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Bernina Express sightseeing train runs past scenic Lake Poschiavo in Switzerland.
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Top 25 Recommended Rail Journeys Worldwide

Do you enjoy the rumbling of the rails? Rail journeys combine the contemplation of slow overland travel with the pleasures of getting somewhere, letting you take environmentally-friendly trains instead of carbon-spewing flights. Whether you're grandparents contemplating a multigenerational adventure or adults traveling with...

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Play deck on Carnival Panorama
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The Very Best Spring Break Vacation Ideas

Our very best spring break vacation ideas promise time to get away with the family, in our favorite season -- spring -- 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...

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Children's yoga class at Adler Spa Thermae in Italy.
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Spa Holidays Are A Family Tradition Across Europe

Did you know that spa holidays are a family tradition in many of Europe’s top destinations? Pack an ETIAS visa waiver to easily travel between several European countries, choose a wellness oriented hotel, and you’ll return home with cultural riches, incredible experiences and healthy habits to last a lifetime.

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Cat in the Hat costumes at Mardi Gras in New Orleans
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Our 15 Favorite Mardi Gras Celebrations Outside New Orleans

Here's our top 15 places for party-lovers and Catholics everywhere for Mardi Gras celebrations, Carnival festivities and other pre-Lenten festivals. A traditional period of celebration that begins on 12th Night in January, and culminates on Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday (also called Shrove Tuesday), it's always celebrated 47 days before Easter to mark the first...

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Grand Turk beach with Carnival Sunrise ship in the background.
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Cruise With Kids Vacations And Family-Friendly Ships

Today you see families cruise with kids in the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska and far-flung destinations like the Galapagos Islands. Given that the industry’s trade organization, CLIA, projects a whopping 32 million cruise passengers worldwide in 2020, you can count on kids being seen and heard everywhere.

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Camera, laptop, travel magazine
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What Is ETIAS and How Will It Affect Travel to Europe?

There is big news for those planning to travel to Europe soon. The Schengen authorities are finding new strategies and technologies to make the region safer for tourists and residents alike.

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large goolet yacht outside walls of Dubrovnik in Adriatic Sea.
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The Best Places to Sail in Croatia

Croatia is one of the best places to sail whose popularity seems to be only growing, especially among yacht lovers. Due to the short distances sailing between islands, a rich cultural heritage, well preserved natural beauty and more than 1,200 islands, many people recognize...

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VR Room and Sandbox Maker Studio at Zaha Hadid Apartments in New York.
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20 New and Familiar Trends in Family Travel

Looking back on a year of climate crises and social turmoil, it is surprising that many of the family travel trends noted in the past continue to play out. Family, this huge segment of the leisure market, keeps getting bigger. There’s still an upswing in multigenerational travel including trips just for grandparents and grandchildren and families continue to focus more on...

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Family outside barn at C Lazy U Ranch in winter
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The Best Family Getaways to Light Your Winter

Don’t let shorter days get you down when the best family getaways and family vacation deals can really light up your winter. The shoulder season travel weeks between the holidays and spring break are a great time to plan an affordable vacation with the kids, whether it’s exploring quieter beaches, a family ski or snowboard vacation at one of North America’s top mountain...

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Kids eating cotton candy at Christmas Market
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12 Top German Christmas Markets, A European Family Tradition

Traditional German Christmas Markets, also known as Chriskindlesmarkt, are located in a variety of big and small towns throughout Europe, but the tradition is perhaps strongest in Germany.

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