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Spain and the Costa Brava: Family-Friendly Beaches, Bikes and Medieval Villages

Within an one-hour drive of historic Girona lie pretty Mediterranean villages offering quiet sandy coves, family activities, excellent seafood, and a wealth of seafaring history. I was surprised by unspoilt nature of the coastline and how well the medieval villages had been restored. I had imagined coastal Spain to be full of overbuilt beaches and tacky towns but this trip was a revelation. Here’s a taste of what Costa Brava offers.

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Finding Hidden Gems For Kids In Basel, Switzerland

Basel, Switzerland is centrally located in the heart of Europe, with both Germany and France within walking distance or a short tram ride away. If you are thinking about traveling to Basel, do what the travel guides suggest. However, some of the best things for kids are hidden within the local landscape of Basel.

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The Real Magic Behind Traveling with Adventures by Disney- the People

Earlier this month, I completed the album that houses our memories from our “Once Upon A Fairytale” trip to Germany with Adventures by Disney..Of course you’ll find those “must have” photos that every tourist to Germany brings back, but in our scrapbook those resplendent photographs appear amidst a sea of pictures that capture the true magic behind any Adventures by Disney vacation – the people.

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How To Spend A Day In Girona, Spain – Kids are Welcome.

As a small city with approx 100,000 inhabitants, Girona is an ideal size for a family visit. Pedestrian-friendly, liberally scattered with tiny playgrounds and quiet squares; it’s clean, charming and sedate. I would recommend two full days here to enjoy its sights at a leisurely pace before heading to the coast for beaches, biking and exploring.

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A Hop “Across the Pond” – 5 Great Things to do in London and the Surrounding area!

One of the perks of being married to a Brit is the occasional trip to England to visit family. Here is a slightly more “insider” view of 5 things we did with our 5-year-old son on our last trip to London.

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Have It All At Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort In Cancun, Mexico

Give your children everything they want, when they want it, without your wallet. Best of all, give your family the quality time you’ve been yearning to give them. Give them the sun and the stars and the moon at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, located on the beach in Cancun, Mexico.

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Adventures by Disney, Peru- The “I can’t believe we are going to Peru” post

This August my family is embarking on what is sure to be one of our grandest adventures to date, a trip to Peru with Adventures by Disney. I am so excited I am can barely stand it. Peru, home to Macchu Picchu, the ruins I vowed to visit from the moment I first saw them on the cover of National Geographic decades ago. Home to wooly alpacas and brightly colored textiles woven into masterpieces from their wool by Inca natives. Yes, that Peru will be our home for six glorious days.

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A Guide to Traveling with Food Allergies

Startling facts are surfacing that severe food allergies are on the rise. According to the CDC, 4 out of every 100 children suffer with food allergies and between 1997-2007 food allergy incidences increased 18%! If you or a family you know is dealing with this serious condition, here’s a few handy tips I have put together for family travel with life-threatening food allergies.

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