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The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, AZ Announces Hot Summer Packages

May 28, 2015
The Wigwam, located 15 miles west of downtown Phoenix, Arizona is offering summer deals and activities for all ages starting at $99 per night.

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Visiting Universal Orlando as it celebrates its 25th year


Hogsmeade
The shop windows are full of surprises, like the self-knitting needles. There’s the towering dragon that breathes fire, the Escape from Gringotts ride through the Gringotts vaults and the chance to chat up the Knight Bus conductor and the shrunken head hanging from the rearview mirror more
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How families can benefit from getting off the tourist track in Mexico


Sunset in San Blas
Yes, there has been a recent State Department warning about travel to Mexico. But here in what is a tourist destination — albeit one less busy than Cancun or Puerto Vallarta, we certainly feel safe amid vacationing Mexican families. more
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Obsessed with Frozen; never too old for princesses in Orlando


Storytime with the Frozen Princesses
It was no surprise that she was mesmerized –along with every other child in the place at the Frozen Sing-a-long at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. In fact, the show, which reprises the story of Anna and Elsa complete with music and special effects, is so popular that it is moving to a larger theater. more
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The food scene in Orlando has changed – for the better!


PB&J Sushi at Cowfish
The food scene has changed dramatically in Orlando, especially for kids. PB&J sushi anyone? more
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Too much fun at the theme park resorts in Orlando


Water fun at the Four Seasons Orlando
“We hear all the time that guests are cutting down on their time at the parks to enjoy the resort,” said Four Seasons Orlando Resort Manager Ben Shank, noting there are five acres for fun and games. more
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Kids influence family vacations, HomeAway survey finds


HomeAway vacation rental cabin in Lake Tahoe CA
HomeAway, the world’s leading online vacation rental marketplace, has found in a new survey that kids are wielding increasing influence on where families go and what they do not only in the United States but in Europe too. more
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Why families love all-inclusives, even when they didn’t think they would


Generations Riviera Maya
In Puerto Vallarta, all-inclusives account for 80 percent of the hotels and they are especially popular with families in Mexico and the Caribbean. They’re certainly upping their game to appeal to families. more
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A memorable feast of mangrove-grilled Snapper – last day in Mexico


Giovanni Arredondo with two freshly caught snappers
Giovanni Arredondo holds up two huge Pargos—a kind of snapper—that had just been caught this morning, more than enough to feed the 10 of us. more
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Family vacation IOU: a Mother’s Day gift guaranteed to please


On a Road Scholar intergenerational program for grandparents and grandchildren in Wyoming
This Mother’s Day, give the moms in your life something they will really appreciate. My friend, Nancy Schretter, managing editor of Family Travel Network calls it “Me Time for Moms with a Bow.” more
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A bird-watchers paradise on Mexico’s Pacific Coast


A pair of Blue-Footed Boobies spotted near San Blas
People come to San Blas in the Riviera Nayarit from all over the world to see birds—as well as to surf the famous breaks. We are in a boat, mangroves on either side in La Tovara National Park more
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