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Single Mom Shares Travel Tips

Single parents will find expert advice on going solo with the kids from a professional traveler and her family. I could write a book on this topic after more than 30 years in the business of sending families on villa holidays around the world. As a late-in-life Mom with protective instincts bordering on paranoia, I thought of just about everything when I started taking my child on inspection...

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The Buccaneer St. Croix

If you're looking for old-world  elegance in a family-friendly resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands, this hill topper in St. Criox may be your answer . The Caribbean's Most Historic Resort Founded in the 17th century and family-run for generations, The Buccaneer in St. Croix...

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Custom Itinerary: Volunteering Vacation with Older Teens

Q: Andy L. of Conneticuit has decided that it's high time his kids learned something about the value of money. He's decided to take them on a volunteer trip so they can do some work with their hands and witness with their own eyes how people less fortunate than them live, but is unsure about where to start, especially when most sites seem to cater to adults only. A: As honorable...

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Cruising Italian Style Aboard Costa Atlantica

This family travel specialist shares her experience of sailing the western Caribbean with the Italian-owned and very glamorous Costa Cruise Line. In 2000, Costa Cruise Line's newest most glamorous ship, the Atlantica, debuted in the United States.  Not long after, my 4-year-old daughter made her cruise debut on Costa's new flagship!  Both the Atlantica...

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Very Posh Barcelo Bavaro DR All-Inclusive priced from $205/N Family of 4

The Barceló Bávaro Palace is one of many Caribbean all-inclusives that are running specials for the summer of 2011, and in fact rates drop to US$172/night after September 1, 2011. It's located on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic in Bavaro, only 20 km from Punta Cana International Airport, so it's convenient to get to. Even better, it's...

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Aruba: Exploring Beyond The Hotels

Aruba is a friendly, top-value Caribbean isle with many resorts and fun things to do, especially in an electric car. Without a doubt, Aruba is an “in” Caribbean destination, particularly for sun-starved families from the Northeast. Located just off the coast of Venezuela, this arid island has near-perfect, 90°F weather year-round and is located outside the hurricane zone...

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Club Med All-Inclusive Resorts Make Great Family Vacations

More than six decades after its founding by Gerard Blitz in the Balearic Isles off Spain, the French-owned Club Mediterranee is treating its guests -- especially families -- better than ever. Catering first to athletes and the young, then to singles, honeymooners, couples and families over the years, Club...

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Trends – Skiing Strong, Marketing Stale

After a week of skiing in Utah at five different resorts, it's apparent that some big changes are rocking the snowsports industry today. Hopefully the work I do at FamilyTravelConsulting.com will provide some cover as I make the following statements based on observation. 1.  Skiing Bigger than...

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Star Trekking: Miley Cyrus in Haiti Lending a Hand

Hannah Montana Disney star, Miley Cyrus, hopped a plane to Haiti last week to do some good for the Caribbean island nation. Haiti suffered horrendous damage and loss of life during the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that occurred January 12, 2010. In the past year, islanders have continued to suffer from psychological trauma and diseases such as cholera...

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Canada Mountain Resorts For Smaller Skiers Smaller Budgets

Big White and Silver Star Mountain are Whistler area resorts in British Columbia, Canada where families with little ones can learn a lot and save. Big White and Silver Star Mountain are two popular Whister area mountain resorts where British Columbia locals love to ski and ride, without the wallet-aching strain of high priced lift tickets.

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