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Live Like a Local at Topnotch Resort in Stowe, VT

Jan 20, 2017
Be a tourist without being a tourist by taking advantage of the “Live Like a Local” package at Topnotch Resort, the luxury boutique resort in Stowe, VT.

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Families & Groups

Bites of Nassau: A Bahamian Food Tour That Goes Way Beyond the Beach


Fish Shack
As pleased as our palates were at Atlantis, we weren’t about to miss the opportunity to sample bona fide Bahamian cuisine. more
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Taking the Kids on a cruise for spring or summer break


Backroads reports that its Family and Active River Cruise trips, in partnership with AMA Waterways, are a top trending destination
Welcome to the world of cruising. The best part: You can easily stay within budget and bring the grandparents along without any trouble. more
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Terranea, A Southern California Resort Respite


Terranea Resort - Resort Pool
Perched on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea is a rambling resort on 102 acres of land, pristine and brimming with flora and fauna more
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Taking the Kids — why families need travel insurance


Jim Grace, CEO of InsureMyTrip in the call center
. I know most families don’t think they need travel insurance, but it really can save the day — and lots of money as costs can run into six figures when someone must be evacuated in a medical emergency. And, as travel insurers note, that is as likely to happen at a Mexican resort as on a cruise ship in some exotic locale. more
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Five ways to make food a fun part of your 2017 vacation


Waiters dance for guests as part of post-dinner entertainment aboard the Carnival Freedom, which operates year-round four- to seven-day cruises from Galveston
You can teach the kids a lot about the culture of a place through its food. Besides, it’s fun. Two-thirds of those polled for the 2016 Portrait of American Travelers say fine-dining is important on vacation. more
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Memories for a lifetime: kids on an expedition to the Antarctic


Kids having a snowball fight on Antarctica Dec. 31
Each kid on this A&K expedition to Antarctica has many memories but distinct favorites. “Sailing by an iceberg, it was so beautiful,” said Lake, 12, from New York City. more
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A New Years Day to Remember: on the ice and with the whales in Antarctica


A Humpback whale breaching in Wilhelmina Bay off Antarctic Peninsula
Then there were the whales—feeding at the edge of the ice here in Wilhelmina Bay, which is kind of a supermarket for whales with abundant Krill that the Southern humpbacks feed on. more
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Snow fun in the sun in Antarctica on New Years Eve!


Kids making snowballs at Nekko Harbour on Antarctic Penninsula
The kids—and some of the parents from this Abercrombie & Kent expedition to Antarctica -- are sliding down the hill they’ve just trudged up on their backsides. It is so warm everyone has shed parkas, hats and mittens. more
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Day One in Antarctica – kids try a spin in the Zodiacs


Kids try driving a Zodiac in Antarctica
We’re ashore with Abercrombie & Kent on the rocky, crescent shaped Half Moon Island which was known to sealers as early as 1821. The stars of the show are the Chinstrap Penguins more
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Watch for whales, seabirds and penguins on icebergs in the Antarctic


Chinstrap penguins frolic on iceberg in middle of Southern Ocean
Adults and kids alike on the Abercrombie & Kent trip aboard Le Boreal are on deck, bundled in parkas and hats as we pass a giant iceberg where Chinstrap penguins frolic more
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