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family travel

  • It’s on many bucket lists. A family trip to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. It is after all, the largest living thing on Earth, even visible from outer space. The reef is made up of over 2900 individual reefs, 600 continental islands and 300 coral cays. It was the ultimate family vacation. Just the four of us traipsing through Australia. It was probably a once-in-a-lifetime trip, at least with all of us together, so…

  • I have a dirty little holiday secret. I don’t like being home on Christmas. I’m fortunate (insert sarcasm) to have my entire family, in-laws and all, living within a few miles of each other. I’ve sacrificed my Thanksgiving holiday by allowing the annual convergence of the families, but in recent years, I decided I was keeping my Christmas for just me, my husband and our children. So every year, I plan a week away over the…

  • I’ve learned that escaping the craziness of the holidays is the best Christmas gift I could myself, or anyone else for that matter. My kids are older teenagers now, so quite frankly, spending money on a family cruise just makes everyone happier. So each year, we take off for somewhere warm (my Florida body can no longer handle the snow of our favorite ski destinations) to escape the frenzy of family and friends. When my husband…