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Appalachian Mountain Club Suggests Outdoor Activities and a New Read

Sep 26, 2016
Appalachian Mountain Club is always suggesting to go out and grab a breath of fresh air.

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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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10 fall festivals for families

: Celebrate the annual Elk Rut with bugling contests, Estes Park, Colorado
There are literally hundreds of Octoberfests around the country this fall — some kid-friendly — but there are also plenty of apple, pumpkin and harvest festivals from which to choose more
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Travel Agents Find Comeback in Millennial Family Travel

As millennial families head to exotic locales, seeking more adventurous and immersive experiences, travel agents — now called travel advisers — are seeing a significant uptick in business. more
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Getting slimed at Nick Punta Cana Resort

SpongeBob greets guests at Nick Punta Cana
This upscale, all-inclusive 208-suite resort, a partnership of Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Viacom International Media Networks, is the first all-inclusive to have been built as a themed resort from the ground up more
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Airlines under pressure to seat families together

Delta cancels 300 flights on secand day of computer outage fallout
Anyone who has flown with young kids in recent years knows it’s not uncommon to find that your preschooler has been assigned a seat half a plane away. All too often, parents are told it is up to them to ask someone to switch seats. 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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Salzburg Austria Is Not Just for Sound of Music Fans

Salzburg is celebrating Mozart’s 260th birthday (Jan 27) and the 175th anniversary of the Mozart Orchestra Salzburg
I think this picturesque city would be a good place to base yourself for several days or a week, though it can get crowded as the city of 150,000 welcomes more than 1.5 million tourists a year 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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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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Touring the Vatican with kids – hidden gems to explore

Sistine Chapel after hours
Welcome to The Vatican, the world’s smallest sovereign state, established in 1929. It’s the modern version of the papal fiefdom that ruled Rome and much of central Italy before Italy was unified in the mid-19th century more
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