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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Hotels And Resorts

Family-friendly resorts are among the  best and most affordable places on Grand Cayman, the main island in one of Caribbean's hottest holiday destinations. Yet, friendly smiles and warm sun await families at all three small Cayman Islands located in the western Caribbean, about 150 miles south of Cuba and 180 miles northwest of Jamaica. This former British archipelago includes Cayman Brac,...

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Sint Maarten and Saint Martin Share A Caribbean Island

Saint Martin is the smallest island in the world to have been partitioned between two different nations, the Netherlands and France, but each side offers a surprising variety of quiet attractions.  It's a dangerous game, stereotyping. But can there be two places, two peoples as different as Holland and France, the Dutch and the French? What happens when these erstwhile Colonial powers cohabitate?...

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My Favorite U.S. Virgin Islands Haunts

Long considered the playground of the tan, the fit and the wealthy, and host to too many toga parties and limbo contests, the U.S. Virgin Islands are saying good bye to hedonism -- and they're welcoming families.It's true that cruise ships still ply the astonishingly turquoise waters (too blue to be believed in some cases), and on certain afternoons disgorge their passengers to crowd jewelry...

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A Volunteer Reading Road Trip at Beaches Turks and Caicos

Once upon a time, the questions my children asked during our family travels were easy.  Are we there yet? How long are we staying? Will there be other kids to play with? These questions were sometimes monotonous, but the answers didn’t require much thought or effort on my part.I recently had the chance to travel with my teenage daughter, Madeleine.  She just completed her first...

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Parent Teen Adventures in Puerto Rico

Once upon a time, the biggest hardship that I faced traveling with my kids was figuring out how to fit the stuffed animals and formula into our luggage allowance. I was rudely awakened when they hit their teen years, and the pre-trip questions started. Would there be Internet at our destination? How long would it take to get there?  Could they bring a friend? And the dreaded ‘do I have to...

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Guide To Family Cruising Aboard Carnival

Carnival Cruise Lines does a very good job of living up to its tag line of "Fun Ships" and, with Fun Ship 2.0 upgrades and a creative partnership with Dr. Seuss, they guarantee even more fun for all ages on the high seas. One of the world's largest cruise companies, there are 24 big vessels operating three to 18-day cruises that depart from 12 different US homeports, bringing a...

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Disney Dream Creates Magic At Sea

In this digitally paced world, 10 years is a long time to wait for a next generation product, but that's just what Disney Cruise Lines did. Following on the success of the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, the Disney Dream was christened by godmother Jennifer Hudson on January 19, 2011 in Port Canaveral, Florida. Disney invited hundreds of newspaper reporters, travel writers,...

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Seduced By The Cayman Island Sisters

Most any novel or movie about corporate bad guys somehow always has shady types furtively wiring funds off shore to the Cayman Islands.Truth is, the three islands that make up the Cayman archipelago are so much more than temples of high finance, regardless of John Grisham's novels.Little Cayman and Cayman Brac are specks of places about a 45...

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An “All Inclusive” That Works Regardless of Trip Advisor: Wyndham Sugar Bay, St. Thomas

An “All Inclusive” That Works Regardless of Trip Advisor: Wyndham* Sugar Bay, St. ThomasWe were alerted to some recent negative reviews about this property posted in Trip AdvisorWe queried the company responsible for the property’s public relations and asked her to press the management for details. She reassured us that there was an unusual glitch in reservations and service...

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Family Tee Time Golf With Kids

As golf becomes more popular with younger generations, golf resorts are catering to grandparents and parents interested in upping their game with kids -- whether on vacation or during special skills camps.  By incoporating youth golf programs, one-on-one instruction and kid-friendly discounts, many golf resorts are bringing families closer together for the love of the sport.  Whether your...

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