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10 Best Family Destinations For Learning Vacations

I usually hate 10 Best Lists because when it comes to vacations, the “best” for each family is a subjective choice based on circumstance and timing. When my family is exhausted from work and school, a “flop and drop” beach vacation sounds ideal. In mid-winter, an active ski break is irresistible. But when it comes to those long, lazy weeks of summer, parents like to make sure there’s an...

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How Hotels Cater To Today’s Family Traveler

From crab hunts to organic toiletries and vegan menus, hotels are catering to children like never before. The substantial growth in the family market, particularly in multigenerational travel, makes hotel investments in kid-welcoming staff, amenities and facilities a good investment. In 2015, an Embassy Suites by Hilton survey found that nearly 40% of Millennial parents travel more than...

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Tiny Travelers Go To Disney World

They may not be old enough to beg to go, but chances are that your babies and toddlers will appreciate and learn from a Disney World family vacation. Whether sharing the spotlight with older siblings or getting all the attention, very tiny travelers (and not coincidentally, their grandparens) are catered to with a variety of attractions and facilities around the parks to help keep...

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Starring at TIFF Bell Lightbox: World Culture for Kids

Fueled by a weak Canadian dollar, Ontario's international arts scene, a welcoming multicultural society, and lots of new development along its beautiful harbor, Toronto is booming. That local and visiting children are able to share in the excitement is just part of what makes Canada such a great family vacation destination. One special cultural institution – TIFF - is leading the way.Toronto...

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Gloom Is Not A Port Of Call On A Weatherproof Cruise

It's winter, and while everyone from Scottsdale, Arizona to St. John's, Newfoundland yearns for spring just a few months away, I have discovered the ultimate weather-proof getaway.A most wonderful temporary panacea to the malaise that most of us deal with during the northern hemisphere’s darkest nights and shorter days is part practical, part fantasy, offering an adventure for everyone....

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Five Reasons We Love Montego Bay For Families

Montego Bay, the second largest city in Jamaica, is a popular location for a family Caribbean holiday. With history dating to the mid-17th century when it was a sugar port, “MoBay”, now a tourist destination, is home to many resorts -- some located on former sugar cane plantation property. Vacationers come for the beaches, golf courses, a cruise line terminal, restaurants, shopping opportunities,...

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Half Moon, Montego Bay, Jamaica

A previous winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Luxury Family Travel, Half Moon, Montego Bay, Jamaica, offers the ultimate splurge vacation: a high-end experience for adults that welcomes and embraces young guests.  This super luxe resort gets a fresh look in 2015:Travelers who are reluctant to abandon the more traditional elements...

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Family Guide To Disney Cruise Lines

Disney is the mother of all family-friendly cruise lines, and for passengers looking for quality youth programming, it's an obvious choice. In addition to abundant activities for young passengers, there are enough adult-centered entertainment options to keep grown-ups occupied as well. Check out our comprehensive guide to what Disney has to offer everyone aboard their fleet. Disney Cruise...

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Banff, a magic winter wonderland ( part 1, family friendly lodging)

 The charming little town of Banff and its endless surroundings will steal your heart forever once you get to know it!  We have been going to Banff now every winter for 7 years, and didn't get enough of it. This splendid  wonderland is a beautiful playground for toddlers to grandparents: everybody has a blast, so many things to do, so many places to see, and first of...

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A Seaside Resort Escape in Losinj, Croatia

Croatia is a peaceful country of abundant natural beauty. If you’re seeking a European holiday that delivers classic seaside diversions with a smattering of culture, the luxurious Bellevue Resort on the unspoiled island of Losinj should top your list.Losinj first garnered recognition as a vacation spot in the 19th century, when the Austro-Hungarian...

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