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Top 5 Family Vacation Destinations According To Marie Field Faith |


Serial vacationer and mom of three, Marie Field-Faith, shares the hidden gems she has discovered for families to enjoy.

This story by Marie Field Faith first came out in Modern Parenting’s 2022 print edition.

Adulting and parenting can get so overwhelming at times. So as often as I can, I try to take my family away from the city for a vacation and drive away to a new destination to discover. What started as short road trips to well-known hotels and resorts out of town evolved into finding other hidden places offering different kinds of experiences.

From staying in a luxury mountain cabin to glamping in an Airstream to tubing in a rushing river to camping near a fish pond, we seemed to have explored quite a bit already. But as I have discovered while discovering (ha!), there are more and more places coming up in the staycation arena that vacationing near the Metro has become even easier! The hard part is to find these gems as often they don’t advertise like hotels and resorts. It is almost often by luck that you stumble upon a good find.

Sharing these finds have given us so much joy, especially during the pandemic when all of us craved so much to get away from our house arrests and explore the world once again. Traveling by car, I find, is easier for our family as we could do it more often and works well with our schedule. At the same time, these local places also benefit from getting some help in getting discovered, they are able to hire back more of their local workforce, bounce back into stable operations again and bring back life into our local tourism. It is a win-win!

So here

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The 10 best places to visit with kids

Family travel has rebounded in a big way over the past year and expectations are high that it will bounce back to pre-pandemic levels in 2023. With fears of COVID-19 transmission easing, families are more ready than ever to explore popular family vacation spots like New York and Orlando, Florida, while more moderately sized cities like Portland, Maine, and Pittsburgh are also having a moment. 

Fresh-air diversions continue to be among the best places to go with kids, too, making rural regions from Mendocino in California to the Berkshires in Massachusetts appealing. And thanks to a strong U.S. dollar and the lifting of coronavirus testing requirements, many of the most popular family vacation spots in Europe are an enticing proposition as well. 

Continuing to balance health and safety precautions with a desire to maximize family vacation opportunities, the best places to go with kids in 2023 include all-inclusive resorts, family beach destinations, national parks and – as always – the country’s top theme parks. So, dust off your suitcases and get ready: Here are the top destinations to visit with the kids in 2023: 

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1. New York

The Pond, near Central Park South in New York City, photographed Nov. 3, 2021.

The Big Apple‘s attractions spell nonstop family fun year-round. Simply gazing at the city’s towering skyscrapers is a thrill and for many kids, the excitement of seeing a live Broadway show is a once-in-a-lifetime thrill. The TKTS ticket booth sells same-day tickets to select shows at a discount of up to 50%.

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The American Museum of Natural History’s planetarium and collection of dinosaur fossils should win over even self-proclaimed museum haters, while Central Park’s zoo antique carousel and lakes attract families like a magnet by

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Is an All Inclusive Family Vacation Right for You?

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The newest Club Med Miches. Credit: Club Med

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Family travel can be daunting, but choosing an all-inclusive resort makes it easy. No worries about where to eat or what to do; everything is at the hotel, with many activities multi-generational families can enjoy. Read on to learn all about family-friendly all-inclusive vacations, and decide if it works for your family!

Is an All-Inclusive Right for Your Family? Everything You Need to Know

Planning your next family vacation? Get something for everyone with an all-inclusive family vacation. What’s that you ask? Read on…

What is an All-Inclusive Family Vacation?

All-inclusive resorts take much of the planning out of a vacation. And no worries about surprise charges. You choose where to go, where to eat and what to do, and you know how much it will cost because everything is included. These kid-friendly all inclusive resorts appeal to the whole family, from toddlers to teens.

An all-inclusive resort means you get three meals a day, plus activities. Think of it as a cruise on land. Some all-inclusive resorts include alcoholic drinks, while others don’t, so check this if it’s important. Also, there can be extra charges for some water sports activities, or off-site tours and special upscale restaurants. Airfare may or may not be included.

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The Kids Club keeps children busy at all inclusive resorts for families. Credit: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Most kid-friendly all-inclusive resorts have kids clubs, with activities all day long. One of my kids liked this so much she insisted on day care when we returned from our all-inclusive family vacation.

