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Jul 9, 2015
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Day five in Norway — trout fishing and glacier gazing


Sara Sofia (far right) pulling fish out of a net in Norway
Fresh trout for lunch? Of course you have to catch them first. And drive two and a half hours on roads with hairpin turns, the fog so thick at times you can barely see in front of you. Good thing I’m not driving! more
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Riding the roads in Norway’s Western Fjord region


Borgund Stave Church dates to 1180
A day on road with a new Adventures by Disney tour, passing a lot of the sites that inspired the hit movie Frozen —the fjords, the glaciers, the small villages and of course Norway’s famous Stave Churches more
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Day 3 in Norway — Not your ordinary Splash Mountains


Huldra doll (center)
No we’re not at Disneyland or Disney World. We’re actually in Norway exploring the famous West Norwegian Fjords with Adventures by Disney and I’ve counted at least 18 waterfalls more
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Day 2 in Norway – rafting and exploring the Western Fjord region


Rafting on the Stranda River in Voss Norway
We are on the second day of an Adventures by Disney new itinerary designed to show guests not only the glorious fjords and small farming villages of Norway but to explain the inspiration behind the hit film Frozen. more
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A weeklong tour of Norway’s “Frozen” country with Adventures by Disney


Historic Bergen - inspiration for movie Frozen
I couldn’t have asked for better after arriving in Bergen, Norway this morning to join a new Adventures by Disney tour of this beautiful but sparsely populated country. more
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How families can get great deals in the Caribbean in summer


Swimming with stingrays in the Cayman Islands
Many consider summer in the Caribbean family season because rates are significantly lower and there are so many value-added amenities. more
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Beaches Turks and Caicos, a Teen’s POV


School kids in Turks & Caicos
After a long and stressful year at college, nothing could have been more eagerly anticipated than a weekend soaking up the sun at Beaches Turks and Caicos with my mom. more
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Beaches Turks and Caicos, a Mom’s POV


Snorkeling in Turks & Caicos
Correspondent Alison Tibaldi recently visited Beaches Turks and Caicos with her teenage daughter, Madeleine. They had never experienced a Mother-Daughter vacation, and the timing was right. more
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Bringing out the inner child in Turks & Caicos


Hula hooping the night away
In the days of being connected 24-7, there is a place where adults can unplug, unwind and become a kid again. more
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The Kids Guides — kids helping kids discover America


The Kid's Guides are pocket-sized books for kids ages 6-12 and chock full of tips from kids in the know more
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