Tag Archives: Beach Escapes

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Is there anything more quintessentially New England than Cape Cod in the summer? After three weeks of  coastal cities to mountain towns, we ended our New England road trip at the Cape. Massachusetts’ arm-shaped peninsula is special in so many ways: clam shacks, rugged sand dunes, idyllic oceanfront homes, the undeveloped National Sea­shore beaches, and […]

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Over the last few decades Marbella has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a small fishing village and now a popular holiday destination for the rich and famous. Located in the Costa del Sol, Marbella became home base for 5 days during our stay in the Andalucia area. Here are a few […]

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While much of the southern coastline of the Algarve has been built up, a sleepy fishing village named Salema has largely escaped the ravages of tourism. On the western end of Salema Beach you’ll find a big, flat rock with footprints from a dinosaur! This yellow limestone rock is home to a herbivorous biped, also […]

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When taking our kids abroad we have two main goals: first to introduce them into a new culture, and secondly to introduce them to a different way of living. And scouring the globe earlier this year for our summer vacation we came upon Costa Rica. We figured surely any kid would love the jungle as […]

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The Oregon coast has over 300 miles of rugged shoreline, windswept beaches and moody skies. We continued our spring break road trip hugging the Oregon coastline from Astoria down to Lincoln City. Around every twist and turn were rocky vistas, sleepy coastal towns, miles of public beaches and working fishing towns. Oregon’s unusually mild weather […]

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The Hotel Nestled on the southwestern coast of Hawaii’s Oahu Island is Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club. Situated less than hour away from Honolulu, the resort is a fantastic getaway destination for families. For centuries the area of Ko Olina was the sacred place of rest and relaxation to the royals of Hawaii. But now […]

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When families think of sunny San Diego their thoughts generally go to places like Sea World, The San Diego Zoo, the Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, or even Old Town. But many don’t think of looking west across San Diego Bay to “the crowned one,” Coronado Island. Coronado is just a short distance across the bay […]

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Monterey has both one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world and some of the deepest roots in California history. We have been visiting this seaside getaway many years before having children. And now as a family of four, we find it as an equally enjoyable experience. Having taken so many trips […]

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My wife has been inundated with holiday family sessions and was in need of a break. So I packed the clan for a short getaway to one of the jewels of Central California’s coast, Morro Bay. Whether you are camping or staying in a hotel, Morro Bay is an often overlooked great family getaway! Situated […]

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A Babymoon is a great way for soon-to-be parents to plan a vacation getaway before the arrival of a baby. Like most babymoon planners, we wanted somewhere warm, relaxing, and ready to pamper. A cruise seemed to be the most laid-back and convenient getaway. Admittedly, we don’t consider ourselves as cruising type of travelers. We […]

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Located less than ten minutes away from St. Thomas’ largest town,Charlotte Amalie, is Magens Bay. This mile-long stretch of Caribbean sand is consistently voted one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. The powdery white sand and calm turquoise waters makes a perfect spot for swimming, sailing, or just relaxing under the swaying palm trees. With […]

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It’s true that Belize has the best of both worlds: affordable unlike some Caribbean destinations and culturally diverse like Central America. Eager to experience a barefoot beach destination and a jungle adventure, we selected Belize for our honeymoon several years ago. Belize has an interesting history as a county. It was formally known as British […]

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