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What Makes Best Western Hotels Special

When I recall the Best Western hotels we’ve stayed in, there’s always a pleasant surprise, an offbeat architectural detail, unexpected kid-friendly perk, or a free breakfast buffet worthy of a five-star resort. My husband calls Best Westerns “idiosyncratic.” He says of the lack of uniformity, “It’s so refreshing.” Having recently attended the annual Best Western Convention...

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Chicago, Illinois Hotels

If you and your family are looking for lodging in Chicago, Illinois, here are some of the top kid-welcoming hotels to crash in style in the Windy City. Note that Chicago is the Midwest's financial hub, and hotels are substantially cheaper over weekend nights than during the week. If you have trouble deciding whether you'd rather be north of the river (closer to shops, Wrigley Field...

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Clearwater: Another Side of Florida

I’m not a fan of Florida, so when I was invited by the Clearwater Region Chamber of Commerce to explore “Natural Clearwater,” I must say I was intrigued. I spent four days exploring this wonderful part of the state and discovered that this region is worthy of attention, After learning that it survived Hurricane Irma and Jose without problems, I wanted to revisit one of my favorite destinations. For...

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Hard Rock Hotel At Universal Orlando

"I love Rock n' Roll" might as well be the refrain at this elegant Orlando outpost of the Hard Rock dining and hotel empire. Its rockstar and kid appeal begins with reflective columns in the lobby and an Instagrammable white marble staircase which leads to framed gold records, photo murals of pop stars, a hipster kids club lounge and guitars to play in the gaming arcade. Glass cases...

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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel At Univeral Orlando, Florida

The fantasy world they create, combined with the perks provided at the Universal Orlando themepark, make the Portofino Bay and other Loews hotels (Hard Rock, Royal Pacific and the three newest properties (

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Loews Royal Pacific Resort At Universal Orlando

One of the Loews-managed hotels within the Universal Orlando themepark complex (including the Portofino Bay, Hard Rock and their

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6 Boutique Hotels That Get What Families Want

For the past decade, millennials have fueled the growth in boutique hotels, forcing the major chains to launch their own “boutique” products such as Hilton’s Curio, Hyatt’s Andaz and Marriott’s Autograph Collection. Yet the definition of a boutique hotel is still in flux – 35 years after pioneer Bill Kimpton opened the Clarion Bedford Hotel in San Francisco with a hosted wine reception;...

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Canoes at the marina of Sunriver Resort
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Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, Oregon

With streams and mountains, bike paths, fairways, gourmet dining, spa and river rafting, the Sunriver Resort has something for everyone. Oregonians’ legendary love of the outdoors was one of the state’s main attractions when looking for a place to vacation with our active, independence-seeking teen. Because of our limited...

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Paradisus All Inclusive Resort Brings Kid Butlers to Playa del Carmen

The Paradisus, La Esmeralda family brand from Melia Resorts has changed what one can expect from an all-inclusive resort by creating free form vacations with life-enriching experiences for parents, and grandparents … like samba lessons and cooking classes, all day assistance from a Family Concierge, an activity packed Kid’s Club and a complimentary walkie-talkie...

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Kaanapali Beach Hotel, Maui, Hawaii

The Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, one of many resorts on the 3-mile-long Ka'anapali Beach, is so authentically Hawaiian that families return over and again, as if to visit ohana (family). Over several visits to Maui, we have tried hotels ranging from small B&Bs to elegant five-star luxury resorts, and my favorite place to stay is the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel (KBH). Beyond the rooms, meals and...

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