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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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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


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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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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