Club Med Sandpiper Bay

An All-Inclusive Tropical Oasis in Small-Town Florida

When families head to Florida, it’s usually to hit the mega-theme parks, explore Miami’s glamorous South Beach or perhaps even swim with the dolphins in the captivating Florida Keys. Most don’t have the small town of Port St. Lucie on their radar, but they should! Located on Florida’s Atlantic coast about two hours southeast of Orlando…

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Family-Friendly Getaway in the Hudson Valley at Mohonk Mountain House

When I realized that my 8-year old son and I were going to have a week together between the end of school and the start of school, I immediately sprung into action planning a quick getaway for the two of us. We headed to Mohonk Mountain House, a luxurious retreat for travel enthusiasts of all ages. It’s all-inclusive and incredibly child-friendly.

Rates include the room, three meals, afternoon tea, and most resort activities.

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Why Choose Club Med for a Family Vacation?

This is an interview with Franci Kursh about her family’s vacation at Club Med Sandpiper Bay with ten family members including four kids ages 6 to 12.

Why did you choose a Club Med vacation?

At Club Med every member of the family gets to do a little bit of what they want. Given that there are so many activities offered at the resort itself, there are no logistical nightmares. We could all do what we wanted without endless discussion.

Bluefields Bay Villas

Luxury Travel Mom Investigates Bluefields Bay, Jamaica

Jamaica and luxury are words that don’t always go together. Jamaica and massive all-inclusive hotel, yes. Jamaica and wild spring breaks, also yes.

When we were invited to review the luxury property Bluefields Bay Villas, we weren’t sure what to expect. They told us we would have “staff” and that “every need would be met”. This turned out to be an understatement.

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“American Plan” Resorts: Historic All-Inclusives for Families

Although one might believe that “all-inclusive” resorts have only recently become popular, this is not the case. For generations, there have been “all-inclusive” resorts all over America, but they very subtly market themselves as “American Plan Resorts.”

I wasn’t familiar with the term until recently on a recent stay at Basin Harbor Club where I was able to speak with the owner. Through the discussion, it became apparent why these resorts typically date back a few …