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TAKING THE KIDS – TO CUBA ON THE FIRST AMERICAN SHIP TO SAIL HERE IN NEARLY 60 YEARS


Young Cuban waves American flag in Havana
I’ve learned first hand that encouraging kids to be global citizens, to be comfortable outside their own comfort zones, helps them navigate unfamiliar and difficult turf in their lives as they grow up. more
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In Havana, meeting people who are starting private businesses


Gilberto Valladares Reina in his hairdressing salon and museum in Old Havana
Gilberto Valladares Reina has always been a barber—and a dreamer. That’s not always been easy in Cuba, where the government controlled so many aspects of your life. more
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Into Havana on a “people-to-people” tour from the first American cruise ship in 58 years


Kids from the Adonia mugging for the camera in Old Havana
Cubans lined the Havana shoreline, cheering loudly as the ship sailed in. Those on board lined the decks cheering, waving Cuban and American flags as Adonia, became the first American ship to enter Havana Harbor in 58 years more
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How kids like making history on first American cruise to Cuba


Kids table on the Fathom Adonia enrollee to Cuba
The Russell kids had spent the last two weeks in the Dominican Republic where they joined in volunteer activities that ranged from wrapping chocolate bars at a women’s collective to helping to lay cement floors for several families. more
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On the first American sea voyage to Cuba since the Revolution


Provisioning for first American cruise to Cuba
Eleven kids are making history, though they may not realize it. The kids are among the 700 passengers aboard Fathom’s Adonia, the first American ship to win approval to sail into Cuba from American shores in more than 50 years. (Fathom is the newest cruise brand of Carnival Corp). more
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Mother’s Day gifts: what she needs in her travel tote


LL Bean’s monogrammed Boat and Tote bag
Mom's tote bag is so important. (Are you listening dads and kids?) You don’t want to end up like I did on my way out of the country with a bag that broke at the airport. more
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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lights Up for Evening Adventure


"Rivers of Light,"the majestic nighttime jewel at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Soaring lights dance across the evening sky at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, but it’s no longer just soft lights illuminating the closed park while the animals play. more
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Taking the kids on an adventure closer to home this summer


Innsbruck, petting zoo
Will we be safe? Everywhere I go people have the same question about travel this spring and summer. So what’s a travel-loving family to do this summer? more
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10 Family Pleasing activities in Edinburgh, Scotland


Victoria Street - inspiration for Diagon Alley
Check out Daigon Alley! Not at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando or Hollywood, but in Victoria Street in Edinburgh, Scotland, where J.K. Rowling famously wrote the first Harry Potter book while seated in a local coffee shop. more
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National Parks Week is the time to introduce your kids to the outdoors


Horseback riding through Rocky Mountain National Park
Throughout National Parks Week, many parks will also host Every Kid in a Park events, which encourages fourth-grade students to visit national parks and other public lands by offering a free annual pass. more
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