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A Dozen Ways To Make Your Luxury Cruise Ship Family Friendly

It's not often we get excited about a new cruise ship, especially a luxury one coming from Hapag-Lloyd, better known for their bright orange freight containers stacked at most of the world's ports. But at a recent press conference announcing the MS Europa 2, their 39,500-tonne luxury ship launching in May 2013, her design and execution caught our fancy. We...

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St. Lucia Hotels And Resorts

Find the perfect island hotel or resort, all-inclusive or luxury villa, for your family vacation with our guide to St. Lucia's top family beach resorts. The influence of years as an English or French colony (and top value airfares) have made the lush island of St. Lucia irresistible to tourists who have, in turn, inspired a sophisticated and stylish resort scene.  For more recommendations...

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Hawaii's westernmost shore of Kauai combines every imaginable luxury with a pristine environment, entertaining family fun and green tourism. Many people think of Kauai as a true edge of the world destination because it is the farthest west of the Hawaiian Islands that tourists regularly visit. While commonly associated with romance and seclusion -- and with good reason as it's...

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Fiji offers offbeat budget travel opportunites for a family beach vacation that combines a hip backpacker vibe with the comforts of an all-inclusive family resort. Family Adventures with Toddlers in Fiji "Mommy, what’s a cannibal?” We were on the Fijian island of Viti Levu at the local arts and culture center. A...

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Snowbird Ski And Summer Resort, Utah

Snowbird, Utah is one of our top recommendations for skiing families because of its excellent children's learning programs, but it's a wonderful mountain resort for families in summer, too. It doesn't hurt that the average annual snowfall is 500" (that's 70% more than Park City, and twice as much as Aspen), and powder conditions just don't get any better except...

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Turtle Talk at Hawk’s Cay Resort in Marathon, Florida

Hawks Cay, right in the middle of the laid-back Florida Keys, offers plenty of opportunities to create a successful vacation, by offering both the recreational programs you might expect at a family beach resort, and several surprising diversions as well.   When I say a resort is great for families, what I really mean is that the place has enough programs to keep...

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Disney Cruises Extend Mickey’s Reach Around The World

Aware that families love cruising together -- especially with grandparents -- and that the ease of travel by ship, unlimited food, and exotic ports of call are more popular than ever, Disney Cruise Line is shifting its fleet to maximize guest choices.The company has four "magical" ships on the high seas: the first two, Disney Magic and Disney Wonder have...

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A Kid’s Life At Four Seasons Resorts

The Four Seasons Punta Mita, on Mexico's Pacific coast north of Puerto Vallarta, is a multi-generational paradise. Family friendly; it is a destination that was planned and developed for the young and the young at heart. What makes it an especially fun getaway for children and grandparents are the luxurious offerings found at many Four Seasons resort properties.  

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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Resort, Mexico

An unusual combination of five-star luxury and flat rate pricing makes the flagship Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Resort on Mexico's Pacific coast a real find for discerning families. As an all-inclusive, it has the unusual distinction of membership in Leading Hotels of the World and a AAA five-diamond rating – both attributes that caught our eye since even the best all-inclusive...

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Riviera Maya Hotels And Resorts

If Cancun sound too busy, consider staying in the heart of Mexico's Riviera Maya, and enjoy eco-tourism, history, and fantastic beaches along the Yucatan Peninsula. Families will find dozens of quality resorts, tiny boutique hotels and budget hideaways to meet every vacation interest. Orientation to the Riviera Maya on Mexico's East Coast The...

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