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Barceló Maya Grand Resort: Luxury on the Riviera Maya

The Mexican Riviera Maya boasts some of the world's most beautiful beaches. To find out how to plan a luxurious getaway, with something for the entire family, we have partnered with Arizona-based Susan Lanier-Graham, who wanders around the world for her blog Wander With Wonder looking for places that make her say "Wow." Mexico's Riviera Maya is one of my favorite beach escapes. Those broad stretches of white sand and glistening turquoise waters always take my breath away. One of my favorites escapes in the area is the Barceló... more

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The Only Place to Meet the REAL Santa

Having spent the last five Christmases abroad, family travel expert Erin of Travel With Bender knows her Christmas bucket-list destinations. From snowy Romania to churches in Bethlehem, Finland tops the cake.  The queue of excited families wrapped around giant, shiny wrapped presents and oversized candy canes like a snake hoarding sweets. The kids didn’t seem to mind, since the warmth of the building was matched only by the warmth of the season. Christmas music filled the air, children squealed in excitement, and the queue... more

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Best Events to Celebrate the Holidays in Chicago

The arrival of December brings a flurry of holiday magic to the Windy City, with locals and tourists bundling up and heading out to enjoy the season despite the cooler temperatures. Chicago local Kirsten Maxwell of Kids Are A Trip shares some of the holiday season's highlights you won't want to miss. The holidays in Chicago are a wonderful time to visit. There’s a chill in the air and snow on the ground, and the city becomes a winter wonderland dressed in its holiday finery, beckoning visitors and locals to come together... more

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Escape the Cold: Warm Destinations for Easy Winter Getaways

Winter is coming! We’ve partnered with travel expert and umbrella-drink connoisseur Angie Orth from Angie Away to explore a few warm destinations for easy winter getaways where you can leave your coat behind and defrost your frozen fingers and toes. A bitter winter is forecast for the Northern Hemisphere, and it’s likely we’re just a few weeks away from the first blizzard of the season. If you’re anything like me, you’re already daydreaming of fleeing the snow and sleet for somewhere with pretty turquoise water, miles... more

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The Best Tech & Gadgets for Holiday Travel

Holiday travel: It can provide a lifetime of memories, but can be stressful too. We partnered with Tesa Nicolanti of 2 Wired 2 Tired to share the best tech and gadgets for holiday travel that will make it all easier, more convenient, and more memorable. Traveling for the holidays can be exciting. It's a wonderful time of year to reconnect with family and friends, spending time together and enjoying the festivities. At the same time, with road construction, flight delays, and more, it can be a cause for concern as well. When... more

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Paris With Kids: How to Do It Right

Eric Stoen of Travel Babbo has spent several summers in Paris with his three kids. We’ve asked Eric for his thoughts on how families can optimize their time in the City of Light. Paris is one of our favorite destinations. It’s easy to get around, the food is among the best in the world, and there are an infinite number of things to do, with culture, art, shopping, parks, and monuments everywhere you go. The city can be just as fun for families as it is for couples, but a visit with kids requires extra planning or... more

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Christmas Celebrations Across the USA

Across the USA, festivities throughout December celebrate the holidays. From coast to coast, we honor family and tradition this month in many different ways. We have partnered with Arizona-based Susan Lanier-Graham, who wanders the world for her blog Wander With Wonder and has looked near and far to find homegrown ways to celebrate the holiday season. I love December. I was born on the East Coast surrounded by a large, boisterous family, and the entire month, from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, was filled with... more

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How to Have an Amazing Time at German Christmas Markets

Germany's Christmas markets are especially magical, drawing visitors from all over the world annually to soak in the smells of gingerbread and mulled wine while strolling merrily with friends in the crisp winter air. We've partnered with Kirsten Maxwell  of Kids Are A Trip, who explored eight different German Christmas markets with her kids to bring you the scoop on tackling the markets yourself. Germany’s Christmas markets have been a holiday tradition since the 15th century, and it is difficult to imagine much has changed... more

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Travel Tips for Flying With a Baby or Toddler

These days, air travel is stressful enough . . . harder still when you add a fussy, demanding, sleep-deprived toddler to the mix. As any parent can attest, traveling with little kids can be a challenge, but with a little preparation, patience, and some helpful travel gear, you can turn that nightmare red-eye flight into a bonding experience. Travel expert Julia Dimon of Travel Junkie Julia shares a few tried-and-true tips on how to master flying with a baby or toddler. My husband and I traveled extensively (through... more

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Norwegian Fjords: Cruising for Explorers

