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Everything the family planner needs to know about the top Family Vacation Activities at destinations around the world, whether you're interested in family cruises, road trips, hotel kids clubs, great but cheap vacations and weekend getaways or short breaks.

  • Our family is on a road trip to Jacksonville, Florida, and before getting to Jacksonville, we needed to make one more pit stop. My wife's aunt and uncle said that we have to stop at the Busy Bee in Live Oak, FL. We decided to stop and I'm glad we did! First of all, this place is huge. It has...

  • Fall is family time in many destinations, the secret "low season" when travel essentials like great rates, cooler weather, and fewer crowds align. Fall is the ideal family time for grandparents and grandchildren, babymooning couples with their babies, and savvy parents who know they can score a...

  • Our family loves to take road trips, and this summer was no exception. We decided to venture out of our hometown of Lafayette, LA and head east to Jacksonville, FL so that our kids, ages 3 & 5, could experience the beach for the first time. Our first stop while on this summer's road trip was in...

  • Travel by Muslims, whether or not they are actively religious or following Islamic social laws, is a market segment known as Halal Travel. (Halal means a code of dietary laws, similar to the kosher dietary rules followed by some Jews.) The travel industry, particularly in the Middle East and...

  • When in Denver, the list of family activities is plentiful, but there is a fun and historic place to go that the kids will be begging to go back to. Located near the Broncos Stadium in downtown Denver, Elitch Gardens offers fun for all ages. It first opened in 1890 as a botanical garden and zoo and...

  • The recently created Fathom Cruises, a division of the mammoth Carnival Cruise Line, offers a kind of social good cruise unprecedented in the industry. For the inaugural Dominican Republic itinerary, that translates to two days cruising from Miami each way, and three days docked at Amber Cove to...

  • In spite of transportation strikes, demonstrations, threats of terrorism and flooding in the Seine, my June 2016 trip to Paris with my daughter, Nikki and eight-year-old grandson, Noah was great. Weather was perfect except for a slight drizzle the first day and the day of departure. Our apartment...

  • "I'm not an engineer or a designer but I think I know what people like." - Carroll Shelby I'm so inspired by the humility of a man who grew to be one of the biggest idols in car history. Prior to visiting the Shelby Heritage Center, I thought I knew who Carroll Shelby was. I thought I knew all...

  • Families all along the East Coast know that North Carolina boasts nearly endless miles of beautiful beaches. But did you know that the city of Wilmington, located on the state's southern coast, offers visitors a unique variety of coastal treasures with its Historic River District and its three...

  • If you are traveling to Italy in May or June, you should schedule a visit to one of the famous infiorata or flower festivals. The infiorata are religious festivals held in various towns in Italy, using flower petals to create large and fantastic floral decorations on the street. We recently had the...

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