The All Inclusive Collection – the brand that’s shifting the sands of the all inclusive vacation experience – announces a partnership with HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment producers and rights-owners, for exclusive rights in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean that brings some of the world’s most popular children’s brands to its resorts in the region.  HIT’s portfolio, including Thomas & Friends®, Barney®, Bob the Builder® and Angelina Ballerina®, will be featured in the newly designed kids clubs and interactive kids’ areas opening this summer at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, Cancun Palace (soon-to-be Hard Rock Hotel Cancun in August 2012) and Aventura Cove Palace (soon-to-be Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in early 2013).  These three properties are owned by the All Inclusive Collection, and are operated by an affiliate of the All Inclusive Collection under licensing agreements from Hard Rock International.

Home education has long been seen as an almost quirky alternative to sending our kids to mainstream education, but in recent years it has been gaining in popularity.  The recent rise in internet-based learning groups, social networking and support means that home education is now being seen as a real, viable alternative to school-based learning.  But how do home educators go about teaching their children, and are there real benefits to doing it?

AAA Travel Lists Top Summer Vacation Destinations

Large numbers of vacation loyalists are still traveling despite rising fuel costs, according to a recent AAA travel agent survey and travel sales data. AAA Travel’s lists of top summer vacation destinations include choices popular with American families for generations within the United States and around the world. Many seasoned vacationers are expanding their travel horizons to exotic faraway lands. While many Americans head to their computers when planning a summer getaway, planning a vacation can be overwhelming. AAA Travel has seen a continuation of the number of vacationers seeking expert advice from a travel counselor to help guide their decisions, save countless hours of research and gain insight into popular destinations. AAA has more than 3,000 travel counselors located within more than 1,000 AAA Travel offices across the United States and Canada.

Potty training with your child can be more fun when Elmo’s there to help. Publications International, Ltd. (PIL) and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, today launched Potty Time with Elmo, an app to help children who are learning to use the potty. The app is now available in the Apple App store for a special introductory price of $0.99.