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Why The Thief Hotel is a Fantastic Luxe Base for Families Visiting Oslo

Feeling like you’ve found a home away from home in Oslo in the middle of winter is not easy or even expected … but this is exactly what we found during our recent stay at The Thief Hotel on the first stop of our winter in Norway family vacation adventure. Located in the lively Tjuvholmen area (formerly…

Tropical Reef Snorkeling Right Outside Your Door at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

Families flock to Hawaii for sun, sand and an abundance of outdoor activities — among them snorkeling, a must-do on a Hawaii vacation with kids. Tropical fish and green sea turtles lure parents and children alike into the islands’ blue-green waters for a closer look. At Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Oahu, you don’t have…

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A Taste of Manhattan Pied-à-Terre Living at The Surrey Hotel

The Surrey in New York City opened in 1926 as a residence hotel, and during its 2012 makeover, the renovation team maintained this history and sense of privacy while modernizing the structure from top to tail. Since then, this luxe Upper East Side hideaway has become one of the most sought-after addresses for New York visitors, on what is still a residential street away…

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Hello Basecamp, A New Family-Friendly Boutique Hotel in Tahoe City

California’s Tahoe City was in need of an upscale accommodations brand in town, and the new Basecamp Tahoe City hotel is filling this void with fun year-round option for families with kids of all ages. The old Aviva Inn has been reborn as Basecamp, a 24-room boutique hotel located just across from the main Lighthouse Center shopping…

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A Florida Spring Break Road Trip Filled with Sunshine and Surprises

Spring break will be here before you know it. If you haven’t made plans yet, there’s no reason to panic, but it’s time to start thinking about how your family would enjoy filling those cherished days off from school. While road trips can sound intimidating to some, I’m a big fan of the flexibility they offer…

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Favorite Places to Visit in Ireland with Kids

Because Ireland is a relatively small country, visitors tend to try and see “everything” in the course of one week. (Lots of friends and family fly into Dublin, drive through Wicklow, kiss the Blarney Stone in Waterford, head to Cork City, eat lunch in Kinsale, drive the Ring of Kerry, ascend the Cliffs of Moher, cruise through the amazing Burren, throw back a Guinness at a trad session in Galway, marvel at awe-inspiring Connemara, and pose in front of Kylemore Abbey before heading back to Dublin to fly home.

They are literally in tatters upon their return.

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Postcard from California: Breezy Beach Life in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Carmel-by-the-Sea is one of our favorite stops along the California coast. The Bavarian-style architecture and the small-town charm of the village are a nice change of pace from the busier cities, and there is so much to offer kids, from a Dr. Seuss gallery and a shady town park to outdoor cafes and courtyards galore. With…

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Antarctica: Read All About a Journey to the White Continent with Lindblad Expeditions

Now that I’ve tried expedition-style travel to visit the Galapagos and Antarctica with Lindblad Expeditions, I’d never go back to anything else for adventure destinations in particular. Many of Lindblad’s experiences take place on a ship, where maximum ground can be covered with minimal logistics, and although the ship itself is just the means of…