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Viva Wyndham Playa Dorada, Dominican Republic

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Maximize The Magic Onboard MSC’s Lirica

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Does Deer Valley Resort meet your family's ski expectations and is it worth the premium tariff? Family Travel Forum investigates.Deer Valley in Park City, Utah delivers a deluxe ski experience that pampers guests with posh accommodations and gourmet food. The resort's philosophy that the details make the difference is everywhere--- ski valets care for your skis as you park your car; overnight...

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Bitter End Yacht Club, Virgin Gorda

Athletic families will be right at home at this laid back sailing and sun resort on a tranquil Caribbean isle. After our visit in the mid-90s my family wanted to return to this resort precisely because of its laid-back, toes-in-the-sand lack of structure. Guests had unlimited use of the Bitter End Yacht Club's enormous fleet of sailboats, motorboats, dinghies, and windsurfers when they visited...

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The Pollard Hotel, Red Lodge, Montana

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Caribbean Princess

FTF's cruise specialist rates a new Caribbean-bound Princess ship to see how well it fares with families. Today’s cruise lines draw rave reviews for appealing to children and even moody teens, but what about that even more elusive subset – tweens aged 10 to 12? With this in mind, I embarked on a recent seven-day voyage with my 12-year-old daughter Chloe aboard the Caribbean...

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