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Taking the kids on a cruise this summer? Maybe or maybe not
The top of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship with a balcony looking down over a pool with people and lounge chairs.

Taking the kids on a cruise this summer? Maybe or maybe not

Major cruise lines are circumventing the U.S. no-sail rule by starting and ending cruises in the Bahamas, St. Maarten and Bermuda, as well as Greece

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Celebrating Earth Day safely all spring
Environment Earth Day In the hands of trees growing seedlings

Celebrating Earth Day safely all spring

As we begin to travel again (safely), many of us are paying more attention to the environment. Can you afford to go to Antarctica before more ice melts?

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Taking the kids: 16 virtual travel adventures to inspire your future trips (once it’s safe)
Hogwarts school from Harry Potter at Universal Studios, Orlando.

Taking the kids: 16 virtual travel adventures to inspire your future trips (once it’s safe)

When we updated our Virtual Family Adventure Guide, created early in the pandemic, we discovered there has never been so much opportunity for virtual travel.

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Taking the kids: To Alaska this summer without cruise ships
View of Mt. McKinley from the Camp Denali on a clear morning in June 2012

Taking the kids: To Alaska this summer without cruise ships

Taking a road trip in Alaska means miles and miles of majestic mountains, peaceful coastline, lush forest or flat tundra streaming past your car, RV or camper van windows

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To Orlando this spring — safely
Cinderella Disney Castle in Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.

To Orlando this spring — safely

When I last visited Walt Disney World — when I last flew — a year ago this month, no one I met was much concerned about COVID-19. They were too busy enjoying all that the Theme Park Capital of the World had to offer.

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Taking the kids: And celebrating courageous women and girls whenever you travel
Naomi Wadler's scarf.

Taking the kids: And celebrating courageous women and girls whenever you travel

March is Women’s History Month and it commemorates and celebrates the vital role women and girls have played and continue to play

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Taking the kids: Spring skiing in the year of COVID-19
Kids on Buttermilk Mountain looking at nearby Aspen Highlands.

Taking the kids: Spring skiing in the year of COVID-19

In some cases, the Covid-19 restrictions have enhanced the sking experience this year, said Nick Besch, skiing with his family at Copper

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