. Go see Santa somewhere else besides the mall. more
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A Mother-Daughter Yoga Retreat To Kripalu in the Berkshires


Yoga Class at Kirpalu
Kripalu, a wellness retreat in the beautiful Berkshires, offers guests a flexible program with the opportunity to practice as much or as little yoga as desired. more
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Finding the Elixir of Life on Amelia Island FL


Inside The Sprouting Project at the Omni Plantation Resort
At the TMS Family Travel conference held on Amelia Island Nov. 10-12, I experienced how one man’s passion for the culinary arts can convey an aura of wellness over an entire resort more
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Plenty of options for lodging in Clearwater FL


Supermoon over Clearwater FL on Nov 13 2016
Just before sunset at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater, kids are in the pool on the eighth floor while parents are nearby nursing a cocktail. The beach is spread out below us. more
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Taking the kids to Germany’s famous Christmas markets


Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin
Germany has the most holiday markets in Europe, drawing tourists from around the world, though you’ll also find them a popular holiday tradition in neighboring Austria, Switzerland and Czechoslovakia. more
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Inspired by “Frozen,” families flock to Norway for adventure tours


Architecture in Balestrand, Sognefjord
Not only have spunky Princess Anna and ethereal Queen Elsa stolen the hearts of little girls everywhere, but they’ve significantly contributed to the increasing number of tourists visiting Norway more
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At Vista Verde Ranch in Colorado – on a different kind of snow vacation


Horseride at Vista Verde Ranch
I wondered when I planned this trip if my gang of grown kids, who love nothing more than tearing down those steep slopes, would like a more laid-back holiday — at least for a few days on a week-long winter trip to Colorado. I needn’t have worried. more
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On a family vacation in Portugal


Shopping in Lisbon
Since 2010, Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts in Lisbon, Portugal have been providing family-friendly luxury accommodations, gourmet meals, facilities and activities to provide memorable holidays to family groups of all sizes and ages. more
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How to save more while staying in a hotel with the whole family


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Here are some tips how you can make even the priciest hotels more affordable for you. Keep them in mind the next time you travel and save tons of money easily and quickly. more
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A spa treatment with a Balinese Guru


Balinese Healer Guru Made Sumantra
I am a fan of spas—especially on vacation—as a way for moms (and dads) to decompress and get some much needed “me time.” more
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