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Petit St. Vincent: A Luxurious Digital Detox

In today’s high-tech world, elementary school kids have smart phones and savvy toddlers cruise the worldwide web with ease. Stepping away from the Internet, television and cell phones, even just for a few hours, seems impossible. But in the sparkling Caribbean Sea sits an elegant private island that is as low-tech as they come. If your family is ripe for a digital detox, consider an escape to...

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Top 10 Beach Resort Getaways For Family Vacations

Almost everyone's favorite getaway is a family beach vacation, whether it's winter or summer. Here are FTF's winners from a decade of "Top 10 Getaway" awards in the best family beach category. Our Top 10 beach getaways, all past winners of the "Top 10 Getaways" awards in this category, promise location, location, location with excellence in facilities, family activities and childcare....

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New Marvels Aboard the Disney Magic

The Disney Magic lives up to its name. My Daughter Daelyn and I had the opportunity to experience a little bit of the Disney Magic cruise ship while it was at port in New York City. During the time between arrival and the next departure, we were able to experience what fun, food and entertainment will be available to travelers on the ship in 2017. We were also lucky enough,...

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Casa de Campo Muy Grande And Quite Grand Too

The fabulous Casa de Campo resort in La Romana, Dominican Republic, has extensive amenities and activities for multi-generational travelers. In fact, as my family discovered, there's more than anyone can do on a single beach vacation. That's a big change from the resort's days as a playground for international business travelers. Recently, the likes of Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Marc...

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Mixing Fun and Volunteering on a Fathom Cruise

The recently created Fathom Cruises, a division of the mammoth Carnival Cruise Line, offers a kind of social good cruise unprecedented in the industry. For the inaugural Dominican Republic itinerary, that translates to two days cruising from Miami each way, and three days docked at Amber Cove to give back to the Puerto Plata community. The concept is to combine travel with “social impact,” providing...

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10 Gifts For Fathers, Mothers & Travelers Who Have Everything

Frequent travelers will appreciate our selection of unusual presents – organized by parenting style -- whether it’s Mother’s Day, Father's Day or any other occasion.   The Energizer Parent Kids rely on mothers, fathers or both for the support they need – whether it’s with real life issues or day to day needs. That’s why we love the

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Themed Itineraries Add Spice To Cruises

When my family boarded Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas for a Caribbean cruise with dozens of passengers wearing black leather and chains, we didn’t yet realize that 1,850 shipmates were sailing on the themed High Seas Rally cruise for motorcycle enthusiasts. Fortunately, today’s megaships are big enough to accommodate...

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Trends: Millennial Families Travel Differently Than You or Me

The 4th annual TMS Family Travel Summit reveals how the largest leisure travel segment likes to dream, plan, go and selfie their family vacations. (New York, NY, April 28, 2016) Millennial families are more diverse, likely to travel farther, seek out new destinations and spend more than their peers without children, attendees learned at the fourth

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Sharing, Giving Back, and Making Memories with an Impact

There’s something about Spring as a season of renewal that makes us think about the sustainability of travel, and how long we can enjoy the planet as we do without pausing to give something back. With Spring comes Earth Day, a time (hopefully more than one day) when the travel industry focuses on protecting the environment at some of our favorite places. And then there are companies who think...

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Babymoons are Back in Fashion

After a rush of offers for expecting mothers and fathers a few years ago, pampering babymoons with pickles and massage are back in fashion. Giving a name to the urge to savor your adult relationship before baby arrives has made them a happy part of the new parenting journey.  The airlines have helped too, by approving travel by expecting mothers through 36 weeks, giving soon-to-be parents time for...

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