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Places to Explore: Mobile-Tensaw River Area, Alabama

Jan 19, 2017
Have you visited the Greater Mobile-Tensaw River area? It’s more than 200,000 acres of rich, natural biodiversity.

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Taking the Kids on a cruise for spring or summer break


Backroads reports that its Family and Active River Cruise trips, in partnership with AMA Waterways, are a top trending destination
Welcome to the world of cruising. The best part: You can easily stay within budget and bring the grandparents along without any trouble. more
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Terranea, A Southern California Resort Respite


Terranea Resort - Resort Pool
Perched on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea is a rambling resort on 102 acres of land, pristine and brimming with flora and fauna more
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Taking the Kids — why families need travel insurance


Jim Grace, CEO of InsureMyTrip in the call center
. I know most families don’t think they need travel insurance, but it really can save the day — and lots of money as costs can run into six figures when someone must be evacuated in a medical emergency. And, as travel insurers note, that is as likely to happen at a Mexican resort as on a cruise ship in some exotic locale. more
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Taking the Kids Annual Family Cruise Guide


Norwegian Gem anchored off Bar Harbor ME
Welcome to our Taking the Kids Cruise Guide for 2017. Parents love cruising because they get a bang for their vacation buck. Grandparents are fans because cruises are an easy way to get the whole gang together. Kids love the freedom onboard and making new friends. more
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Five ways to make food a fun part of your 2017 vacation


Waiters dance for guests as part of post-dinner entertainment aboard the Carnival Freedom, which operates year-round four- to seven-day cruises from Galveston
You can teach the kids a lot about the culture of a place through its food. Besides, it’s fun. Two-thirds of those polled for the 2016 Portrait of American Travelers say fine-dining is important on vacation. more
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Memories for a lifetime: kids on an expedition to the Antarctic


Kids having a snowball fight on Antarctica Dec. 31
Each kid on this A&K expedition to Antarctica has many memories but distinct favorites. “Sailing by an iceberg, it was so beautiful,” said Lake, 12, from New York City. more
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A New Years Day to Remember: on the ice and with the whales in Antarctica


A Humpback whale breaching in Wilhelmina Bay off Antarctic Peninsula
Then there were the whales—feeding at the edge of the ice here in Wilhelmina Bay, which is kind of a supermarket for whales with abundant Krill that the Southern humpbacks feed on. more
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Snow fun in the sun in Antarctica on New Years Eve!


Kids making snowballs at Nekko Harbour on Antarctic Penninsula
The kids—and some of the parents from this Abercrombie & Kent expedition to Antarctica -- are sliding down the hill they’ve just trudged up on their backsides. It is so warm everyone has shed parkas, hats and mittens. more
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Day One in Antarctica – kids try a spin in the Zodiacs


Kids try driving a Zodiac in Antarctica
We’re ashore with Abercrombie & Kent on the rocky, crescent shaped Half Moon Island which was known to sealers as early as 1821. The stars of the show are the Chinstrap Penguins more
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Football, roses and art – Pasadena CA has it all


Rose Garden at Huntington Library
Pasadena, just 12 minutes from Downtown LA via light Metro Rail, has a lot to offer every day—not least the sunshine, 300 days a year. more
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