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Hype vs. Reality at All-Inclusive Resorts

Find out the difference between the hype your family is sold, and the reality of a vacation experience at an all-inclusive tropical resort.I am often asked about all-inclusive resorts, "Are they as great as people say?"  Somewhere between the marketing hype and the reality of a vacation with kids in tow lies the truth.

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Cruising Australia’s South Pacific

A deluxe family cruise with P&O Lines from Sydney, Australia highlights the pirates' lore and pleasures of the South Pacific.Modern travel can make my head spin. Jump on a plane, whiz into a different country, whiz around the place and jump back home. Cruising is the perfect antidote for those of us who believe the journey should be as enjoyable as the destination, and the South Pacific...

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Galapagos Islands Cruise With Lindblad

Play Darwin with your family on an educational, unforgettable trip around the ecologically amazing Galapagos islands with Lindblad Expeditions. We just finished our beginners' snorkeling lesson. As we went to retrieve our towels on the white sparkling beach of Gardner Bay in the Galapagos' most southeastern island of Española, we came across...

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Viva Wyndham Playa Dorada, Dominican Republic

Visit two of Viva Wyndham's most popular all-inclusive resorts on the DR's north shore and learn what great value and hospitality really mean.If you are looking for a tropical paradise, the Dominican Republic should rank high on your shortlist. If you draw a line east 740 miles from Miami, you will hit the DR, a country the size of West Virginia blessed with a rather varied topography....

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Maximize The Magic Onboard MSC’s Lirica

Thinking of taking a cruise? Check out what makes the MSC Lirica a great choice for an upscale onboard experience for the whole family.Pack lots of fun gear, toss in some chic party clothes, stir up lots of imagination, and mix in a beautiful ship for an unforgettable family escape onboard the “Italian Signature” MSC Lirica, a cruise offering understated European ambience...

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Kona Village Resort, Hawaii

Note : Due to the debris and water damage resulting from the tsunami that struck Hawaii's Big Island after the March 11 earthquake that shook Japan, the Kona Village Resort has closed.  We have just heard that it will not reopen, although the management has entertained family visitors for the past 45 years.  Stay tuned... The Kona Village Resort is a laid-back,...

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Alaska: Cruising In Comfort With Teens

Stunning natural beauty, adventure, ease and a thirst for knowledge about the region await travelers on a fully equipped vessel cruising Alaska.Stepping out on the deck an hour or so after departing from Seward, twilight disappearing in the summer sky, we heard a small commotion. Approaching a group of people looking over the railing, we saw what they saw: first one, then two, then five or...

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Bitter End Yacht Club, Virgin Gorda

Athletic families will be right at home at this laid back sailing and sun resort on a tranquil Caribbean isle. After our visit in the mid-90s my family wanted to return to this resort precisely because of its laid-back, toes-in-the-sand lack of structure. Guests had unlimited use of the Bitter End Yacht Club's enormous fleet of sailboats, motorboats, dinghies, and windsurfers when they visited...

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Barcelo Mayan Riviera Resorts

Imagine an easy vacation at a first class all-inclusive with impressive dining options, friendly service and kids' activities, in nearby Mexico.The Barcelo Mayan Riviera is a complex of four intermingled resorts on a broad expanse of Riviera Maya beach, 75 kilometers south of the Cancun airport. The whole place is wonderfully suited for families, especially those with older children...

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Caribbean Princess

FTF's cruise specialist rates a new Caribbean-bound Princess ship to see how well it fares with families. Today’s cruise lines draw rave reviews for appealing to children and even moody teens, but what about that even more elusive subset – tweens aged 10 to 12? With this in mind, I embarked on a recent seven-day voyage with my 12-year-old daughter Chloe aboard the Caribbean...

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