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Riding Norway’s Flåm Railway and Not Let Letting Disappointment and Wasted Money Ruin Your Family Vacation Fun
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Riding Norway’s Flåm Railway and Not Let Letting Disappointment and Wasted Money Ruin Your Family Vacation Fun

Our hopes were measured in meters and they soared up from a fjord into the crisp blue sky. My family’s train journey on the much heralded Flåm Railway came at the midway point of our week in Norway, thus serving as the emotional pivot of our spring break adventure. With […]

Of Howler Monkeys, Breadfruit, Brown Sugar and A Bridge Into The Rainforest — A Belize Travel Story
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Of Howler Monkeys, Breadfruit, Brown Sugar and A Bridge Into The Rainforest — A Belize Travel Story

The ride is advertised as taking anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes, but feels twice that. The sun-worn digital clock in the center of the dashboard tells the truth; but two hours could have easily passed before the potholes, gravel, and dusty congestion of Belize City gave way to virgin […]

What We Did Instead of Swimming with Dolphins in Cozumel
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What We Did Instead of Swimming with Dolphins in Cozumel

Two weeks before they’d fly down to New Orleans to meet me, before I’d call a Lyft to carry us to the port, and before we four would skip excitedly onto deck 3 of the Carnival Dream, my 10yo spent a handful of evening hours after a full day of […]

The Best Hotel Rewards Credit Card Deal I’ve Found
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The Best Hotel Rewards Credit Card Deal I’ve Found

I was knee deep in Broadway ticket costs and needed a cheap place to crash in or around the theater district; I’m all about the subway and prefer Lower Manhattan if I had my druthers but quickness and ease of movement as we museum-ed and Broadway-ed for 28 hours was […]

Contrarian Vacation Destinations For Families Who Want Something Different
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Contrarian Vacation Destinations For Families Who Want Something Different

Controversial ideas, I’ve had a few. None, however, are proving as outlandishly controversial as one of my ideas espoused in my newest article for Family Vacation Critic. How’s that for a tease? Click through to discover that controversial idea and a handful of other best contrarian vacation destinations for families […]

Be Happy It Happened At All
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Be Happy It Happened At All

Wise words from an unreal doctor are no less relevant in adulthood and in a foreign city and at 5:48am. Be happy it happened at all, not sad it is over. Or something in that vein. But try selling that platitude to a boy who has seen his favorite kind […]

The Best U.S. Port To Cruise Carnival
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The Best U.S. Port To Cruise Carnival

Truth time: I originally didn’t qualify this post with that ‘U.S.’ bit. But then I remembered we once cruised Carnival out of Barcelona, the greatest city on this or any planet. So, ‘Best U.S. Port’ this quickly became. Because I spend faaaaaar too many daytime hours alone farting around on […]

Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island Butternut Squash Soup — The Best Butternut Squash Soup Recipe In The World
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Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island Butternut Squash Soup — The Best Butternut Squash Soup Recipe In The World

As a general rule, rarely ever is it desirable to pull back the curtain on the glistening sports car or the pricey speed boat at the very beginning of a game show. This was the opening meal, but that wasn’t the plan. November 2017’s #LoveAmelia ManFAM press trip was forced […]

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