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National Park Vacationing Fun But Be Safe

Aug 26, 2016
The classic family travel is taking a trip to the outdoors, like a national park! As fun and exciting as it is, it is also important to be safe.

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Spa or Slime or Both? Last Day at Nick Punta Cana


Spa at Nick Punta Cana
The beautiful Vassa Spa at the new Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort in Punta Cana has an 11-step “ritual hydrotherapy “program that comes with a spa treatment, complete with a “spa butler” more
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Are Kids’ Clubs passe? At Nick Punta Cana Families Relish Time Together


Families together at character breakfast at Nick Punta Cana
The just-opened Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort in Punta Cana has a well-appointed kids’ club with cooking lessons, arts and crafts, a wide selection of toys, games (video and board games) and a slide that lands you in a pool of brightly colored plastic balls. But most of the families I’ve met have been keeping their kids with them. more
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Families Flocking to New Nickelodeon Hotel and Resort in Dominican Republic


Swim up suites
It was a no brainer for his family and three others —10 kids aged 3-9 and eight adults—to choose the brand new Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort in Punta Cana, a partnership of Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Viacom International Media Networks. more
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Saving on a family summer beach vacation


Swashbuckler Academy, Fairmont Princess
A trip to the beach is a perfect summer getaway — and a bargain too. As long as you opt for a destination that’s off-season in summer — like the Caribbean or Arizona — you can have your pick of deals. more
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10 water-safety tips that can save a child’s life this summer


Assign a “water watcher,” an adult who will keep her eyes on the water — no texting, drinking or reading
Who’s watching the kids in the pool? Someone should have eyes on them at all times — even if they know how to swim. According to new research more than 40 percent of children (5 to 17) who drowned in pools knew how to swim. more
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Indonesia: Unity in Diversity


Lonely Planet Map of Indonesia
Indonesia is between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, between Asia and Australia, the largest island nation with more than 17,000 islands and a population of over 258 million people. 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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Vacationing like a 1 percenter in a staffed villa in Jamaica


Porch view on one of the Villas by Linda Smith in Jamaica
It’s easy to see why these vacations are so popular with multigenerational families. No one is doing all the chores that typically come with a house rental. more
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Zika virus and spring break: how to keep safe


A mosquito from the genus Aedes, which can carry Zika virus
A lot of families are concerned about spring break plans as the Zika virus continues to spread through the Caribbean and Mexico -- popular spring break destinations for families, as well as their college students. more
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5 THINGS YOU MUST HAVE IN YOUR BAG WHILE TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN


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Traveling with kids is always a challenge. You have to pack not only your bag but also pack every essential little thing for your children as well. more
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