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Family Adventures 'Into The Wild' With The Appalachian Mountain Club

Family Adventures 'Into The Wild' With The Appalachian Mountain Club

Embrace nature, whirl into the wild; find joy being among the tress, streams and wildflowers!  This summer put yourself in the capable hands of Appalachian Mountain Club to recharge your spirit and put a smile on every family member’s face. I’ve just returned from my second hiking experience with the AMC in the White Mountains […]

June 15, 2009 | By | Reply More
Another Incredible Deal – This Time to Ireland

Another Incredible Deal – This Time to Ireland

Time to start planning a family trip to Ireland!  How does 6 nights in a 5-Star 19th Century Manor Resort, roundtrip airfare, plus a full-size rental car with unlimited mileage for $499 sound? – Incredible, am I right? The folks at Sceptre Tours have put together this family friendly package for travelers to Ireland from […]

May 20, 2009 | By | Reply More
See Columbus' Replica Ships The Nina And The Pinta This Summer

See Columbus' Replica Ships The Nina And The Pinta This Summer

The Columbus Foundation has lovingly constructed replica sailing ships of Columbus’ famed vessels the Nina and the Pinta (also known as the Santa Clara).  The caravel ship Nina has been acclaimed as the most historically accurate recreation in modern times. This summer the two ships will sailing in tandem as a ‘sailing museum’, visiting ports […]

May 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
Free Family Travel Guides From Trip Advisor

Free Family Travel Guides From Trip Advisor

Great new (free) Family Travel Guides are available for download from the good folks at Trip Advisor.  I just got an email (about a dream trip promotion) and added on the bottom of the email were links to their new Family Travel Guides for the USA.  I took a quick look, and they are really […]

April 23, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Choose The Right Credit Card When You Travel

Choose The Right Credit Card When You Travel

Having just returned from a lengthy trip to a foreign country, I had the opportunity to access my ‘every day’ credit cards to be sure we were bringing cards that would save us the most money while providing the best coverages.  Let’s be honest, all cards are not created equal – some are good for […]

April 10, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Take An Enchanting Christmas Dinner Tour of Charleston, SC

Take An Enchanting Christmas Dinner Tour of Charleston, SC

Last night Clint and I had a glorious evening, traveling by horse-drawn carriage between three of Charleston’s most elegant inns on a festive Christmas Progressive Dinner.  Dressed in our holiday finery, we were trotted from luxury inn to luxury inn, sampling  culinary delights at every stop.  What a magical way to get in a holiday […]

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Turn The Whole Family Into Urban Cowboys At The Lost Pines Resort in Austin Texas

Turn The Whole Family Into Urban Cowboys At The Lost Pines Resort in Austin Texas

I’ve just been to Austin (live music capital of the world), staying at the new Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort, and found it to be an exceptional location for outdoor fun and relaxed central Texas cowboy charm. In fact,  Lost Pines makes a perfect location for your multi-generational family vacation or family reunion.  If you’d […]

November 17, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
It's Time To Plan Your Dazzling Pre-Holiday Weekend in New York City

It's Time To Plan Your Dazzling Pre-Holiday Weekend in New York City

No one puts on a party dress like New York getting ready for the holidays.  Every shop window glistens with elaborate displays, and the theater scene pops with magical productions.  Ever since the Miracle on 34th Street enchanted a nation in 1947, families have been streaming to New York City to revel in the nations […]

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Where To Pick Your Own Apples, Pumpkins, Peaches and Don't Forget the Christmas Tree

Where To Pick Your Own Apples, Pumpkins, Peaches and Don't Forget the Christmas Tree

It’s harvest time again all across the country.  Farmer’s fields are bursting with juicy ripe fruits and everyone is anxious to bring in the bounty before the first hard frost.  It’s almost your solemn duty to rally the kids (or borrow a few if you have to), throw on an old pair of sneakers and […]

September 24, 2008 | By | Reply More
Free Print and Go Discount Coupon For Top London Attractions

Free Print and Go Discount Coupon For Top London Attractions

If you’re planning to jet off to Britain sometime soon, don’t go without a visit to this terrific website: DiscountBritain.net. Discount Britain offers travelers London sightseeing discounts of 20% on attractions such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the London Bridge Experience, London Zoo and over 100 more attractions. The coupon will also earn […]

September 2, 2008 | By | 3 Replies More
Museum, Aquarium and Zoo Sleepovers Are All The Rage For Family Adventures!

