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Sally Black

Sally Black
Sally is the Founder of Vacationkids.com Travel Agency and author of the book "Fearless Family Vacations". She is also the Director of Travel Agent Initiatives and Training at The Family Travel Association.

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Best Reasons to Take Your Teens on a Caribbean Cruise

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 2, 2019 6:31:00 PM / by Sally Black posted in Affordable Family Vacations, Teen Vacations, Family Vacation, family vacation ideas, Caribbean Family Cruises, Best family cruises

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1. Save Money!

This is the reason parents love most. Cruise ships, unlike hotels, charge by the number of passengers sharing a cabin - period.  The cost has nothing to do with age.  At many resorts, once your child turns 13 they will need to pay the "full boat" adult rate.  On a cruise ship, the first two passengers in the cabin (aka - mom & dad) will pay first and second passenger rates. No matter how old your children are, if they are sharing the cabin with you they will pay 3rd, 4th, 5th passenger rates which are lower (aka - kids rates).  Of course the number of passengers sharing the same cabin is dependent on the occupancy limits of your particular stateroom. Also be aware that when a cruise line offer "perks" like free drink or specialty dining , this discount applies to the first and second passengers only. Any additional passengers sharing the cabin would need to pay for the cost of these perks.

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Where Do Family Caribbean Cruises Go?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 2, 2019 6:12:00 AM / by Sally Black posted in Affordable Family Vacations, Family Vacation, Disney Cruise Line, family vacation ideas, Caribbean Family Cruises, Best family cruises

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The Caribbean, Mexico, the Bahamas and Bermuda are certainly the most popular cruise destinations for American families.  These family friendly ports of all offer fun experiences for kids of all ages. Depending on the specific sailing you choose, your family can visit a several different countries and Caribbean islands on a single cruise.  Ports of call and the length of time your ship will be docked in port will vary between different cruise lines.

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10 Things to Know About Family River Cruises

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 18, 2019 8:58:38 AM / by Sally Black posted in family group travel, celebration vacations, Best family cruises, family river cruise

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If your family is looking to really  connect with one another in a memorable way, then a river cruise may be the right choice for your next vacation. It's the ideal choice for families looking to enjoy  history, cuisine and culture of exotic locales or fairy tale European cities in a peaceful, scenic and enriching way.

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Best Time of Year to Take a Family Caribbean Cruise

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 11, 2019 6:00:00 AM / by Sally Black posted in Best family cruises

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They quick answer to this question is - your family can enjoy a Caribbean Cruise Anytime!

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How To Plan a Family Heritage Trip

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 4, 2019 6:00:00 AM / by Sally Black posted in family vacations, Affordable Family Vacations, Family Vacation Destinations, family vacation ideas

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A great way to teach children their place in this word is to show them exactly where they come from. If you're looking for inspiration for your next family vacation, consider a family heritage trip.  Imagine your family walking in the footsteps of your ancestors. 

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How Much Does A Family Dude Ranch Vacation Cost?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 28, 2019 6:00:00 AM / by Sally Black posted in Affordable Family Vacations, family adventure vacation, family vacation ideas

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A family dude ranch vacation can be the perfect vacation choice for families looking for....

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Best Family Summer Vacations 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] May 21, 2019 5:50:00 AM / by Sally Black posted in Affordable Family Vacations, Family Vacation, family vacation ideas

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If you're a busy parent juggling life who just realized your kid's team won't be making this year's baseball playoffs or your daughter decided not to attend summer camp then you need to make some last minute family vacation plans - it's not too late. That's the good news.

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Where to Start Planning a Family Vacation

[fa icon="calendar'] May 7, 2019 8:30:46 AM / by Sally Black posted in family vacations, Affordable Family Vacations, Family Vacation, family vacation ideas

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Overwhelmed  trying to plan a family vacation?

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Family Caribbean Cruises

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2019 5:30:00 AM / by Sally Black posted in Family Cruises, Family Vacation, Disney Cruise Line, family cruise, family vacation ideas, Family cruise vacation, Caribbean Family Cruises, Best family cruises

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Families love cruising to the Caribbean!  it's the perfect family vacation destination any time of year. Crystal clear water in a million shades of blue, sun drenched, powder white beaches, diverse cultures, incredible adventures and delicious foods. What's not to love?

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The Grand at Moon Palace Family Resort Mexico

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 23, 2019 10:51:59 AM / by Sally Black posted in family vacations, family resorts, Family Vacation Destinations, family vacation ideas, celebration vacations

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The Moon  Palace Cancun resort complex is a renown, perennial favorite for families staying in the Sunrise, The Moon and Nizuc sections of this massive property.  The Moon Palace complex is located just 5 miles south of Cancun airport, nestled on 55 lush tropical gardens, a signature golf course, conference facilities and totals 2314 deluxe rooms and suites most with ocean or partial ocean views.  This small resort "city" is surprisingly easy to navigate with trams and carts passing every couple of minutes.

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