Travel with Kids - Season 1

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  • 7/25/11
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    To experience the true Hawaii, our host-family is off to Molokai where it’s said time stands still. A trip to Halawa Valley and a tour of a macadamia farm provides the Roberts with a look at Hawaii’s agricultural side while views over the world's highest sea-cliffs down to Kalaupapa Peninsula teaches the family about Molokai's leprosy past and the great achievement of Father Damien. A stop at the post office to send a Coconut Postcard proves amusing and the host kids love flying a kite from a windy outpost on the island’s west side.moreless
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    The U.S. Virgin Islands are composed of three very different islands, St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John, and in this episode the Roberts family are hunting down the very best that each has to offer. On St. Thomas, the host family discovers a pirate-y past at Blackbeard's Castle before diving below the waves on a real submarine. On St. Croix, sugar cane reigns supreme as the Roberts take a tour of an old plantation and a rum factory. On St. John, green is keen as the family hunkers down in tents at an eco-camp and explores the Virgin Islands National Park. The British Virgin Islands are known as the Caribbean's Best Kept Secret and the Roberts family is going to find out why. Tortola's sweeping green mountains provide a dramatic backdrop to hidden coves like Cane Garden Bay where the host-family finds the slow-pace a perfect base for a family vacation, while hiding out from a nearby hurricane! Trips to West End to learn about Tortola's pirating past and the south shore to come face-to-face with dolphins complete this island paradise. Next, it’s off to Virgin Gorda where giant boulders provide plenty of hidden pools and grottoes to explore at the Baths.moreless
  • Hawaii: Kauai
    Episode 8
    7/25/11
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    Hawaii's island of Kauai is known for its dramatic natural surrounds and the Roberts family heads out to see it all. Board a boat up the Wailua River to the fabulous Fern Grotto where water drips from upside down plants at one of the wettest places on earth. Check out the salt beds and cross a swinging bridge in the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, Waimea Canyon. Head off-the-beaten-path over the bridges of Kauai's north shore past Hanalei and end up at the base of the Na Pali Coast where Ke'e beach offers the perfect spot to check out Kauai's marine life including sea turtles.moreless
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    After heading south to the Mayan pyramid complexes of Tulum and Coba, it's obvious this history-laden coast has a much deeper side. But fun in the sun prevails as the host family enjoys an eco-waterpark, snorkels through underwater caves, boards a submarine for a tour of the undersea life, browses the shopping enclave of Playa Del Carmen and enjoys the powder white beaches of the Caribbean in a beach hut with no TV or air conditioning!moreless
  • Hawaii: Maui
    Episode 6
    7/25/11
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    On Maui, the progression of Hawaii's economy becomes apparent as our host family discovers Lahaina's whaling history before boarding the sugar cane train. Then it’s on to explore the island's amazing natural beauty by land on Ka'anapali Beach and on the winding Road to Hana where the Roberts picnic by waterfall and discover secluded black sand beaches and by sea at the Maui Ocean Center and on a snorkel cruise to Lanai where spinner dolphins leap from the water in a graceful dance. A sunset luau where cliff divers plummet from Black Rock to the ocean below and fire dancers strut their stuff provides the perfect ending to their Maui adventure.moreless
  • 7/25/11
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    Mexico's Yucatan peninsula is the site of major clashes between the indigenous Mayan people and the Spanish colonialists and the attractions here reflect it. The Roberts learn the Mayan history at the huge pyramid complex of Chichen-Itza where they research the acoustics on a Mayan ball court, climb the pyramids and study a colony of leaf-cutter ants. Then it’s on to soak in the culture at Spanish enclaves like Izamal, Valladolid and Merida where Mayan traditional dances take place in centuries old colonial squares. Explore lively markets and take horse drawn carriages through the colonial centers.moreless
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    The Big Island of Hawaii is big and the Roberts family is determined to see every part of it. As the newest island in Hawaiian island chain, the Big Island is still growing with lava constantly steaming into the Pacific Ocean to form land. The host family gets face-to-face with the world’s most active volcano, Kilauea, at Volcanoes National Park where they hike through lava tubes, feel heat oozing through hardened lava fields, and learn about Pele, goddess of fire. To find out more about ancient Hawaii, the Roberts head to the City of Refuge where they’re greeted by tiki heads and play lava rock checkers. After scouring through the fresh fruits at Hilo’s farmer’s market, the Roberts find the perfect food, the malasada. To finish their feast, the Roberts head to a sunset luau.moreless
  • 7/25/11
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    Packed with family-friendly attractions and plenty of sunshine, Cancun is a perfect family destination, but is there more to this rugged coast than just fun in the sun? The Roberts find out as they explore the city of Cancun with aquariums, pyramids and late-night turtle encounters and venture across the ocean to Isla Mujeres. Isla Mujeres, a tiny island is what Cancun was like decades ago. Drive around the small villages in a golf cart to snorkel and swim with dolphins.moreless
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    There are two very different sides to the island of Oahu – the fast-paced, activity packed Waikiki and the laid-back North Shore and the Roberts family are determined to discover both. The confluence of cultures in Hawaii is apparent at the International Marketplace where the host family tries different cuisines ranging from Japanese noodles to Hawaiian traditional dishes. To learn more about the history and culture of Hawaii, the Roberts head over to the Polynesian Cultural Center, where they taste coconut bread and learn to throw a spear. For a more recent view of history, it’s on to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. With all this land activity, it’s easy to forget that Hawaii is known for its undersea life. But our hosts have you covered with excursions below the waves at SeaLife Park where they come face to face with dolphins and stingrays.moreless
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    Explore the rich history and culture in the colonial ports of Ponce and Old San Juan where host-kids Nathan and Seamus find adventure playing pirates in the old colonial fort of El Morro. Then it's off to find frogs in El Yunque, the Caribbean National Forest and explore the underground caves of Rio Camuy. Finally, The Roberts family finds time to relax on the beaches of Vieques Island, a small enclave that exudes the ambiance of a by-gone era in the Caribbean.moreless