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Tradition and 'The Good Life' Is Alive and Well at The Balsams in Dixville Notch New Hampshire

Tradition and 'The Good Life' Is Alive and Well at The Balsams in Dixville Notch New Hampshire

I’ve just returned from three wonderful ‘north woods’ days spent at The Balsams Grand Resort in Dixville Notch New Hampshire.  You’re probably familiar with DIxville Notch from news broadcasts of  Presidential election campaigns, and the ‘first in the nation’ voting that takes place at the notch on the eve of every Presidential election.  As historic […]

September 7, 2009 | By | Reply More
September Brings Big Sales at Disney World

September Brings Big Sales at Disney World

Now that the kids have been called back to school, Disney Resorts have begun a super sale – discounting resort rooms from 15 to 42%.  The largest discounts are on deluxe villas where you can save a whopping 42% during most of September and the first week in October.  Check out all the sale details […]

September 7, 2009 | By | Reply More
Teach The Whole Family To Sail On Your Next Vacation

Teach The Whole Family To Sail On Your Next Vacation

To impart the love of sailing and the thrill of skimming across sparkling aqua waters in a tropical paradise is a magnificent gift to share with every member of your family. Some sports are best learned in childhood – swimming, sailing, skating skiing….. here is one of the world’s best places to introduce your family […]

July 29, 2009 | By | Reply More
10 (Painless) Eco-Friendly Tips For Your Next Trip

10 (Painless) Eco-Friendly Tips For Your Next Trip

Looking for some simple ways to be more environmentally friendly on your next vacation? Here is a practical list of small adjustments each of us can make to lesson our eco footprint as we travel the globe. Each of us can minimize the impact left in our wake through a few mindful approaches to planning […]

July 27, 2009 | By | Reply More
3 Golf Vacations To Die For

3 Golf Vacations To Die For

Nothing delivers the psychological high and lows like the game of golf.  And don’t we love to mutter to ourselves as we take on one challenge after another!  There’s nothing like setting all your daily worries aside and treating yourself to a round of golf on a spectacular course.  Here are three outstanding and exceptional […]

July 7, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Hoowee, It's Rodeo Time In Colorado – Bring The Kids

Hoowee, It's Rodeo Time In Colorado – Bring The Kids

Nothing says summer like an arena full of rip roaring cowboys hoop’n and holler’n and bustin’ a bronco or two.  Colorado has been prime rodeo country for 200 years – since the world’s first rodeo was held in 1869.  This summer you’ll find lots of opportunities to turn your family vacation into a Rodeo Adventure […]

July 6, 2009 | By | Reply More
Best African Safari Destinations – 5 Top Game Reserves

Best African Safari Destinations – 5 Top Game Reserves

Many people dream of traveling to Africa to experience a world far different from what we know in our day to day lives. But the continent is a huge place, and thinking of where to start on your journey can be a daunting task. If seeing big game on safari is a lifelong dream of […]

June 22, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
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 […]

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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 […]

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