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  • The Westin Resort Sends Guests Home with Dogs!

    The next time you head out on a family vacation, you may just come home with a new family member... of the 4 legged variety.    Read More...

  • Brand New Luxe Resort Debuts Nature-Based Activity Programs for the 'Mini Explorer'

    In the heart of mesmerizing Ubud, where ancient stone carvings, scenic plantations, and rich cultural traditions await exploration, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve invites kids to go on a learning adventure with its new immersive program at Mandapa camp.
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  • Glamping At El Capitan

    Forget the Sleeping bag. It's more like a down comforters and bunk beds at this "Glamp" Ground.     Read More...

  • Travel Tips From Adventures By Disney

    Check out these helpful packing tips from one of the extraordinary guides at Adventures by Disney and lessen your load on your next excursion!

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  • Super Luxe Adult Getaway

    Looking for the latest luxe getaway for just the two of you?  The founder of the UK’s highly acclaimed London Motor Museum just announced the launch of Miami Supercar Rooms – the nation’s first Supercar—Culinary encounter – scheduled to open in February 2016.   Read More...

  • The Girlfriend Getaway inspired by The Real Housewives of Orange County

    A vacation inspired by the Real Housewives may make some cringe, but the ladies location choice is a tough one to argue with. 

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  • Ladera Daydreaming

    A luxury suite in St Lucia located 1,100 feet above sea level.  And there's a butler. Oh, and it's  50% off.  Now which one of us couldn't use that??

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  • 4 Mobile Apps That Will Keep Everyone Happy On The Road

    From a rest area finder to maps pointing to the best family friendly spots, check out these highly rated apps that'll make your next road trip with the kids easier.  

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  • Stay Under The Sea At The Omni San Antonio

    Move over Legoland... the latest and greatest in kid-centric hotel suites is now ready for check-in.    The Omni San Antonio at the Colonnade just announced the official grand opening of its newest Aquatica Kids suite in partnership with SeaWorld.

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  • Family Vacations Get Costlier

    Most parents of school age children are all too aware of the challenges facing families who attempt to plan a family vacation during school break or "peak season." It's not only more difficult, it's much more expensive. Some try to avoid the inflated costs by pulling their kids out of school during the year, but as of recently, that too is posing more of a challenge. 

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  • An American Girl Getaway

    If you're planning on taking your daughter to the American Girl cafe for a treat this holiday season, why not make a weekend out of it with the fun and unique American Girl Hotel Package?  We headed to LA's Orlando Hotel to check it out! 

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  • Kid Fun: Hotels In The Halloween Spirit

    Make the most out of Halloween this year and use it as an excuse to get away for a night of tricks and treats. Check out some of the incredible hotels offering specials for kids this month including cookie decorating, treasure hunts and pumpkin painting!                      

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  • Catalina Island: A Day Trip 6 Years In The Making

    Since moving to California six years ago, I've dreamt of going to Catalina Island.  It's not a huge trip in terms of distance, but pre-kids we never made the time for it and post kids we had naps and other logistics to deal with.Now was the time and honestly, we're already itching to go back.  

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  • Fabulous Fall Bay Area Getaways

    Looking for a quick getaway to recharge your batteries?  Now is the perfect time to head to the Bay Area and take advantage of some fantastic fall packages celebrating food, wine and relaxation.

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  • Travel Q&A: Family Vacation Ideas

    Question: My husband and I are looking to take a vacation with our four year old over spring break. We're focused on the East Coast, but want to avoid the chaos of Disneyworld. Any "outside of the box" suggestions for favorite spots?   Read More...

  • Travel Q&A: Family Vacation Ideas

    Question: My husband and I are looking to take a vacation with our four year old over spring break. We're focused on the East Coast, but want to avoid the chaos of Disneyworld. Any "outside of the box" suggestions for favorite spots? 

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  • The Inn at Palmetto Bluff: A Most Family Friendly Resort

     Many hotels and resorts go out of their way to accommodate families, but one in particular, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, goes above and beyond to ensure your kids get a camp like experience and you get some much needed R&R.

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  • Have Your Kids... And Fido Too

    Forget the dog sitter this time and take the family on a trip they'll never forget.  Amenities your children always dreamed of (plates personalized with chocolate syrup) and and ones you and your dog (Rover Reiki spa treatments) never could have imagined. 

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  • Travel Q&A: What are your travel must haves for kids?

