Afternoon tea popular on Eurodam cruise

ABOARD THE EURODAM – I’ve been drinking tea for a long time. But I learned on the Holland America ms Eurodam that I’ve been preparing my tea entirely wrong. That’s one thing my sister Elaine and I enjoyed greatly about our Eurodam cruise – the wealth of programs offered daily were so interesting that it was difficult to choose. Those daily choices are offered along with the wonderful shore excursions, live entertainment, spa, swimming pool, hot tub, …

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Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic announce the young explorer challenge

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic are inviting their younger travelers to see and share the world in a whole new way with the launch of its Young Explorer Challenge. Created to mirror Lindblad-National Geographic’s unique legacy of exploration, geographic education, global stewardship and innovation, the Young Explorer Challenge invites the next generation of explorers to creatively capture the ways in which their voyage opened up the world to them in a new way. The year-long educational contest is open …

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Which cruise line is the best for families?

Well, this one’s up for debate, and rightfully so.  Just in the last year, I’ve seen the cruise lines make a concentrated effort to promote their family-friendly status with some truly amazing entertainment, amenities, programs and shore excursions. You can find examples of imaginative and perfectly tailored programs on almost every line, but this week, I’m taking note of some information that came across my desk for Lindblad Expeditions.  This line is sort of a favorite of …

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Vacationing With Kids Who Have Special Challenges

The next time your kids are making you wonder why you left home with them, think of Terrie Easton. The Burlington, VT mom has eight-year-old twin boys one of whom has been diagnosed with autism; the other with a variety of cognitive and emotional disorders that present special challenges. That means anything that is tough for anyone traveling with kids—waiting at airport security, taking off your shows, letting go of a special backpack, sleeping in an unfamiliar …

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The Southern California Adventure Parks as a Pre or Post-Cruise Excursion

Taking a cruise that begins or ends in Los Angeles or San Diego?  My family just got back from a trip to Southern California, where we stopped at both Legoland and the two Disney Theme Parks- all of which have locations that make for an excellent pre or post-cruise excursion. Legoland, located in Carlsbad, is approximately 30 minutes North of San Diego and about an hour South of Los Angeles (get directions here), making it an easy trip if you are …

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