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No Barriers to Visiting California National Parks

Jul 25, 2017
A new travel guide details wheelchair-accessible trails, attractions and lodging options in and near Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks

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New: Great Smoky Mountains; NYC (updated); DC (updated)
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Experiencing the All-New Animal Sanctuary & Grand Hyatt Amenities at Baha Mar


Kids feeding green sea turtles
After years of multiple false starts and financial headaches, the $4.2 billion, 1,000-acre development simply known as Baha Mar finally opened its doors to the public last April more
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Tales From The Spa at the Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa in Punta Cana


Grand Palladium Bavaro common area
Even if your child is still an actual child, the Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa offers manicures, pedicures and hair braiding just for the little ones. more
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Mother-Daughter Dining Options At the Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa, Punta Cana


Bhogali Restaurant at Grand Palladium Bavaro
It would be impossible to go hungry at the Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa in Punta Cana. Besides free room service, the property offers plenty of menu options, more
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A Mother-Daughter Getaway to the Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa in Punta Cana, DR


Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa in Punta Cana
The all-inclusive, family-friendly Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa is very large, but we’re New Yorkers, so we’re not intimidated by big. more
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Planning a family summer vacation – let the kids help figure it out


On the beaches of Cape Cod, MA
I’m sure the kids have lots of ideas, and they may not all involve theme parks. It’s a good idea to talk to the kids about what you’re thinking for a summer trip more
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Hit the Beach at LEGOLAND Beach Retreat in Florida


LEGOland bungalow
There’s a lighthouse just a stone’s throw from Orlando that’s calling your name. LEGOLAND Florida’s new Beach Retreat is a beacon for weary families looking for a place to unwind more
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A Portland, Maine Family Vacation at the Inn by the Sea


A private boardwalk leads from Inn by the Sea, ME to sandy Crescent Beach
The Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. A private boardwalk leads through a wildlife sanctuary to an idyllic sandy beach, where you’ll see lobster boats and sunsets straight out of an Edward Hopper painting. more
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The Kids Guides — kids helping kids discover America


The Kid's Guides are pocket-sized books for kids ages 6-12 and chock full of tips from kids in the know more
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Keeping kids water safe on cruise ships over spring break


The first layer of protection is constant adult supervision, part of The Circle of Drowning Prevention, according to the American Red Cross
It’s easy — far too easy — to lose track of kids in a crowded pool, especially on a big cruise ship. Drownings happen silently in a matter of seconds. How to keep them safe. more
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New Punta Cana Bahia Principe Resort Takes Family Vacations To An Entertaining Level


Poolside entertainer at Bahia Principe
Punta Cana does not lack all-inclusive resorts. This Dominican Republic beach town is crammed with hotels that cater to vacationers seeking sand, sun and surf. more
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