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Oahu, Hawaii Hotels and Resorts

Home to Honolulu, Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor and the world's most famous surfing culture, the island of O'ahu is rich with natural beauty and history. Families will find it safe and convenient to navigate downtown and the beach area's malls, restaurants and nightlife by shuttle or ride-share. There's a huge variety of traditional family-welcoming resorts, rental condos, airbnb's...

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A Family Reunion On Lake Powell, Arizona

This is the story of my family reunion aboard a houseboat on Lake Powell, and the power of natural beauty to keep us all entertained in Arizona's Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Back in the early 1960s, my father and his friends took off by private plane to satisfy their curiosity about the progress of Lake Powell. Construction of the Glen Canyon Dam...

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Why You’ll Be Charmed By Hilton Head Island

If your family is seeking a classic seaside vacation with a bonus dash of Lowcountry Southern charm, South Carolina’s Hilton Head is a fine choice. Located on a barrier island of the same name, the world-class sand and surf is the big draw, but this upscale community is no one-trick vacation pony. Hilton Head’s variety of recreational options helps make it a top choice for multigenerational...

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Lake Arrowhead Resort, Lake Arrowhead, California

Lake Arrowhead, at an elevation of more than 5,200 feet in the San Bernardino National Forest, has attracted generations of southern California families with its cool climate, mountain breezes and pristine lake. The original, circa 1923 Arlington Mountain Lodge, known for its beamed ceiling and granite fireplace, has evolved into the multi-purpose Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, part of Marriott's...

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Surfing Banzai Pipeline and Oahu’s North Shore

While a hot vacation in the tropics, with lying on the beach, napping in the sun and taking dips in the ocean, seems like the ultimate holiday, some family members may prefer action, adventure and the natural thrills that come with surfing. The Big Waves of Surf Champions in O'ahu Luckily, Hawaii is both a beach and a surfing paradise and nowhere more so than at the home...

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Maui, Hawaii Hotels and Resorts

All of Maui is beautiful and interesting, and there are many experiences to be had.  Here's a guide to Maui's family-friendly hotels in the four major resort areas along the 120-mile coastline of the island. The center of the island is home to the vast extinct volcano in Haleakala National Park. Wailea is located along the beach-lined south Maui and is a favorite vacation...

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Spring Break Vacation Deals Busting Out All Over

From the cabin fever-struck New England to the blizzard-battered Midwest and the snow-blanketed slopes of Lake Tahoe, many families are looking to plan a Spring Break getaway. So, which destinations are hustling to attract families this spring, and how? We have some surprising answers. This spring, all the early signs are pointing to a big season for families trying out vacation rentals...

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Surfing Resorts In California And Hawaii

I have been an avid surfer since I was a kid, so when my wife and I vacation with Hannah, now 2, I expect to go surfing. The Surf N' Sand Resort (877/741-5908, 949/497-4477) is at 1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. It's a very family-friendly resort not far from our home that we love. It's right on the beach and great for the...

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Punta Cana’s Boldest New All-Inclusive

Punta Cana is satiated with all-inclusive resorts yet the Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection rises above the pack, delivering an energetic, all-inclusive family beach vacation that takes it up a notch with unbeatable live entertainment. Full disclosure: I’m a native New Yorker and we do everything big. In the Big Apple, one thing we’re not big on is subtlety;...

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Rock On at the Panama Canal

The last time I really thought about the Panama Canal was back in middle school, when I studied how it transformed global trade routes when it opened in 1914. But then I began hearing rave reviews from several friends who had vacationed there. Suddenly it was on my travel radar. I learned firsthand what a fascinating historic and fun destination it is when I recently got to experience it for myself. Sitting...

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