Cross the Arctic Circle, chase the northern lights, dog-sled the tundra, and discover a new way to cruise. HoneyTrek travel experts Mike & Anne Howard share their top destinations and adventures for exploring Norway's jaw-dropping coast. With 15,000 miles of coastline and 1,190 fjords, Norway's coastline is said to offer the most beautiful sea voyage in the world ... and we'll back them up on that. Beginning our journey from Bergen, we passed medieval cities to timeless fishing villages, glaciated mountains to wildlife-rich... more

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Snowshoeing in Glacier National Park, Montana

If you have never experienced the silence of the winter, then now is the time to book your tickets to Montana and see what it is really about. We’ve partnered with Dr. Cacinda Maloney of Points and Travel as she takes us on a whirlwind adventure snowshoeing in Glacier National Park. Off in the distance, I see something glittering in the forest. The sky is so light blue with white clouds and crystal snowflakes glittering in my eyes that I can barely discern where the sky ends and the white snow landscape begins. I am blinded... more

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How To Explore London With Kids

What if we could tell you one of the largest cities in the world is better with kids? We’ve partnered with leading family travel blogger Erin Bender of Travel With Bender, who truly believes London is best explored with families. London was exciting when I was single. Late nights, weekend getaways to mainland Europe, pub crawls and the London Dungeons. London was just as sensational when I was married. Theatre productions, fine dinners and lavish hotels. And then the kids came. Would we ever enjoy the Big City... more

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Romancing DC: A Getaway to the Nation’s Capital City

Washington, DC is filled with history and politics. But it is also filled with romance and opportunities for the perfect weekend escape. We have partnered with Arizona-based Susan Lanier-Graham, who writes about wandering the world on her blog Wander With Wonder, as she explored the nation's capital with her husband on a recent long weekend. My husband and I love Washington, DC. I grew up not far from there in the rolling hills of Virginia and, as a young married couple, we lived there for a year shortly after my husband left... more

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Charlotte’s Got a Lot for Couples

Charlotte holds a special place in our Gnational Gnomad Ava Roxanne Stritt's heart. She not only went to college there, she also went on her first date with her husband of over 25 years. Check out her tips below for couples travel in Charlotte, and then head to Spa Travel Gal for more of her awesome wellness enhance tips. What type of couple are you? Whether you love adventure, romance or fine dining, Charlotte has something for the creation of a complete couple’s vacation no matter what type of couple you and yours might... more

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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Visit to Bath

Just 97 miles west of London lies the historic city of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since Bath retains much of its character from the past, you don’t need a time machine to feel like an 18th century aristocrat or even a 1st century Roman citizen. We’ve partnered with travel blogger and costumed adventurer Angie Orth from Angie Away to get her tips on visiting Bath, with or without a costume. Do As The Romans Do Bath wouldn’t be Bath without the ancient Roman ruins and the hot springs bubbling within. The Romans were... more

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Las Vegas Girlfriends Getaway

Grab your girlfriends and head to Las Vegas! Las Vegas is the perfect place for you and your girlfriends to get away. Why? Because they have it all. From award-winning restaurants, lavish spas and epic shopping to the hottest clubs around, there is something for everyone. We’ve teamed up with Meagan Shamy from Mommy Travels to share her favorite things to do in Las Vegas with girlfriends. Hotel Pick a luxurious place to stay. It’s not everyday you get to go on a trip with your girlfriends and you deserve to stay someplace... more

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Doing Your Food Tour the Right Way

Traveling should be more about the memories you make and less about the stress of getting to your destination. We’ve partnered with men’s lifestyle and travel writer Joe Miragliotta from Joe’s Daily to teach you how to make every trip a memorable one. Whether you're a foodie, someone who likes to travel, or just looking for a staycation activity, food tours can be an excellent way to experience a region. Cuisine has always been a huge part of any culture, so you really can't beat its importance when you’re painting a... more

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Is a Disney Cruise Right for Your Family?

Eric Stoen of Travel Babbo has taken his kids on three Disney cruises, first when his kids were 1, 3 and 5 years old, again when they were 4, 6 and 8 and this past summer at 6, 8 and 10. We’ve asked Eric for his thoughts on who should think about a Disney Cruise for their next vacation … and who should consider another cruise option.  So you’re thinking about a Disney cruise? If you have kids, it’s a great vacation option. Who wouldn’t want to sail with Mickey? Kids get the Disney experience without the lines of the... more

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The Amazon of Costa Rica

Tortuguero is world renowned for its sea turtle nesting season, though HoneyTrek travel experts Mike & Anne Howard found six ways to discover wildlife all year round. Every summer, travelers flock to Tortuguero to see tens of thousands of giant sea turtles nest, and their adorable babies crawl into the surf. Though the rest of the year offers 800 species of incredible wildlife ... without the crowds. The northeast corner of Costa Rica encompasses 11 different habitats (rainforest, rivers, mangrove, lagoons, beaches, etc.)... more

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Cuisine on the High Seas: Fine Dining on Princess Cruises

