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Falmouth Jamaica For Families

[fa icon="calendar'] May 22, 2013 2:28:00 PM / by Sally Black posted in family resorts, Family Cruises, Family Vacation Destinations

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Falmouth, Jamaica has changed dramatically in recent years. If you've never visited or if it has been a while since you have vacationed in Jamaica, you might be surprised how much Falmouth has changed. It's now very a popular tourist destination offering plenty of family friendly activities.

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Top 5 Family Luxury Resorts from Vacationkids

[fa icon="calendar'] May 15, 2013 12:27:00 PM / by Sally Black posted in family resorts

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Which Is THE Best Family All Inclusive Resort?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 17, 2013 6:26:00 PM / by Sally Black posted in family resorts

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We get asked all the time, Whic is the BEST Family all inclusive resort?  Why just yesterday we received this email from Roy...

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What Does All Inclusive Mean?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 16, 2013 5:30:00 PM / by Sally Black posted in family vacations, family resorts

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Updated July 2019

No doubt you've seen the term ALL INCLUSIVE if you've been doing google searches for terms like "best family resorts" or "best family vacations" - but what does this really mean?

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Vacationkids "LIKES" Dreams Puerto Aventuras

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 8, 2013 12:32:00 PM / by Sally Black posted in family resorts

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 Dreams Puerto Aventuras resort has gotten "LIKES" from our Vacationkids staff long before facebook every existed. It's true, we recommend so many wonderful resorts in Mexico's Riviera Maya to our clients. Still, truth be told, we have a bit of a soft spot for this resort. Yes, we admit it's one of our favorites.

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Finding Vacations When You Have 3 Kids

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 28, 2012 4:00:00 PM / by Sally Black posted in family resorts, Family of 5 Vacations

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Two is company, three is a crowd! This is certainly true when it comes to planning  family of five vacations. Most hotels define a typical family as “two adults sharing one hotel room with two children under the age of twelve”. Hotels then use this definition to structure their prices and create occupancy rules. When you take the time to read the very small print in hotel brochures or on their websites you'll see a line that reads - “BASED ON DOUBLE ADULT OCCUPANCY”. This means the basic hotel room price is based on at least two adult people sharing one hotel room. Hotels also base their maximum occupancy rules on this definition meaning that each hotel room will only be allowed to hold a maximum of two large and two smaller bodies. Remember these two important points...maximum occupancy and pricing because their are very important as I explain later on....

When your third little bundle of joy enters this world, your family suddenly become a family of five. Your family now consists of two adult parents and three children. All is wonderful with the world until you all try to go on vacation together. Now your family of five suddenly doesn't fit the typical hotel's definition of what constitutes a family. When it comes to maximum room occupancy, your family doesn't fit into a standard room any more because now you have one extra kid. It doesn't matter whether you can all sleep in one king bed, bring sleeping bags for the floor or if your youngest can still fit in the dresser drawer. According to most hotel  and pricing rules, you are simply NOT allowed to all stay in one room....Sorry but this just ain't happening.

But wait - it gets worse...

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El Dorado Generations - A New Style in Family Resorts

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 4, 2012 12:33:00 PM / by Sally Black posted in family resorts, Family Destination Weddings, family group travel

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  Vacationkids was recently invited by Karmisa Resort to preview El Dorado Generations prior to its opening. Some areas are still under construction be we are very pleased to offer our fans this review.

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Puerto Vallarta Family Resorts

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2012 2:36:00 PM / by Sally Black posted in family resorts, Family Vacation Destinations

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  Puerto Vallarta is an excellent family vacation choice because it offers such a wide variety of family resorts as well as unique vacation experiences for kids.

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Mexico All Inclusive Family Resorts

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 18, 2012 3:30:00 PM / by Sally Black posted in family resorts

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  Behind the scenes this week here at Vacationkids, I'm getting ready for my own "vacation" to several Mexico All Inclusive Family Resorts next week.  I use the term "vacation" very loosely in this sentence.  This started out to be a relaxing family vacation. The problem is the Mexico All Inclusive Family Resorts that we work with are constantly growing, improving and changing.  Whenever I visit, I feel obligated to find out all of the latest news and updates for our clients.  If I try to kick back and relax by the pool or beach I end up feeling guilty. Instead of wasting time with a great book I get to thinking "shoulda, woulda, coulda".

Striking a balance between work and vacation is really hard when you're a travel agent. When word gets out that I will be "in the neighborhood", the invites arrive in my inbox. Vacationkids has so many amigos in Mexico that it becomes hard to say no.  Even if I was successful declining invites, it still doesn't mean I can actually relax. When you're in the travel & hospitality business, your radar is always on.  You're constantly watching service and operations, making mental notes for future blog posts and webpages, even taking photos of your meals before you can actually eat them.

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Great Family Vacations - A Picture is Worth More than 1000 Words

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2012 6:04:00 PM / by Sally Black posted in family vacations, family resorts

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  Great family vacations don't just happen. For good family vacations to become great vacations, it take planning and extra insight.  You need to look past the obvious.

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