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Live Like a Local at Topnotch Resort in Stowe, VT

Jan 20, 2017
Be a tourist without being a tourist by taking advantage of the “Live Like a Local” package at Topnotch Resort, the luxury boutique resort in Stowe, VT.

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Christmas Morning on South Georgia Island – tens of thousands of Penguins!


Oakum Boy (in brown feathers) and his King Penguin mom on South Georgia Island
All around us thousands of King Penguins are squawking, as if to say “what did you bring me for Christmas!” more
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Whales and Christmas Carole on the High Southern Seas


Approaching Shag Rocks in Southern Ocean east of S Georgia Island after two days at sea on Le Boreal
On the Southern Ocean for the second day between the Falklands and South Georgia - rocking seas, HUMPBACKS! and Christmas carols. more
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On the Southern Ocean, Dissecting a Squid is What You Do


Thomas (aka "Duncan") carefully dissects his squid
This morning, as the Southern Ocean rocks the boat with waves 10 or more feet high, the kids have gathered in a corner of the sixth floor restaurant to dissect a squid. more
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Who Knew? A Trip to the Fire Station in the Falkland Islands


Kids from A&K cruise at Falkland Islands Fire House
The fire trucks pull up to our ship Le Boreal in the Falkland Islands, sirens blazing and lights flashing. But there was no emergency. more
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On a Cruise to Antarctica – 34 Kids and a Whole Lot of Enthusiasm


Bird and while lookouts on Le Boreal
On the first day of our A&K adventure cruise from Argentina to the Falklands, S. Georgia and Antarctica - 34 kids on board and a lot of enthusiasm for learning 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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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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