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The Fairmont Hotels Of Bermuda

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Passports Overboard? St. Thomas Resort in USVI Welcomes Families

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A Grand Discovery in St. Lucia: Anse Chastanet

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The Buccaneer St. Croix

If you're looking for old-world  elegance in a family-friendly resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands, this hill topper in St. Criox may be your answer . The Caribbean's Most Historic Resort Founded in the 17th century and family-run for generations, The Buccaneer in St. Croix...

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Custom Itinerary: Volunteering Vacation with Older Teens

Q: Andy L. of Conneticuit has decided that it's high time his kids learned something about the value of money. He's decided to take them on a volunteer trip so they can do some work with their hands and witness with their own eyes how people less fortunate than them live, but is unsure about where to start, especially when most sites seem to cater to adults only. A: As honorable...

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Cruising Italian Style Aboard Costa Atlantica

This family travel specialist shares her experience of sailing the western Caribbean with the Italian-owned and very glamorous Costa Cruise Line. In 2000, Costa Cruise Line's newest most glamorous ship, the Atlantica, debuted in the United States.  Not long after, my 4-year-old daughter made her cruise debut on Costa's new flagship!  Both the Atlantica...

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Aruba: Exploring Beyond The Hotels

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Club Med All-Inclusive Resorts Make Great Family Vacations

More than six decades after its founding by Gerard Blitz in the Balearic Isles off Spain, the French-owned Club Mediterranee is treating its guests -- especially families -- better than ever. Catering first to athletes and the young, then to singles, honeymooners, couples and families over the years, Club...

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Star Trekking: Miley Cyrus in Haiti Lending a Hand

Hannah Montana Disney star, Miley Cyrus, hopped a plane to Haiti last week to do some good for the Caribbean island nation. Haiti suffered horrendous damage and loss of life during the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that occurred January 12, 2010. In the past year, islanders have continued to suffer from psychological trauma and diseases such as cholera...

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