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Beyond Patagonia: A Great 10- to 14-Day Chile Itinerary with Kids

We spent our spring break in Chile with Latin Excursions and loved it! Our Chile itinerary was intentionally super-busy to give us a chance to get the flavor of a few of the major highlights. And that we did. Although all roads start in Santiago, there are quite a few possibilities in every direction from here, so a Chile…

Outaouais zipline, Quebec with kids

An Action-Packed Family Holiday … Canada Style

There are numerous family vacation destinations around the world that are synonymous with adventure. Families trek around volcanoes in Costa Rica, go on safari in Africa and go snorkeling along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Would it surprise you if I added the Outaouais Region of Canada to the list? It surprised me.

Where is Outaouais?

If I asked you to show me the Outaouais Region …

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Old Hollywood Glamour with Amalfi Coast Views at Hotel Poseidon Positano

“Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” — John Steinbeck, 1953 A sea village perched high in the cliffs of Italy’s Amalfi Coast, Positano is sure to win your affections with its Old Hollywood vibe, jewel-colored waters, rich culture and…

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Postcard from Germany: In the Footsteps of Charlemagne at Aachen Cathedral

As I was planning the route from Amsterdam to Munich during my family’s vacation in Europe last summer, I noticed that Aachen, Germany, was right on the way—and pounced on the chance to check a major item off my bucket list. Built in the 8th century during Charlemagne’s reign and expanded in the Middle Ages, Aachen Cathedral was the…

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Medieval Charm Meets Kid-Friendly Comfort at Poland’s Art Hotel Wroclaw

Positioned among the colorful Old World buildings of Wroclaw, Poland, the Art Hotel is in the perfect place from which to explore the charm of this city, a 2016 European capital of culture. The elegant and inviting boutique hotel, comprised of a set of carefully restored buildings from the 14th century, is only steps away from Wroclaw’s main market…

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All-Inclusive Beach Bliss in Mexico at Hyatt Ziva Cancun

Cancun has so many family-friendly hotels and resorts that it can be difficult to figure out the best one to fit your whole family’s needs. If you’re looking for an all-inclusive resort that’s optimal for all ages — from babies to grandparents — look no further than Hyatt Ziva Cancun. Located at the tip of the Yucatan peninsula, it…

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10 Off-the-Beaten-Path Family Activities in Rome

Think back on previous family vacations. What are the things that you remember the most? Marching behind a tour guide? Eating at a tourist restaurant? Fighting the crowds for a glimpse of a masterpiece? Probably not. What makes lasting memories are the unique experiences and moments that turn an average vacation into a trip of a…