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Sargassum found on the beach
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Sargassum Seaweed Attacking Our Beaches

According to recent media accounts, an influx of the disruptive and hated-by-brides seaweed known as sargassum has washed up around the Caribbean and Atlantic beaches for summer 2019. I first lived through it in 2015 on a trip to Mexico's east coast, embedded with the troops fighting the onslaught of seaweed. It came back with force in the summer of 2018 (1,000 square miles of seaweed)...

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Canoes offshore leave for Cozumel.
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Paddling to Cozumel: Sacred Journey of the Maya

The spiritual traditions behind the Sacred Mayan Journey (Travesía Sagrada Maya), a canoe trip paddling to Cozumel in Mexico, have put this journey on many bucket lists. A Bit of Maya Background on the Sacred Journey The Sacred Mayan Journey is a pre-Hispanic (1250 to 1519 A.D.) ritual to honor and worship Ixchel, goddess of the moon, tides, fertility, birth and medicine....

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Something to Look Forward to: Hotel Xcaret Mexico

Edutainment may be a tough concept to sell, yet all parents and grandparents want more from a family beach vacation than a suntan and a bunch of bills. Enter Experiencias Xcaret -- a family owned Mexican company which has successfully run innovative, environmentally-oriented amusement parks for 30 years. Begun with architect Miguel...

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Paradisus All Inclusive Resort Brings Kid Butlers to Playa del Carmen

The Paradisus, La Esmeralda family brand from Melia Resorts has changed what one can expect from an all-inclusive resort by creating free form vacations with life-enriching experiences for parents, and grandparents … like samba lessons and cooking classes, all day assistance from a Family Concierge, an activity packed Kid’s Club and a complimentary walkie-talkie or cell...

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My Kind of Beach at Playa del Carmen

Situated on Mexico's Caribbean coast, Playa del Carmen is a waterfront refuge that attracts domestic and international tourists to its thriving main street and apres-beach scene. 

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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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The Mayan Riviera – Tulum

If you are looking for an all-inclusive within a short distance to Tulum's adventure attractions, Barceló Maya Beach Resort has three offerings ranging from the budget-friendly to the high end. We stayed at the Barceló...

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Crown Paradise Club, Cancun

Crown Paradise Club Cancun, previously a winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Tiny Travelers award, gets a fresh look in 2015. Views of the calm blue sea and lush tropical vegetation await you at this high energy, moderately priced family resort. After a brief trip from the modern Cancun airport, you will be relaxing...

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Discover The Flip Side Of Cancun At Club Med

I didn’t think the words remote and Cancun would ever be in the same sentence, but the Club Med Cancun Yucatan is a convenient, all-inclusive resort that is so peacefully isolated and eco-friendly, that guests feel far, far away.For one of Cancun’s first resorts in 1976, Club Med wisely chose 22 acres of beach, reef and mangrove on the Nizuc Peninsula...

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Cancun Family Beach Vacation: Attractions, Adventures, Tours

Cancun is one of those destinations that has taken on a certain mythical status, after four decades as one of the major beach destinations in the Western Hemisphere. In those years it has grown in a planned, considered fashion from a jungle fishing village to bustling tourist town. Though its gorgeous coastal neighbor to the south, the Riviera Maya, has stolen some of its thunder,...

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