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Disney Theme Parks Worldwide Expanding

At the annual fan-con #D23, organized by Disney’s most loyal fans in Tokyo this month, the company’s top executives revealed that characters from Pixar, Marvel and classic Disney franchises would power new developments and expansions at properties worldwide. Here are some of the most exciting announcements for family travelers, who will also have lots of special summer-only events to look forward...

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Harbin International Ice Festival, China

Unlike many places, Harbin, China transforms ice and snowflakes with the help of winter weather into mesmerizing gifts, ice sculptures and lanterns to entertain locals and people from overseas. The Harbin International Ice Festival, along with the Sapporo...

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7 Reasons Why Suzhou Is China’s Best Adventure With Kids

If you’re considering a family trip to China, put Suzhou on your must-see list. This traditional city is just far enough off the tourist track to feel like a bona fide discovery, yet its modern infrastructure makes a visit with kids easy.   Suzhou is one of China’s loveliest urban locations. Situated on a series of picturesque canals, it has earned the moniker The...

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China Launches Action-Packed Adventure Park

Coinciding with the 2016 Year of China-U.S. Tourism, Discovery Communications has launched its first branded “outdoors” theme park in China. The Discovery Adventures Moganshan Park, developed in partnership with APAX Group, brings challenging recreation to Mogan Mountain in Deqing, Zhejiang Province, only 13 minutes by high-speed train from scenic Hangzhou. The international...

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Family-Friendly River Cruises

With 19 ships in its fleet, Uniworld is considered a first-class river cruising company. The company has been recognized by the 2009 ZAGAT Cruise Lines Survey for its staff and amenities, as a Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice pick for "Top Small Cruise Ship," and by Travel + Leisure as "Top Rivers Cruise Line for Families"...

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China Trip Planner Itinerary for First Time Visitors

Preparing for your grand tour of China, including creating an itinerary to meet your family's interests and managing your time, may be a little easier with these useful tips.When I began planning our family's summer trip to China, it seemed overwhelming, and hard to discern where we would need a tour guide and where we could be totally independent.  When I look back on our family vacation,...

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Sichuan, China: Panda-ing to the Tourist Trade

A long black finger taps my cheek while I shift to balance my new 80-pound friend sitting on my lap. To my delight, he puts his gracefully arched fingernail up my nose, then leans in to start chewing the buttons off my shirt. I've never had such treatment from a panda. Thus began our family's weekend sojourn at Wolong, one of three Giant Panda Breeding facilities...

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Xi’an, China – The Land Of Kings And Flowers

This family explores China's ancient capital of Xi'an, home of the famed life-size terra cotta warriors excavated at an imperial tomb.I may be writing about Xi'an, China as an ideal destination for those Asia-based families who have a long weekend to spare, but after spending two nights and three days in Xi'an over the summer, I can tell you that it's just not enough time to appreciate this...

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Yangtze River Cruise: Slow Boat In China

Find out if a slow but fascinatingly timeless cruise on China's Yangtze River will be fun for families with children -- and why.The Yangtze River is the third longest river in the world. Starting in the icy mountains of Tibet, it runs for almost 4,000 miles until it empties into the sea at Shanghai. Serving as the highway of China, it acts as the dividing line between north and south. It...

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Outdoor Fun in Kunming, China

The capital of south China's Yunnan province offers a mildly active, yet satisfying, outdoors getaway for Asian families all year round.Yunnan Province, long traversed by backpackers foreign and domestic, contains some of the most pleasant climates in all of China. From idyllic Lugu Lake in the north, to

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