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Club Valtur Pila, Valle D’Aosta, Italy

Club Valtur, Pila,  Valle d'Aosta, Italy, previously a winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Tiny Travelers award, gets a fresh look in 2015. Like its French counterpart Club Med, the Italian-owned Club Valtur runs all-inclusive resorts around the world staffed by enthusiastic and friendly equipe (Italian for 'crew') who...

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Laying Back At The Oyster Bay Beach Resort, St. Martin

Having a Caribbean timeshare without an owner's headaches can add a lot of value for a family looking for sun, sand, a gorgeous pool and the laid back lifestyle of a quiet island like Sint Maarten.  Sint Maarten is the Dutch side of the bi-national island shared between the Netherlands Antilles and the French West Indies for the past 350 years. The French side is known as Saint-Martin and in...

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Aspen – Snowmass, Colorado’s Summer Playground

Many mountain resorts known for snowsports try to attract a summer clientele, but Aspen's long history of cultural attractions outshines the rest.With so many fair weather destinations, families often wonder why they should visit a terrific snowsports resort when there's no snow. It makes some sense that a place that does something so well couldn't possibly excel at the opposite. After all,...

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Avid Skiers + Toddler = Thrills in Banff

Imagine taking your two-year-old on a ski trip to Alberta, Canada? Here;s how one Family Travel Forum family made it a success.Several years ago, my husband, 2-year-old son and I spent a one week ski holiday at the 3,200-acre mountain resort of Sunshine Village in Banff, Alberta, Canada.The skiing was outstanding, with a...

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Oaxaca, Mexico Attractions

Oaxaca (pronounced wah-HAH-kah) is a culturally diverse and charmingly compact center of Zapotec and Mexican arts which many liken to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The capital city of the state of Oaxaca in southwestern Mexico, it is a safe and friendly town whose attractions should be shared by the whole family, particularly if Mexico and its many wonders are new to your kids. If you begin your explorations...

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Discovering the Hidden Cozumel, Mexico

This author relishes the other side of Cozumel, Mexico: an island off the Riviera Maya coast of eastern Mexico where a family beach vacation becomes a cultural exploration.It's interesting to watch a destination rediscover itself, to undergo a metamorphosis and present itself anew to the traveler. So it is with Isla Cozumel, the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean, and part of the Yucatan...

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Aruba Marriott Resort And Stellaris Casino

The moment we walked into the sprawling, six-story lobby of the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino and received our complimentary tropical cocktail, my cousin and I knew we were in for a great family beach vacation. ...

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Tremblant in Winter

Avid skiers take the family on holiday to Quebec's Mont Tremblant resort for mountains of fun. The location and timing of our family ski vacations owes little to fancy brochures touting the competitive advantages of one resort over another or the quality of snow to be had as early as Thanksgiving or as late a Memorial Day. We are slaves to both the iron logic of the school calendar,...

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Viva Zihuatanejo On Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Ever need a quick dose of the 'foreign-ness' of foreign travel? My family found it on Mexico's Pacific Riviera, a favorite sun 'n' sand destination for California families. Despite the influence of high-rise, international Ixtapa next door, the lesser-known port of Zihuatanejo has retained its funky charm and a few traditional Mexican ways.The Residencias Villa del Sol (...

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Taos Ski Valley Leads The Sporting Life

Spanish charm, a beautiful mountain setting, and an intense focus on improving your snowsports skills, athletic prowess and general wellness; that's Taos, New Mexico, long the bastion of artists and New Age healers. In the past few years, Taos has been putting itself on the map as a destination for athletes, skiers and even filmmakers.The state's forward-thinking economic...

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