Museum, Aquarium and Zoo Sleepovers Are All The Rage For Family Adventures!

Have you ever heard a lion snore, or wandered among sleeping dinosaurs? A new trend has taken hold in museums, zoos and aquariums across the United States – party sleepovers, aimed at fun and learning for the whole family. Just take a look at this picture from the Tennessee Aquarium to see how enchanting the […]

August 18, 2008 | By | Reply More
End of Summer Getaway The Whole Family Will Love

End of Summer Getaway The Whole Family Will Love

It’s not too late for an exciting, adventurous, family friendly end of summer vacation. Just over 2 hours north of Boston lies the Waterville Valley Resort. If you’ve only thought of Waterville when the snow flies, it’s time for a second look. Waterville comes alive with family friendly outdoor summer activities right up to Columbus […]

August 11, 2008 | By | Reply More
Ritz-Carlton Introduces Voluntourism Programs For Their Guests

Ritz-Carlton Introduces Voluntourism Programs For Their Guests

I guess you could call this ‘doing good while doing well’. The Ritz-Carlton chain has introduced imaginative volunteer programs in all of its 70 properties worldwide. Leading the way with volunteer programs in the hotel industry and taking voluntourism to a new level is the Ritz Carlton goal. Their “Give Back Getaways” offer hotel guests […]

July 17, 2008 | By | Reply More
It's the Guy's Turn for a Father and Son Getaway

It's the Guy's Turn for a Father and Son Getaway

Move over gals, it time for the guys to get away for a few days of male family bonding. Mother/Daughter “girls getaways” have become all the rage – so it’s only fair that we propose a memorable Father/Son summer escape. The good folks at AAA Southern New England suggest a sports-minded mini-vacation that will guarantee […]

June 30, 2008 | By | Reply More
Gas Saving Vacations Just In Time for Summer!

Gas Saving Vacations Just In Time for Summer!

Whether you’re trying to moderate the effects of global warming, or simply attempting to reduce the volume of dollars flowing into your gas tank, we’ve got terrific gas saving vacation ideas for you to get away without leaving all your hard earned cash at the gas station. #1 – Windjammer Sailing Adventure Sail along the […]

June 4, 2008 | By | Reply More
Theme Park Reviews Around The Globe

Theme Park Reviews Around The Globe

Nothing says summer like a trip to a theme park. In fact, visions of giggling children and smiling parents, mingled with sheiks of delight, cotton candy and dare we eat it, fried dough, are the essence of childhood summer memories. Millions of children replay this daydream every spring as they sit at their school desk […]

June 2, 2008 | By | Reply More
A Really Great Site for Planning Travel With Kids

A Really Great Site for Planning Travel With Kids

When we traveled to China with our kids in the early 80’s , people thought we were just plain nuts. (You know who you are!!) But it appears we were ahead of the curve, because these days everyone realizes that seeing the world with your children will form lifelong memories, heighten understanding of world cultures, […]

April 21, 2008 | By | Reply More
Live Your Baseball Road Trip Dream!

Live Your Baseball Road Trip Dream!

The boys of summer are back and it’s time to head out to the ball park to make life long memories of battles well fought and won (or lost). I can almost hear the the cheers and jeers raining down from bleacher seats and sky boxes alike. Beach balls bouncing off outstretched hands, ice cream […]

April 4, 2008 | By | Reply More
Become an American Idol at Disney World

Become an American Idol at Disney World

Beginning in late 2008, all you closet American Idol wannabes can get your big break at Disney World in Florida. Ever the cutting edge purveyor of entertainment, Disney World is hard at work developing a “Disney Hollywood Studios” theme park. The main attraction will be the opportunity to strut your stuff in an American Idol […]

March 28, 2008 | By | Reply More
Where The Heck Is Cameroon?

Where The Heck Is Cameroon?

I was thinking somewhere in Southeast Asia, but alas I was very wrong, it’s located on the arch of the western gulf on the African continent. So how’s your knowledge of world geography? We’ve found a fun and addicting way to put your world knowledge and reflexes to the test. Play the Traveler IQ Challenge […]

March 18, 2008 | By | Reply More