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Cruising Italian Style Aboard Costa Atlantica

This family travel specialist shares her experience of sailing the western Caribbean with the Italian-owned and very glamorous Costa Cruise Line. In 2000, Costa Cruise Line's newest most glamorous ship, the Atlantica, debuted in the United States.  Not long after, my 4-year-old daughter made her cruise debut on Costa's new flagship!  Both the Atlantica...

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New Jersey’s City By The Sea

Ocean City, New Jersey offers a great getaway with gentle pleasures for families of all ages.Ocean City, New Jersey is working hard to live up to its claim as "America's Greatest Family Resort". With a 2.5-mile-long boardwalk and 8 miles of beach, this barrier island's charm continues to draw families by the score throughout the summer. The boardwalk...

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JW Marriott Grande Lakes

Upscale family resorts are sprouting all over Orlando as quickly as timeshares. One of the newest entries is the Grande Lakes development that includes a Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott. These two luxury resorts, which share a Greg Norman-designed golf course, are located about equal distance from Walt Disney World and Universal Studios and a few miles from Orlando’s...

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Underwater Adventures Afloat at Monterey Bay Aquarium

Interactive aquarium programming for children makes the Monterey Bay Aquarium a cut above the rest.A trip to California's Monterey Bay Aquarium (886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940; 831/648-4800) turned out to be an unexpected adventure for our 9-year-old daughter, Anna. On arrival, we discovered that the aquarium offered more...

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Beaver Creek, Colorado With Snow Bunnies

Join a family travel specialist and her family as they introduce their 4-year-old to the joys of snowsports at this upscale Colorado resort.Spring turned out to be a perfect time for us Floridians to experience our first family ski trip. Lured by bright sunshine and mild temperatures, we ventured to Beaver Creek, Colorado for the resort's last week of...

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From Sydney Around Australia

Fun with the family in Sydney: New South Wales, The Blue Mountains, and the Central Coast As Sydney prepared for her 2000 Olympic Games debut, our family traveled Down Under for a month-long visit. Despite the mild winter weather, my 4-year-old daughter, mother-in-law and I explored as much of New South Wales as possible while my husband spent his time assisting in the preparation for The Game's...

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Paris And London Through A Child’s Eyes

Taking school-age kids to Europe's fine capitals and enjoying their sophisticated reactions to all things chic, elegant and different is one of parenting's greatest pleasures.In preparation for my family’s summer vacation to Europe, I made a list on my computer of all the places I wanted to visit with my 8-year-old daughter: the Eiffel Tower, Westminster Abbey, the Louvre, Big...

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Daufuskie Island, South Carolina

For families that seeks intimate seclusion, Daufuskie Island Resort and Club is the perfect tranquil backdrop. Daufuskie Island Resort and Club is certainly "a world apart." Located one nautical mile off the coast of Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, this casual retreat lets families unwind in a beautiful and isolated island setting. Getting to Daufuskie is an adventure in itself; our...

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