RV road-tripper shares travel tips for Black families

Kay Apkan got a bad feeling from the RV park her family pulled into in Galveston, Texas.

Having traveled across the country full time since 2020, the Apkans were used to being the only Black people in some places, but this time felt different.

“It felt very intimidating,” she said, recalling the “funny stares” they got as Confederate flags flew from RVs and golf carts nearby. 

She worried about her son Aiden, who likes to go exploring on his bike.

“In a place like that … what if he rides somewhere and somebody looked at him and thinks that he

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For New Year’s eve, charity sponsors ‘bucket list’ trip to NYC for veterans and military families

The nonprofit organization Hope for the Warriors will be sending a group of 40 veterans to New York City for a New Year’s Eve experience in Times Square.

The trip is a tradition that began over a decade ago, said Robin Kelleher, CEO and co-founder of Hope for the Warriors during an appearance on Tuesday, Dec. 27, on “Fox & Friends.”

Hope for the Warriors works with the FDNY and NYPD to “celebrate and ring in the New Year with military families from across the country,” Kelleher said. 


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The 11 Best All-Inclusive Mexico Resorts for Families

If you’re looking for family-friendly, all-inclusive resorts with year-round warm temperatures, beautiful beaches, top-notch cuisine, picturesque sunsets and a plethora of water sports, Mexico is a hard destination to beat. Its family resorts boast everything from water parks and high-tech teen clubs to world-class spas and five-star dining for an all-inclusive getaway, making your family vacation easy and memorable.

U.S. News has compiled a list of the top all-inclusive family resorts in Mexico so you can treat yourself and your family to luxurious accommodations, a variety of dining options, kid-focused amenities and entertaining activities.

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Aerial view of pool and beach at Club Med Cancún Yucatán.

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25 Best Christmas Vacations for Families for a Fun Getaway

Traveling during the holidays is an exciting, sometimes daunting event. Packing up the kids’ suitcases, playing Tetris to get everything to fit in the car—oh, and don’t forget about that oil change. You’ve probably gotten used to the journey to a family member’s home every holiday season, but what’s stopping you from planning that ultimate Christmas getaway you’ve been dreaming of?

Planning makes perfect when it comes to a family Christmas vacation. Things like destination, cost, and kid-friendly entertainment are discussions to keep in mind. If you can get past the research and reservations, you’ll soon be on your way

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17 Top Wisconsin Dells Resorts for Families and Adults

An iconic Wisconsin vacation destination – especially for families – in the state’s heartland, Wisconsin Dells touts two dozen water parks, earning it a reputation as the “Waterpark Capital of the World.” And while the water parks are undoubtedly the most popular draw to this area, there are plenty of other things to explore in Wisconsin Dells (which also encompasses the village of Lake Delton) – from hiking and boat tours to museums and shows.

Where you choose to stay will depend on the type of experience you want to have. Some of the Wisconsin Dells water park hotels are

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Families won’t let inflation keep them apart during Thanksgiving : NPR

John Williams and his wife, Ann, sit for a picture with his family in Los Angeles during Thanksgiving of 2021.

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John Williams and his wife, Ann, sit for a picture with his family in Los Angeles during Thanksgiving of 2021.

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Airfare may be up nearly 43% from last year and gas prices are again on the rise, but millions of Americans are still planning to travel to be with family and friends next week for Thanksgiving.

About 54.6 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving,

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Royal Caribbean’s new cruise ship aims to be the ideal vacation for young families

Royal Caribbean is betting big on young families with its newest, biggest cruise ship, Icon of the Seas.

When the 7,600-passenger vessel launches in 2024, the line hopes it will create “the best family vacation in the world,” according to Michael Bayley, the line’s president and CEO — the kind of no-compromises, something-for-everyone experience that will create believers out of cruise skeptics, lure well-heeled families away from their beloved land resorts and finally give parents some much-needed relaxation time.

If Royal Caribbean can pull it off, Disney should be scared.

TPG got a sneak peek into what the line plans

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