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Taking full advantage of Halloween season


Terror Behind the Walls, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia
You don’t need to wait till Halloween to put on costumes, not when theme parks, resorts and haunted attractions have already kicked off special Halloween events more
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A Multi-Generational Getaway to Charleston, SC


Biking on the Sand at Wild Dunes
I am always on the lookout for destinations with multi-generational vacation potential. Charleston SC met our expectations more
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Autumn fun activities at Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen


Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen
The Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort has put together an agenda of unique autumn activities from tropical Halloween experiences and authentic Día de los Muertos celebrations... more
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Last day of cruise – at the Gilded Age mansions in Newport RI


View of The Breakers from the Cliff Walk
This is our last day aboard the Norwegian Gem—we return to New York City tomorrow and Newport, famous for its sailing and coastal location as well as these spectacular mansions, is a good way to end the trip more
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Few kids on this cruise, but those aboard are having a blast


Arroz con pollo ready to be served on the pool deck of the Norwegian Gem
During school vacation weeks, the Norwegian Gem can have up to 800 kids aboard. But this week sailing from New York to Canada and back there are only 15. But they are having a blast. more
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Ashore in Bar Harbor ME, Acadia National Park and St. John, New Brunswick


Norwegian Gem anchored off Bar Harbor ME
Our cruise on the Norwegian Gem takes us to Bar Harbor ME, the beautiful Acadia National Park as well as St. John in New Brunswick, CA more
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Kids Clubs – do they have a future at resorts and on cruises?


Starr Wars on the Disney Dream
Almost every major resort and cruise line catering to the family market offers extensive children’s programming, but many Millennial families are opting out. What's the future more
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Halifax, Nova Scotia – History and Heroism Combine


Guide David Cunningham explains story of unknown child from Titanic buried in Halifax cemetery
Everyone knows about the Titanic, but few have heard about the Halifax Explosion of 1917 that killed 2000 people. Here in Nova Scotia history, tragedy and a beautiful city combine for some incredible stories. more
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Families of all sizes on the Norwegian Gem – NYC to Canada


Pool deck on Norwegian Gem
On this week-long cruise from New York to Canada, families of all sizes are aboard the Norwegian Gem - grown kids, grandparents, cousins, girlfriends on getaways more
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Like sailing from home — from NYC to Canada on the Norwegian Gem


Our group on the Norwegian Gem leaving New York
This is almost like sailing from our back yard -- from New York up to Halifax in Nova Scotia, the Bay of Fundy in Canada, back to Bar Harbor, ME, and Newport RI on Norwegian's Gem more
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