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Finding Bargains At Lesser-Known All-Inclusive Caribbean and Mexican Resorts

No matter whether it's a bear or bull market, all-inclusive resorts will continue to be a good value for active family vacations in the Caribbean, Atlantic and Mexico. Due to the vagaries of the economy, competition from cruise companies, and the negative impressions left by hurricanes, medical alerts and erratic Homeland Security measures, the Caribbean resort industry has been making concerted...

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Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, Quebec

A previous winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Family Togetherness award, Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, Quebec, Canada, was honored along with...

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Riviera Maya’s Underwater World

Although Cancun is the gateway to the Yucatan peninsula’s coastal resorts, since the late 90s, many families have chosen to bypass this exciting city and spend their holiday time south along the Riviera Maya. Boasting more than 40,000 recently built rooms at large resorts, most of the Riviera Maya properties are foreign-owned, beachfront all-inclusives with nary a sign of Cancun’s glittering...

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Re-Visiting Our Original Tiny Traveler Award Winners: 1998 to 2015

In 1998 the concept of "family travel" was not as refined as it is today, with hotels mainly targeting the 5-12 age set when it came to services and activities. So, Family Travel Forum set out to discover the best getaways for new parents with infants and toddlers under 3-years of age. After months of research, investigative reporting, site inspections and networking with parents, we came up...

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Iberostar Playa Mita Resort On Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit

Recently, on a press trip for the grand opening of the Iberostar Playa Mita, the company's newest hotel in Mexico and its first property on the Pacific at Riviera Nayarit, I enjoyed watching toddlers, kids, and their parents splashing in the infinity pool and building sand castles. It's...

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Montecito-Sequoia Lodge

Located in the magnificent redwoods between the Sequoia National Forest and Kings Canyon National Park, Montecito-Sequoia Lodge (650/967-9502, 800/227-9900) provides all the ingredients for a peaceful, yet active vacation. The entire family will have opportunities to share experiences as well as "do their own thing." Open year round,...

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A Family Adventure In Puerto Vallarta

From straight to single to same sex lifestyles, Puerto Vallarta's warm welcome for every family traveler makes for a great Mexican beach vacation with kids. Located in the state of Jalisco on the Pacific coast, the resort area of Puerto Vallarta stretches for 40 miles along Bahia de Banderas. Gold sand beach and sapphire water capped by the verdant Sierra Madre Mountains first lured foreign...

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Kids Stay Free at Iberostar Resorts if Booked Now

Book a summer vacation at select Iberostar Hotels & Resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean and your kids will stay free! When visiting with two adults paying full price, up to two children can enjoy a free stay between August 16 and November 20, 2015 and again, from November 29 – December 23, 2015. ...

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Puerto Vallarta, Grandparents Love Mexican Traditions, Hollywood Passion

Warmed by the breezes of trade winds filled with the scent of spice and flowers, romantic and exhilarating Puerto Vallarta has great appeal for grandparents wanting to share Mexico's charms with their extended family. This once unknown fishing village sits along the silver ripples of the largest natural bay in Mexico, Bahia de Banderas. Set in the heart of the Mexican Riviera, with Mazatlan to the...

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YMCA of the Rockies, Colorado

A previous winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Family Togetherness award, YMCA of the Rockies was honored along with other hospitality, timeshare and eco-tourism businesses that made it possible for families to stay, play, relax, and learn together in a creative and enriching atmosphere. This deserving and popular resort gets a fresh look...

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