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Top Cheap Cruise Getaway: Carnival Freedom

Carnival Cruise Lines' Freedom is a winner of FTF's Top 10 (Cheap) Getaways For Family Travelers 2008 award. Hitting the open seas may sound a little too luxurious for the budget-minded family.  Clear blue waters, an elegant wait staff serving you a five-course meal, nightly entertainment; all of these are just too extravagant for a family looking to vacation without breaking the bank.  Well...

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Top Cheap All-Inclusive Getaway: Tamarijn Aruba

Divi Caribbean Resorts' Tamarijn Aruba is a winner of FTF's Top 10 (Cheap) Getaways For Family Travelers 2008 award. One of the best ways to save money on your next vacation: make one payment and never again touch your wallet for the remainder of your stay.  This is one of the biggest appeals of the all-inclusive resort.  The one-time price tag usually includes unlimited meals,...

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Custom Itinerary – Caribbean Christmas

Q - Tulle H. of New York City writes: We need a recommendation for a resort over the Christmas Holiday with our 11-year-old -- maybe in Jamaica or Grenada. We want to stay on the beach, and enjoy nature activities (especially snorkeling), but have accessibility to some night life and local culture, and not be in an isolated resort all the time.A...

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Plaza Resort Bonaire | Netherlands Antilles

A reminder to look into this resort further.  Scuba diving, great restaurants, kids programs -- looks ideal! "If there was ever a place worthy of being called a "diver's haven" it's Bonaire. Stand on the beach at Plaza Resort Bonaire and look in any direction, and you'll be staring at a string of dive sties that stretches miles along the coast. A short boat ride will get you to dozens more...

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Jamaica Attractions For Families

Explore beyond the gates of your all-inclusive resort with this guide to the sights, sounds and people of the Caribbean's "reggae nation."Christopher Columbus may never have met an island he didn’t like. He routinely declared each new island discovery as being more beautiful than the last one. But he does seem to have maintained a lifelong enthusiasm for Jamaica, which he termed...

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Virgin Gorda By Sail

A seven day sail to Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, proves to be the perfect ticket for one couple on leave from their teens.I approached Virgin Gorda as Columbus did.... by sail. Anegada is the first landfall from the north, a barely perceptible island hardly higher than sea level, visible only because of the few palm trees that appear incongruously on the horizon. Some...

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Daily Weddings in St. Thomas

Our family visited St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands this summer. We stayed at the great Wyndham Resort, where our kids loved the private beach and the 31+ acres. The resort is huge, with five tennis courts, a kids' club, three pools with waterfalls, and a movie theater. The best part for the kids...

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Antigua’s Curtain Bluff

One of the most memorable family vacations for my high-end clients is in Antigua, at the Curtain Bluff Resort.  This country club-style resort has been in operation for more than 50 years and has its traditional ways, but it actually seems to get better with age. The general manager greets every arriving guest and immediately makes them feel welcome.  The service is consistenly excellent...

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Anguilla is Where Our Families Meet

Once every winter my family, and my husband's siblings and parents, all try to meet for one week at the Carimar Beach Club (800/235-8667, 264/497-6881). in Anguilla. Anguilla is only a one-hour flight from Puerto Rico and very near to St. Maarten, and the Carimar is next door to the deluxe Malliouhana Hotel and very near the CuisinArt...

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Families Chillin’ Caribbean Style

FTF's annual teen travel writing scholarship reveals what teens are feeling about their latest family vacations in the Caribbean isles. Just the word 'Caribbean' brings to mind warm sandy beaches and hammocks swinging gently under the bright sun. Relaxing on the beach all day, every day, sounds like teen Paradise. But how will you make this trip a memorable one for your teen? Whether you...

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