Foodies everywhere can take heart. It's now possible to take to the seas for a memorable culinary adventure with Princess Cruises as part of the line's "come back new" experience featuring fresh, flavorful meals. We have partnered with Arizona-based Susan Lanier-Graham, who writes about wandering the world on her blog Wander With Wonder, as she sets sail on the Ruby Princess for the cruise line's annual Culinary Cruise. I recently had the opportunity to sail from the Port of Los Angeles to Santa Barbara and down the coast to... more

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Machu Picchu – Tips for a First Time Hiker

Maybe you've considered exploring one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. But where do you start if you're a beginner? We’ve partnered with Julia Dimon of Travel Junkie Julia as she shares tips on how anyone can make the most of their trip to Machu Picchu.  The world famous “Inca Trail” in the Peruvian Andes, annually draws close to one million hikers, many of whom have traveled far and wide to see the archeological sites, retrace the steps of ancient civilizations and cross this 'must see' from their bucket... more

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11 Things To Do When Cruising Alaska

Most people picture the perfect cruise to include lounging by the pool and making sandcastles on white sandy beaches. We’ve partnered with leading family travel blogger Erin Bender of Travel With Bender, who has more than 10 alternatives to sun when cruising in Alaska. Alaska’s Inside Passage is one of the most scenic cruises I’ve ever taken. What can compare? I’ve cruised the Caribbean, the Bahamas, the Mediterranean and the South Pacific. All gorgeous locations, but not quite the same as the unique breathtaking... more

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Fall in Love with Seattle This Autumn

Travelers in the know have figured out that autumn is the best time to visit Seattle. We’ve partnered with former Seattle resident Keryn Means of Walking On Travels to find out what the Emerald City may be hiding behind those rain clouds during the fall.  Seattle will always get a bad rep for being one of the rainiest cities in America. It’s true. It does rain a lot. Spring sees heavy showers that make the roses bloom in a way you won’t see many other places in America, as the Seattle climate is more like England than the... more

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How to Have the World’s Great Sites to Yourself

Eric Stoen of Travel Babbo has traveled to many of the world's great sites, and his Instagram photos from those spots make it look like no one else was around. We’ve partnered with Eric to get his tips for avoiding crowds, and getting tourist-free photos, when you travel.  My biggest annoyance when I’m traveling: crowds. If I fly halfway around the world to see an amazing site, I want to experience it with as few other people around as possible. This is especially true if I’m with my kids. Long lines and crowded... more

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What to Look for in Pet-Friendly Travel

Thinking about taking your pets with you on your next vacation? Your four-legged friend will enjoy sharing the journey with you! We've partnered with Ava Roxanne Stritt of Spa Travel Gal, who gives us some insight into what to do before your next pet-friendly vacation to make it more comfortable for everyone. Lots of hotel brands are getting on the pet-friendly travel bandwagon these days. Some hotels and resorts boast about their love of pets ... but are they true lovers of our furry friends? If you travel with your pet, there... more

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Best Girlfriend Getaways in Phoenix

Summer is coming to an end. Kids are back in school. It's time for an adult break. What better way to regroup than with a girlfriend's getaway? Chill by the pool, relax in a spa, go shopping, sip a cocktail, savor great food. There's no better place for a girlfriend's getaway than Phoenix, Arizona. We have partnered with Arizona-based Susan Lanier-Graham, who wanders around the world for her blog Wander With Wonder but loves to hang with her girlfriends in Phoenix, to get some ideas on what you can do to relax with your gal pals... more

Barceló Maya Grand Resort: Luxury on the Riviera Maya

The Only Place to Meet the REAL Santa

Best Events to Celebrate the Holidays in Chicago

Escape the Cold: Warm Destinations for Easy Winter Getaways

The Best Tech & Gadgets for Holiday Travel

Paris With Kids: How to Do It Right

Christmas Celebrations Across the USA

How to Have an Amazing Time at German Christmas Markets

Travel Tips for Flying With a Baby or Toddler

Norwegian Fjords: Cruising for Explorers

Snowshoeing in Glacier National Park, Montana

How To Explore London With Kids

Romancing DC: A Getaway to the Nation’s Capital City

Charlotte’s Got a Lot for Couples

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Visit to Bath

Las Vegas Girlfriends Getaway

Doing Your Food Tour the Right Way

Is a Disney Cruise Right for Your Family?

The Amazon of Costa Rica

Cuisine on the High Seas: Fine Dining on Princess Cruises

Machu Picchu – Tips for a First Time Hiker

11 Things To Do When Cruising Alaska

Fall in Love with Seattle This Autumn

How to Have the World’s Great Sites to Yourself

What to Look for in Pet-Friendly Travel

Best Girlfriend Getaways in Phoenix

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