September 2012

Posted on September 10th, 2012


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Posted on September 10th, 2012

Editor’s Notes

As I’m writing this editor’s notes, I can’t help but think of how quickly this summer went by and how in less than a week school starts for my two girls.


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Fishing at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Florida.

Posted on September 10th, 2012

OMNI Puts Out the ‘Welcome Kids’ Mat

For traveling families one of the more difficult tasks—one that can either make or break a vacation—is finding suitable hotel accommodations that even the most demanding of guests (think 7-year-old princess) will be pleased with.


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Posted on September 10th, 2012

Adventures By Disney

There’s no name more synonymous with family fun than the Disney brand, with its decades of cartoons, family-oriented feature films and, of course, the global amusement theme parks—they are the ultimate “storytellers,” as Disney describes itself. And, since 2005, Adventures by Disney has brought that classic formula for family fun and storytelling to travel.


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The ship’s 765-ft. AquaDuck waterslide.

Posted on September 6th, 2012

Disney Fantasy

On a ship filled with up to 4,000 people, it ought to be a daunting task to make each guest feel like a VIP, but on a Disney Cruise Line cruise it’s simply the norm.


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Regal Suite at the Royal Towers.

Posted on September 6th, 2012

The Resort and The Lost City Escape to Atlantis,

Some employees at Atlantis, Paradise Island, carry business cards that say, “Core Value #1: blow away the customer,” and that’s exactly what Atlantis does.


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Family Accommodation's with separate kids room at the Resort's Italian Village

Posted on September 5th, 2012

Family Vacations with Adult Perks at Beaches Turks & Caicos

It’s my daughter’s sweet 16, so we let her choose the family vacation, and she wanted to come back here,” says the woman at one of the picnic tables during the Friday night beach party.


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Caneel Bay, in the USVI, features seven secluded beaches.

Posted on September 5th, 2012

Great Kid-Friendly Resorts

From Aruba to USVI, we’ve handpicked five hotels we know deliver a family vacation to remember.


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Wyndham Las Villas Resort Mazatlan offers a Turtle Sanctuary package.

Posted on September 5th, 2012

Mexico with Kids in Mind

Elevating children’s experiences is a priority at many hotels and resorts as that crowd grows increasingly sophisticated, but there’s no denying the importance of the bare basics.


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A casita at The Lodge at Chaa Creek in Belize

Posted on September 5th, 2012

Latin America Belize + Costa Rica = Family-Friendly

“Re-conquering” ancient Inca cities in Peru, cruising among the Amazon wildlands, and heading offshore to explore the Galapagos Islands sit firmly on the wish list of family-friendly destinations.


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