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Disability Travel: Resources Help Disabled Tour The Globe

In recent years, the special needs of physically challenged and handicapped travelers have been recognized by the travel industry, and although much more must be done to assist these travelers, there are some useful websites for the disabled, and other resources to plan trips that include every member of the family.Reader Cheri Larson recently wrote to us, noting, "I researched and completed...

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Club Valtur Pila, Sestriere, Italy

When it comes to children, there's no nationality more disposed to cheek-pinching and cooing than the Italians. In fact, the Italian notion of family is exactly what makes vacationing there with children so special. One week of skiing and snowplay with the equipe at Club Valtur Pila (02/300-99-811) in Italy's Valle d'Aosta...

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Top 10 Resorts For Skiing And Snowboarding 101

Our picks may not be the most famous of ski resorts, but here are 10 top learn-to-ski and ride programs that know how to teach -- kids or adults. They're not in any particular order; four are in the West and six in the Northeast, but perhaps that's because the smaller northeast mountains have to concentrate on beginners since they have much less advanced terrain. So, is your toddler...

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Massive Skiing at Le Massif, Quebec, Canada

You can't talk about Quebec's rustic Le Massif mountain resort without understanding how it towers above Charlevoix, a ruggedly beautiful region of fjords, bays and rolling pasture designated a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Mixed in among hearty farmers are artists, artisanal cheesemakers, and die-hard ski and snowboard fans who cherish Le Massif’s views of...

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The Throwback Charms Of A Big Valley Roadtrip

If you’re looking for a family vacation that combines small town Americana charm, natural wonders, and a multitude of attractions that are tailor-made for kids -- even those with disabilities -- meet the Big Valley, the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Budget-minded vacationers will find memorable attractions, and many moderately priced hotels, eateries and activities...

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Beaches Negril, A Jamaica Favorite

More than 25 years ago, Jamaica invented the "all-inclusive resort" and while singles and couples love the concept, surely guests with kids and grandkids need it most of all.  We review the perks and facilities for all ages at Beaches Negril

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Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, Cancun, Quintana Roo

What we love about the all-inclusive Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, located outside the main city of Cancun along the coast of Quintana Roo, is its ability to meet our vacation needs no matter what they are or how they change.If we want urban energy, there's a big disco and the glass-enclosed Sky Bar plus dozens of other bars, several theatres and 15 restaurants ranging...

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Why a Boston Marathon Victim is So Important to Our Business

On April 19, 2013, I did something I've never done before -- I used our company's email list of more than 75,000 family travelers to send out a plea for help for one of the Boston Bombing victims.  A former FTF intern, Julie Callahan, wrote us to say that her cousin had lost his leg in the terror attack of April 15th, and that he, his wife and their 5-year-old needed help...

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New York City Looks Good To The Blind

Sightseeing in New York City is surprisingly compatible with traveling with the vision impaired. Sidewalks often have raised bumps, tactile cues that you are reaching the end at the curb. And though midtown sidewalks can be crowded and intimidating for even the sighted visitor, new pedestrian walkways in busy neighborhoods like Times Square allow everyone to stroll without fear of getting hit by a...

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Theme Parks Try to Accommodate the Disabled

Physically disabled travelers may be limited in their destination and activity options, but they often laud theme parks for their special accommodations. It’s not just permanently disabled guests who need these services. A kid could break a leg before a long-planned theme park vacation, or a grandparent who becomes overwhelmed by walking great distances could require a wheelchair for a day or...

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