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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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Secure Tourism Summit Reveals What’s Next in Airport Security

The first Secure Tourism Summit was held in New York City on April 9,2017. It was sponsored by the industry trade organization, US Travel Association and, while many of the topics discussed were directed to large organizations, a few concepts were quite apt for family travelers. Starting with the numbers, the United...

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Taking Your Sandcastles and Sculptures to the Next Level

Since most beach-goers would enjoy some tips on building better sandcastles, I interviewed the world-famous sand sculptor, Todd Vander Pluym, when he visited New York on behalf of Visit California. Pluym was working on a kid-friendly 12-foot, 60-ton sand sculpture at South Street Seaport that featured California’s main tourist attractions,...

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Royal Caribbean Adds Lifeguards To All Ships

One of the largest and most well known cruise companies in the world, Royal Caribbean International, will now be adding lifeguards to their cruise ships. For years, Royal Caribbean has held to the belief that safety aboard their ships is in part the responsibility of their passengers. Now, the company has changed their guest safety policy to include lessons on water safety for children onboard,...

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Caribbean Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship Applications Are Open

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Tourism Association (CHTAEF) announces it's 2017 scholarship program to Caribbean students pursuing higher education in the fields of hospitality and tourism. The scholarship has given recipients the chance to earn their degrees at accredited universities...

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Punta Cana’s Boldest New All-Inclusive

Punta Cana is satiated with all-inclusive resorts yet the Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection rises above the pack, delivering an energetic, all-inclusive family beach vacation that takes it up a notch with unbeatable live entertainment. Full disclosure: I’m a native New Yorker and we do everything big. In the Big Apple, one thing we’re not big on is subtlety;...

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Safety Tips For Hotel And Resort Vacations

When travelers are surveyed about what is most important to them when planning a family vacation, the No. 1 answer is a safe environment. But while safety is top-of-mind when planning a vacation, many families often forget the most common-sense safety rules once their vacation begins. In case you're wondering how safe it is to let the kids wander around your hotel, here are some tips from...

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