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Gloom Is Not A Port Of Call On A Weatherproof Cruise

It's winter, and while everyone from Scottsdale, Arizona to St. John's, Newfoundland yearns for spring just a few months away, I have discovered the ultimate weather-proof getaway.A most wonderful temporary panacea to the malaise that most of us deal with during the northern hemisphere’s darkest nights and shorter days is part practical, part fantasy, offering an adventure for everyone....

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Five Reasons We Love Montego Bay For Families

Montego Bay, the second largest city in Jamaica, is a popular location for a family Caribbean holiday. With history dating to the mid-17th century when it was a sugar port, “MoBay”, now a tourist destination, is home to many resorts -- some located on former sugar cane plantation property. Vacationers come for the beaches, golf courses, a cruise line terminal, restaurants, shopping opportunities,...

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Half Moon, Montego Bay, Jamaica

A previous winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Luxury Family Travel, Half Moon, Montego Bay, Jamaica, offers the ultimate splurge vacation: a high-end experience for adults that welcomes and embraces young guests.  This super luxe resort gets a fresh look in 2015:Travelers who are reluctant to abandon the more traditional elements...

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Beats, Eats and Dancing in the Streets at Caribbean Summer Festivals

If the word ‘vacation’ gives you a sudden yearning for calypso beats, exotic eats and dancing in the streets, then consider lining up your next family holiday with one of this summer’s many Caribbean food, music, sport and dance festivals. You'll find lots of free activities, evening entertainment and, since it's summer, great value lodging at the smaller resort hotels. Check...

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Family Guide To Disney Cruise Lines

Disney is the mother of all family-friendly cruise lines, and for passengers looking for quality youth programming, it's an obvious choice. In addition to abundant activities for young passengers, there are enough adult-centered entertainment options to keep grown-ups occupied as well. Check out our comprehensive guide to what Disney has to offer everyone aboard their fleet. Disney Cruise...

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Grenada Family Fun

Grenada is known as "The Spice Island of the Caribbean" and produces one third of the world's best quality nutmeg plus an array of other fragrant spices. Then there's the fruit: bananas, mangoes, coconuts, French cashews, soursop, breadfruit, papaya... all crops that supported the small, 133-square-mile island's economy. In 2004, just as the island's international tourism boom was beginning, Hurricane...

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10 Reasons to Take the Family to the Dominican Republic this Summer

The Dominican Republic has a wide range of activities for people of all ages. It’s the perfect family vacation, with warm temperatures, beautiful beaches and variety of entertainments and attractions. The Dominican Republic has provided many amenities for families, so that both adults and children can...

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Grenada Hotels And Restaurants

FTF has spotted some of the top family hotels, resorts and local eateries on the intriguingly quiet, purely green Caribbean Spice Island of Grenada.If you're looking for big resorts with fancy kids clubs and video arcades, this is not your island. Grenada just isn't the place to find extensive, on-property children's programs rivaling those on other Caribbean islands like Jamaica. But while...

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Karisma Resorts, Purveyor of Luxury Family Vacations

Imagine an all-inclusive resort with beautiful rooms, excellent food and well run children’s programs; add in great service and superstar mascots, and you’ll get the Azul by Karisma Hotels & Resorts luxury brand.Good design, quality amenities and service are critical to the luxury experience, but parents are more likely to pay a premium for ease, safety, room to relax and activities...

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Tropical Flavors Awaken Appetite For Island Adventures

Traveling with family members who are too stubborn or too afraid to experiment with food can spoil any trip. You don't want picky eaters to waste their tropical beach vacation standing in a buffet line. And you certainly shouldn't skip the best seafood restaurants at your tropical destination to eat predictable (but mediocre) meals at international fast food chains.Instead of giving in to...

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