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Trinidad And Tobago: Caribbean Carnival at its Best

Trinidad and Tobago's spring Carnival will amuse your family with great costumes and amazing creativity.If you like pulsating music, dancing in the streets, spectacular cultural events and parading masqueraders, then tropical Trinidad and Tobago's annual spring Carnival should not be missed. The islands of Trinidad and Tobago, just off the coast of South America, boast of an ethnically...

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Wisp Mountain Resort, Maryland

Head to Deep Creek Lake for skiing at Wisp Mountain, dogsledding, winter sports and more in a little known, top value resort. Within driving distance of many East Coast and upper Midwest communities lies the under-discovered resort area of Deep Creek Lake. This massive yet cozy vacation community is nestled in the natural mountain heritage of the Appalachians. Back in the 1960s,...

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Skiing 101: Adult Novices Feel No Shame

A West Coast mom and an East Coast dad throw caution to the wind and become middle age novice skiers.One of the best things about having kids is that when they're younger, they make their parents show off skills in all the sports that the kids are trying to learn... even if those skills date back to the days of rotary phones. Scootering at 35? Rollerblading at 42? How 'bout freestyle skiing...

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Family Resorts of St. John, USVI

A family of 5 sleeps around at several of this US Virgin Island's top resorts to judge the best.Our family of five travels often from Washington DC. We swim in rooftop pools in New York hotels and snow-fed New Hampshire rivers. We sleep on rainy mountaintops in tents and in king size beds you never want to leave. We eat on paper plates in places I'd rather forget and in fancy restaurants...

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Villa Life On St. Barths

Veteran family travel writers put their favorite island, St. Bartholomew's, to the test. And the wonderful Caribbean retreat does more than pass; it excels!In our twenty-plus years of travel and writing about travel, St. Barths stands out.  We recalled marvelous cuisine, lovely scenery, diverse beaches, beautiful people, overpriced shopping (to ignore) and friendly...

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Cocoa Cottages Eco-Lodge, Dominica

Cocoa Cottages captures the best of the Caribbean for eco-trekkers: an intimate family atmosphere and plenty of opportunity for adventure! Among all the Caribbean islands, Dominica is known for its special collection of small, environmentally friendly cottages and lodges. These unique accommodations offer an exceptional value for families and serve to protect the delicacy of the natural surroundings. I...

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Utah’s Quiet Snows

An expert skier mom reviews what's what for families with all-age skiers at Utah's Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton mountain resorts.My family has enjoyed skiing Utah's mountain resorts ever since we realized that it's easier to fly to Utah than to drive from our home in the San Francisco Bay Area to the ski resorts in Lake Tahoe. Once we land in Salt Lake City, it's a 30-minute...

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Caribbean 101: Ports Of Call Define Islands

Here's what to expect as you step onto the most popular islands of the Caribbean, whether you arrive by sea or air.The fabled Caribbean "ports of call" -- where cruise ships make their stops -- lure sun and fun seekers of all ages and, in may ways, define the personality of each of the islands, too. Everywhere, young explorers and their families will delight in nature’s bounty, trekking...

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St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

FTF tells you how to kayak, snorkel, "snuba" and more on the beautiful beaches of St.Thomas.Beauty is impossible to ignore on St. Thomas. Cleaner and somewhat more chic than many Caribbean capitals, Charlotte Amalie has its share of tacky shops, but also some unique archways, hidden walkways and small alleys that are colorful and often quite lovely. It's a safe and pleasant town...

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Exploring Aspen And Snowmass, Colorado With Teens

Post X Games, a noted ski specialist totes teens to Colorado's top mountain resorts to evaluate just how hip it is.I couldn’t resist the chance for an all-girl getaway to Aspen and Snowmass with my teen-age daughter Madeleine, and my friend Mimi, and her teen daughter Christina. It would be a chance for some mother-daughter bonding, yet would allow each of us time with someone our...

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