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Riviera Maya’s Underwater World

Although Cancun is the gateway to the Yucatan peninsula’s coastal resorts, since the late 90s, many families have chosen to bypass this exciting city and spend their holiday time south along the Riviera Maya. Boasting more than 40,000 recently built rooms at large resorts, most of the Riviera Maya properties are foreign-owned, beachfront all-inclusives with nary a sign of Cancun’s glittering...

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Puerto Vallarta, Grandparents Love Mexican Traditions, Hollywood Passion

Warmed by the breezes of trade winds filled with the scent of spice and flowers, romantic and exhilarating Puerto Vallarta has great appeal for grandparents wanting to share Mexico's charms with their extended family. This once unknown fishing village sits along the silver ripples of the largest natural bay in Mexico, Bahia de Banderas. Set in the heart of the Mexican Riviera, with Mazatlan to the...

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Club Valtur Pila, Sestriere, Italy

When it comes to children, there's no nationality more disposed to cheek-pinching and cooing than the Italians. In fact, the Italian notion of family is exactly what makes vacationing there with children so special. One week of skiing and snowplay with the equipe at Club Valtur Pila (02/300-99-811) in Italy's Valle d'Aosta...

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Doing Spain Right With Adult Kids

It was meant to be a real vacation. Three weeks in Spain. Just the two of us…. Not!Once the word was out, the kids started calling – daughters in New York and The Hague, our college-aged son in London. Who would not jump at the chance for an extended, all...

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Top 10 Resorts For Skiing And Snowboarding 101

Our picks may not be the most famous of ski resorts, but here are 10 top learn-to-ski and ride programs that know how to teach -- kids or adults. They're not in any particular order; four are in the West and six in the Northeast, but perhaps that's because the smaller northeast mountains have to concentrate on beginners since they have much less advanced terrain. So, is your toddler...

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Windham Mountain Resort, New York’s Best Kept Ski Secret

Sometimes time and circumstances don't permit us to get to the very best or biggest mountain resort for a family snow getaway - that's when you discover resorts like this metro-area New York secret which offer a real vacation and money savings.Windham Mountain Resort is one of the sweetest family ski destinations in New York's Catskill Mountain area, and even in all of New York State. When...

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Quebec City, Canada Attractions

An 18th century European old town, family-friendly ski resorts, water parks, zoos, monuments, a river and more make Quebec City a great, four seasons family destination. Seated atop cap Diamant and overlooking the Saint Lawrence River, the great family vacation spot Québec City has been influential in North American history since Samuel de Champlain recognized its potential and...

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Say Yes!… When Beverly Plans Your Wedding

Everybody in Antigua knows who Beverly King is. They will tell you that this tall lady has “married” at least one couple from each country of the world here, part of Antigua and Barbuda in the Leeward Islands. Mrs King, a native Antiguan, has been organizing weddings at Jolly Beach Resort and Spa for more than 20...

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Whistler Blackcomb Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Whistler Blackcomb Resort, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada previously a winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Family Travelers Award, gets a fresh look in 2015. Located in British Columbia, Whistler Blackcomb is one of North America's most popular recreational areas. With over 8,100 skiable acres between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains (combined...

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Alta, On Top Of The Ski World In Utah

Snow-loving families know Little Cottonwood Canyon shelters the hardcore charms of Alta, a classic mountain resort which celebrated its 75th anniversary in the 2012-2013 winter season. Within a 45-minute drive of the Salt Lake City Airport, this valley of the Wasatch Range finds snowboarders (along with loads of skiers) taking one fork to

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