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Island of Hawaii: Malama Aina, Caring for the Land

Sep 29, 2016
The Island of Hawaii is suggesting to memorize malama aina which means “caring of the land.”

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A Multi-Generational Getaway to Charleston, SC


Biking on the Sand at Wild Dunes
I am always on the lookout for destinations with multi-generational vacation potential. Charleston SC met our expectations more
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Last day of cruise – at the Gilded Age mansions in Newport RI


View of The Breakers from the Cliff Walk
This is our last day aboard the Norwegian Gem—we return to New York City tomorrow and Newport, famous for its sailing and coastal location as well as these spectacular mansions, is a good way to end the trip more
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Few kids on this cruise, but those aboard are having a blast


Arroz con pollo ready to be served on the pool deck of the Norwegian Gem
During school vacation weeks, the Norwegian Gem can have up to 800 kids aboard. But this week sailing from New York to Canada and back there are only 15. But they are having a blast. more
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Ashore in Bar Harbor ME, Acadia National Park and St. John, New Brunswick


Norwegian Gem anchored off Bar Harbor ME
Our cruise on the Norwegian Gem takes us to Bar Harbor ME, the beautiful Acadia National Park as well as St. John in New Brunswick, CA more
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Halifax, Nova Scotia – History and Heroism Combine


Guide David Cunningham explains story of unknown child from Titanic buried in Halifax cemetery
Everyone knows about the Titanic, but few have heard about the Halifax Explosion of 1917 that killed 2000 people. Here in Nova Scotia history, tragedy and a beautiful city combine for some incredible stories. more
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Families of all sizes on the Norwegian Gem – NYC to Canada


Pool deck on Norwegian Gem
On this week-long cruise from New York to Canada, families of all sizes are aboard the Norwegian Gem - grown kids, grandparents, cousins, girlfriends on getaways more
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Like sailing from home — from NYC to Canada on the Norwegian Gem


Our group on the Norwegian Gem leaving New York
This is almost like sailing from our back yard -- from New York up to Halifax in Nova Scotia, the Bay of Fundy in Canada, back to Bar Harbor, ME, and Newport RI on Norwegian's Gem more
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Spa or Slime or Both? Last Day at Nick Punta Cana


Spa at Nick Punta Cana
The beautiful Vassa Spa at the new Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort in Punta Cana has an 11-step “ritual hydrotherapy “program that comes with a spa treatment, complete with a “spa butler” more
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Are Kids’ Clubs passe? At Nick Punta Cana Families Relish Time Together


Families together at character breakfast at Nick Punta Cana
The just-opened Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort in Punta Cana has a well-appointed kids’ club with cooking lessons, arts and crafts, a wide selection of toys, games (video and board games) and a slide that lands you in a pool of brightly colored plastic balls. But most of the families I’ve met have been keeping their kids with them. more
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Families Flocking to New Nickelodeon Hotel and Resort in Dominican Republic


Swim up suites
It was a no brainer for his family and three others —10 kids aged 3-9 and eight adults—to choose the brand new Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort in Punta Cana, a partnership of Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Viacom International Media Networks. more
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