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Make-A-Wish encouraging donation of airline miles

Make-A-Wish is encouraging the donation of airline miles throughout the month of April, as part of Wishes in Flight, to help the organization gear up for the busiest wish granting season. more
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Following the kid — to Nicaragua, the new destination for eco-tourism

Melanie on horseback ride on overlook of Morgans Rock
After years of Taking the Kids, on this trip we’ve followed our 22-year-old daughter Melanie here to Nicaragua, which many say is fast becoming the next eco tourist’s must-see destination, offering volcanoes, cloud forests, rain forests, pristine beaches and a growing number of eco resorts. more
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A family vacation includes volunteering at a nearby children’s center

Entre Amigos play area
In our family, an afternoon away from the resort is fundamental. A 20-minute taxi ride from the luxurious Iberostar Playa Mita brings you to the sleepy fishing village of San Francisco, known locally as San Pancho. In this tiny seaside town, you will find Entre Amigos. more
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At Jicaro Island Ecolodge, sustainability is a passion

Locals netting fish near Jicaro Island Ecolodge
At Jicaro Island Ecolodge almost everything is locally sourced and sustainable. The food is delicious. And the scraps from the kitchen feed the pigs on a nearby farm whose waste produces methane cooking gas for the local farmers. more
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Visiting kids should not leave the Bahamas without meeting the local kids

Abaco Beach Resort Bahamas Buddy Program
Wherever you go this summer, encourage your kids to chat up local kids, join a pick-up soccer game in a city park or play in a playground or on the beach. They’ll go home with an entirely different perspective. I met these Bahamian kids at the Abaco Beach Resort where they’ve signed on to be Bahamas Buddies more
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The Kids Taking Themselves: Exploring chocolate, caves, and coral reefs in Belize

Mel in rural Belize
“I’m going to travel like this from now on!” Sarah exclaimed, while she was receiving exciting emails from MMC and Ya’axche about fun things to do during our trip. Not only do I feel like I truly took advantage of my last spring break in College, but I also made it educational…aren’t you proud Mom and Dad? more
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Families find projects and travel through GoVoluntouring

GoVoluntouring is a program that connects travelers to over 3,000 projects in over 100 plus countries worldwide, many of which are registered charities and not-for-profits that can issue tax receipts for Canadians and Americans. Explore Cuba, help build a sustainable village in Guatemala, fight poverty by assisting in day care centers and schools in India, help conserve sea turtles in Costa Rica, help save pandas in China and help raise standards of living in Vietnam, to mention only a few. more
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This year, take your family on a volunteer vacation

GoVolunteering.com has a variety of volunteer vacations, the perfect way to stick to New Year’s resolutions by traveling and contributing at the same time. Spend more time with family on a Sea Turtle conservation trip, with a few hours of volunteer commitment and plenty of time for the beach with the kids. more
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