Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Azul Beach Riviera Maya 2018

Azul Beach Riviera Maya is a great family all inclusive resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. 

This resort is a great fit for families with small kids: 
  • It has a small footprint so it's easy to get around. 
  • The resort has all the "stuff" so you don't have to sherpa your entire house onto the plane. 
  • Dining is kid-friendly including baby food
  • The family suites are fantastic 

Does this look like the resort for you? Request a quote 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Family Friendly Excursions in Anchorage, Alaska

It's worth planning some extra time at the beginning or end of your Alaska adventure. Here's our family friendly suggestions: 

Tour: Alaskan Wildlife- Minutes after your guide picks you up, you will find yourself surrounded by the majestic peaks and water views of the Turnagain Arm area. Along the way your guide will help you look for wildlife such as sheep, moose, and beluga whales. Arrive at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and you will visit with elk, bears, moose, caribou, and the Arctic Musk Ox.

Duration: Around 4 hours

The Alaska Zoo-Set on 25 acres of the Anchorage Hillside, it’s smaller than most Zoo’s, but the animals tend to be more active because of the cooler temperatures than traditional Zoo’s. The Zoo specializes in wildlife conservation and rehabilitation, many of the animals were found orphaned or injured. Open daily, hours vary monthly.

The Anchorage Museum- Known for it’s displays of Alaskan history and art, there is an excellent Imaginarium for kids complete with touch tanks, science experiments, and a play area. Open 9 am to 6 pm daily from 5/1-9/30.

Reindeer Farm- Tours are guided with information about the animals, and you will be able to enter  the pen to pet and feed the reindeer, Dolly the Bison, Rocky the Moose, and a small herd of Elk. Open 10 am to 6 pm daily from 5/1-9/3, plus limited hours the month of September.

Byron Glacier- The best glacier to visit with kids. The walk from the parking lot is only a mile long on an easy, flat trail.

Thunderbird Falls and Eklutna Lake-  Thunderbird Falls is a great family hike! The trail is wide enough to push a stroller, although there are a few steep spots. After a short climb you will arrive at the Falls. Eklutna Lake is a great place for a picnic lunch, playing in the water and doing some geo-caching.

Monday, July 23, 2018

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Family Friendly Excursions in Seattle, Washington

Many Alaska cruises start in Seattle, Washington. Here's our family friendly ideas to explore Seattle. 

Tour: Best of Seattle- Past and present thrive side by side in Seattle, and you'll see many of the Emerald City's best highlights on this tour. View Seattle's sports stadiums; then, discover the historic flavor of Pioneer Square -- Seattle's birthplace dating back to 1852. Pass the International District and tour through the downtown core and shopping district. Circle the Seattle Center campus on your way to the Space Needle, where you'll soar to the top by elevator for an unforgettable vista of the skyline and Elliott Bay. Head through the gentrifying Belltown area to Pike Place Market -- the West Coast's largest and oldest open-air farmers' market. Browse the dozens of curio shops and local artisan stalls. Don't forget to check out Flying Fish -- one of the more famous vendors at the Market.

Duration: Around 3.5 hours

Offered Post- departure and Intransit only

Tour: Panoramic Seattle- Visit places like the famous Pike Place Market, Space Needle and the world's first Starbucks. At the Pioneer Square and Stadium District you will learn about the art galleries and hip restaurants that surround the sports stadiums where local die-hards cheer on the Seahawks, Sounders and Mariners. Next head to the International District and see this multicultural environment.

Duration: Around 3 hours

Tour: Seattle Locks cruise through Puget Sound- This tour takes you thought the salt water of the Puget Sound into the fresh water of Lake Union via the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. See how the locks work, learn about the fishing communities, see the Deadliest Catch boats, the Sleepless in Seattle floating home community and Gas Works Park.

Duration: Around 2.5 hours

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Family Friendly Excursions in Seward, Alaska

Seward is a great location for a multi-day hotel stay at the start or end of your cruise. Here's two great family fun ideas. 

Kenai Fjords Cruise- Enjoy a tour of Seward with time to shop, followed by a 55 mile round trip cruise with a Park Ranger. The ranger will point out some of Alaska’s wildlife including whales, sea otters, rookeries, and sea lions on the way to and from the glacier.

Duration: Around 7.5 hours

Exit Glacier Hike- Experience one of Alaska's few walk-in glaciers -- Exit Glacier. At the end of the road, follow a walking trail for 2½ miles through an alder forest, meeting the glacier's terminus (face) half way through your hike. The first half of the path is paved; the rest is gravel. Exit Glacier is three miles long and descends some 2,500 feet from the Harding Icefield. A naturalist guide will tell you all about the effects Exit and other glaciers have had on this area.

Duration: Around 4 hours

Ready to book your Alaska adventure?  Click here to request a quote. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Family Friendly Excursions in Victoria, B.C.

Victoria is a frequent stop on Alaska cruises that depart round trip from Seattle. The stop can be in the evening, but if you happen to have a lot of time in port, check out these family friendly excursions. 

All Ages

Butchart’s Gardens and City Tour- Board a bus at the pier and travel approximately 30 minutes through Victoria on your way to Butchart Gardens, a world famous National Historic Site of Canada. Take in Victoria's Chinatown, Marine Drive and Olde Towne during a scenic drive fully narrated by your driver-guide. Once at Butchart Gardens, enjoy approximately 2 hours of self-guided touring.

Duration: Around 4 hours