The Dolphin Connection is the only on-property resort dolphin program in the continental U.S.

Posted on September 4th, 2013

Hawks Cay Resort, Florida Keys

As a mother of two and a journalist who has been writing about travel for more than a decade, I can safely say that some of the top things families look for when planning their family vacation is a place that offers an array of activities for every member of the family in one central locale, a place that offers a community ambiance where parents know the kids are safe—and mom and dad can have some time to themselves—and a place that feels like home sans all of life’s daily and sometimes stressful interruptions.

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Pete's Silly Slideshow at Storybook Circus.

Posted on September 4th, 2013

New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom

We’re strolling through Belle’s French-inspired village in the Enchanted Forest section of Walt Disney World’s New Fantasyland—the largest expansion to date at Magic Kingdom—and we can almost hear a chorus of villagers singing “Bonjour! Bonjour!” as we eye Gaston’s Tavern and a castle in the distance.

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Far-flung, family-friendly destinations

Posted on September 4th, 2013

Far-Flung, Family-Friendly Destinations

From learning the ways of the Maasai to celebrating a bar mitzvah in Israel, far-flung destinations in Africa & the Middle East offer incomparable family vacation experiences.

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Venice with Tauck's Bridges.

Posted on September 4th, 2013

Tauck Bridges Accepting Bookings for 2014

Travelers can begin booking Tauck’s 2014 Tauck Bridges family itineraries, which has launched three months earlier than in previous years.

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The lil' james Play Station at The James Royal Palm in Miami.

Posted on September 4th, 2013

Kids’ Club Takes on a New Meaning at The James Hotels

The James Hotels properties are looking to their surroundings in each city to create a specially designed kids’ program as part of the new lil’ james amenity program.

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At Edinburgh Castle in Scotland during the Adventures by Disney's Scotland: A Brave Adventure tour.

Posted on August 30th, 2013

Q&A with Kim Goldstein, Travel Professional

Recommend’s editor-in-chief, Paloma Villaverde de Rico, interviewed Kim Goldstein, manager/travel consultant specializing in Disney Destinations, with Journeys Inc., for the Adventures by Disney’s Scotland story that appears in the September Family Travel issue.

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A view of Nuremberg from the Imperial Castle.

Posted on August 6th, 2013

Sailing on the Danube with Viking River Cruises & My 13-year-old daughter

Recommend’s editor-in-chief and her daughter are currently sailing on the Danube from Nuremberg to Budapest on the Viking Bragi, capturing the experience along the way.

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Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort

Posted on July 25th, 2013

“Tweencation” in the Keys

Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort, off of Key West, has created packages just for tweens with everything from mini spa treatments to volunteerism opportunities.

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Hilton Waikoloa in Hawaii.

Posted on June 26th, 2013

Family Vacations in North America

Every family is different, so while a summer vacation for one may entail a tropical locale, another family may prefer to explore the great outdoors. Here are a few North American getaways for your clients ranging from luaus to luxury mountain stays.

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Club Med Guilin in China.

Posted on June 5th, 2013

Q&A with Club Med’s Patrick Mitchell, Vice President of U.S. Sales

Our editor-in-chief, Paloma Villaverde de Rico, sat down with Patrick Mitchell, v.p. of U.S. sales for Club Med, to speak about the evolution of Club Med.

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