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Discovery Cove

Orlando and theme parks are practically synonymous. But for families looking for a more upscale version of the classic Florida family vacation, Discovery Cove, an all-inclusive day resort open to just 1,300 guests a day, offers two new experiences that raise the level of exclusivity for a select number of guests. The Ray Feeding experience, […]

Travel With Teens in Costa Mesa, Calif.

In 1967, when indoor shopping centers emerged as the modern way to shop and Disneyland was hitting its stride, Costa Mesa, Calif., was positioning itself to become a magic kingdom in its own right. Entrepreneur Henry Segerstrom founded South Coast Plaza, which ultimately raised the bar for the American shopping mall experience. In the 1980s, it […]

Let Kids Plan Vacation

Would you let your child choose your vacation destination? Having children pick the next family vacation is becoming increasingly popular. It gives children a huge responsibility, teaches them valuable planning skills and is an exciting way to include them in something they usually do not get to take part in. If this idea seems unrealistic […]

Vacation with Purpose: Benefits of Family Service Trips

Every family should have a service vacation on their bucket list. Service trips enable you and your family to experience a new culture and destination. Your family will be able to grow together and make everlasting memories not only for yourselves, but for the families you assist. There are a multitude of different service trips […]

Discovery in Italy

The Forum slips in and out of view in the Roman starlight. The surface of the ancient stone is damp from a late rain, and the light reflected on its uneven exterior seems to shift and glow. Lovely as it is, my attention is sidetracked by what I find to be a far more compelling […]

Tips to Ensure a Successful Family Cruise Experience

How is it one family can have a wonderful time on a cruise and another can’t wait for it to be over? Barring illness, rough weather or other unforeseeable hiccups, there are a few things you can do to boost your odds of having a great vacation on the high seas. Avoid Spring break. Being stuck […]