Taking the Kids — on a guided trip just for your family — without breaking the bank
Gulet-jumping in Turkey

Taking the Kids — on a guided trip just for your family — without breaking the bank

Private trips are growing more popular, whether a family wants to celebrate a 50th anniversary sailing on a Turkish gulet, go whitewater rafting, biking or to explore Italy or visit a national park

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Belize is home to more than 600 Maya sites and much more
Mayan ruins and restoration at Xunantunich in Belize

Belize is home to more than 600 Maya sites and much more

Belize, with more than 600 Maya sites, the largest concentration of Maya sites in all of Central America, is known as the Maya Heartland.

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Chaa Creek Lodge in Belize – home-grown adventure for all ages and budgets
Lucy and Mick Fleming and daughter Byrony Fleming-Bradley at Chaa Creek Lodge in Belize

Chaa Creek Lodge in Belize – home-grown adventure for all ages and budgets

It started out as a hut, farm and campsite for backpackers. Now Chaa Creek Lodge in Belize is a resort for all ages and budgets and fulfill the vision of its founders

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Taking the Kids — a special new style trip as a gift
A trip to Disney can be the perfect gift for a Mickey fan

Taking the Kids — a special new style trip as a gift

The perfect gift: a trip together, but not just any trip, a custom adventure designed for your group, based on their ages and interests. And it doesn’t have to be as big a budget-buster as you might think.

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Five ways to make food a fun part of your 2017 vacation
Waiters dance for guests as part of post-dinner entertainment aboard the Carnival Freedom, which operates year-round four- to seven-day cruises from Galveston

Five ways to make food a fun part of your 2017 vacation

You can teach the kids a lot about the culture of a place through its food. Besides, it’s fun. Two-thirds of those polled for the 2016 Portrait of American Travelers say fine-dining is important on vacation.

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Enjoying our last night Italy and finding very-hard-to-find bad pizza
Our friend Al Paca at the top of the Monte Baldo Funicular

Enjoying our last night Italy and finding very-hard-to-find bad pizza

Now, I’m determined to enjoy our last night in Italy—and it would be hard not to at the Four Seasons Milan -- considered by those in the know as one of Italy’s top city hotels.

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