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Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas

Royal Caribbean's newest and biggest ship plies the Caribbean Sea and gets a full inspection from FTF's cruise admiral and her kids.I admit it was the promise of on-board surfing that inspired us to try a seven-day Caribbean cruise on the new Liberty of the Seas. But once on board, my 14-year-old daughter Chloe and I discovered that surfing is just part of the ship's new...

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Croatia, Sailing The Dalmatian Coast

Cruising the Croatia coast, where islands are just a few hours' sail apart and harbors welcome overnight boats, is a breeze for all ages. Croatia has long ago been discovered. Since Roman times and through the centuries, until and including the present, invaders have flocked to this land with its long and lovely coastline on the Adriatic, for a number of good reasons. The Europeans...

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Top 10 Getaway for Luxury Travelers – Sandy Lane, Barbados

In 2006, FTF's annual Top 10 survey of award winners honored Sandy Lane, St. James, Barbados as a Top Luxury Golf Resort.In 2006, FTF's annual Top 10 survey of award winners honored Sandy Lane, St. James, Barbados as a Top Luxury Golf Resort. Whether a high-end vacation is a matter of course for you and your family or a treat reserved for a special occasion, our 9th annual awards focus on...

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Melia Cabo Real, Los Cabos

One of the only Los Cabos all-inclusives that accepts babies and toddlers in supervised nursery programs.The Buckley family of Northern California -- mom Ita, dad Shane and children Chloe age 10, Cameron age 9, Olivia age 7 and Stefan age 6 – count their week-long stay at Melia Cabo Real as one of their best family vacations ever. They'd previously traveled to Hawaii, Bali, Spain, Portugal...

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Costa Rica Family Cruising

Exploring this coastline by ship provides a rich South America adventure and learning opportunities, without the hassles of getting around a foreign country. If you're looking for a family adventure that explores the natural world yet doesn't require roughing it, then Cruise West's annual summer family cruises on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast will certainly fit your style. My 10-year-old daughter...

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Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort And Spa, Texas

See a different side of San Antonio by leaving the city behind and experiencing Texas Hill Country hospitality at a deluxe countryside spa and golf resort. Just 30 minutes away from downtown San Antonio, Texas, the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa provides families with...

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Carnival Gets Teens With At-Sea Programs

Carnival Cruise Lines has expanded its program offerings and facilities for that hard-to-please teenage market.Since the millennium, teens have been sought out by the cruise companies, who see every young sailor as a potential life-long cruiser. Carnival, a leader in the family cruise market, has pioneered teens lounges, teen treatments at Y-Spas, teen shore excursions and...

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Top Family Camps In The South

Family sleepaway camp vacations offer fun, adventure and family bonding at reasonable rates. So, think about going to camp together with your kids this year. Plan ahead, and check out these great family sleepaway camps. Parents who wish to relive their childhood camp days---or who simply want to enjoy quality family time away from the distractions of modern technology---are flocking to family...

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Top Family Camps In The Midwest

Family sleepaway camp vacations offer fun, adventure and family bonding at reasonable rates. So, think about going to camp together with your kids this year. Plan ahead, and check out these great family sleepaway camps. Parents who wish to relive their childhood camp days---or who simply want to enjoy quality family time away from the distractions of modern technology---are flocking to family...

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The Long View: Coping With Carry-On Regulations

FTF's cruising expert examines carry-on regulations and how family sailors can cope with leaving the liquids and gels behind.I haven't willingly checked a bag in 10 years, even for a weeklong cruise. With some strategic packing in my regulation wheelie suitcase and an oversized tote that I pretend is a purse, I haven't had to. My motto is that most fellow cruisers are more interested in...

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