elephants in Zambezi
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Weekend Travel Inspiration: A Typical Day on A Safari Family Vacation

By Trish Berry Safaris are all about the wildlife. So naturally days are planned around when you’re most likely to see the local animals out and about. This means early morning, late afternoon and perhaps nighttime game drives. You’ll generally decide at dinner the night before, which activities you’d like …

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Local Tip: 5 Best Hamptons Family Activities

By Jennie Magaro The Hamptons are renowned for celebrities, gala fundraisers and paparazzi.  But they do have a lesser-known family friendly side, full of small-town ice cream shops, calm beaches, nature preserves and local farms. As someone who is actually raising kids out here, I’m happy to share my family’s …

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Weekend Travel Inspiration: Family Cruise Ideas for 2015

By Eileen Gunn Cruises are ideal for multi-generational and extended family vacations. They’re also an easy way to have time together as a family while also giving everyone a little time to themselves. Here is what I learned at the Cruise Line Industry Asssociation’s Annual round-up of what’s new for …

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Review: Trying Out New Interactive Adventures Walt Disney World

By Natalie Reinert  What do you think about this: A Walt Disney World attraction that isn’t a ride, or a show, or a character meet-and-greet, that let’s your kids experience some cool Disney “magic” without having to wait in long lines. It exists, I tell you. On our last trip. …

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Olympic medal stand at Mount Hoevenberg
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Weekend Travel Inspiration: A Family Samples Lake Placid’s Winter Sports

By Eileen P. Gunn Apparently my family and I are little bit crazy. Despite the brutal winter we’ve been having in our hometown of Brooklyn, we decided to head north for the January break, to Lake Placid, NY. Our aim was to embrace winter and winter sports, armed with thermal …

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5 Turks & Caicos Activities Local Families Love

By Val Kalliecharan Turks & Caicos is known mostly to residents “up north” as an easy place to get to for a beachy resort vacation—the sort of vacation where you might not even leave the resort. But the islands have plenty family-focused activities, food and culture to offer. So much …

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Paphos Is One of the Most Family Friendly Towns on Cyprus (sponsored)

   This post is brought to you by Thomson.Co.UK It’s not hard to find a beautiful Mediterranean Sea island but if you’re looking for one of those sun-drenched gems that will provide plenty of family activities and attractions then look no further than Cyprus. For a Cypriot resort full of lovely, …

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Resort Review: Bahia Principe, Riviera Maya

By Eileen P. Gunn  The Maya Riviera has everything my family likes in a winter beach getaway: sun, kid-friendly beaches, culture, direct flights from New York and good values. We’ve been there a few times, finally going the all-inclusive route last winter at the popular Grand Bahia Principe. GBP has …

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aerial of Nonsuch Bay
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Resort Review: NonSuch Bay in Antigua

By Leslie Winston As a mother to a toddler and step-mom to a tween I find planning vacations to be a challenge, to say the least. We want a place where both kids will have things to do, the tween can have a modicum of independence and we might find …

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What’s New in Family Travel in 2015: 3 Destinations

By Eileen Gunn We love the annual New York Times Travel Show. In the dead of winter we sample food and performances from around the world, check out new travel products and put together a mental bucket list of trips we’d love to take. Here are three destinations we discovered …

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