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Families have most everything at the Azul Beach Resort on Rivieria Maya


Bubbles Swim Up Bar at Azul Beach Resort
Welcome to Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya by Karisma, just 20 minutes from Cancun Airport and just 148 recently renovated rooms with everything, including SpongeBob SquarePants more
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Azul The Fives – An all-inclusive with practically everything


Making tortillas on the plaza at Azul The Fives
The smiling woman is making them with fresh corn tortillas in the heart of the plaza. But we’re not in Playa del Carmen’s famous pedestrian Fifth Avenue. We’re just outside Playa del Carmen at Azul Beach Resort The Fives Plaza more
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Day One on the Riviera Maya – Suites for big family groups at Generations by Karisma


Family Swim-Up Suite at Generations Riviera Maya
Welcome to the 144-suite Generations, a Karisma resort about 40 minutes from Cancun. Did I mention grandparents can get a one bedroom unit free this year with a two-bedroom unit for their family? Nice too! more
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Taking the Kids Annual Family Cruise Guide


Norwegian Gem anchored off Bar Harbor ME
Welcome to our Taking the Kids Cruise Guide for 2017. 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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Salzburg Austria Is Not Just for Sound of Music Fans


Salzburg is celebrating Mozart’s 260th birthday (Jan 27) and the 175th anniversary of the Mozart Orchestra Salzburg
I think this picturesque city would be a good place to base yourself for several days or a week, though it can get crowded as the city of 150,000 welcomes more than 1.5 million tourists a year more
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Tauck’s latest European river boat — extra space for families


MS Joy in Straubing Germany for christening
I’ve never seen a nicer bathroom onboard a river ship. It’s so spacious! It has a rain shower. And as the MS Joy boasts more suites and fewer guests than other similarly sized vessels, it is a good bet for families. more
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Day Two – a tour around the all-inclusives of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


Meeting the Flintstones at the Melia resort in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta is known for its galleries and its food but it is probably known more as a cruise ship stop and for those visiting the all-inclusive resorts. more
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Three days in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: Day One taco tour!


On the Taco Tour in Puerto Vallarta
We’re in Puerto Vallarta, which is increasingly known for its food and happens to have some 500 taco stands open into the early hours of the night—each one with a specialty that locals come to savor. Every ingredient comes from within a 20 mile radius. more
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Great Family Fall Rates on Disney Cruise Lines


Cinderella on Disney Cruise
Are you ready for oceans of fun? Disney Cruise Line has great fall rates floating your way. Plus, you can take advantage of all the enchanting Halloween festivities on most sailing throughout the season. more
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Parents magazine — Top 10 Caribbean destinations


Parents - March 2014 - Beach Bliss names top 10 family destinations in the Carribean with the help of Eileen Ogintz of Taking the Kids and Kyle McCarthy of Family Travel Forum. more
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