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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...

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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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Ahoy Matey! 10 Special Family-Friendly River Cruises

Cruise fans know that ships provide an effortless family vacation, a way to see the world without hauling suitcases or changing hotels. And while megaships accommodate adults and kids with a huge variety of onboard activities, it’s the relaxing and cultural focus of river cruising that has become popular with families, say 60% of travel agents polled by the trade association CLIA. Only five years...

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Road Trip USA – Around and About The Big Island of Hawaii

From stops for golf or astronomy, white and black sand beaches, volcanoes, or macadamia nut factory tours, circling the Big Island of Hawaii makes for a rich and varied family road trip. Hawaii or the “Big Island” is one of the chain of islands that comprises the state of Hawaii. Also known as the "Island of Adventure," it is twice the size of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Lanai and Molokai combined, and,...

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Merida, Mexico: An Authentic Taste of the Yucatan

Charming Merida is the capital of the Yucatan state. Its dreamy town center is bursting with crayon colored buildings and elegant Colonial architecture straight out of a Mexican fairytale. While many south of the border colonial cities are situated at a sweater-friendly high altitude, low-lying Merida is awash with tropical flair. Located only minutes from the sea, its steamy temperatures...

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Top 10 Family Road Trips USA

Our Top 10 Getaways for Family Travelers awards go to the original family vacation: the road trip.  While families looking for relaxation may choose the beach to kick back and refuel, others will venture onto hiking or biking trails, mountain slopes, roller coasters or cruise ship decks in pursuit of their ideal vacation. Most of us will, at some time, pack the...

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