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Top Destinations In Hawaii Offer Summer 2015 Discounts

Jul 31, 2015
With new attractions, a recently rated top beach and discounts at the top hotels, now is the time for families to visit Hawaii.

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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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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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New efforts to convince Americans to take their vacation days

Vacation Commitment Summit
Whatever the reasons, Americans failed to use 429 million days of paid time off last year, the U.S. Travel Association reports. Those who get vacation time are taking less, while a quarter of Americans don’t get any paid vacation at all more
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A new Orlando resort that does more for families

The Four Seasons Orlando
The kids want to stay right where they are because they’re having way too much fun at the expansive Explorer Island pool-water play area at the New Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World, 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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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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Ten fabulous Caribbean summer deals for families

Learning to sail at the Bitter End Yacht Club, BVI
Looking for a summer beach bargain? You know, somewhere with white sand beaches, clear blue water and plenty of activities to keep everyone happy — paddle-boarding, giant sand castle building, boogie-boarding and snorkeling. Let’s not forget kayaking. more
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Visiting Universal Orlando as it celebrates its 25th year

The shop windows are full of surprises, like the self-knitting needles. There’s the towering dragon that breathes fire, the Escape from Gringotts ride through the Gringotts vaults and the chance to chat up the Knight Bus conductor and the shrunken head hanging from the rearview mirror more
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