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Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The DR's Club Med offers upgraded facilities, bigger Kid's Club, sports: everything you need for a tropical beach vacation.The DR's Club Med offers upgraded facilities, bigger Kid's Club, sports: everything you need for a tropical beach vacation. Louise, the vivacious 20-something Brazilian G.O. (Gracious Organizer) who shepherded half a dozen of us new arrivals to our...

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The Long View: Zipline Excursions – Safe or Scary?

FTF's cruise expert examines "adventure" shore excursions to determine whether they are good value or safe for families.As frequent cruisers know, a ship's optional shore excursions can make or break a cruise vacation. One of the hottest shore excursions -- popping up in such destinations as Hawaii, Mexico and Belize -- is the zipline adventure, generally billed as safe for tweens and...

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Scottsdale Fairmont Princess, Arizona

Based on her experience staying at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess with her teenage son, Family Travel Forum's resident resort reviewer takes a look at this luxurious Arizona property. The Fairmont Princess (480/585-4848) is set against the...

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Family Cruising: Catching Elusive Savings

FTF's cruise expert shares money-savings tips on with booking value cruises and discounted shore excursions. Cruise discounts and savings are still alive and kicking, but at a slower pace than they have been over the past few years. Families are no longer waiting till the last minute to book travel, so those with few schedule constraints are grabbing up early-bird specials, and there...

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Kids Learn So Much At Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Offering a great family vacation, this resort delivers anything you want for a relaxing stay, plus a semester's worth of learning opportunities from National Geographic's explorers kids program. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess’ philosophy is ‘Have the vacation you want.’ Whether you’re a hands-on, hands held, always together, attached-at-the-hip type of parent...

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The Long View: Cruising’s Specialty Restaurants

Hear what FTF's cruise expert has to say about what passes for "fine dining" aboard today's major cruise ships.Lately, when I mention cruising to friends and family, the topic of dining comes up almost as often as questions about destinations and children's activities. I think the reason people are starting to talk about cruise cuisine is simple: it's increasingly worth talking about....

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All-Inclusive Caribbean Vacations

Here's a primer on what all-inclusive vacations mean at DR, St. Lucia and Bahamas resorts, where one price buys room, board and fun!Recently I read a plaintive letter to a popular travel magazine asking how he or she could visit tropical beaches with two children under 5-years-old. That got me thinking. There was a time when moms and dads dropped the kids at Grandma's and took off for that...

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Star Trekking: 07-08: 2009: Sail The Sea With Disney Stars

Disney Cruise Line is striving to give your kids what they want with their Disney Channel Summer at Sea Cruises. Many stars from popular Disney Channel shows will be on board the Disney Wonder and sail with guests. For eight nights, different stars will perform and give your kids a special opportunity to get close to their favorite Disney personality. Stars scheduled...

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Hilton’s Caribbean Resorts

Want to know who offers the best family deals in the Caribbean? Family Travel Forum gives you the resort report.Hilton properties around the Caribbean offer the fine service, comfortable guest rooms, and extensive business facilities that travelers have come to expect from the Hilton International company. Additionally, all of these sun-kissed resorts are showing their love to families with...

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The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, Hawai’i

One of Waikiki's oldest hotels, the Royal Hawaiian, offers 10-acres of exclusive beachfront property and fun for the entire family One of Waikiki's oldest hotels, the Royal Hawaiian, offers 10-acres of exclusive beachfront property and fun for the entire family The newly renovated Royal Hawaiian Hotel (2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu,...

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