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The Carlyle: A Classic New York Experience That Never Goes Out of Style

One of the wonderful attributes of visiting New York City is the array of hotel options in different neighborhoods with distinctive personalities. Big Apple fans have timeless go-to favorites, and the iconic Upper East Side is certainly one of them. The Carlyle, operated by Rosewood Hotels, has been attracting politicians, celebrities and more — anyone who appreciates the finer things…

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A Sublime Oasis in St. Lucia at Viceroy’s Sugar Beach

Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, is a former sugarcane plantation on the west coast of St. Lucia, just outside the town of Soufriere. Built into a mountainside overlooking a pristine white beach between the majestic Gros and Petit Pitons (St. Lucia’s famous twin peaks), the resort offers a wealth of choices for both adventure-seeking and sun-soaking families. Family-Friendly…

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Family-Friendly Club Med Punta Cana Soars to New Heights

What makes a great family vacation? The answer is complicated, to say the least. While Mom may want the beach, Dad may need a golf course. Then there are the kids. Although your planning certainly shouldn’t revolve around them, every parent knows happy kids are key to a successful vacation. In its 65-year history, Club…

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Fifty Glorious Oceanfront Acres at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa is a luxurious hotel located on Kauai’s south shore in the heart of Poipu. Just 30 minutes from the airport, it’s an upscale, very island-driven resort, and has just about everything a family needs. The staff greets visitors with a lei upon arrival, providing a real Hawaiian experience. From…

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Hotel Zetta: A San Francisco Design Hotel That Captivates Kids

At first glance, Hotel Zetta is not a hotel that screams “kids,” yet it captivates them like a candy store. Kids can’t figure out what to do first. Should they investigate the floor-to-ceiling Plinko game, sit in the pod-shaped chairs suspended from the ceiling or check out the metal dog sculpture at the entrance? Mine…

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Multigenerational Fun on a San Diego Safari Park Caravan Safari Tour

I last visited the San Diego Safari Park in the early 1980s when the concept of a zoo where animals lived in large, more natural habitats was still relatively new. I remember being thrilled to ride the park’s now-defunct monorail (it’s been replaced with a more nimble and easy to repair tram) and watch African…

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Weekapaug Inn: One of New England’s Last Great Family Resorts

Located in the peaceful community of Weekapaug, Rhode Island, with sweeping views of Quonochontaug Pond and the Atlantic just beyond, Weekapaug Inn is an off-the-beaten-path gem steeped in the history of a hundred summers. After a multi-year renovation, it reopened in 2012 as a year-round destination that’s ideal for families to unplug and enjoy quality time together. The setting…