Carriages tour Vienna's Old Town
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Trending: Diversity and Inclusion in Tourism

The recent ITB Berlin travel trade conference featured several inclusive vacation opportunities for gay and lesbian couples with children, as well as several initiatives to celebrate travelers' increasing diversity. “Thanks to ITB Berlin, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender has developed in recent years from a niche into an internationally recognized product,” said Rika Jean-François, Corporate...

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Which One’s Right for You? Industry Experts Rank the Ski Resorts

The ski season has just begun and we already have a few surveys from industry experts to help families customize the choice of best ski resort. According to the Liftopia 2017-18 Best in Snow Awards issued Dec. 18, 2017, which used proprietary algorithms to crunch survey responses and the largest dataset in the industry, ski...

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A Club Med Sandpiper Bay Family Vacation

At Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Americans no longer need a passport to enjoy an exotic, all-inclusive family beach vacation packed with children's activities. Club Med's legendary tropical village ambiance -- minus the beads -- has been remade in central Florida at the very sporty Sandpiper Bay. The resort is thriving after a $27-million investment a few years back that...

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11 Great Fall Festivals to Celebrate in Puerto Vallarta

Planning your Mexico visit during a local holiday or annual festival is a special way to enjoy the country's cultural traditions and heritage, often at no cost. Celebrations focusing on religion, gastronomy, history and nature abound in every region and all year round. As Mexico’s self-proclaimed "Festival Capital," the sophisticated beach town of Puerto Vallarta puts on so many events, especially...

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Road-Tripping Dads: Three Tips on How to Plan a Road Trip with Kids, But Without Mom

It’s not often that you find a dad (or mom for that matter) who is willing to embark on a road trip with the kids without his better half. Whether you’re a single dad or a husband just giving his wife a chance to stay home for some peace and quiet, road-tripping on your own is a brave act. From planning and packing to actually hitting the road without a hitch, dads traveling without moms have...

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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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San Francisco, California Attractions

The City by the Bay, the Golden Gate City, no matter what you call San Francisco, California, its unique attractions like cable cars and Alcatraz are sure to delight families. And even though the kids are out of school during summer, if you visit San Francisco from September to November you're likely to have much sunnier and warmer weather. June through August days are typically...

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Live Like a Local on Vacation

Going on vacation doesn’t have to resemble living out of a suitcase while your kids run wild. Vacation homes and condos make for a comfortable and relaxing stay, whether you remain in your own home state or travel across the country. We’ve discovered a few...

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Falling Peso Means Big Savings on Fall Trips to Mexico

In the last six months, the value of the Mexican peso against the U.S. dollar has decreased about 15%, making Mexico vacations more affordable than ever. New direct flights from Southwest have added to the airlift, which means airfares are lower, too. We’ll use Puerto Vallarta, a beach town we know well, as an example of all the reasons to travel this fall with fewer vacation...

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Fall is Family Time on Twitter

Fall is family time in many destinations, the secret "low season" when travel essentials like great rates, cooler weather, and fewer crowds align. Fall is the ideal family time for grandparents and grandchildren, babymooning couples with their babies, and savvy parents who know they can score a bargain without kids missing a lot of schoolwork. Fall is especially family time in Puerto Vallarta,...

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