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In season's spirit, Homeaway.com gifting six vacation rentals

Dec 7, 2016
In the spirit of the season, HomeAway.com, the world’s leading online vacation rental marketplace, is gifting six lucky winners with an incredible vacation rental package.

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Read Eileen’s travel diary and keep up with her travels. You might just pick up some ideas for your next family vacation!

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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How they make it all happen in Clearwater FL


Kids playing pirates at attraction on Clearwater Beach
Lisa Chandler wants everyone to love Clearwater Beach “by far the most family oriented beach in the state of Florida,” 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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Fun and education on the beach in Clearwater FL


Kids touching jellyfish at Clearwater Marine Aquarium
We just have to decide what we want to do on the six-mile long Clearwater beach just before Sunset. more
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Catch your fish and bring it to Nauti Nancy’s in Clearwater FL


Naugty Nancys in Clearwater FL
At the popular Clearwater restaurant Nauti Nancy’s, families bring their catch--which the restaurant prepares blackened, lemon picata or beer battered—along with sides for $10. more
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Let’s Get Every Teen on a Train


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A prominent member of the European Union Parliament is proposing that every 18-year-old receive a free trans-Europe train pass so they can get to know Europe better. We should do the same 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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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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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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