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Volunteer Vacations Make Universal Orlando Vacation Super Special

If your family is yearning to explore every fantasy the Orlando themeparks have to offer, when you'd prefer that the kids were more focused on helping others, consider a volunteer vacation.  Now you can mashup the hotel, Spider Man, Hogwarts Castle and more fun places to play at Universal Orlando Resort with...

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Mixing Fun and Volunteering on a Fathom Cruise

The recently created Fathom Cruises, a division of the mammoth Carnival Cruise Line, offers a kind of social good cruise unprecedented in the industry. For the inaugural Dominican Republic itinerary, that translates to two days cruising from Miami each way, and three days docked at Amber Cove to give back to the Puerto Plata community. The concept is to combine travel with “social impact,” providing...

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8 Essential Dos and Don’ts While Volunteering in Kenya With Your Family

Immersing in humanitarian work in Kenya is a brilliant way to learn about the cultural nuances of this region and explore the wilderness at the same time. However, one must keep a note of a few important travel etiquettes to avoid calling for trouble. During my recent volunteer stint in Nairobi i learnt from our local guide some really important tips and tricks to make a healthy and safe sojourn. So,...

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Sharing, Giving Back, and Making Memories with an Impact

There’s something about Spring as a season of renewal that makes us think about the sustainability of travel, and how long we can enjoy the planet as we do without pausing to give something back. With Spring comes Earth Day, a time (hopefully more than one day) when the travel industry focuses on protecting the environment at some of our favorite places. And then there are companies who think...

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Iberostar Playa Mita Resort On Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit

Recently, on a press trip for the grand opening of the Iberostar Playa Mita, the company's newest hotel in Mexico and its first property on the Pacific at Riviera Nayarit, I enjoyed watching toddlers, kids, and their parents splashing in the infinity pool and building sand castles. It's...

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Bringing the World to Your Kids at Project World School

When we first heard about Project World School, we knew it was an intriguing concept and enriching travel opportunity that our frequent traveling families would want to explore. In this interview, co-founder Lainie Liberti and her son, Miro Siegel, share their story and how other families can participate in their “worldschooling” experiment on a Project World School retreat.What...

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Studying abroad in high school

For those of you looking for a study abroad program for your teen, go with SPI Study Abroad:Both of my kids have studied abroad with SPI (in Costa Rica and in Italy) and loved it. I felt very comfortable with the level of supervision...

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Should You and Your Kids Go Voluntouring?

Many years ago, out-of-town vacations were deemed as a luxury that only the wealthy could afford. Nowadays, however, thanks to technological advancements and improvements in airline policies and safety, it’s not uncommon to find people taking regular trips out of town, flying to foreign countries, and enjoying their stay in sun-kissed beaches and pristine mountain villas. These vacations, although...

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A Volunteer Reading Road Trip at Beaches Turks and Caicos

Once upon a time, the questions my children asked during our family travels were easy.  Are we there yet? How long are we staying? Will there be other kids to play with? These questions were sometimes monotonous, but the answers didn’t require much thought or effort on my part.I recently had the chance to travel with my teenage daughter, Madeleine.  She just completed her first...

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Guide to Hosting an Exchange Student

Hosting a foregn student is the best way to learn about new cultures without leaving home.  Each year, nearly 30,000 high school students come to the United States to experience life as an American teen. Across the country, families just like yours open their hearts and their homes to serve as hosts to these young global visitors.  According to many families, hosting not only gives them an opportunity...

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