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5 Multigenerational Vacation Ideas For Winter Getaways

According to AAA, 103 million Americans traveled over the 2016 holiday season, a 1.5 percent increase over the previous year. Although 9 out of 10 vacationers took road trips, air travel was also up by 2.5 percent, largely due to lower fuel prices. If your family’s summer plans are as busy as most, consider planning a multigenerational getaway during the shoulder season between Thanksgiving and...

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6 Ski Destinations Worth Swapping Your House For

Lodging, lift tickets, lessons and rental equipment all make ski holidays seem expensive, so we often avoid what could be the winter trip of a lifetime due to cost. Now, home exchange is here to help the family budget, and services like GuesttoGuest make it easy. In case you're not familiar with them, GuestToGuest is the...

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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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Falling for Flowers at Italy’s Infiorata Festivals

If you are traveling to Italy in May or June, you should schedule a visit to one of the famous infiorata or flower festivals. The infiorata are religious festivals held in various towns in Italy, using flower petals to create large and fantastic floral decorations on the street. We recently had the good fortune to attend the infiorata in the charming medieval town of Spello,...

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My Family’s Aegean Odyssey, A Cruise To Antiquity

"This is cool," said our son quietly, as he glanced around, dropping the magazines he'd borrowed from the library of the MV Aegean Odyssey. We were sailing along the coast of Montenegro, eyeing the medieval fortress of Kotor from a chaise lounge by the pool.It was Day 6 of our two-week family cruise vacation with a company that expertly plans such things: the two-year-old...

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Expo 2015 Promises Family Fun in Milan, Italy

The latest Universal Exposition, Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy will run until October 31, 2015 with the theme: “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” Over 140 countries are participating, including 54 with their own self-built national pavilions.Thoughtful reflection is necessary to ensure a sustainable future with safe food and...

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Antiques Biennale in Florence, Italy : Entry 10 euros, View Priceless

From September 26-October 4, 2015, the La Biennale dell’Antiquariato di Firenze or Florence Antique Biennale (BIAF) will once again thrill the art world elite and lucky off-season visitors to this beautiful center of Italian art. The oldest consistently running art and antiques fair in Europe, it began in 1959 when Mario and Giuseppe Bellini thought to present...

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Club Valtur Pila, Sestriere, Italy

When it comes to children, there's no nationality more disposed to cheek-pinching and cooing than the Italians. In fact, the Italian notion of family is exactly what makes vacationing there with children so special. One week of skiing and snowplay with the equipe at Club Valtur Pila (02/300-99-811) in Italy's Valle d'Aosta...

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A Food And Wine Lovers Family Roadtrip Through Tuscany

A food and wine infused Tuscany holiday is a fantasy shared by many. But when you throw kids into the mix, this dream can quickly turn sour. Do you dream of driving through sun-dappled vineyards and camera-ready hill towns where even a simple meal is a celebration? Do your taste buds long for a leisurely-paced, multi-coursed, wine-enhanced meal?  I know few children who would...

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Chocolate, Coffee, Action! Fun in Torino, Italy

Torino, a small Northern Italian city also known as Turin, is an overlooked gem of a family destination.  It is just far enough off from the Rome - Venice - Florence tourist triangle to feel authentic and undiscovered. It is rich in museums, two of which are particularly suited to families: the Egyptian Museum, whose collection is considered to be one of the...

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