On the first American sea voyage to Cuba since the Revolution
Provisioning for first American cruise to Cuba in 2016

On the first American sea voyage to Cuba since the Revolution

Eleven kids are making history, though they may not realize it. The kids are among the 700 passengers aboard Fathom’s Adonia, the first American ship to win approval to sail into Cuba from American shores in more than 50 years. (Fathom is the newest cruise brand of Carnival Corp).

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Taking the kids on an adventure closer to home this summer
Innsbruck, petting zoo

Taking the kids on an adventure closer to home this summer

Will we be safe? Everywhere I go people have the same question about travel this spring and summer. So what’s a travel-loving family to do this summer?

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Taking the Kids on a ship within a mega ship
Disney Dream at Disney's Private Island Castaway Cay

Taking the Kids on a ship within a mega ship

Many families who cruise look for the best deal — and this is “wave season” when cruise lines are offering upgrades, shipboard credits and discounts to encourage you to book for later in the year.

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10 wishes for happy travel with your family in 2016
The mango man, San Blas in the Riviera Nayarit

10 wishes for happy travel with your family in 2016

Maybe you like nothing more than exploring new places and sharing new adventures with the kids and grandkids, well aware that things may not go as planned, though that can happen wherever you go, of course. Wherever you venture in 2016, give yourselves permission to get off the tourist track, at least for a little while. You’ll be glad you did.

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Taking a family-style river cruise to explore the German Christmas Markets
Candied almonds at the Christmas Market in Frankfurt

Taking a family-style river cruise to explore the German Christmas Markets

Frankfurt has one of Germany’s 2500 Christmas Markets and one of the country’s oldest, locals claim, dating back to 1393, though those in Nuremberg dispute that.

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On a cruise – options for dining vary on taste and budget
Steakhouse selection on Diamond Princess

On a cruise – options for dining vary on taste and budget

Like other cruise lines, Princess offers specialty restaurants on board for which you pay an extra fee. Like on other cruise lines, the specialty restaurants offer an enhanced experience.

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A long flight to Japan – jet lag cured with spa treatment at Conrad Tokyo
Room at Conrad Tokyo's Mizuki Spa

A long flight to Japan – jet lag cured with spa treatment at Conrad Tokyo

The Mizuki Spa at the Conrad Tokyo is the largest spa of its kind in Tokyo and boasts Tokyo’s only true Hinoki bath. Treatments are inspired by the moon and the water.

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Gleneagles: Famous for golf but beloved by UK and US families
Walking in the maze at Gleneagles

Gleneagles: Famous for golf but beloved by UK and US families

Gleneagles is known for golf—it is home to three of Scotland’s best championship courses but today, only 30 per cent of guests play golf and Gleneagles is a kid-friendly resort that draws families from the United Kingdom as well as the United States back year after year

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