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Summer Family Vacation Brainstorm for 2015

Still deliberating over what to do this summer? I’ve asked family travel experts from around the Web for a list of their favorite summer destinations, paired with links to followup information. The question isn’t if, it’s where! This is a great list— a big thank you to everyone who participate for this awesome brainstorm.

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Quebec Winter Carnival Highlights for Families

My family and I have always wanted to explore Quebec City for a taste of European charm without having to cross the Atlantic. We finally got the chance to visit, and at just the right time of year, during the annual Winter Carnival, one of the world’s largest such events.  The Quebec Winter Carnival stands out because…

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A Virtual Trip to Ecuador: Galápagos Family Vacation Photo & Video Tour

A family vacation to the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador is a trip that will be seared in your memory bank long after returning home. The fascinating landscape in this unique and important place on our planet, with surreal proximity to wildlife, creates the ultimate family travel engagement. If you’ve wondered if kids will “get” enough out of…

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A Weekend of Skiing and Maple Sugaring in the Catskills, New York

The Catskills is the perfect destination for a family getaway. It’s easy to get around and a good respite from busy, daily life. Nestled in the region’s mountains and valleys is a variety of affordable, fun attractions and culinary options. If you’re thinking about going for a weekend, we’ve created an itinerary that’s sure to…

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Off the Beaten Path in the Dominican Republic at Sublime Samana

If your family beach vacation dream includes total relaxation on a gorgeous, undeveloped tropical beach, bookmark this page, as Sublime Samana is for you. Aptly named, this remote Small Luxury Hotel on the Atlantic coast of the Dominican Republic is a true gem in every sense of the word. The resort offers intimate, simple luxury without pretentious frills;…

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10 Tips for Visiting Cinque Terre with Kids

The Cinque Terre, or “Five Villages,” is a popular destination within the Italian Riviera. The five villages that make up the Cinque Terre National Park are Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. Each is unique in its experience. The village of Monterosso is a favorite of ours and boasts variety with two towns, an…

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An Exquisite Italian Mountain Family Holiday in Summer or Winter

Tucked into the Sarentino Valley in Northern Italy, at 5,321 feet in altitude, is a peaceful mountain retreat, Auener Hof Dining House. They describe themselves as “discreet luxury with a nature-inspired design.” This is exactly how I found Auener Hof to be; guests receive the comfort and warmth of a mountain retreat, while experiencing the simple, personalized pampering that a small…

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Why Lombok and Hotel Tugu is a Hidden Jewel for Families

While Bali is Indonesia’s most popular destination, its lesser-known neighbor – the island of Lombok – is a hidden jewel that families should consider exploring. And when there, Hotel Tugu is the ideal place to call home. Family-Friendly Review of Hotel Tugu Lombok Location While Lombok is only a 20-minute flight from Bali, it’s then a two-hour…

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A Weekend of History and Southern Fun in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston teems with options for a quick family getaway, and it has something for everyone: movie-caliber scenery, quaint shops, tempting Southern delicacies, and enticing adventures for any budding history buff. We pared our excursions down to a few each day to keep the trip enjoyable and relaxed. Highlights for families include: Things To Do in Charleston…