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Sea Island Georgia offers Ultimate Family Destination

Jul 28, 2015
Sea Island in Georgia offers an ultimate family travel destination not only because of its accommodations but also its extensive activities

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Cruise shore excursions: go with a group or on your own?

Or you might see a cute border collie as we did on the Isle of Mull
When you take a cruise, you can opt for a shore excursion offered by the cruise line, or you can take your own, often booking local guides. more
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At Scotland’s Fort George: a youth bagpipe band outperforms

One of the youngest band members
Tour buses took us to Fort George, where the Inverness Youth Band with 30-plus members --drummers as young as nine and led by adults are “Beating Retreat,” performing a traditional military ceremony 16th Century England. more
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The Miracle of Camp 60 – in the Orkney Islands north of Scotland

The Italian Chapel in the Orkney Islands
In the Orkney Islands, north of Scotland, our cruise excursion takes us to an unexpected place: The Italian Chapel at a former POW camp, also known as The Miracle of Camp 60. more
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At sea with Windstar – connecting families and generations

Forward deck and bridge of Windstar Star Legend
Of the 204 passengers, there are 117 who have sailed Windstar, some as many as 11 times. While you may think of this as a cruise line for adults, I’ve been thinking of this as a way for grown and mostly grown kids to connect with parents and grandparents, sharing new experiences. more
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Finding a hidden gem of a restaurant on a remote road in Scotland

Shirley Spears at her Three Chimneys Inn on Isle of Skye
Three Chimneys Restaurant and six-room inn is on an out of the way stretch of road on the Isle of Skye where you brake for sheep crossing the road and the fish you eat for lunch might have been caught that morning, the lettuce just harvested. more
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Fans from all over the world love Harry Potter studio tour near London

Scale model of Hogwarts
The Woods family had flown 24 hours to London from Australia, but they weren’t planning to ride the famous London Eye, see a West End play or even check out the Crown Jewels. In fact, they’d come for just one reason — the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London — The Making of Harry Potter more
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When in Scotland, don’t miss the distillery tours (or fish and chips)

The port-side Tobermory Distillery that was established in 1798 and is one of the oldest commercial distilleries in Scotland. It is also unusual, we learn, because it produces two different single malts more
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Learning about the origins of the Titantic in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Artwork at the Titantic Experience in Belfast
We are on day two of our cruise aboard the Windstar yacht Star Legend – the Gaelic Explorers tour. We’ve anchored in Portrush and taken an excursion bus for the one-hour trip to Belfast to learn about the building of the Titantic. more
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Cruising Ireland and Scotland on a Windstar yacht

Lunch on deck as ship is about to depart Dublin
We are on an eight-day Gaelic Explorer Windstar Cruise on a yacht with just 212 passengers can go to smaller ports. Windstar, known for its sailing yachts, has added three more yachts from Seabourn—these without sails--that after a $12 million refurbishment have joined the fleet. more
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When in Ireland, spend time soaking up culture in Dublin

The Selfish Giant in Merrion Park playground Dublin
Our guide says the mistake Americans make when visiting Ireland is rushing around too much. “Give yourself time,” he says. Don’t rush off on day trips to the west of the country. “I don’t go to New York to see Chicago,” he said. Here are some places he suggests you visit more
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