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The Very Best Spring Break Vacation Ideas

Spring break is our favorite time to get away with the family, 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 you get to feel the sun on your shoulders after being cold for months. Or maybe because you get to spend a week making great...

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Special Needs Destinations And Programs For Travelers

There are many special needs travel options, both to snow and sand vacation resorts, that offer fun for the whole family, including those with physical or mental disabilities or special dietary needs. In order to assist those interested in disability travel, we have compiled a list of destinations and travel resources that focus on leaving home with companions who...

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Coping With Gluten Free, Food Allergies And Special Diets At Theme Parks

Today, theme park restaurants are offering gluten-free, vegetarian, and food allergy sensitive menu choices for those with special diets, as well as anyone watching their weight. In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control estimated that 39.8% of American adults and 18.5% of American children were obese. Since more than 335 million Americans visit a theme park annually, it's great to know the standard...

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11 Tips For Traveling and Coping with Food Allergies

For the millions of people with food allergies (and their families), traveling can be a source of tremendous anxiety.  As the parent of three food-allergic children, I know first-hand how nerve-wracking it can be!   Dining in unfamiliar cities and restaurants - which may or may not be able to accommodate special dietary requirements - can be extremely stressful. ...

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Escape to Mexico with All-inclusive Resort Packages

Trends research from our 2013 Family Travel Summit underscored just how much families enjoy vacations with simple pricing, easy access, and no unexpected add-ons or hidden fees. That’s why when deals come in from all-inclusive resorts we like – where all ages have access to activities,...

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Divine Healing At Devaaya Ayurveda Resort, Goa

Travelers who are stressed out, overweight, or looking for a natural way to cope with many chronic illnesses should check into the Devaaya Ayurveda and Nature Centre. Located on Divar Island in Goa, India, Devaaya (which means Divine Healing) brings the art and science of traditional Ayurvedic medicine to guests from around the world.Similar in ways to traditional...

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New Book Series Helps Travelers With Food Allergies

The Let’s Eat Out! series is a compilation of books, apps, and guides designed to help those with gluten and allergy restrictions educate themselves and eat safely in their own homes and in restaurants across the globe. Kim Koeller’s knowledge and personal experiences living with food allergies, paired with Robert La France’s previous food industry experience, makes the two authors...

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Fast Food Nation On Vacation

Although fast food dining is a convenient and quick option on vacation, parents should be aware that very few children's meals at America's most popular chain restaurants meet experts' nutritional guidelines. An Applebee’s grilled cheese sandwich with fries and chocolate milk, for example, totals 1,200 calories. That’s over twice the amount of recommended calories...

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Grown Ups At Sea Aboard The Disney Fantasy

On a recent voyage of the Disney Fantasy, sister ship to the Disney Dream launched in 2011, I had the pleasure of traveling and sharing the Disney experience with my mom. Since the ship is much larger than the original Disney ships, Wonder and Magic, there was a lot to discover.During our three-night cruise to nowhere, we would hear over and again from...

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How To Travel On A Gluten Free Diet

Gluten-free foods have become big business since the National Institutes of Health acknowledged that Celiac disease affects 1 in 133 Americans every year. Celiac disease and the symptoms experienced by the gluten-intolerant, however, can occur much more frequently if it runs in the family (as much as 1 in 22). While often referred to as a wheat or a gluten allergy, symptoms rarely, if ever,...

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