The woodstock inn in vermont offers guests a new england christmas with lots of locally cut trees, evergreen swags and lights.
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10 Hotels That Deck The Halls For Christmas

Updated November 2020 December is the time to deck those halls, trim those trees and make lots and lots of gingerbread. Or you can just book a stay at a …

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The lush secluded pool at adults only bahia principe sian ka'an
Couple TimePlaces To Stay

Enjoy A Kid-Free Getaway At A Mexico Resort

Adults-Only Resort: Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an Where: Mayan Riviera, Mexico Rich and I have managed to find ways to manage one or two nights away from some kid-free couple …

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Lake tahoe is warm enough to swim in in summer, just about.
PLACES TO GOUSA West

Spring Things To Do in Lake Tahoe With Kids

We would have never guessed it was spring in Lake Tahoe as we climbed out of the car on a May weekend. While the ski lifts were closed, plenty of …

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A walt disney world resort guest uses a magicband to enter magic kingdom theme park in lake buena vista, fla. Guests also can use magicbands to enter their disney resort hotel room, buy food and merchandise, enter walt disney world resort theme parks and water parks, access their selected fastpass+ experiences and connect to disney's photopass. Magicbands are part of the new mymagic+, which has the ability to connect nearly all aspects of the guest vacation experience at walt disney world resort.
USA Theme Parks & Disney Resorts

All You Need To Know About Disney FastPass+

Heading to Disney World or Disneyland soon? Here are tips on how to avoid lines using Disney’s incredibly handy FastPass service. First-timers and Disney veterans will find this advice handy. …

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Indulge In Fun & Luxury at Nemacolin Woodlands

Hotel Review: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort for Families & Couples Where: Farmington, PA The Vibe: *Nemacolin Woodlands, a luxury resort  in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, doesn’t have a single vibe. The type …

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The pearl district with tweens
PLACES TO GOUSA West

2 Nights In Portland With Tweens

In a bookstore in Portland, Oregon we spotted a book called This is Portland: The City You’ve Heard You Should Like. It pretty well summed up our experience in this …

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The splash pad on the getaway
Cruise Vacations

The Good, Bad & Okay Of The NCL Getaway

We sailed on the Norwegian Getaway out of Miami for a winter break vacation. It’s the same class of ship as the Breakaway that we sailed on several years ago …

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The stone bridge by night. Charles bridge
EuropePLACES TO GO

How To Explore Prague On A Family Vacation

Prague has become one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. It’s high on the list of young single travelers, retirees and backpackers, but the Czech Republic’s capital city …

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Wyndwood's famous murals
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Weekend Taste of Miami With Kids

We booked a cruise out of Miami over winter break. Since we’d never been to this famously colorful Florida beach city, we decided to spend 48 hours exploring. Planning our …

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Havana cruise port
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Make the Most of a Cuba Cruise With Kids

* As of June 2019, the U.S. president has once again severally limited travel to Cuba.  Read on for what you can expect when restrictions are lifted again. You Can …

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Bucks county has great bike paths
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A Cool Couple’s Getaway To New Hope, PA

Updated October 2020 Tween Traveler headed off on a two-night camping adventure with her scout troop trip in early June, leaving Rich and I free to take our own 36-hour …

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Queensland has a lot to offer for kids to do.
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10 Things To Do With Kids in Queensland

Queensland should be on the top of every family’s list of things to do on a vacation to Australia. With its pristine beaches, the iconic Great Barrier Reef, exhilarating theme …

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Spinning charlotte's web at naumkeag
PLACES TO GOUSA East

17 Things To Do In The Berkshires With Kids

The Berkshires are one of those regions that looms in my mind as a summer vacation paradise.  The region stretches along the spine of Route 7 up the length of …

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Lake louise's amazing view
CanadaPLACES TO GO

6 Places In Canada To See With Kids

I love Canada for family vacations. It offers a taste of French, Scottish, Irish and British cultures without the long flight to Europe. It also offers beaches, two coasts of …

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Even an easy caribbean getaway requires some planning
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Packing List: Caribbean Vacation With Kids

In our house we choose the Caribbean when we want an easy vacation. Beach, umbrella drinks, some sightseeing options in case we want a break from our lounge chairs and …

