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Family-Friendly Cruises On Cunard Line

The famous luxury Cunard Line recalls the Golden Age of transatlantic cruising, offering families a very different experience from other major cruise lines.  Cunard operates three ships – the lovely Art Deco Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Victoria, and the Queen Mary 2, one of the largest luxury liners at sea. Both...

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Family Adventures with Disney in the Canadian Rockies

It’s rare when my college-age son chooses to spend time with me. So when Alec expressed interest in traveling together during his school break, I jumped at the opportunity.  I had been invited to cover a media tour of Adventures by Disney, an abbreviated version of their popular 7-day

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Canada Day: Food, Fireworks, and Fun in Ottawa

Just as schools are letting out, it seems that July 1st is right around the corner, and you know what that means: Canada Day! This year, Canada celebrates its 145th birthday and the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution Act with good food, live music, fireworks fit for a prince. Canada Day is the...

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Top 10 Family Ski Resorts

Looking for the top ski resorts for a family ski or snowboarding vacation? The following are winners of FTF's Top 10 Getaway awards in the snowsports category, honored for their top family facilities and instruction. Our "Top 10 Getaways" award winners, selected annually since 1998, combine the facilities for a top family snow sports vacation with a commitment to services and amenities that...

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U.S. Regulations For Special Groups Crossing U.S. Borders

The latest regulations from U.S. Customs and Border Protection explain some of the exceptions being made for Special Group travel, such as teen and school group tours. U.S. border crossing requirements changed in June of 2009. The following information concerns the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) as it affects Air and Land Travel for U.S. Citizens....

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Canada And US Partner To Clarify Border Regulations

U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Canada Border Services Agency recently joined efforts to remind travelers of document requirements to travel into both countries. Frequent travelers know that regulations have changed steadily since 9/11 and keeping up with them is a challenge. Fortunately for families, both agencies want to make border crossings...

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Two Nation Road Trip, Maine to New Brunswick

Looking for a fun way to experience the beauty of North America’s Atlantic coast? Try the two nation vacation from Maine in the US to New Brunswick in Canada for scenic seascapes (and some world-class seafood).  It’s also a family-friendly eco-escape that will introduce you to the natural Northeast. If eating lobster along the pristine...

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Cruise Quebec and the Canada Coast with Family Values

At a recent gathering, staff from Cruise St Lawrence discussed the many ports available to cruise passengers on the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada. Many of you may be thinking that the province has Montreal and Quebec City -- yet little else -- to offer. Well, there is a lot more to see and do.

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Planning Your Trip to Toronto

If you've read my story on the best way to spend seven days in Toronto, I hope you'll take advantage of some more advice from a local mom on how to travel and where to stay in our favorite city in eastern Canada.Toronto Family-Friendly Places to StayToronto has accommodations to suit every taste and budget. If you don't...

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Halifax, Star of Nova Scotia, Canada

Calling at the port of Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, can be a both an entertaining and educational experience, as the scenic city has great museums, gardens and historic forts.For a small city, Halifax has seen its share of maritime disasters, no surprise given that this is a city by the sea. Painful though these tragedies were, they make fascinating, interactive viewing for kids and...

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