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Hurricane Season – Need To Know

Agitated by the constant hurricane updates on the Weather Channel and other media? Need to answer your kid's questions about hurricanes? Here's some basic scientific information about the scary storms that come with familiar names, and how to weather them. Typically over 300-miles wide and possessing winds that extend for hundreds of miles more, hurricanes are...

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Grand-Friendly Franklyn D. Resort, Jamaica

This Jamaican resort known as FDR has great kids clubs, a unique nanny system, special packages and activities for every member of your family. Thirty 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. Since family resorts these days seem to have thought of everything: convenient...

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Windsurf And Kite Board Family Vacations In Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

I am on my way to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, land of travel fantasies, windsuring and kite boarding vacations for hundreds of thousands of Americans each year.  It's 38ºF and raining but on the JetBlue jetway in front of me a guy is joking, "70 and cloudy, why are we going to DR anyway?"  Behind me four homies are putting away their Beats headsets...

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Carnival Launches Year Round Cruising from New York City

Carnival Cruise Lines is expanding its presence in New York City, with the Miracle offering year-round service from the Big Apple from the spring of 2012.  This is great news for families in the New York metropolitan area who are looking for a great pay-one-price vacation, without the hassle of flying.  Choose...

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Turks & Caicos 2012

Greetings from Turks & Caicos! I would say Yeah Mon because of my Jamaican memories, but Turks and Caicos does not have the same slang. In fact, these Caribbean islands are a lot different than my last Caribbean experience. Jamaica had it’s own culture, food, slang, music and here in Caicos – everything is revolved around tourism. They have no crops, innovation, materials, they’re...

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Baby-Friendly Vacation Rentals At The Royal Cancun, Mexico

One of Cancun's older resorts, The Royal Cancun (formerly the Club Internacional de Cancún) has a small footprint, is as tall as the palm trees (three stories) and is tucked into a quiet cove at the north end of the hotel zone. It may be compact, but with spacious rooms, each with its own kitchen, and a pretty beachfront sheltered by the...

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My Trip to Haiti

The first time I went to Haiti I was 16 years old. I traveled down with a church group, and taught an English Camp during the summer for two weeks. Ever since, I've loved the country and the people. I returned to Haiti last summer, when I was 18, a year after the earthquake that devastated a nation. Again, I taught the summer camp and helped take care of children staying in the orphanage run by...

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Waterpark Meets Beach At The Gran Caribe Real Cancun Resort

With 477 suites, a pirate-themed waterpark and a friendly staff notable for wanting to please all guests, the Gran Caribe Real Cancun is a five-star family experience. Occupying a quarter of a mile of white sand on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, this resort provides guests with ample opportunity to have fun in the Caribbean sun. Along...

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A Primer To The U.S. Virgin Islands – St. John, St. Thomas, St. Croix

No passport? No problem with this family's reviews of the U.S. Virgin Islands to help you decide which of America' s Caribbean isles is right for your family beach vacation. American family in search of hassle-free Caribbean vacation? It’s a no brainer: the U.S. Virgin Islands. No need for passports or foreign currency, everybody speaks English and your hair...

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Le Meridien Cancun Resort For Families With Pets

If a Cancun beach resort vacation with the family means snorkeling, sunbathing, and day trips to some of Mexico’s exciting Mayan ruins, why are you worrying about the dog? At the French-flavored Le Meridien Cancun Resort in Quintana Roo, Mexico, having a pet isn’t a problem. They welcome your two-legged...

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