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Royal caribbean has lots of kid-friendly dining options
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Royal Caribbean Cruise With Kids: 5 Tips

My first cruise was on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas. I began the trip as a cruising skeptic and ended up a huge fan.  My love for cruising truly …

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Tweens play in the water on grand bahama island
CaribbeanPLACES TO GO

Take Your Teens To GBI, Bahamas: Here’s Why

If your family prefers a quieter Caribbean vacation than some of the mega resorts offer, consider an escape to the village of West End on Grand Bahama Island, the Bahamas. …

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The field museum captures kids as soon as they walk in.
PLACES TO GOUSA Middle

A Guide To Chicago’s Bucket List For Families

Chicago is a popular weekend destination for families, but the city has more than enough things to do to fill a four-to-six day trip. And most of the city’s most …

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Casting spells in diagon alley on the muggles tour of london
PLACES TO GOEurope

20 Top Things To Do in London With Kids

London is high on most families’ vacation bucket lists, and it’ss often the first place a family travels to in Europe.   It’s easy to see why, the people speak …

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Rail trails make for easy vacation bike rides with kids
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Exploring Australia on Bikes With Kids

With its reliably warm weather and wide open spaces,  Australia is a prime spot for a family vacation with bicycles. In case you’re headed Down Under soon, here are five of …

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Couples need a babymoon for some valuable togetherness
Couple TimePLACES TO GOTravel Ideas & Lists

10 Amazing Babymoon Destinations

Updated August 2021 Yes, a child changes your life in a big way, especially in the first few years. So getting a last chance to spend quality time as a …

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Start any visit to hanoi in its colorful old quarter
AsiaPLACES TO GO

10 Things You’ll Love Doing With Kids In Hanoi

Updated August 2021 Hanoi is my pick for the best place to begin a visit to Vietnam with kids, especially smaller kids. The country’s capital and second largest city, Hanoi …

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Tips for finding vacations to match your family's travel style
PLACES TO GOTravel Ideas & Lists

10 Vacation Ideas For 5 Family Travel Styles

Where should I go on vacation? It’s the question people love to ask travel writers. And our answer is always, “Well, what do you like? Every family has its own …

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A cruise ship meets the pirates of the caribbean.
Cruise VacationsPLACES TO GO

Get Ready For Your First Disney Cruise

My husband and I booked a trip on a Disney Cruise Ship for our honeymoon. It was a once in a lifetime chance to blow our money on this type …

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The ski train arrives as winter park
PLACES TO GOUSA Ski Vacations

Family Ski Weekend: Denver to Winter Park

Living in Colorado, our family enjoys spending weekend ski vacations, but driving to the ski resorts can mean battling traffic, weather and pretty precarious winter roads at times. So I …

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The shrimp and grits festival is fun for kids and adults in coastal georgoa
PLACES TO GOTravel Ideas & Lists

Totally Fun Kid-Friendly U.S. Festivals

Updated April 2020 In need of some fresh travel ideas for the coming year? Lots of cities and towns have festivals to attract people in their low season or feature …

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Grande anse beach in grenada
CaribbeanPLACES TO GO

9 Ways To Spice Up Your Grenada Vacation

Caribbean Islands that are close to the US, like Turks & Caicos or the Virgin Islands, get the most buzz for family winter getaways. But islands further south like  Grenada, Dominica …

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15 hotels and destinations for parents who need a couples weekend
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15 Hotels For a Romantic Weekend

Updated February 2019 One of these days tween traveler is going to leave the nest. She’ll head off to college and Rich and I will once again be pair rather …

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The clear blue water of champagne bay beach
Cruise VacationsPLACES TO GO

One Day In Champagne Bay, Vanuatu

My family has taken two different South Pacific cruises, and each time our favorite port of call was Champagne Bay, on the Espiritu Santo island of the Vanuatu archipeligo. Here’s why …

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Breakfast with giraffes in kenya should be on every child's bucket list
PLACES TO GOTravel Ideas & Lists

15 Ideas To Add To A Family Vacation Wish List

What will next year’s family vacation be for you? Another week at the beach? A first trip to Disney? Heading home to the family? How about something more exotic? Family …

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