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Making Island Connections on a Caribbean Cruise

Every year my family and I take a cruise ship from Miami, Florida around the many islands of the Caribbean. My family is Afro-Caribbean, and we feel very strongly about our roots in the islands. Traveling with young members and aging great-grandparents of the family, it is always nice that there’s something for everyone to enjoy during our travels. By ship, we’ve visited St. Kitts, Bermuda,...

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A Chihuly Summer in Gardens of Glass

Through October 29, the New York Botanical Garden will be showcasing more than 20 beautiful installations by world-renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. Chihuly, sponsored by Bank of America, features artwork and sketches from throughout Chihuly’s career, giving viewers a look inside the artist’s creative process. An experiment in light, color, and form, the nature-inspired...

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At Family Travel Forum, Teen Travel Bloggers Earn Scholarships For College

Media Alert: FTF Awards Scholarships of up to $1,000 to Teen Writers for their Stories Students Earn College Grants for their Writing on Travel Experiences (New York, NY- May 1, 2017) Calling all teen travel writers! This year Family Travel Forum, the award winning vacation planning resource for travel with kids, announces its 11th annual Teen...

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Taking Your Sandcastles and Sculptures to the Next Level

Since most beach-goers would enjoy some tips on building better sandcastles, I interviewed the world-famous sand sculptor, Todd Vander Pluym, when he visited New York on behalf of Visit California. Pluym was working on a kid-friendly 12-foot, 60-ton sand sculpture at South Street Seaport that featured California’s main tourist attractions,...

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Universal Orlando Reveals New Water Park, Volcano Bay

On May 25th, 2017, Florida’s Universal Orlando will be unveiling its latest attraction, a water park called Volcano Bay. This immersive theme park will be the third in the Universal Orlando complex. Universal Creative, the same team behind the Islands of Adventure park, traveled through the South Pacific for inspiration...

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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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