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St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

FTF tells you how to kayak, snorkel, "snuba" and more on the beautiful beaches of St.Thomas.Beauty is impossible to ignore on St. Thomas. Cleaner and somewhat more chic than many Caribbean capitals, Charlotte Amalie has its share of tacky shops, but also some unique archways, hidden walkways and small alleys that are colorful and often quite lovely. It's a safe and pleasant town...

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Isla Cozumel

The Mexican island of Cozumel is an exciting place for all ages to learn to snorkel and dive. Find out the best places to stay and play. Sitting just a few miles off of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in the pristine Caribbean, the island of Cozumel has long been a popular stop on the world-wide scuba diving circuit. Though it may be best known for its amazing coral reefs and diving schools,...

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Unknown Vieques

FTF gives you the inside details to the Spanish Virgin Island of Vieques, a little known Caribbean treasure neighboring Puerto Rico. For many years, Vieques was considered the inexpensive and un-touristy "sister" of Puerto Rico, just eight miles off the much larger island's east coast. Development of the island's lovely Caribbean beaches had been stalled since 1947 by the U. S. Navy's training,...

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Aruba: No Longer Just a Gambler’s Paradise

While Aruba's glittering casinos have drawn adult tourism for years, many resorts are implementing family packages and kids' programs to "family-friendly-ize" the island. Despite the lack of lush vegetation on Aruba, there is an abundance of clean, exhilarating air and a seven mile stretch of white-sand beach. The island is making strides to transform this traditional "honeymooner's...

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Holiday Inn Sunspree Montego Bay

This older resort, spruced up to compete with its glittering neighbors, still offers top values for your vacation dollars.Though the Holiday Inn brand may not jibe with your image of a tropical resort, at this Holiday Inn MOntego...

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What’s New Under the Sea

FTF investigates underwater gadgets and new programs designed to introduce children and elders to the undersea world in a fun and safe way. You probably marveled at one of those little torpedo-like devices in the James Bond movie, Die Another Day, but now children over age 8 in many Caribbean resorts are taking advantage of Sea-Doo's Seascooter Dolphin to make snorkeling...

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Across The Caribbean Aboard Westerdam: A Floating, Family-Friendly Hotel

Have children who want to learn about the world on the ultimate field trip? Holland America cruises can fulfill and exceed that educational requirement. It's winter in the Northern Hemisphere. This means late sunrise, low temperatures, gray days, precipitation, and early darkness in the mix. What might bring warm days and sunny skies, powder-sand beaches and destinations that offer unusual...

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A Local’s Take On Oaxaca, Mexico With Children

Use the suggestions from a long-time resident to visit historic sites and various artisan villages with the kids in culturally rich Oaxaca, in the southwestern part of Mexico.With ruins, churches, museums and a tradition of fine art, Oaxaca is usually considered an adult destination. But my family has been visiting the region with our daughter since 1991 and now that we have...

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Bahamas: Scuba-Loving Parents Pursue Excellent Childcare

Family Travel Forum's insiders guide to the best scuba destinations for divers with young children, with recommendations for superior childcare in Andros, Bahamas and Turks & Caicos. For six years, my husband Michael and I have made an annual scuba diving pilgrimage. When our son Alexander was born three years ago, we vowed that we'd continue to pursue our passion for diving. Well, we...

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Pebbles Beach Resort, Jamaica

We actually traveled to Pebbles on the 4th of October.  Yup, we finally made it to Jamaica! I wanted to thank the FTF staff very much for all the trouble you took to make this trip happen. After all the emails, calls, faxes and fuss, Jonathan, Raphael and I actually had a relatively trouble-free journey in both directions, and greatly enjoyed our stay at the resort.

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