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Rail Deals for European Travelers: Book Now Through September

Aug 23, 2016
Eurail offers an extensive coverage of European rail deals if you book by September 30th, but there are more deals to look through

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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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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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Grapevine TX – not just a place near the airport but family central


Plenty of family fun in Grapevine
Grapevine, TX, 10 minutes from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and in between the two North Texas cities, hosts some 20 million visitors a year, more than half from out of state. more
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When your grown-up kids take you for a hike in the mountains


At the top of the East Maroon Pass
I always suggest parents and grandparents let the kids lead some of the time on vacation, even when they are in grade school. They will take you in unexpected directions more
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Take me back to Chicago – for a father-son weekend and the Cubs!


First selfie ever
Taking the Kids goes back to where it all began -- Chicago -- and a father-son weekend with the Cubs playing the Cardinals at Wrigley Field. more
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Aspen/Snowmass in the summer and fall – Affordable for Families


Summer dining on Aspen Mountain
The scenery is beautiful. There are plenty of activities. And you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars for lift tickets to have fun in the summer or fall in Aspen/Snowmass CO. more
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Yurts Give Families a Modern Alternative to Camping at YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch


Lollygagging with the Llamas
By staying in a yurt at YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch, you can enjoy the outdoors without the annoyances of lurking bears, determined bugs and cumbersome sleeping bags. more
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Exploring history and viewing the modern at Disneyland


The Disneyland Hotel
Walt Disney was tapped out. The construction of Disneyland was taking nearly every penny he had. A kid-friendly, upscale hotel next to a theme park seems like a slam-dunk, but not in the early ’50s more
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Food and wine and an angry potato make a grownup family weekend in Aspen/Snowmass


"Angry Potato" served at Aspen Kitchen
When you’re traveling with grown kids, as we are this weekend, artisanal cocktails can play a key role. more
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Snowmass in Summer – cool air and lots of family activities


Bluegrass concert atop Aspen Mountain
After an arduous 16 mile hike yesterday, I’m at The Spa at Viceroy Snowmass while an experienced massage therapist ministers to my aching legs and shoulders. more
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