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What to see in Alaska: 8 must-see destinations by cruise ship

Cruise passenger Steve Trabun has sailed through Alaska's Inside Passage three times. And he can't wait to go again.<p>"The scenery is spectacular, and the wildlife is amazing," said Trabun, who lives in Spokane, Wash., and enjoys sailing with Princess Cruises. "Alaska is absolutely incredible. This …

Ways to Do Pricey Destinations on a Budget

<i>Jon Rawlinson / Flickr</i><p>Some island destinations are so expensive that many travelers consider them out of reach. Places like the Maldives, French Polynesia, Santorini and Hawaii all come to mind. Everything from the cost of transportation to activities is high due to location and tourist demand. But …

How to cook a Ham in your Slow Cooker

Shares 42K<p>Here are step by step directions on <b>How to cook a Ham in your Slow Cooker</b>, which is perfect for Christmas or any other holiday! In my family …

1) Artsy Crawls & Purple Banner Tours

With the Sunshine Coast just a short 40-minute ferry ride away, it’s tempting to get away for a regular weekend. Here are 5 ideas of what to do once …

The Right All-inclusive Trip for You

<i>Courtesy Hard Rock Hotel Cancun</i><p>When planning a vacation, sometimes it's simpler to pay one flat fee that covers it all -- lodging, food, drinks and activities. It takes the stress out of figuring out where to allocate funds and counting coins when the check comes. However, there are so many …

Maui's Top 5 Best Drives

When many travelers think of Maui, visions of beaches, suntan lotion, and oceanfront cabanas create images of the perfect vacation. While every Maui vacation should involve some degree of relaxing, Maui is still a very large island that is worthy of spirited exploration. Besides -- there is much …

A Mom's Take: Immersing Your Family in the Culture of Europe with Disney Cruise Line

For many families, traveling is about more than just seeing different destinations. It’s a way to learn about other cultures and bring history life …

Insider Secrets of Hawaii

The historical sites of Oahu. The out-of-this-world volcanic landscape of the Big Island. And of course the beaches! Here are 20 tips for visiting …

Sizzling Deals at Kid-Friendly Beach Resorts

(photo: The Landings St. Lucia)<p>There's nothing like cooling temperatures to make families start yearning for the sand, surf and sun. Here are five deals at kid-friendly beach resorts to book right now.<p><b>The Landings St. Lucia</b><p><b>Where:</b> Gros Islet, St. Lucia <b>Why:</b> Because this plush St. Lucia resort sits on …

Help choosing a university in Ontario

We gathered information from professors, alumni and the universities themselves to describe some of the strengths and weaknesses of almost 60 universities in Canada. The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) informed coverage of the type of undergraduate education. But, most importantly, we …

Family-Friendly Vegas

Considered the ultimate playground for adults, Las Vegas can also make a trip fun for the whole family. Beyond the casinos and pool parties are thrills and adventures for even the youngest of visitors. And, parents may be surprised to learn that the trip can also make an inexpensive family …

How to choose between Thailand’s classic gulf islands

With hundreds of dreamy tropical islands scattered along Thailand’s extensive coastline, choosing your ideal island escape can be overwhelming. Each one of those specks in the ocean is a tantalising composition of turquoise water, lush jungles and divine beaches – so how's a traveller to …

World's Coolest Hotel Water Slides

Hotel water parks have grown in popularity in recent years, allowing guests to enjoy all the thrills and entertainment of a water park without leaving the comfort of their hotel. We've selected 10 hotels from around the world boasting the most fantastic water slides onsite. Offering a great time …

The 10 best family holiday destinations

Who says that successful travel <i>en famille</i> means a week in the company of a certain famous mouse? In this excerpt from <i>Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences,</i> we've got some suggestions for a trip your brood will never forget.<p>1. Sing a rainbow in the desert, Rajasthan, India<p>It might be dry but …

<b>1. Twin Island Kayaking Trip</b><p>If you are on a conservative budget and crave a cool adventure then head to Deep Cove for an overnight kayaking trip. …

Cruising to Bermuda

Considering a cruise? Love ‘em or hate ‘em, seasoned travelers seem to have strong opinions on the subject.<p>And there’s no denying the impact the industry has had on how families travel. Cruise lines have not only increased capacity by more than 2,000 percent since 1970, they’re working overtime to …

Everything You Need To Know About Rental Car Insurance

Renting a car? Buying the over-the-counter insurance that rental car companies sell could be the dumbest move you've made all day. That is, unless it's the smartest.<p>The question is, are you covered? Too many travelers have no idea, and it's in that cone of uncertainty that the rental car companies …

Despicable Me 2 Minion Cake

Recently, my friends at Betty Crocker asked if I'd like to create a minion cake to celebrate the newly released movie Despicable Me 2. I was over the …

Alice Lake

I’m an avid camper. I have all the gear and have been taking my son camping every summer for the last five years. However, just because I’m camping …

Skylanders Swap Force - TGS at E3 2013

Disneyland Resort Viewing Tips: ‘World of Color’

Can you believe that “World of Color” premiered three years ago this month at Disney California Adventure park? Time surely does fly on a carousel of …

The Best Water Parks in the World (PHOTOS)

Who doesn't feel like a kid again when at a water park? Whether you're visiting with your own kids, or are just trying to revive your inner kid, a water park can be just what you need for a little fun this summer. We've visited tons and tons of water parks during our travels, and have seen all …

Wax Paper Lantern

Turn wax paper, crayons and craft sticks into a beautiful lantern! Fun for all ages, but adult supervision is required.<p>Get the instructions for ––> …

4 Great Canadian Road Trips

Summer is the best and brightest season to explore Canada’s vast expanses by car. Slush has melted off the highways and byways (well, most of them), …

14 Things to Do with Kids on Hawaii’s Big Island

You can rest assured that digging at the beach (sand at Big Island beaches can be black, gray, white, or green!), goofing off in the ocean, …

10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia<p><b>The diving:</b> Indonesia boasts an …

Ultra-Moist Banana Bundt Cake with Greek Yogurt

Bananas are a staple in my house and they are one of the best selling fruits in the US, so I know that I am not the only one out there that ends up …

Yesterday we told you that Vancouver has the best place for chocolate lovers in the world, today we reveal that our fair city has been named one of …

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