Hawaii

Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Big Island, California, Couples, Europe, Flee Market, Hawaii, Italy, Kids, Kids Club, LGBTQ, Mexico, Multigen, Museums & Culture, Snowsports, Spring Break, Teens, Tennessee, Tuscany, USA, Utah, Watersports

Spring Break Vacation Deals Busting Out All Over

From the cabin fever-struck New England to the blizzard-battered Midwest and the snow-blanketed slopes of Lake Tahoe, many families are looking to plan a Spring Break getaway. So, which destinations are hustling to attract families this spring, and how? We have some surprising answers.

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Beach, Big Island, Blogs, California, Couples, Hawaii, North America, USA, Watersports

Surfing Resorts In California And Hawaii

I have been an avid surfer since I was a kid, so when my wife and I vacation with Hannah, now 2, I expect to go surfing. The Surf N' Sand Resort (888/869-7569, 949/497-4477) is at 1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Adventure Trip, Big Island, Blogs, Eco-Tourism, Hawaii, Hiking, Kids, Multigen, Museums & Culture, Teens, USA, Watersports

3 Bucket List Adventures to Check Off in Hawaii

The islands of Hawaii are known for their varied scenery and culture, so when we realized how expensive a trip would be, we picked the most diverse one -- The Big Island – to knock off some bucket list dreams. Little did we know that instead of luaus and hula lessons, we’d be able to swim with manta rays, see lava flowing into the sea, and stargaze from the world’s tallest mountain.

 

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Author: Fran Falkin

Tags : Baby, Beach, California, Caribbean, Florida, Hawaii, Kids, Multigen, North America, Pacific, South Carolina, Teens, Top 10 Vacations, USA, Watersports

Top 10 Beach Resort Getaways For Family Vacations

Almost everyone's favorite getaway is a family beach vacation, whether it's winter or summer. Here are FTF's winners from a decade of "Top 10 Getaway" awards in the best family beach category.

Our Top 10 beach getaways, all past winners of the "Top 10 Getaways" awards in this category, promise location, location, location with excellence in facilities, family activities and childcare. The beach getaway resorts below combine a relaxing beach vacation with a commitment to providing an enjoyable experience for the entire family, at a variety of price points. 

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Author: Camilla Toniolo

Tags : Adventure Trip, California, Cheap Vacation, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kids, Maryland, Multigen, Museums & Culture, Teens, Texas, Weekend & Short Break

Overnight At America's Top Aquariums And Zoos

From coast to coast, special sleepovers at aquariums and zoos are available to travelers who book ahead. Interested in sleeping with the fishes or feeding reptiles after dark? Not only can your family have a blast on vacation at a new educational institution, but you'll also save a bundle on a hotel room.

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Author: Fran Falkin

Tags : Beach, Big Island, Cheap Vacation, Hawaii, Kids, Museums & Culture, Road Trip, USA, Watersports

Road Trip USA - Around and About The Big Island of Hawaii

From stops for golf or astronomy, white sand beaches, volcanoes, or macadamia nut factory tours, circling the Big Island of Hawaii makes for a rich and varied family road trip.
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Author: cmatro

Tags: Exploring, Hawaii, Honolulu, Oahu, North America, Quarter Finalist, USA

More Than a Postcard

Contrary to popular belief, there is more to the Hawaiian Islands than what is portrayed on a postcard. I myself had been to Hawaii before, but at the time I too was mesmerized by the commercialized version of the islands that is ingrained in most people’s minds.

    It was my freshman year of high school; my football team had been gifted with the opportunity to play our first game as high school athletes on the beautiful island of Oahu. We fundraised for an entire summer, and on a buzzing August morning we departed to fly and meet our opponents, the Kamehameha Warriors.

Author: Amanda Young

Tags: Finalist, Hawaii, Heritage, Honolulu, Oahu, North America, USA

It Didn't Bother Grandpa

When we arrived at the secluded, run-down looking beach house, it was just about the opposite of paradise. The cracked and peeling chalk white paint, the jungle of palm trees and overgrown greenery surrounding the perimeter, and the mold that encrusted all the windows. This was to be our luxurious resort for the next two weeks in O’ahu, Hawaii. My grandparents had both grown up in Hawaii but on two different islands. Grandma was a native to Maui and grandpa was particularly native to this small countryside area of Laie, O’ahu.

Author: Isabel Campbell

Tags: Hawaii, Honolulu, Oahu, North America, USA, Vacations, Winner

A Thousand Ones

The silence is so strong it hurts my ears. It’s as if the people around me are trying not to wake the souls that lie below our feet. The water around us seems shadowy, but I know what is there. It’s a feeling, not what I can see, that reminds me of the true meaning of Pearl Harbor. 

Author: Fran Falkin

Tags : Adventure Trip, Baby, Beach, Hawaii, Hiking, Kauai, Kids, Museums & Culture, North America, Teens, USA, Watersports

Kauai, Hawaii Attractions

Aloha! Has George Clooney's family bonding trip to Kauai in "The Descendants" tempted your family to do the same? There is so much for the active family to enjoy year round in this eco-tourism destination that it's now called the "Adventure Island" of Hawaii.  Hawaii's oldest island, Kauai has been the location for many other movies as well. The "Jurassic Park" films were shot in its dense jungles, and it is these very well preserved forest habitats that attract a new breed of eco-tourist.

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