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Mentawais Islands: A Surfing Family’s Paradise

Surfers are crazy. Maybe not the certifiable kinda crazy but they will go to insane lengths to catch that perfect wave. For his milestone birthday, my surfer husband, Howard, wanted to surf around the Mentawais Islands in Indonesia. His dream was for our family of five to ride on one wave at the same time. […]

Travel Outside the Box With UnCruise

Cruising is a fun way to enjoy an all-inclusive vacation with the family — you get to visit exotic locations, be entertained by on-ship entertainment and enjoy an endless supply of world-class food. But, as modern cruise ships have evolved into floating cities, the focus seems to have drifted away from the thrill of adventure […]

Pleasing Picky Eaters on a Cruise

Picky eaters are a constant source of frustration for parents. Whether they are as specific as refusing to eat anything but chicken nuggets cut into dinosaur shapes with tater tots on the side or as pliable as being amiable with any variety of chicken tender and potato product, picky eaters are cause for planning. One […]

Cruise Into Parenthood With Unforgettable Croatia’s Babymoon Itineraries

Maybe it’s the result of royal baby fever — we can thank Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for that — but the concept of babymoons moved from niche to mainstream in the consciousness of parents-to-be. The idea, for those who don’t know, is for the expectant couple to take that last vacation together as a […]

New to Cruising? Try a Weekend Trip

Aboard the Disney Wonder, I found myself on my second-ever cruise ship, and first with Disney. The ship’s iconic red, white and black (actually, really dark “Monica” blue, named for its creator, as black has a non-cruise-ship meaning in the nautical world) welcomed us in the stunning entrance on Deck 3. Being new to Disney […]

Themed Cruises with the Family

Cruising is an old favorite when it comes to family vacations. Many cruise lines have kids clubs specializing in keeping kids occupied while parents are off on adventures. The more family-oriented cruise lines like Disney and Carnival are packed with thing for kids to do, but where do themed cruises fit in all of this? […]