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Hilton Worldwide Announces Partnership with International Student Identity Card Council

Aug 1, 2015
Hilton Worldwide has announced a partnership with the International Student Identity Card council to offer students a 10% discount at participating Hilton hotels in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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At Gleneagles, falconry is more than for the birds


Eileen and Margo at Gleneagles
Margo is a Harris Hawk at the British School of Falconry here on the grounds of the historic Gleneagles Hotel, the first in the country and extremely popular with kids. In fact, we had an audience as I was learning to hold Margo and let her fly. more
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Gleneagles: a world-famous golf resort, now family friendly


Kids golfing at Gleneagles
Of course, Gleneagles is known for golf — it is home to three of Scotland’s best championship courses and it is where the 2014 Ryder Cup was played. But today, only 30 percent of guests play golf — and some of them may be kids taking lessons. more
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Ireland’s Ashford Castle – beloved by American families


Ashford Castle
We are at Ireland’s School of Falconry—the oldest in the country—at Ashford Castle that dates back to 1228 on the shores of Lough Corrib, the largest lake in Ireland, and the River Cong, which is reputed to have the best salmon and trout fishing in Europe. more
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10-plus ideas for family summer adventures in ski country


Fourth of July at Cowboy Roundup Days, Steamboat Springs
You’ll find increasing mountain-biking options at ski resorts across the country, whatever your level. You’ll also find free kid-friendly activities, festivals, farmer’s markets, mini and disc golf, tennis, challenge courses or, of course, the chance to hike, fish and river raft. more
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A Very Special Destination Wedding


Reggie Yemma, and her new husband, Dan Foldes (Iran Ramirez photography)
Like one in four American couples getting married this year, according to research by TheKnot.com, my daughter, Reggie Yemma, and her new husband, Dan Foldes, opted for a destination wedding more
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Lake Tahoe On a Budget: The Beach Retreat & Lodge


Hammock awaits visitor to Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is one of the largest alpine lakes in the world, with a full menu of recreational options to match its grand size. Combine the cobalt blue water with miles of pristine nature trails and you’ve got a perfect match for lovers of the great outdoors. more
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Taking the Kids to Rocky Mountain National Park as it celebrates its centennial


Horseback riding through Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park is one giant outdoor playground offering more than 350 miles of hiking trails, many from Trail Ridge Road, 114 mountain peaks and 147 lakes that stretch 415 square miles between Estes Park and Grand Lake. more
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21 ways to show your Dad some love on summer vacation!


Families in nature
As Father’s Day coincides with the start of the summer vacation season, I figured there’s no better time to offer some suggestions to up dad’s fun quotient on vacation, which is a much better idea than yet another Father’s Day tie, or an IOU, accompanied by a charming kid’s drawing. more
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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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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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