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View of Parador de Cuenca in Spain

Head out of Madrid for Family Fun in Central Spain

Castilla-La Mancha is a region just southeast of Madrid, easily reached by high-speed Ave train or rental car. You can also take either mode of transportation from Madrid to the region’s capital city – Toledo – and I recommend making a trip to both cities (UNESCO World Heritage sites) plus, Consuegra, a small town not
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Crowd walking down the streets of Broadway in Nashville.

A Weekend in Music City: A Guide to Nashville, Tennessee

No one can stop a group of girlfriends out for a night on the town, adorned in their best boots and jeans, looking for the next bar to play “Man! I Feel Like a Woman.”
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A woman stands on a balcony overlooking the mountains

Hacienda San Angel: A Romantic Getaway! 

Once in a while, you will discover a place that is simply magical. I have found that place, and it’s Hacienda San Angel. It’s full of old-world charm, romance, and beauty.
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Cruise ship in Antarctica with a helicopter flying above. Featured on Family Travel with Colleen Kelly

Top Ten Reasons to Adventure with Family in Antarctica

When planning for your family’s next winter vacation, especially with tweens, teens and college-aged kids, consider venturing south, far south, to a destination as rewarding as it is remote.
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Peppa Pig Balloon Ride at Peppa Pig Theme Park at LEGOLAND in Florida

Take the Kids to LEGOLAND and Build Precious Memories in Central Florida

Accompanied by my husband and two 10-year-old grandsons, we discovered a lot of amazing adventures in Central Florida, from driving a boat to feeding the animals in a discovery safari...
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SkyStar Wheel view from Golden Gate Bridge

Adventure Calls Out to Families in San Francisco

What makes San Francisco such a great city for families to explore? Exciting history, thrilling recreation, fascinating museums, and so much more. For families, you’ll find a relaxing, welcoming vibe open to all.
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Surf boards and beach chairs on the sand on the Main beach on Amelia Island, Florida

The Historic Coast of Florida Makes an Ideal Getaway

When you’re thinking about warm weather destinations, consider the Historic Coast of Florida for a family-friendly vacation. Located in the northeast corner of the state, the area offers history, family fun, and plenty of outdoor recreation.
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Glacier in Iceland. Windstar cruises to Iceland.

Family Adventures Abound in Iceland

Cruises around Iceland June through September visit Heimay Island, the site of the Eldfell volcanic eruption in 1973 and the largest colony of Atlantic puffins. Here you can book tours such as ATV or RIB boat rides, a snowmobile and helicopter adventure, and a more sedate walking tour of town and the lava field.
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View of Old Town Dubrovnik and Lokrum Island from the Dubrovnik Walls

For Your First Time in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik’s history goes back to a 7th century Greek discovery in the Mediterranean. It grew into a thriving maritime port, defended from enemies like the Venetians by the tall walls that mark the Old Town’s border today...
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Colleen Kelly and her family in Kusadasi, Greece. Featured in Family Travel with Colleen Kelly.

Celestyal Cruises 7-Night Glorious Greek Island Cruise

The average ferry would take 8 hours or more, and the high-speed ones took 3 or 4 hours. Trying to coordinate these ferries was just not worth it to me. Finally, I looked up cruising the Greek islands, and I had found my solution...
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Cristal superyacht, Goolets cruising in the Mediterranean. Photo by Megan Kudla

What’s Superyachting? Luxury Cruising With Goolets

Goolets provides cruising adventures that range from Croatia to Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain, Indonesia, and the Caribbean. For this particular weekend, the Cristal set sail on the Adriatic Sea, hopping along the Dalmation Coast of Croatia...
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A tiny cabin with an outdoor picnic table at Getaway Starved Rock in Illinois, featured on Family Travel with Colleen Kelly

Unplug Amid Nature at Getaway Starved Rock

Finally, in the spirit of our adventurous weekend, the kids don’t complain about the less-than-al dente pasta that I attempt to boil on the burners. We cap off our check-in night with a few board games, and I’m amazed to not only watch my teens get along for more than a heartbeat but also laugh
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