Tag Archives: Lodging






A Very Special Destination Wedding


Reggie Yemma, and her new husband, Dan Foldes (Iran Ramirez photography)
Like one in four American couples getting married this year, according to research by TheKnot.com, my daughter, Reggie Yemma, and her new husband, Dan Foldes, opted for a destination wedding more
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Taking the Kids to Rocky Mountain National Park as it celebrates its centennial


Horseback riding through Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park is one giant outdoor playground offering more than 350 miles of hiking trails, many from Trail Ridge Road, 114 mountain peaks and 147 lakes that stretch 415 square miles between Estes Park and Grand Lake. more
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A whirlwind trip to the parks and great memories to take home


Headed Home
The whirlwind parks tour continues at Universal Studios Hollywood and Knott's Berry Farm. Heading home with an armful of souvenirs, Hannah says: "I had such a great time with my dad and will always remember this trip with him." more
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Ten fabulous Caribbean summer deals for families


Learning to sail at the Bitter End Yacht Club, BVI
Looking for a summer beach bargain? You know, somewhere with white sand beaches, clear blue water and plenty of activities to keep everyone happy — paddle-boarding, giant sand castle building, boogie-boarding and snorkeling. Let’s not forget kayaking. more
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Too much fun at the theme park resorts in Orlando


Water fun at the Four Seasons Orlando
“We hear all the time that guests are cutting down on their time at the parks to enjoy the resort,” said Four Seasons Orlando Resort Manager Ben Shank, noting there are five acres for fun and games. more
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Kids influence family vacations, HomeAway survey finds


HomeAway vacation rental cabin in Lake Tahoe CA
HomeAway, the world’s leading online vacation rental marketplace, has found in a new survey that kids are wielding increasing influence on where families go and what they do not only in the United States but in Europe too. more
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Trivago.com lists 10 best hotel savings destinations for Memorial Day


Hotel search provider trivago.com lists 10 U.S. destinations in which families can book a standard double at an average of less than $150 per night over the 2015 Memorial Day weekend. more
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Why families love all-inclusives, even when they didn’t think they would


Generations Riviera Maya
In Puerto Vallarta, all-inclusives account for 80 percent of the hotels and they are especially popular with families in Mexico and the Caribbean. They’re certainly upping their game to appeal to families. more
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Our Very Best Summer Vacation Ideas


We know everyone’s schedule is jam-packed and every vacation day—every vacation minute—really counts. That’s why we’ve partnered with Family Travel Forum to come up with the best 2015 family summer vacation ideas. These ideas will help you take the kids—and the grandkids and any other kids in your lives—and give all of you the best bang for your vacation buck and, more importantly, create lifetime memories. more
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A memorable feast of mangrove-grilled Snapper – last day in Mexico


Giovanni Arredondo with two freshly caught snappers
Giovanni Arredondo holds up two huge Pargos—a kind of snapper—that had just been caught this morning, more than enough to feed the 10 of us. more
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