Tag Archives: family vacations


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New in 2016: Great Smoky Mountains; New York City (updated)




National Park Vacationing Fun But Be Safe


The classic family travel is taking a trip to the outdoors, like a national park! As fun and exciting as it is, it is also important to be safe. more
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Specials for families and non-politicos at Fairmont Chicago


Just in time for the cooler weather to roll in, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is rolling out two new packages -- one for families, and the other for just about anyone looking for a way to escape the election season. more
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September Events Lining Up at The Neon Museum of Las Vegas


The perfect season to visit The Neon Museum of Las Vegas is now. There will be several sunset and nighttime photo tour dates available through December more
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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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Are Kids’ Clubs passe? At Nick Punta Cana Families Relish Time Together


Families together at character breakfast at Nick Punta Cana
The just-opened Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort in Punta Cana has a well-appointed kids’ club with cooking lessons, arts and crafts, a wide selection of toys, games (video and board games) and a slide that lands you in a pool of brightly colored plastic balls. But most of the families I’ve met have been keeping their kids with them. more
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Endless Summer Special at Vermont’s Historic Woodstock Inn


Woodstock Inn
Visit Vermont’s Most Beautiful Address -- the historic Woodstock Inn -- on its Endless Summer Special. Rates start at $199 per night for select dates until October 31. Book by Sept. 9! 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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Breakfast and Bed’s Not Just for Adults


Many inns are catering to a much younger demographic, and there are many kid-friendly destinations and bed and breakfasts more
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