Oahu’s Family-Friendly Aulani Resort

Exterior of Aulani Resort on Oahu

Exterior of Aulani Resort on Oahu

For a family vacation in Hawaii, it’s hard to imagine a place more accommodating than Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa on Oahu. Located 17 miles west of the Honolulu airport, this relatively new (opened in 2011) luxury resort sits on a beach far removed from the hustle-bustle of Honolulu. During the five days my wife and I spent at Aulani, we marveled at Disney’s masterful portrayal of traditional Hawaiian culture. It’s a place where adults and kids can enjoy themselves without ever having to leave the resort.

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Your Guide to Vancouver During the Women's World Cup

Aerial view of Vancouver

Aerial view of Vancouver

**This post was written with assistance from Tourism Vancouver**

The coastal seaport city of Vancouver is the most populous metropolitan area in Western Canada and one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in the country. It is known as a film production hub, a major port city, and an urban center surrounded by nature. And, in 2015, it is also one of the host cities for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, with the final match held at Vancouver’s BC Place stadium on July 5.

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What’s Old Is New Again at the Napa River Inn

Exterior of the Napa River Inn

Exterior of the Napa River Inn

There’s nothing I love more than an immersive vacation experience—one that transports you to a time and place that connects you with the past in a palpable way while adhering to modern standards and expectations. This is what I encountered during my stay at the historic Napa River Inn in downtown Napa Valley. But, don’t let the quaintness of this locally owned, antique-laden boutique hotel fool you. This property is downtown Napa's highest Michelin-rated hotel, which also nailed a four-star rating in the 2015 Forbes Travel Guide.



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Your Guide to Edmonton During the Women’s World Cup

Your Guide to Edmonton During the Women’s World Cup

Looking out over Edmonton

**This post was written by Edmonton Tourism**

If your favorite team is playing in Edmonton in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, then you’re in luck! Summer is one of the most exciting times to visit Edmonton, with long sunny days (up to 17 hours of daylight in June) to fill with activity. National Geographic named Edmonton one of the best summer trips in the world for 2015, and it’s easy to see why. Aside from the FIFA-related events and menu items across the city, some of the most popular summer festivals and events are happening at the same time FIFA is in town. Check out these local hotspots and special events while you’re here for the big match:

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Forty-Eight Hours in Prague

Looking across the Vltava River to buildings on the hills of Prague

Looking across the Vltava River to buildings on the hills of Prague

Prague is a city of history, architectural beauty, and old world glamour. My first time visiting was to run the Prague Marathon and the second time was for a weekend getaway when I was still living in Brussels. Whether it is a stop during a European itinerary or a weekend trip, Prague is definitely a must on European destination lists.

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