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Viceroy Zihutanejo in Zihua Mexico Offers Great Family Vacation Spot

Feb 10, 2016
Viceroy Zihutanejo located in Zihua Mexico is a great family destination, where kids can learn the appeal of old Mexico.

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Meeting the locals in Jamaica: a great family experience


Sharing a meal with locals in Jamaica, as part of the Meet the People program
We were brought together by a volunteer program called Meet the People, which has been bringing tourists and locals together for more than 50 years over a shared interest — in our case, cooking and food. meeting the locals in Jamaica Did I mention the program is free? The volunteers will even come and pick you up. more
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Taking the Kids on a ship within a mega ship


Disney Dream at Disney's Private Island Castaway Cay
Many families who cruise look for the best deal — and this is “wave season” when cruise lines are offering upgrades, shipboard credits and discounts to encourage you to book for later in the year. more
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Spring Break Ideas to Meet Every Family’s Wish List


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We are joining our colleagues at Family Travel Forum to recommend Spring Break getaways that are guaranteed to please, whether you’re planning a reunion of several generations, a wild time with a bunch of friends, or some "we" time with loved ones more
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Bumpkins on a river cruise in Jamaica. Seriously


The Martha Brae River in Jamaica
Seriously. We are at River Bumpkin Farm and have floated down about 1.5 miles of the 75-mile long river. more
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Meeting the people through a unique program in Jamaica


Eileen meets Doris Morgan of Meet the People
We are visiting Doris Morgan, who has been welcoming tourists—more than 1000—since the mid-1980s, showing them a bit of Jamaican cuisine and culture through the little publicized Meet the People program. Did I mention she does this for free and that there is no charge to the tourists? more
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Learning Jamaican heritage on a walking tour of Falmouth


Fruits for sale in Falmouth Jamaica
In the early 19th Century, when grand balls were held at the famous courthouse in Falmouth, Jamaica’s oldest seaport, young women would sew fireflies into their gowns so they would literally sparkle. more
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A private villa in Jamaica with a homey feel and lots of space


Pool area at the Villas by Linda Smith
We are eating dinner on the terrace listening to the ocean, feasting on Caribbean lobster. No we aren’t at a tony restaurant in Jamaica. We are at Serenity on the Beach, one of the 100 private villas in Jamaica managed by Villas by Linda Smith. more
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Setting standards for family vacation – Half Moon Resort Jamaica


Beach scene at Half Moon Bay Jamaica
John Bartels has no interest in going home. He, his two sisters, and his parents have been spending a vacation week at Half Moon, a Rock Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, that has been setting a high bar for resorts here for more than 50 years more
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Taking the Kids Annual Family Cruise Guide


Cruise up close to glaciers aboard a family-friendly small ship cruise in Alaska with AdventureSmith Explorations. Photo by AdventureSmith Explorations
Welcome to our Taking the Kids Cruise Guide for 2016. Parents love cruising because they get a bang for their vacation buck. Grandparents are fans because cruises are an easy way to get the whole gang together. Kids love the freedom onboard and making new friends. more
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Volunteering on Vacation: Memorable Adventures from Family Trips


Enkereri students
When the two Whitaker teens talk about their holiday trip to Tanzania two Christmases ago, it’s not the animals they saw on safari that proved the most memorable, as amazing as the elephants and giraffes were. It’s how they helped a small unofficial orphanage. more
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