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Enjoy all the tips, news, insight, and advice on luxury family travel that highlights fun, active, and healthy vacations. Explore how to make the most out of your family vacation without sacrificing luxury.

FreshCruiser.com opens readers’ eyes to new adventures and calms any fears of traveling with children. With a special focus on family cruising, the website includes tips to staying active, eating well, and taking advantage of all the opportunities while on a family vacation.

Monday
Jan192015

FreshCruiser quoted in Emerald Waterways article, "River cruising versus ocean cruising"

FreshCruiser's cruising expertise on river cruising versus ocean cruising was recently included in a news article from Emerald Waterways.

Here's an excerpt from Emerald Waterways News story, "River cruising versus ocean cruising."

"Whether you’ve previously taken an ocean cruise and would like to find out what a river cruise entails, or have never taken either and would like to discover which you’d prefer, our guide aims to help you make a decision on which cruise experience you should try next.

Both river cruising and ocean cruising offer fantastic opportunities for exploring the world’s best destinations, but the two may differ more than you would imagine.

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“River cruising is truly about enjoying the river scenery, experiencing local cultures, and getting pleasure from the quaintness and luxury of the ship.

“I like that larger ocean cruises can travel far distances at a swift pace. On a recent ocean cruise, we visited diverse ports in Italy, Greece, Egypt, and Israel.” - FreshCruiser"

To read the full article, including more of my thoughts on river versus ocean cruising, visit Emerald Waterways News.

Monday
Jan122015

Review of The London Eye experience with a toddler

My experience and tips for visiting The London Eye with a toddler Taking a ride on The London Eye was on the top of my "To Do" list when we planned our trip to London with my toddler. It has become an iconic symbol of the city while providing spectacular views of London's main sites. The London Eye After scheduling the ride on The London Eye, I wondered how my son would react to being in a capsule for the 30 minute round trip with no immediate way out. Based on his personality, I thought he would like it but you never know until you're in the moment.

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Tuesday
Oct282014

Top spot for whale watching in Maui, Hawaii

n your family vacation during whale season with the “Whale of a Deal” room package at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa I recently vacationed in Maui, Hawaii with my family. We stayed at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa for 10 days. I could have stayed another 10 days. We enjoyed spending time at the resort as well as exploring the island. My favorite days were when we rented a cabana and took advantage of all the activities at the hotel throughout the day. If you’re considering a family trip to Hawaii in the near future, I’d recommend going to Maui during whale season. You’re able to experience the wonders of watching humpback whales directly from the beach, quite a sight.

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Friday
Oct102014

Tips for flying with a toddler

I can't believe my son is a toddler already. I've given tips on traveling with a baby before, however with each new stage my son enters; airplane travel changes. We recently flew from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC. It was his 16th cross country flight. I'm glad we traveled with him so much already, however we need to continue to adapt to his needs. We have the usual things worked out, like diapering, boarding the plane, and which stroller to fly with. Here are a few of my tips for flying with a toddler. These tips will be helpful at any early age but specifically for your child if they are 15, 16, or 17 months old.

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Thursday
Sep112014

Examining family lounge and kids play areas in Airports Terminals

After frequently traveling with my son for the past year and a half, I am always looking for a calm and easy place to change him, feed him, and for him to let some energy out in the airport. If you are like me, you need to take a breather and regroup when flying with children. Family Lounges and Services Areas are comfortable areas to do this, however most US airport terminals don’t have them.

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Tuesday
Sep022014

Road Trip to Monterey with a Toddler – Incorporating nap times & bed times into your travel schedule

Last weekend my husband and I decided to take a last-minute long-weekend road trip. The plan was to drive from Los Angeles, CA to Monterey, CA. It’s about a 5 hour drive when there is no traffic and no stops. There was something relaxing about shoving everything we might need into the car, rather than thinking about weight requirements and keeping bags to a minimum.

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Tuesday
Jul012014

Trending: Free Strollers to use at airports

Wondering if you should carry your baby or bring your stroller through airport security? When traveling with young children, the amount of luggage really adds up. My family often travels to a destination where we either won't need a stroller, there is one for us to borrow, or we prefer to check it in. Occasionally, we take a stroller with us solely for use in the airport, especially during a long layover.

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Friday
Jun132014

Flying Solo with my baby...again.

Everyone survived the flight: my baby, myself and all the passengers. We made it to the destination safely and the rest is already a distant memory. I realized that traveling with my 14-month old by myself cross-country isn't easy no matter how much you prepare but my preparations definitely made things go more smoothly.

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