    Hitting the road? From travel strollers to playpens, here's are our list of must haves when traveling with the family. 

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  • Luxury Babymoons

    A babymoon is a fantastic way to squeeze in some romance and relaxation before your little one arrives.  Check out these 5 luxury destinations offering everything from prenatal massages to mocktails.  

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  • The Purple Passport Guides You Through Washington, DC

    Planning a trip to our nation's capitol? Find out the best places to eat, stay, and play with help from The Purple Passport! 

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  • Top 5 Tips for Traveling with Kids Under 2

    Boarding flights, crossing time zones, and adapting to hotel rooms are challenging enough tasks when traveling alone, but what about when you've got a really little one (2 and under) in tow? Best friends Emily Brands and Jennifer Garcia-Alonso (intrepid travelers and Co-Founders of The Purple Passport website), who both have young children, share their insider tips for smooth(er) sailing each step of the journey.

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  • Get Away & Get Healthy

    Ever heard of a Running Concierge?  Take a weekend and get yourself back into your exercise routine. 

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  • An Expert's Guide To Flying With Babies

    I was recently contacted by Brianna Meighan, author of Amazon.com's #1 bestseller, "How To Fly With A Baby: Your Mile High Guide To Air Travel With An Infant."  Having kids 15 months apart and the majority of our family on the other side of the country, I was immediately intrigued.   

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  • Top Luxury Hotels In or Near The National Parks

    The National Parks : Save on the Entrance Fee, Splurge on the Hotel

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  • Take Your Kids Back To The 1920's

    Visit an edible garden, take an old fashion portrait and introduce your kids to something they've likely never seen before... a record.  It's all at La Plaza De Cultura Y Artes in Downtown LA and they have tons family fun planned for this summer that you won't want to miss.  

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  • Vegetables & Fruits Made Fun

    Want to watch your little ones giggle as they devour organic bok choy, snap peas and spinach? Take them to Orange County's Tanaka Farms. 

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  • 3 Great LA Spots For a Family Staycation

    Want to get away for a family weekend without having to fight traffic? There are plenty of fabulous hotels right here in LA that would love to host you and are ready to do whatever it takes to make your kids happy so you can relax.  

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  • Recipe: Cupcakes for PB&J Fans!

    When my family and I visited Aspen this winter we were delighted to dine at The Hotel Jerome.  The luxurious property, which is part of the legendary Auberge Resorts, is known for its genuine hospitality, sensational accommodations and maybe most of all, its culinary excellence.  I was impressed to see the restaurant offers a complete menu for kids featuring favorites like penne noodles, grilled chicken breast and toasted cheese on 7 grain bread.

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  • The Ultimate Hotel Baby Package

    The Australian designer boutique hotel, QT Sydney, is debuting a brand-new designer baby package called, "BabyQ." No need to stress over a crappy hotel crib because your child will be snoozing on a Scandinavian designer Leander cot.  Worried about lugging Gerber jars on vacation? Don't bother!

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  • Horses, Chickens & Goats... OH MY! A True Country Experience Near LA

    This weekend, my family and I had the amazing opportunity to visit The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort.  Who knew such a place existed just about 3 hours north of Los Angeles?  While my kids and I have been to various petting zoos, run around the fields at Will Rogers park and taken pony rides at the Brentwood Country Mart, nothing could begin to compare to the experience of putting it all together in the gorgeous San Ynez Valley.

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  • Navigating Hawaii's Big Island With Little Ones

    This April, my family and I were fortunate enough to visit the Big Island of Hawaii.  It was truly the trip of a lifetime due in part to all of the kid friendly activities. Some gems we discovered on our own while others we were told not to miss. Check out our favorites and be sure to add them to your own "to do" list.


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  • 4 Unique Things To Do With Kids In Downtown LA

    UNION STATION 800 N. Alameda Street Train loving tots will love this old fashion station. Long corridors inside and courtyards and fountains outside make for fun exploration.

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  • Malibu: It's Not Just For Summer

    You could spend the entire summer getting acquainted with the litany of restaurants, wine bars and beaches in Malibu but you’ll never quite capture the essence of the area like you will in the Fall. Although known as a summer hot spot, fall is a time of true serenity with smaller crowds, easier access to restaurants and special rates. Take for example the intimately elegant Malibu Beach Inn recently renovated by Hollywood Producer, David Geffen. While an ocean view room at this boutique hotel, s...

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