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Custom Itinerary: Caribbean or Mexico Beach Resort with Childcare

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It’ a great video. It’s fun, alive, upbeat and touches a travel nerve: It’s Carnival Cruise Line’s new advertising campaign, “Hey America, Didja Ever.” But the video is not on the cruise line’s web site, confirming, once again, that searches for authentic travel experiences are not found on search engines or on web sites,...

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Bar Mitzvah Cruise Makes Smooth Sailing

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10 Travel Trends: Families Redefining Themselves, Getting More For Less

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