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Isla Cozumel

The Mexican island of Cozumel is an exciting place for all ages to learn to snorkel and dive. Find out the best places to stay and play. Sitting just a few miles off of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in the pristine Caribbean, the island of Cozumel has long been a popular stop on the world-wide scuba diving circuit. Though it may be best known for its amazing coral reefs and diving schools,...

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Unknown Vieques

FTF gives you the inside details to the Spanish Virgin Island of Vieques, a little known Caribbean treasure neighboring Puerto Rico. For many years, Vieques was considered the inexpensive and un-touristy "sister" of Puerto Rico, just eight miles off the much larger island's east coast. Development of the island's lovely Caribbean beaches had been stalled since 1947 by the U. S. Navy's training,...

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New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain Ski Resort

This small mountain of Loon will never get taller, but its family appeal includes modern amenities, friendly staff, imaginative cuisine, and off-slope activities. It's no wonder that the February President's Day holiday is called "Mass Week" in New Hampshire, if you consider that almost a dozen mountain resorts are between a two- and three-hour drive from Boston, Massachusetts. To accommodate the...

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Skiers Love Nurseries

There are now more ski nurseries to choose from than ever--find out some favorite resorts of skiing parents with tiny travelers. It's a common situation: you want your infant son or daughter to learn how to ski as soon as possible, but you'll just have to wait for that.  In the meantime, should you have to wait on a family ski vacation together?  Thanks to ski resort nurseries, the answer is...

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Aruba: No Longer Just a Gambler’s Paradise

While Aruba's glittering casinos have drawn adult tourism for years, many resorts are implementing family packages and kids' programs to "family-friendly-ize" the island. Despite the lack of lush vegetation on Aruba, there is an abundance of clean, exhilarating air and a seven mile stretch of white-sand beach. The island is making strides to transform this traditional "honeymooner's...

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Holiday Inn Sunspree Montego Bay

This older resort, spruced up to compete with its glittering neighbors, still offers top values for your vacation dollars.Though the Holiday Inn brand may not jibe with your image of a tropical resort, at this Holiday Inn MOntego...

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Top Teaching Programs at Family Ski Resorts

Which North American ski resort has the best children's program? For 2008, Ski Magazine and Kidznsnow.com look at different aspects of what makes a snowsports destination great for families.Children's ski programs are becoming a mainstay of major winter resorts, but which destinations have the best? When researching the choices for your next ski vacation, it always helps to look to the...

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What’s New Under the Sea

FTF investigates underwater gadgets and new programs designed to introduce children and elders to the undersea world in a fun and safe way. You probably marveled at one of those little torpedo-like devices in the James Bond movie, Die Another Day, but now children over age 8 in many Caribbean resorts are taking advantage of Sea-Doo's Seascooter Dolphin to make snorkeling...

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Across The Caribbean Aboard Westerdam: A Floating, Family-Friendly Hotel

Have children who want to learn about the world on the ultimate field trip? Holland America cruises can fulfill and exceed that educational requirement. It's winter in the Northern Hemisphere. This means late sunrise, low temperatures, gray days, precipitation, and early darkness in the mix. What might bring warm days and sunny skies, powder-sand beaches and destinations that offer unusual...

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A Local’s Take On Oaxaca, Mexico With Children

Use the suggestions from a long-time resident to visit historic sites and various artisan villages with the kids in culturally rich Oaxaca, in the southwestern part of Mexico.With ruins, churches, museums and a tradition of fine art, Oaxaca is usually considered an adult destination. But my family has been visiting the region with our daughter since 1991 and now that we have...

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