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Grand Lucayan, Grand Bahama Island

Grand Lucayan, (formerly Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort as well as a winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Tiny Travelers award) gets a fresh look in 2015.This spectacular beachfront resort opened in December, 2000 as the centerpiece of the exciting renaissance of Grand Bahama Island. Named for the indigenous Lucayan Indians, known...

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Good Deals Make It Even Better in the Bahamas

As a destination, The Islands of the Bahamas is getting a lot of attention as a top Caribbean family beach vacation option this spring. So, at the recent New York Times Travel Show, we decided to find out more about what's going on there.Chosen as one of the 2014 "Ten Best Caribbean Destinations for...

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Windjammer Landing, St. Lucia

Windjammer Landing on the island of St. Lucia,  previously a winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Tiny Travelers award, gets a fresh look in 2015.Known for its beauty and tranquility, St. Lucia is a great destination...

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Beaches Negril, A Jamaica Favorite

More than 25 years ago, Jamaica invented the "all-inclusive resort" and while singles and couples love the concept, surely guests with kids and grandkids need it most of all.  We review the perks and facilities for all ages at Beaches Negril

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My Top Three San Juan Resort Hotels In Condado

Puerto Rico, an easy Caribbean getaway loaded with family appeal, should be on the list for your next tropical vacation. American citizens need no passport to enter this U.S. territory, yet a visit to this island nation feels foreign enough to be exciting.  Just over a bridge from the more expensive capital city of Old San Juan sits an invigorated beachfront community, Condado. ...

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A Quantum Leap In Cruising From Royal Caribbean

“Good, better, best,” is how Dhani Jones, Quantum of the Seas’ Experience Advisor for Sports & Fitness, talks about making smart food choices, and it’s an apt description of a cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s latest journey-maker. Since I was only onboard for a two-night press preview, “better and better” is what I imagine this extraordinary ship will become.Good...

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Mia Resorts For Cancun Fun And An Isla Mujeres Getaway

Everybody loves a good deal, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Cancun's Mia Hotels, both formerly the Avalon brand, with a boutique hotel on the Cancun peninsula and the more remote resort on Isla Mujeres. Families tend to gravitate to the all-inclusive Mia Reef Isla Mujeres because of its relaxing beach and easy pricing, so let's take a look first at what it offers.Enjoy...

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Oaxaca, Mexico Attractions

Oaxaca (pronounced wah-HAH-kah) is a culturally diverse and charmingly compact center of Zapotec and Mexican arts which many liken to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The capital city of the state of Oaxaca in southwestern Mexico, it is a safe and friendly town whose attractions should be shared by the whole family, particularly if Mexico and its many wonders are new to your kids. If you begin your explorations...

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Club Med Rising

Club Med, the pioneering all-inclusive hotel group that began with barefoot villages for singles and has evolved into some of the world’s best family all-inclusives is growing again -– and fast.At a press conference held September 29, 2014, Xavier Mufraggi, CEO North America and Patrick Mitchell, VP US Sales shared news of Club Med,...

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Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach, Grand Bahama Island

The Viva Wyndham is a top value all-inclusive in the Bahamas that boasts lots of activities, great cuisine and a friendly staff. In my book, that's everything you need to make this beach vacation one that's sure to appeal to every family member.The Viva...

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