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Tips for Family Travel in Japan

I have traveled with my children to this far-off country on two occasions and want to share tips for family travel in Japan. Specifically, I took my daughter, Brianna (at age 6 and 8) to Japan twice, and my son (age 4) once. The first time, my daughter and I traveled together for 2 1/2 weeks over the New Year’s holiday, from Tokyo all the way to Miyazaki in Kyushu. The second time, we traveled as...

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9 Questions to Ask Before Planning a Theme Park Vacation

Should you really be schlepping that baby to Disney World for a family themepark vacation? Parents inevitably reach a stage in their lives when they ask themselves: why are we planning a trip to a theme park? Is it for us, for the kids, for the grandparents, or to tell the neighbors? We just met an Atlanta dad who drove a van with 11 relatives and his own kids (four of them,...

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Demanding? What Europeans Want From A Luxury Family Brand

The Martinhal Luxury Family Brand Event took place March 24, 2017 in a contemporary space at the Martinhal Cascais Lisbon resort, where floor-to-ceiling windows overlook a children’s play area. Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts, a hotelier catering to that elusive “luxury family” market with four stylish properties in Portugal, invited...

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Royal Caribbean Adds Lifeguards To All Ships

One of the largest and most well known cruise companies in the world, Royal Caribbean International, will now be adding lifeguards to their cruise ships. For years, Royal Caribbean has held to the belief that safety aboard their ships is in part the responsibility of their passengers. Now, the company has changed their guest safety policy to include lessons on water safety for children onboard,...

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Caribbean Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship Applications Are Open

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Tourism Association (CHTAEF) announces it's 2017 scholarship program to Caribbean students pursuing higher education in the fields of hospitality and tourism. The scholarship has given recipients the chance to earn their degrees at accredited universities...

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Punta Cana’s Boldest New All-Inclusive

Punta Cana is satiated with all-inclusive resorts yet the Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection rises above the pack, delivering an energetic, all-inclusive family beach vacation that takes it up a notch with unbeatable live entertainment. Full disclosure: I’m a native New Yorker and we do everything big. In the Big Apple, one thing we’re not big on is subtlety;...

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Coming to America: Visas And Entry Requirements

Changing entry visa regulations and exit rules for foreign nationals and American citizens require preparation if your family is planning a vacation to the United States of America. According to US Department of Commerce, 69.8 million international tourists visited the United States in 2013, generating an all-time record $180.7 billion in revenue. That reflected a 12% increase from 2012. While...

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Safety Tips For Hotel And Resort Vacations

When travelers are surveyed about what is most important to them when planning a family vacation, the No. 1 answer is a safe environment. But while safety is top-of-mind when planning a vacation, many families often forget the most common-sense safety rules once their vacation begins. In case you're wondering how safe it is to let the kids wander around your hotel, here are some tips from...

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The Big Schlep: Grandparents’ Tips On Miami, Florida

We hope you'll benefit from what we, a multi-generational family that loves to get together, learned and enjoyed during a recent stay in Miami, Florida. Here are some of our most useful tips, especially handy during the busy holiday season. We think you'll like these budget-friendly activities if you love entertaining (and spoiling) kids and grandkids like we do. The Miami Climate Sunblock,...

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Don’t Let The Bedbugs Bite (Or Come Home With You)

Doc Holiday shares tips on how to avoid getting bedbugs and, if you're unlucky enough to have them in your hotel room, how to get rid of them back home. As you may be aware, bedbugs are making a comeback in many parts of the world due to the prohibition on using DDT. Around the turn of the century they were common, and have been returning over the past few decades. Now it seems they're everywhere....

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