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Where to go, how to get there

If the past two years are any indication, 2023 will be both exciting and tumultuous for family travelers. Gas prices surged and the economy wobbled in 2022, but we collectively embraced the relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions in family vacation spots around the U.S., Mexico, Europe and beyond to hit the road and make the past 12 months feel almost normal again. And with family travel ideas still top of mind for parents looking to get a head start on the year ahead, it’s no surprise 2023 is expected to be a banner year for travel. 

With that in mind, here are ten travel trends we predict will shape the family vacation landscape over the next year – and how to make them work to your advantage. 

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1. It will be easier to find cheap flights to Europe

Fuel prices and travel demand were both through the roof in 2022, making transatlantic flights an iffy proposition for families on a tight budget. But if you think flying to Europe will cost an arm and a leg in 2023 as well, a new Icelandic airline named PLAY aims to change your mind. The low-cost carrier is offering daily no-frills flights from Baltimore, Boston and New York’s Hudson Valley to the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik, where passengers may connect to scores of European cities including Paris, London and Dublin. Service to Washington, D.C., is scheduled to begin in spring 2023.

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Of course, PLAY isn’t the only fresh face on the transatlantic scene. Norwegian low-cost carrier Norse Atlantic Airways made its first flight between Oslo and New York in June 2022, quickly followed by flights to Fort Lauderdale, London,

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Best family accommodations coming in 2023 for Mexico, US and Caribbean

Whether you’re looking for a tropical escape, theme park vacation, or simply someplace new to stay in one of the country’s top family vacation spots, there’s guaranteed to be a new family hotel opening in 2023 that’s just right for all of your family’s vacation needs. 

This year’s crop of new family resorts and hotels offer everything from cool kids clubs and postcard-worthy views to spacious accommodations and family-friendly perks like water slides, lazy rivers and on-site ice cream parlors serving up cool refreshments any time of year. Here are the most anticipated new family hotels in the U.S., Caribbean and Mexico set to welcome travelers in 2023. 

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1. Susurros del Corazón, Auberge Resorts Collection

Punta de Mita, Mexico

Opened November 2022

Susurros del Corazón of Auberge Resorts Collection

The natural setting is the star at the new Susurros del Corazon beachfront resort on the northern end of Bahia de Banderas near Puerto Vallarta, which opened in late 2022. Here families can take surfing and paddle board lessons, book a snorkeling excursion, make a splash in the family pool and maybe even catch a glimpse of a humpback whale during migration season from December to March. 

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The resort’s Los Morritos kids club for ages five to 12 offers activities and programming inspired by Mexican culture, including Mexican folk-art pottery classes and hands-on culinary sessions. Guest rooms, suites and villas feature light and bright contemporary designs incorporating natural materials and Mexican craft culture. Guest rooms also have private terraces and lots of windows for enjoying the gorgeous views.

2. Embassy Suites by Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Resort

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Opening February 2023

Embassy Suites by Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Resort

One of three hotel options at the beachfront Cavalier Resort

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Jersey Shore Family Vacation Season 3 2023

#JerseyShoreFamilyVacation season 3 will take the cast on a trip to the #Jerseyshore. There will be a lot of drama, but there will also be plenty of love. Jenni “JWoww” Farley is going to be a big part of the show, and she’ll be fighting for her marriage with boyfriend Ronnie Ortiz-Magro. This will be a very exciting episode for fans. #FutureStarr

Jenni “JWoww” Farley’s marital strife

If you are a fan of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, you may be curious as to why Jenni “JWoww” Farley’s marriage ended in divorce. This is a common question among fans of the show. Although it is not officially announced, it is rumored that Jenni “JWoww” and Roger Mathews have been separated since 2013.

In October, Jenni “JWoww” filed for a divorce from Roger Mathews. The reason for the split is believed to be irreconcilable differences. She was unhappy with the way they were raising their son, Greyson. They also had a baby daughter, Meilani.

However, before the divorce was finalized, there were a number of issues that arose between the two. Some of them included: developmental delays in their daughter, and their differences on parenting tactics. There were some serious arguments that were documented on camera, and both of them filed for a restraining order.

During season two, Jenni “JWoww” made an appearance in the first episode of the new series. She was promoted to a regular cast member, and she had a better rapport with her roommates than in season one. She also addressed a few of the issues that were brought up during the first season.

JWoww has also been very vocal about her struggles with her son, Greyson. He was diagnosed with autism in November, and Jenni has been very open about his difficulties. She has even discussed

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