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The Cat in the Hat For President, Campaign Managed by Carnival Cruise Line

Aug 28, 2016
Election Day is coming and a new candidate has thrown his trademark stovepipe hat in the ring - Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat! on Carnival Cruise Line

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A Family Culinary Adventure in Merida, Mexico


Cochinita Pibil
On a recent trip to Merida, Mexico, Alison Tibaldi booked a hands-on cooking class. It was an immersive experience that offered a window into the local culture in a highly sensorial way. more
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The Greatest Show On Earth Is Out of This World


taking the kids, Los Angeles, circuses, Ringling Brothers, Great Show on Earth, family travel, family vacations
There are only a few of classic outings that will never get old: going to the beach, a picnic at the park, heading to the carnival and going to the circus! more
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Amazing Views, One-of-a-Kind Slide Experience at OUE Skyspace LA


Viewing Reactions at the end of the Skyslide
OUE Skyspace LA is a new attraction at the heart of Downtown Los Angeles built in the U.S. Bank building--currently the tallest building west of the Mississippi River--and the buzz is booming after its grand opening in June. more
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A Family Getaway To Kennebunkport, Maine


Lobster learning in Kennebunkport ME
Kennebunkport is loaded with New England charm. The pedestrian-friendly streets are brimming with retro sweet shops, folksy art galleries and authentic lobster shacks. more
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Wizarding World Comes to Life at Universal Studios Hollywood


Hogwarts Express
On a recent visit to “The Entertainment Capital of L.A.,” WWoHP was packed with wizards, witches, muggles and humans alike. more
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Arthur Tauck and the building of the family tourism industry


First Tauck tour ad
The next time your kids get in trouble in school, tell them Arthur Tauck’s story. more
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Tauck’s latest European river boat — extra space for families


MS Joy in Straubing Germany for christening
I’ve never seen a nicer bathroom onboard a river ship. It’s so spacious! It has a rain shower. And as the MS Joy boasts more suites and fewer guests than other similarly sized vessels, it is a good bet for families. more
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An Austrian monastery underappreciated by the Hapsburgs


Benedictine Abbey Gottsweig near Krems Austria
Today, the Benedictine Abbey “Gottweig” may be the most famous symbol of this region—a huge complex at the top of the mountain that houses, besides the gorgeous church, a youth center, inn and one building that was built for the Hapsburgs to stay though they never did and boasting the largest staircase in all of Austria. more
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Rained out in Austria? No chance


Durstein, Austria
We’re about an hour northwest of Vienna—a great place for a respite after city touring, The entire area is famous for its abbeys, churches, castles, picturesque villages and hiking and cycling. The best part—It’s not at all crowded! more
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Food Tours: A Delicious Way To Explore Cincinnati OH


Inside Findlay Market
Nowhere is tradition and innovation more apparent than in the culinary arena of Cincinnati. While this city gets its share of recognition for down-home Cincinnati-style chili, cutting-edge chefs are flocking here like bees to honey. more
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