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Aqua Expeditions Amazon River Activity Highlights for Kids

On a four-day trip in the Amazon River Basin with Aqua Expeditions, each day is filled with adventure as naturalists guide guests into a variety of ways to experience the exotic eco-system. There are definitely moments when kids may become restless, as some of the skiff excursions are long, but the power of the experience…

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Where To Stay in Lima, Peru with Kids

When you travel to any large city abroad with kids, finding a great kid-friendly hotel takes work, particularly in a destination that isn’t heavily covered by family travel blogs and other kid-oriented travel resources, like Lima. We stopped in this massive city, home to almost nine million people, en route to Inquitos for our phenomenal adventure…

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Review of Aqua Expeditions Aria Amazon Cruise in Peru

The Amazon rainforest has been in the news quite a bit lately as more “uncontacted tribes” — communities without significant contact with modern civilization — have been identified. Given the pace of globalization in 2014, I’d find this fact unbelievable … if I had not just visited this region on my winter break trip with…

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Introducing Aqua Expeditions’ Amazon Adventure

Are you ready for a trip-of-a-lifetime to one of the world’s most fascinating ecosystems condensed into an easy school break getaway? Meet Aqua Expeditions. Here’s how my conversations have gone since we returned from our outrageous adventure in Peru last month. “You did what?!” “We went to the Amazon in Peru for Ski Week.” Blank…

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Looking Forward: Hot Family Travel Destinations for 2014

2013 rocked for traveling families, as evident in our recent Looking Back: 2013 Favorite Family Travel Destinations article. The good news is that 2014 promises to be another banner year. January 1st hit and as usual, our traffic spiked overnight — families are off and running planning their trips for the year. What’s hot? Central…

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Luxury Family Vacation Dream List

I recently participated in the TMS Family Travel Summit in Orlando, Florida, where top-notch travel writers and marketers discussed current family travel trends and needs. Per Peter Yesawich of MMGY Global, demand for luxury family travel products is growing. To meet the surge in interest for both independent and multi-generational family travel, leading luxury brands are rolling out all kinds of exciting programs.

I’m constantly reviewing incredible offers around the world and it’s difficult to narrow down a giant list of options to just a handful of amazing experiences …