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Alaskan Dream Cruises: Glacier Bay & Island Adventure Itinerary Review

Alaskan Dream Cruise itineraries offer a wonderful opportunity for families to experience southeast Alaska in an intimate small-ship format. Guests trade a long list of onsite amenities for convenience onboard, a highly personalized service experience, and excursions to places that the larger ships can’t access. This last point is really the crux of the difference…

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Alaskan Dream Cruises: See Alaska with Alaskans

A family vacation in Alaska holds a steadfast well-deserved spot on the travel with kids must-do bucket list. Between the spectacular pristine scenery and close encounters with exciting wildlife, all ages are enthralled with America’s 49th state. However, we’ve learned that there’s more to understanding Alaska than what you see, and that’s through the people you…

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Flytographer Strikes Again: Amazing Extended Family Vacation Photos in Hawaii

Nothing makes me happier than sharing and savoring incredible family vacation photos. But as the head family photographer, I find that I’m rarely in the photos, and I’m just picky enough that handing phones and cameras to strangers is unlikely to produce the results I want … the exact reason why we used Flytographer for our family trips to Florence…

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Essential Tips for a Caribbean Family Vacation

Exotic enough to feel novel, familiar enough to feel comfortable, the Caribbean islands are paradise for beach-loving families. Many people question whether it’s worth a long trip down there if you can just go to the ocean closer to home. My answer: Absolutely yes. Each island’s culture and beauty are totally unique, and each casts its own lazy, hazy spell. Virtually every…

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A Montana Dude Ranch On a Gorgeous Lake Just Outside Glacier National Park

Located in northern Montana just 45 minutes from Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake Lodge has all the dude ranch vacation perks with one big difference: The lodge is located on the shores of a beautiful alpine lake with all of the associated waterfront joys. This Montana dude ranch vacation feels like two different summer trips wrapped into…

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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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Families Celebrate Life Together at Florida’s Acqualina Resort

The Internet makes us think we understand the soul of a place through rich photos and compelling descriptions, yet I’m continually surprised by in-person experiences that aren’t quite what I expected. I recently discovered that Acqualina Resort and Spa exceeded my expectations in every way. I should have known better, given that this luxury family…

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Visit Kid-Friendly Napa and Celebrate the Judgment of Paris

It’s the 40th Anniversary of the Judgment of Paris Tasting We’ve never subscribed to the belief that wine tasting is not family friendly … although wine tasting itself isn’t for kids, where you go makes all the difference in the world and Napa Valley is a blast with kids. Some of the fun activities are unexpected, like ziplining with Sonoma Canopy…

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The Miami Beach Edition: A Kid- and Adult-Friendly Urban Resort

We love seeing more lifestyle hotels crop up that are more than just places to stay — they represent a refreshing way of living. The Miami Beach Edition is such a property and calls itself an urban resort … which, of course, begs the question, what is an urban resort and is it family-friendly? We found out that…