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One of Earth’s Most Extraordinary Places: Chile’s Atacama Desert

Chile‘s Atacama Desert is truly something else. It’s one of the highest and driest places on earth, and the landscape is literally and figuratively out of this world. The fact that life exists here at all is a miracle given that the most important resource, water, is in very short supply. Despite the arid and inhospitable landscape…

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Beyond Patagonia: A Great 10- to 14-Day Chile Itinerary with Kids

We spent our spring break in Chile with Latin Excursions and loved it! Our Chile itinerary was intentionally super-busy to give us a chance to get the flavor of a few of the major highlights. And that we did. Although all roads start in Santiago, there are quite a few possibilities in every direction from here, so a Chile…

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Top Things to Do in Quito with Kids

Founded in 1534, Quito, the capital of Ecuador, seamlessly merges the old and the new to give visitors a glimpse into Latin American history through the lens of a vibrant, modern city. Cobblestone streets and colonial Spanish architecture blend with chocolate-tasting rooms, artisan shops and restaurants that showcase local cuisine. As a cultural showpiece with a…

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Essential Tips for Planning a Galápagos Family Vacation

The Galápagos Islands are on the hot list for family travel because they enthrall kids with unique wildlife and immerse them in a living classroom that feels nothing like school. The good news for families is that the Galápagos Islands are a year-round destination and work well for a spring break, holiday or summer vacation.…

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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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Tips for Traveling with Lindblad Expeditions to the Galápagos Islands

We loved our recent adventure in the Galápagos Islands with Lindblad Expeditions on their ship, the National Geographic Endeavour. As with all Family Adventure Travel trips like this, there are things to know before you go: Tips for Taking a Lindblad Expeditions Trip to the Galápagos Islands When they say casual, they mean it Some cruise…

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Lindblad Expeditions Galápagos Islands Trip Review

Our recent trip to the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador is hands-down one of our favorite family travel experiences to date. Although the destination itself is extraordinary, much of the credit for our joy in the Galápagos goes to Lindblad Expeditions, the company behind our ship for the week, the National Geographic Endeavour, and program. The action-packed itinerary provides…

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Luxury Family Travel News & Discoveries for 2015

My annual visit to the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) show in Cannes, France, last month was packed with amazing discoveries. Luxury Family Travel is going gangbusters as our favorite brands are adding new hotels with family-friendly rooms, as well as creative kids’ amenities and programs. I also learned about new boutique hoteliers who are catering to families. I…