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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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Lake Hallstatt in Hallstatt, Austria, featured on Family Travel with Colleen Kelly

Hallstatt, Austria – A Fairytale Village in the Heart of the Alps

Hallstatt, Austria, is an enchanting and charming little village and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nestled in a valley surrounded by the Austrian Alps, the village of Hallstatt looks like a fairytale.
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The Alamo, featured in Family Travel with Colleen Kelly

San Antonio Offers Families Awesome Travel Experiences

If you’re looking for a cool place to hang out with your kids, check out San Antonio, Texas, a family-friendly city with lots of amazing things to do.
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Inside of the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Featured on Family Travel with Colleen Kelly.

Hacienda del Mar: A family-friendly luxury resort in Los Cabos, México

Located just 20 minutes from the Cabo San Lucas city center, this luxury resort sits on the edge of the Sea of Cortez and abuts the Cabo del Sol golf course. Built in the style of the hacienda, it delivers a true taste of Mexican culture while boasting modern amenities.
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Cherry Blossoms in DC, photo featured in Family Travel with Colleen Kelly article Meaningful Moments and Action-Packed Fun in Washington, D.C.

Meaningful Moments and Action-Packed Fun in Washington, D.C.

A vacation in our nation’s capital, especially during peak tourist season in the summer, can prove daunting for first-time visitors. Don’t let the heat and humidity, crowds, or prospect of too much to see and too little time get in the way of what can be an amazing experience.
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Herrenkonfekt from Dresden, Germany, featured in Birthplace of Milk Chocolate – No, It’s Not Switzerland! on Family Travel with Colleen Kelly

Birthplace of Milk Chocolate – No, It’s Not Switzerland!

Courtly society ladies in large, airy parlors adjusted their fine gowns and gathered on ornately upholstered sofas and high-backed chairs, delicately sipping foaming chocolate from porcelain cups.
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