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Fall is Family Time on Twitter

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 bargain without kids missing a lot of schoolwork. Fall is especially family time in Puerto Vallarta,...

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Dublin Deals: Ireland Getaways from $613 Including Air

It's time for Ireland. Great Value Vacations is offering a three-night “Dublin City Break” package with a starting rate of $613 per person for 3 nights, with 4 and 5-night packages also available. We like the Great Value Vacations rate based on two travelers sharing a room, because you can build...

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Short Breaks And Weekend Getaways From Philadelphia

The big state of Pennsylvania offers many possible weekend getaways, but there's also big city life, sand beaches and coasters near Philadelphia families.  As one of America's oldest cities and a magnet for any family interested in American history, Philadelphia is one of our favorite all-time destinations for weekend getaways, short school breaks, or even a month-long vacation -- there's...

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Short Breaks And Weekend Getaways From Dallas Fort Worth

Many families from the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area enjoy spending their short breaks in Hill Country or along the south coast of Texas. Whether your family is looking for a short break holiday, a cheap vacation package, a fun last minute getaway or a weekend get away from the stress of everyday life, there are lots of fun destinations within...

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Overnight At America’s Top Aquariums And Zoos

From coast to coast, special sleepovers at aquariums and zoos are available to travelers who book ahead. Interested in sleeping with the fishes or feeding reptiles after dark? Not only can your family have a blast on vacation at a new educational institution, but you'll also save a bundle on a hotel room. The Association...

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Joie de Vivre On A Family River Cruise

On a CroisiEurope river cruise through Germany our family experienced the joie de vivre of France’s prized lifestyle, while learning about German history. CroisiEurope, celebrating 40 years and three generations of management in France, now operates 43 ships a la Francaise on rivers ranging from France’s Seine, Rhone, Dordogne and Garonne Rivers; to the Danube...

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Star Trekking: Thomas Stays at the Hilton

In this month's celebrity travel column, we stalk Thomas the Tank Engine, the friendly blue train engine that could, and has, captivated the imaginations of every preschooler (and many adults) in 100 territories and 40 languages around the world. And where is he staying between August 1 and September 4? Thomas & Freinds are staying at the almost as famous 1,932-room...

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Radiohead at Dublin

About the most touristy thing to do in Ireland is visit a castle. Little did I know that most castle grounds double as concert venues.  For Dublin, that place is Malahide Castle. For me, the concert was Radiohead. When I was going through my little teen angst...

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The Sherry-Netherland Redefines Old School with Fresh Family Deals

Looking for a trendy Manhattan hotel with exposed brick, stainless steel furniture and live DJ music? The Sherry-Netherland on New York’s swanky 5th Avenue isn’t it -- and the hotel aims to keep it that way. This iconic, Grand Dame property, which has been pampering guests since 1927, makes a point of offering the kind of Old World elegance you might find in a vintage Cary...

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Three generations travel to Paris

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 in the 11th arrondissement, east of the Marais, was very attractive and chic (owned by a Brit photographer)...

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