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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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Doing Atlantis On A Budget At Comfort Suites Paradise Island

I am delighted to recommend the Comfort Suites Paradise Island hotel, a wallet-conscious way for the family to enjoy an Atlantis family beach vacation without breaking the bank.  My kids had been aching to visit Paradise Island in the Bahamas -- especially Atlantis, undoubtedly a great family resort -- but we knew this family vacation would not come cheap.Sure,...

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Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, Oregon

Streams and mountains, bike paths, fairways, gourmet dining, spa and riverrafting, the Sunriver Resort has something for everyone. Oregonians’ legendary love of the outdoors was one of the state’s main attractions when looking for a place to vacation with our active, independence-seeking teen. Because of our limited time and Oregon's size, a central destination convenient to a variety of recreation...

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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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Playa del Carmen For An Anti All-Inclusive Vacation

Located in the heart of the Mayan Riviera, Playa del Carmen is anything but a typical resort town. While it does offer many ‘traditional’ activities that one would expect in a Caribbean beach town, the fun doesn’t end at the beach.In fact, this eclectic and cosmopolitan Mexican city boasts a diverse assortment of family-friendly boutique hotels and attractions, with...

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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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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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