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With more online resources available, and larger multigenerational family groups traveling together, it's time your family explores the vacation rental option for your next getaway.   1. Why a Vacation Rental When Hotels are So Easy? Cost is a big factor. Vacation rentals, whether you are searching for a condo, beachfront villa, family home or timeshare available by...

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Riu All-Inclusive Family Beach Resorts Of Cancun Mexico

We like the laid back European style of the Riu Resorts brand, and the four Riu all-inclusives located in Cancun work hard so that family vacationers enjoy their beaches, outdoor activities, and endless supply of really good food. Four resorts? The three current Riu Resorts in Cancun were joined by a new...

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Bahamas: Nassau And Paradise Island Guide

If you’re looking for a destination that offers a unique experience, yet is family-friendly and easy to travel to (and navigate), then Nassau and Paradise Island in the Bahamas are among the top Caribbean picks. The Bahamas is actually a group of over 700 islands, 30 of which are inhabited. The capital of Nassau -- found on New Providence Island and just a short bridge from Paradise Island...

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While Turks & Caicos is known for its clear turquoise water, Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa offers more than just sun, sand and surf; thanks to a menu of activities, eateries and amenities that ratchet the resort above the usual all-inclusive experience. EDITORS NOTE:  Beaches Turks & Caicos will...

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11 Tips For Traveling and Coping with Food Allergies

For the millions of people with food allergies (and their families), traveling can be a source of tremendous anxiety.  As the parent of three food-allergic children, I know first-hand how nerve-wracking it can be!   Dining in unfamiliar cities and restaurants - which may or may not be able to accommodate special dietary requirements - can be extremely stressful. ...

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10 Things Your Kids Will Love in Nassau, Bahamas

My name is Will, and I’m an 11-year old who loves to travel! Last month, I was able to visit Nassau and Atlantis for the first time, and trust me, your kids are going to love it! Here are 10 of the best things for kids to enjoy in Nassau, Bahamas: 1. The water slides at Atlantis’ Aquaventure! What kid doesn’t love a good waterslide? I know that I do!...

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Life Hack: De-Stress By Celebrating Family Holidays At Sea

Thinking of spending the holidays (any holiday) on a family cruise vacation; here's my report on the stress-free pluses and minor minuses of cruising over an Easter school break. As much as I love to travel, I have always preferred to spend the holidays at home. Baking, decorating, cozying up to the fire with loved ones are hard to beat. But this year when an invitation arrived to spend a week cruising...

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Making Island Connections on a Caribbean Cruise

Every year my family and I take a cruise ship from Miami, Florida around the many islands of the Caribbean. My family is Afro-Caribbean, and we feel very strongly about our roots in the islands. Traveling with young members and aging great-grandparents of the family, it is always nice that there’s something for everyone to enjoy during our travels. By ship, we’ve visited St. Kitts, Bermuda,...

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5 Reasons Families Favor Airbnb Vacations

Everyone looks forward to a family vacation, but planning for it, especially when there are so many new choices in transportation, lodging, reservations and more, can be overwhelming. After the decision about where to go is resolved, the next hurdle is where to stay. Factors to be considered usually include location, space, amenities and, often most important, the budget, which is where

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Top Beach Resorts For Wannabe Surfers

Has the sport of surfing washed over your summer vacation conversation? If your kids follow the films of Floridian Kelly Slater or the Instagram account of Australian pro Ellie-Jean Coffey, your family may have already taken a beach vacation to learn and surf together. And for everyone else who heeds the Beach Boys’ call, “Let’s go surfing now, everybody’s learning how…” we present five...

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