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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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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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Viva Wyndham All-Inclusive Resorts

Viva Wyndham is an Italian-born chain of tropical all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean where value and fun are guaranteed by a friendly staff. We have long praised this chain because their ambiance, great staff, and top value for money have made made the seven all-inclusive, family-welcoming resorts so successful.As you can read in our writers' reviews of the

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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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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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