Families Flocking to New Nickelodeon Hotel and Resort in Dominican Republic
Swim up suites

Families Flocking to New Nickelodeon Hotel and Resort in Dominican Republic

It was a no brainer for his family and three others —10 kids aged 3-9 and eight adults—to choose the brand new Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort in Punta Cana, a partnership of Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Viacom International Media Networks.

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Saving on a family summer beach vacation
Swashbuckler Academy, Fairmont Princess

Saving on a family summer beach vacation

A trip to the beach is a perfect summer getaway — and a bargain too. As long as you opt for a destination that’s off-season in summer — like the Caribbean or Arizona — you can have your pick of deals.

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10 water-safety tips that can save a child’s life this summer
Assign a “water watcher,” an adult who will keep her eyes on the water — no texting, drinking or reading

10 water-safety tips that can save a child’s life this summer

Who’s watching the kids in the pool? Someone should have eyes on them at all times — even if they know how to swim. According to new research more than 40 percent of children (5 to 17) who drowned in pools knew how to swim.

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Taking the kids on an adventure closer to home this summer
Innsbruck, petting zoo

Taking the kids on an adventure closer to home this summer

Will we be safe? Everywhere I go people have the same question about travel this spring and summer. So what’s a travel-loving family to do this summer?

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Vacationing like a 1 percenter in a staffed villa in Jamaica
Porch view on one of the Villas by Linda Smith in Jamaica

Vacationing like a 1 percenter in a staffed villa in Jamaica

It’s easy to see why these vacations are so popular with multigenerational families. No one is doing all the chores that typically come with a house rental.

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Zika virus and spring break: how to keep safe
A mosquito from the genus Aedes, which can carry Zika virus

Zika virus and spring break: how to keep safe

A lot of families are concerned about spring break plans as the Zika virus continues to spread through the Caribbean and Mexico -- popular spring break destinations for families, as well as their college students.

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10 ways to save money on spring break
In Orlando, with Mickey Mouse and the Atlanta Braves

10 ways to save money on spring break

on vacation, free is great — a lot better than paying for meals the kids don’t eat, theme park tickets when they’d rather play in the hotel pool or museum entry fees when they are ready to leave in less than an hour.

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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

Meeting the locals in Jamaica: a great family experience

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.

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Taking the Kids on a ship within a mega ship
Disney Dream at Disney's Private Island Castaway Cay

Taking the Kids on a ship within a mega ship

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.

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