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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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What To Do In Nassau On A Bahamas Beach Vacation

Looking for fun things to do in the Bahamas but don’t know where to begin? We’re here to help with some favorite Nassau attractions, many of them free. Along with world-class beaches and some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean, all the Islands of the Bahamas offer visitors a rich history and a fresh breath of island culture. We’ve put together some of FTF’s...

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Disability Travel: Resources Help Disabled Tour The Globe

In recent years, the special needs of physically challenged and handicapped travelers have been recognized by the travel industry, and although much more must be done to assist these travelers, there are some useful websites for the disabled, and other resources to plan trips that include every member of the family.Reader Cheri Larson recently wrote to us, noting, "I researched and completed...

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Finding Bargains At Lesser-Known All-Inclusive Caribbean and Mexican Resorts

No matter whether it's a bear or bull market, all-inclusive resorts will continue to be a good value for active family vacations in the Caribbean, Atlantic and Mexico. Due to the vagaries of the economy, competition from cruise companies, and the negative impressions left by hurricanes, medical alerts and erratic Homeland Security measures, the Caribbean resort industry has been making concerted...

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Riviera Maya’s Underwater World

Although Cancun is the gateway to the Yucatan peninsula’s coastal resorts, since the late 90s, many families have chosen to bypass this exciting city and spend their holiday time south along the Riviera Maya. Boasting more than 40,000 recently built rooms at large resorts, most of the Riviera Maya properties are foreign-owned, beachfront all-inclusives with nary a sign of Cancun’s glittering...

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Re-Visiting Our Original Tiny Traveler Award Winners: 1998 to 2015

In 1998 the concept of "family travel" was not as refined as it is today, with hotels mainly targeting the 5-12 age set when it came to services and activities. So, Family Travel Forum set out to discover the best getaways for new parents with infants and toddlers under 3-years of age. After months of research, investigative reporting, site inspections and networking with parents, we came up...

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Who’s In Charge? Kids Influence Over Family Vacation Grows

According to a new global survey, an average 87% of parents admit they give kids a say in vacation destination planning, with 34% of America’s millennial parents (those between the ages of 18 and 34 this year) claiming their kids have full control over the final vacation decision.You may be surprised at the results of this survey administered by market research firm YouGov on behalf...

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Say Yes!… When Beverly Plans Your Wedding

Everybody in Antigua knows who Beverly King is. They will tell you that this tall lady has “married” at least one couple from each country of the world here, part of Antigua and Barbuda in the Leeward Islands. Mrs King, a native Antiguan, has been organizing weddings at Jolly Beach Resort and Spa for more than 20...

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Swimming with Whale Sharks Makes the Hit List

Well it wasn't on my Life's Greatest Hits list but with a birthday coming up and a son graduating from college I couldn't resist the opportunity to swim with whale sharks on a recent press trip to Cancun.Really?  "Swim with whale sharks" was what it said on the itinerary for the day following a "Swim with Dolphins" excursion.  Sounded equally harmless.  And...

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Buyer Beware: Ziplining Adventure Lacks Adventure

I flew out of my seat and a rush of adrenaline shot up my legs as the ATV tossed its passengers around -- twisting, turning and trucking over seemingly unsurpassable rugged rocks and deep pools of muddy water. That was the best part of my "adventure" day.There are a handful of things to do in and out of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico -- adventures tours with ATV...

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