Family Travel Packing: The Kids’ Bags

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When it comes to family travel, recognizing and planning for the unique needs of your children is key. In general, children may find sitting still,...


5 Fun Ways to Commemorate Your Family Vacation

A family vacation—however simple or luxurious—is a wonderful antidote to today’s hectic, over-scheduled, digitally connected family life. The enormous benefits of unplugged, focused time together can be extended beyond the time traveling. Making the most of the planning and anticipation …... Read More

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    An Unforgettable Tanzanian Safari

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    The Berkshires in western Massachusetts, a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Boston, are picture-perfect with rolling hills and leafy knolls. It’s no wonder the Gilded Age’s high... Read more

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    The Wonders of Taiwan’s East Coast

    Though Taiwan is an island country only somewhat larger than the state of Maryland, its mountains and history make for a land of variety, be... Read more

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    How to Eat Well on Your Next Family Vacation

    I know. I know. “It’s vacation.” All rules are out the window right?  Food is such an integral part of experiencing a different place and... Read more

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    Tunisia: A Historical Treasure Trove

    Editor’s note: Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom all advise exercising a high degree of caution if travelling to Tunisia due to the... Read more

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    Bavaria: Fairy-Tale Castles and BMW World

    I’m not sure what I expected when I boarded my Lufthansa flight from Ottawa to Bavaria’s capital, Munich. Sure, images of fairy-tale castles flanked by... Read more

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    Zimbabwe: Culture, Natural Beauty, and Man-Made Wonders

    Rhodesia, named after British imperialist Cecil John Rhodes and once dubbed “The Jewel of Africa,” is no more. In its place is Zimbabwe, a land-locked... Read more

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    Scenes From Scotland: Edinburgh and North Berwick

    I’ve been to Scotland several times and my visits have often coincided with the playing of golf’s oldest major event, The Open Championship. Amazingly, this... Read more

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    5 Tips for Planning a Multi-Generational Family Vacation

    In our ultra-connected world, it’s ironic that unplugging and getting away is the best way to truly connect with loved ones, but that is ever... Read more

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    Mexico’s Cave of Crystals is Otherworldly (Video)

    Many fabulous and important objects have been found inside of caves, but few of them can rival the truly gargantuan crystals resting beneath a mine... Read more

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    Carlsbad: Southern California’s Spa Central

    Spas and spa culture are an integral part of the local scene in laid-back Southern California. Located in the heart of a desert, SoCal’s zeitgeist... Read more

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    Hacking Your Packing: 6 Tips for Your Next Family Vacation

    Before kids, packing for vacation might have included some basic toiletries and the number of outfits you’d need for the number of days you’d be... Read more

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    Paradise Found on Isabela Island

    When the speedboat reached the port of Isabela Island, the largest of the Galapagos Islands off Ecuador, an inner peace came over me. As the... Read more

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    Unlike some cities, the Spanish capital of Madrid doesn’t smack you over the head with what it has to offer. This is not to say... Read more

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    As I write this, it’s the dawn of the Fourth of July weekend and families all over the country are donning their red, white, and... Read more

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    For some parents the idea of a long family road trip brings on feelings of dread. Such excursions have gone awry before, and while they hope... Read more

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