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Adventures by Disney Announces 2016 River Cruising Dates

May 24, 2015
Adventures by Disney, a leader in guided group travel worldwide, announced their first-ever river cruising itineraries for 2016.

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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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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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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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On the Riviera Nayarit along Mexico’s Pacific Coast


At the Iberostar Playa Mita in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
At the Iberostar Playa Mita in Riviera Nayarit on the Pacific Coast of Mexico they feel they’ve gotten as close to family vacation nirvana as they could possibly get. “We’ve never had free room service,” joked Troy Nathan. more
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Day 3 – Dolphins and art galleries in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


Dolphin show at Aquaventuras in Puerto Vallarta
There are dolphin discovery programs run by this company all over the Caribbean but this park is different because for the same price (a little over $100) there is a challenge course, water slides, a water play area for younger kids, even a zipline over the slides). more
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Day Two – a tour around the all-inclusives of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


Meeting the Flintstones at the Melia resort in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta is known for its galleries and its food but it is probably known more as a cruise ship stop and for those visiting the all-inclusive resorts. more
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Three days in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: Day One taco tour!


On the Taco Tour in Puerto Vallarta
We’re in Puerto Vallarta, which is increasingly known for its food and happens to have some 500 taco stands open into the early hours of the night—each one with a specialty that locals come to savor. Every ingredient comes from within a 20 mile radius. more
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Taking the Kids? What’s your souvenir strategy?


World of Disney souvenir shop
Just as you should plan your itinerary and have a “what if” talk if the kids (or you) get lost, you need to have a souvenir strategy before the trip even starts. You don’t want to bust the vacation budget on something like a $40 sweatshirt, or a toy that will be forgotten the next day. more
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A family-focused sweepstakes in Puerto Vallarta Mexico


Puerto Vallarta beach scene
The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board has launched a family-focused sweepstakes to show families all this Mexican destination has to offer—everything from hotel kids’ clubs, museums, concerts, art and music scene and more more
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