European Vacation, Far Flung Adventures, TravelTuesday Q&A

#TravelTuesday Q&A: Terrific Tips for a Teen Trip to Paris

trip to Paris with teens

Q: Hi Playground — If you were taking a 14 year old girl to Paris in April, where would you stay that isn’t too expensive but has charm and is close to chocolate soufflés and other amusements? Any other advice is welcome, too. Thanks! ~ Suzanne

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6 in the City, Beach Blanket Bingo

6 in the City: The Fairmont Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Fairmont Mayakoba Riviera Maya, Mexico

We’re dreaming of sunshine, sandy beaches, and beautiful deep blue seas, so we’re revving up one of our favorite features — 6 in the City! 1 amazing hotel + 2 great places to eat + 3 can’t miss things to see and do — with a look at one of Melissa’s favorite warm weather getaways last year, the Fairmont Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Consider this your handy go-to-guides for the quickest route for travel fun!

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European Vacation, Far Flung Adventures, Travel Tips, Reviews, & Giveaways

Believe Your Eyes! $99 Flights to Europe with the Norwegian Airlines Super New Year Sale

Norwegian Airlines New Year Sale

Who wants to take their family to Europe? Us, too!

Norwegian Airlines, Norway’s budget carrier (and the world’s top, low-cost, long-haul carrier according to Skytrax), has dropped airfare prices to Europe from New York-area airports — including JFK, Newark, and Westchester’s Newburgh/Stewart. they are offering some of their lowest prices we’ve seen this year, starting from $99 one way!

The catch? You have to book by midnight January 4, 2018 and travel between January and May 2018. That  includes Easter and spring breaks!

Here’s how to get the great deals:

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European Vacation, Far Flung Adventures, Travel Tips, Reviews, & Giveaways

$50 Airfare Sale to Europe is Happening Right Now, WOW!

WOW 50 percent off Airfare to Europe

You may remember we tipped you off to an amazing airline sale on WOW airlines recently, when the low-priced carrier based in Iceland offered $99 sale to Europe from select US cities as part of their “Purple Friday” sale.

WOW is now putting on their Santa hat and offering 50% off ALL fares December 22 and 23. That means their $99 tickets to Rejkavik are now less than $50, and there’s more amazing deals to be had, too!

If you’re thinking of taking the family to Europe for the holidays, you want to book RIGHT NOW.

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Beach Blanket Bingo, Travel Tips, Reviews, & Giveaways, TravelTuesday Q&A, Week Long Getaways

#TravelTuesday Q&A: A Long Weekend in Punta Cana or Bahamas

Punta Cana family travel

Q: Hi Playground! I want to plan an easy getaway to an island for a long weekend — Super Bowl weekend to be exact, and for three nights. We’re thinking about Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic or the Bahamas. Somewhere not crazy far or crazy expensive. Thanks a lot! ~ Heidi

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All the World's a Stage, Arts & Culture, New York New York a Helluva Town

Once on This Island Transforms Broadway into the Sunny Caribbean

Once on This Island

It was a snowy, Arctic-like ,freezing Friday when my family and I headed into New York to see the revival of Once on This Island at Circle in the Square on Broadway. But an amazing thing happened as we entered the intimate theater on 50th Street: It became summer.

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Beach Blanket Bingo, Travel Tips, Reviews, & Giveaways, TravelTuesday Q&A, Week Long Getaways

#TravelTuesday Q&A: Costa Rica for a Spring Break Family Vacation

Costa Rica family vacation | Herradura Bay (Marriott)
Herradura Bay, Costa Rica 

Q: Hi Playground! Do you have any family friendly and affordable hotels and resorts you recommend in Costa Rica? We are hoping to go in March when our kids have 2 weeks off from school for an early Spring Break. Thanks! ~ Kim

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