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Omotenashi:1,300 Years of Japanese Hospitality Await

Families traveling to Japan who want to give their children a taste of authentic Japanese hospitality will find it easier than ever plan their vacations, thanks to the Ryokan Collection. For those who don’t know, a ryokan is a traditional Japanese-style inn, the likes of which have been a central part of Japanese culture...

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Hollywood Dreaming

While Los Angeles has many tourist attractions, it is perhaps the allure of Hollywood that most intrigues traveling families. Hollywood, which was named after the California holly tree by the wife of an early real estate developer, is no longer the epicenter of the motion picture business. However, the word still evokes all that is the movies.  Paramount Pictures maintains...

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Kokohead section on the Kohala Coast of Oahu.
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My Family Adventure In Oahu

Beautiful beaches like Waikiki and the historical Pearl Harbor site are just two of the top Hawaii attractions on Oahu, Hawaii's best known tourist destination. Many first time visitors to Hawai'i equate it with Honolulu, and the island of Oahu with Waikiki. That's a pity.  While Waikiki Beach in Honolulu is a key attraction -- certainly it's the best central location to stay -- O'ahu has so much...

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8 Essentials Tips For Planning a Family Safari in Africa

When planning a safari -- one of those bucket list trips we can all agree on -- you need advice on when and where to go, where to stay, what's best for kids, health and safety, and some suggested tour operators. A family safari to Africa should be the trip of a lifetime. Many parents choose to wait till their children are above 12 years old, and better able to "appreciate" the...

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Dinosaur Dig Spotlight: Hunting Giants in Patagonia

In light of the American Museum of Natural History’s unveiling of their new 122-foot-long, 19-foot-tall Titanosaur, we offer a snapshot of the great dinosaur’s home in Patagonia, Argentina. Prehistoric Patagonia Today Patagonia is a vast expanse of steppes and deserts; whereas 95 million years ago, during the Mid Cretaceous, Patagonia was a large lagoon, surrounded by forests...

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Kauai, Hawaii Attractions

Aloha! Has George Clooney's family bonding trip to Kauai in "The Descendants" tempted your family to do the same? There is so much for the active family to enjoy year round in this eco-tourism destination that it's now called the "Adventure Island" of Hawaii.  Hawaii's oldest island, Kauai has been the location for many other movies as well. The "Jurassic Park" films were shot in its dense...

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It’s Easy Being Green On Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula

Forget Kermit's self-doubts. Kids and adults will discover how much fun they can have within an incredibly well sustained biosphere on the Osa Peninsula.Named one of the most biologically intense places on the earth by National Geographic magazine, the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica is THE place to see throngs of animals and birds, including many rare and endangered species.  In...

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Costa Rica’s Lapa Rios: River Of Scarlet Macaws

If eco-lodge makes you think "rustic," read on about a high-end place that offers unique accommodations, gourmet meals, attentive staff and spa treatments on the remote Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica.Lapa Rios, loosely translated as "River of Scarlet Macaws," is a luxury eco-resort situated in a private 1,000-acre nature reserve.  Located...

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Warm Up, Chill Out In Agra

For most families, a first trip to India usually includes the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and an architectural marvel in Agra that divides the world into two kinds of people said President Bill Clinton, “Those who have seen the Taj Mahal and those who have not.”The Taj Mahal, built over a period of 22 years by 20, 000...

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Journey to Myanmar

For some families, vacations are about returning to the same destination year after year. Whether it’s a beloved beach shack, a frosty mountainside ski lodge or a trip to see the world’s favorite mouse, there is comfort and tradition in repetition. For others, vacation equals adventure and blazing new trails. If your family’s idea of a great getaway is exploring the newest off-the-beaten-path...

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