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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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Save Big On College Visits And Student Travels

I've found that packing smartly, shopping around for flights, and bundling flights and hotels into one efficient travel package make instant savings that can be used for more important student expenses. Parents who are about to send their kids off to college, those planning campus visits, and students planning a semester abroad have several ways to save when booking their travel arrangements....

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Souvenir Shopping Savvy

Souvenir crazy? We are. With Americans spending $5 billion on souvenirs annually, we want to share shopping tips that should reduce your family’s chances of buying junk and maximize the odds of bringing home a keepsake. 1. Avoid airport shops. Many travelers are tempted to spend the last of their local currency at the airport on Toblerone, the Swiss prism-shaped...

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Car And Booster Seat Safety

When Child Passenger Safety Week rolls around each September, auto companies and non-profits promote national campaigns to increase safety awareness of car seats and boosters. However, parents know that child safety -- whether in a car, train, taxi, airplane or other moving vehicle -- is a year round concern. And with the technology and innovation that's gone into all aspects of parenting, it's...

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Air Travel Regulations: What To Expect

Staying up to date with security regulations at US Airports can help you make your family's journey less stressful. Since 2001, a variety of aviation security regulations have been put into effect at all American airports (and adopted by many foreign airports, as well), courtesy of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Hand-carried and checked bags...

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