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Say Bibbidi Bobbidi, Be a Princess or Pirate

In what may have been a first at sea, Disney Cruise Line devoted 94 square meters of real estate on the Disney Fantasy to a venture that promised transformation. Yes, there are costume nights on Nile Cruises when passengers can become pharaohs of ancient Egypt and dance "The Mummy." Yes, there are wellness...

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Car Rentals: Child Safety Not Included

One would think that at any car rental agency, child seats would be available without much fuss. Think again; our report just may convince you that the only safe thing to do is bring your own. According to Consumer Reports, a number of the major agencies won’t unconditionally guarantee child seat availability. Rates also change depending on location. While they typically...

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A Journey to the Heart of Australia – the One and Only Ayers Rock (Uluru)

It was late June and my hubby and I were still undecided as to where to spend our winter holiday, but we had our hearts set on an adventure -– we just didn’t know how tremendous of an adventure it would turn out to be! Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is a magnificent masterpiece of Mother Nature, and a cherished landmark of the native Aboriginal tribes, but in the eyes of those who’ve only seen it in...

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Safari West And Save Yourself A Flight To Africa

Those unexpectedly upside down moments in life, like seeing the Golden Arches among the pagodas of Beijing, can be fun and very reassuring, especially when traveling with kids. But when it's the reverse -- finding the exotic in the familiar -- it can be unsettling. So when we first heard there was an African safari camp outside Santa Rosa, California, we were skeptical... and a bit suspicious. A...

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Mines and Meadows ATV – RV Resort, Wampum, Pennsylvania

Not a conventional umbrellas-in-your-drink resort, Mines and Meadows is a rough-cut, rough-riding gem for ATV enthusiasts in the hills north of Pittsburgh... and a real family vacation find. Mines and Meadows, the vision of entrepreneur and motorsports aficionado Robert Svihra, is a self service “resort” for fans of dirt bikes and UTVs. Family members who are already motorheads will...

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Millennial Parents Are Key To Marketing Travel Say Industry Analysts

Media Alert: The TMS Family Travel Conference presents the latest research on millennial family travel trends and how to capitlilize on them. (Clearwater, FL; December 5, 2017)  Travel Marketers should be paying special attention to millennial families as well as kids, especially on social media channels, according to new research presented at the 6th Annual

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Budget Family Suites Hotels At Universal Orlando Resort

A few years back we reviewed the plans for Universal Orlando Resort's first budget hotel and, during our recent stay at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort, it exceeded all expectations. This fun, 50s or mid-century modern style style hotel grants the same one-hour early park admission to the "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" themepark or the new Volcano Bay waterpark as its pricier on-site...

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Santa Sightings Guaranteed to Bring Holiday Cheer

No matter how old you are or how skeptical you may be about Santa Claus and his role in the winter holidays, it seems that everyone enjoys seeing him on their holiday travels. Thanks to our colleagues in public relations, we can share some of his more exceptional appearances. They’re so much fun, in fact, that you may want to vacation alongside him. And for those who prefer a staycation,...

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Resources For Family Camping Vacations

An enthusiastic family camper, let me share some resources for planning your next big USA camping trip, whether in a tent, RV or cabin, at any time of year in or outside the national parks. Thousands of families go camping every year in North America, and over half of those visitors are children under 18 (the rest are usually still kids at heart). With that said, most campgrounds have adopted...

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Hello Kitty is Catnip at Japan’s Family Friendly Hotels

To wow your family with unforgettable memories, Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo and Keio Plaza Hotel Tama rent stunning Hello Kitty Rooms, special guest rooms decorated with the favorite character “Hello Kitty,” ideal for devout fans. As you can see from the photos and video, both types of themed rooms have two queen beds and feature the adorable feline fatale on the...

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Vacation Rentals And Villas: Vacation Home Rentals Guide

Villa, condo, casita, beach house, timeshare rental, vacation home rental, they go by many names, but they all mean a space to rent for your family. What better way to enhance your vacation than by having a place of your own to enjoy it in? Check out a vacation villa or rental condo, and see how much money you can save. Just follow my tips on how to rent a villa, where to go, and what to think about...

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Inca Threads, A Peru Immersion

Andean weavers are widely respected for their handiwork and, in the rural Peruvian highland villages we explored around Cusco, the woven textile tradition remains much as it has for centuries. Time seems to have stood still in most of the Inca heartland. We were astonished to find that many of the traditional ways of life, including the Quechua language and the mode of dress, are still intact. Immersive...

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