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Play deck on Carnival Panorama
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The Very Best Spring Break Vacation Ideas

Our very best spring break vacation ideas promise time to get away with the family, in our favorite season -- spring -- an ideal time to travel affordably between the pricey winter holidays and crowded summer months. Why is spring break such a wonderful escape? Maybe because you’ve been working so hard all year. Maybe because...

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Light saber lessons with a training remote at Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World.
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Time Travel Aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Time travel aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser requires two days and two nights of vacation, but the magic of outer space has never been so close.

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Downtown Dubail skyline as of Oct. 2014.
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One Day Layover In Dubai

In Dubai, a one day layover is an ideal family adventure because this financial hub of the United Arab Emirates is a unique destination. Dubai is flush with contemporary superlatives because it was built to be just that; a city state with one of the world’s largest airports, its tallest building, the world’s third largest...

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Family outside barn at C Lazy U Ranch in winter
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The Best Family Getaways to Light Your Winter

Don’t let shorter days get you down when the best family getaways and family vacation deals can really light up your winter. The shoulder season travel weeks between the holidays and spring break are a great time to plan an affordable vacation with the kids, whether it’s exploring quieter beaches, a family ski or snowboard vacation at one of North America’s top mountain...

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Snowflake Lane at the Bellevue Collection, Bellevue, Washington
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Top Holiday Lights Celebrations Across America

We love the festive season, when bright holiday lights, Christmas decorations, menorahs, colorfully wrapped gifts and imaginative retail displays illuminate cities and towns around the world, regardless of whether there is sun or snow outside. For many, ’tis the season to spend time with family, bake and decorate (see our 

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DisneyStyle shop
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Disney Springs Discount Orlando Rates

It's time to finally take the family to Walt Disney World, and booking one of the seven value Disney Springs Hotels lets you take advantage of specials for stays almost all year long. Bargain watchers take note:  These hotels (in the commercial area formerly known as Downtown Disney) are closest to the parks without being Disney managed, offer free shuttles every...

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Teen doing homework
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Traveling With Children On The Autism Spectrum

Parents with children on the autism spectrum know better than most that family vacations are, by their very nature, a break from routine. But what do you do when routine is what your child requires? This is the dilemma faced by families traveling with children with disorders on the autism spectrum, and is made all the more poignant when families have an older child with whom they...

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Dead Exposure: Patient Zero skulls.
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Surviving Halloween Horror Nights

Having survived a night of gleeful terror at Universal Orlando Resort’s annual Halloween Horror Nights, I can report that #HHN is a blast. It's a frightful fest of doom taking place over 39 nights between Sept. 10 and Oct. 31, 2020 in Orlando. Halloween Horror Nights also takes place at Universal Studios Hollywood and at the Singapore and Osaka, Japan theme parks with dates T.B.D....

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Snoopy and family
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California Haunted Houses and Halloween Happiness

If ghosts, haunted houses, goblins, and Halloween costumes are on everyone’s mind, there’s now something ghoulishly fun for all fear tolerances including California haunted houses, theme parks, and other Halloween fun. Since the fright industry has grown so quickly, both mild and terrifying fun are available throughout the fall. We’ve found some great events (many of them free) in San...

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The elegant Eurodam sailing off the coast of Puerto Rico
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Fabulous Fall Vacations and Getaways

Harvest season. Kid-friendly festivals. Halloween. Let the fall fun begin! There’s no better time than autumn to get outdoors and get away whether you have a day, a weekend or a week for fall vacations. The climate is ideal; there is the right ratio of visitors to locals, and grandparents can savor their preschoolers without the crowds. In many places, shoulder season prices make a fall getaway...

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