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Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The DR's Club Med offers upgraded facilities, bigger Kid's Club, sports: everything you need for a tropical beach vacation.The DR's Club Med offers upgraded facilities, bigger Kid's Club, sports: everything you need for a tropical beach vacation. Louise, the vivacious 20-something Brazilian G.O. (Gracious Organizer) who shepherded half a dozen of us new arrivals to our...

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Curacao: Dolphin Encounters And Family Adventures

By land and by sea, the Caribbean island of Curacao offers a unique blend of family adventure. Whether interacting with dolphins, spending a week at Sea Camp or just chilling out on the beach, you'll be sure to find something that sparks your interest. Just imagine swimming in the blue Caribbean Sea off of the largest island in the Netherlands Antilles, laying your hands on the dorsals...

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Caribbean 101: Barbados

The eastern Caribbean island of Barbados is especially accommodating to families because of its excellent infrastrucure and plenty of attractions for all ages. If you fantasize about lying in the shade of a palm while the kids frolic safely in the sand, welcome to Barbados, where the citizens speak English and the frangipani-scented warmth of the tropics is offset by trade winds. The...

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It’s Better in Barbados

Friendly locals, broad sand beaches, fine resorts and an array of activities for all ages make this Caribbean isle in the British West Indies a top value getaway."An eyeful 'en a bellyful..." Roughly translated, the Bajan proverb (Barbadians are called Bajans) means 'having a good look at something does not provide the kind of satisfaction derived from eating it.' True, there is no...

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Haciendas Of The Yucatan

Join three generations as they tour luxurious plantations in Mexico's Yucatan province and contribute to sustainable tourism in the process.As someone who travels frequently and is blessed with both parents and in-laws who are healthy and adventurous, we have more than our share of great multi-generational family vacations. So it was with trepidation that my mother announced one day that...

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Oaxaca, Mexico Restaurants

Where are the best places to dine in this popular Mexican city? Find out here. There are dozens of restaurants around this popular town, and most are well-suited to tourists with bottled water, napkins and other fineries. Kids will find great empanadas (pastry stuffed with meat or cheese), tortillas with grilled cheese, black bean soup, possibly rice (not...

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All-Inclusive Caribbean Vacations

Here's a primer on what all-inclusive vacations mean at DR, St. Lucia and Bahamas resorts, where one price buys room, board and fun!Recently I read a plaintive letter to a popular travel magazine asking how he or she could visit tropical beaches with two children under 5-years-old. That got me thinking. There was a time when moms and dads dropped the kids at Grandma's and took off for that...

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Star Trekking: 07-08: 2009: Sail The Sea With Disney Stars

Disney Cruise Line is striving to give your kids what they want with their Disney Channel Summer at Sea Cruises. Many stars from popular Disney Channel shows will be on board the Disney Wonder and sail with guests. For eight nights, different stars will perform and give your kids a special opportunity to get close to their favorite Disney personality. Stars scheduled...

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Spring Snowsports in Wisconsin

For one of the snow-iest springs ever, enjoy snowmobiling and other winter-only pursuits in Wisconsin.In hilly Wisconsin, a glacier-scarred region receiving more than 40" of snowfall each year, locals are delighted that spring is fast approaching. Not to say that Wisconsin families don’t love their winter outings but...By April, the northern part of Wisconsin has the best conditions...

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Sint Maarten/Saint Martin Restaurants

Not sure where to dine in Saint Martin? FTF has a few restaurant ideas for your family.There are many quality restaurants to choose from on both sides of the island of St. Maarten/St. Martin. While it's risky business to recommend, here are a few places I'm happy to vouch for: Sunset Beach Bar, Airport Beach, 599/545-3998

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