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All-Inclusive Beach Thanksgiving Vacations for Families

It’s a joy to come together to feast and spend time with loved ones. But hosting Thanksgiving can also be a major hassle. These all-inclusive resorts will inspire your family to ditch the dishes in favor of a relaxing beach Thanksgiving vacation. Meliá Nassau Beach – The Bahamas Situated on a 1,000-foot stretch of spectacular […]

9 Reasons to Stay at Four Seasons Scottsdale with Kids

I had always dreamed of staying at a Four Seasons. I have known forever about their incredible amenities for children, like goodie bags at check-in and kid-sized bathrobes. I’d read that this luxury brand provides the ultimate in customer service and attention to detail. But, I’d never gotten the chance to experience one of their […]

10 Best Beach Hotels for Kids ~ Recommended by Family Travel Experts

I asked some of the best family travel bloggers to tell us about their all-time favorite family-friendly beach hotels. From where to take a dip with babies and toddlers to the best beach hotel for active families, there’s sure to be something on this list that will appeal to you.

Fun Things to Do on Captiva Island and Sanibel Island When it Rains

Captiva Island and its big sister, Sanibel Island, are best known for their shell-filled beaches and Southern Florida sunshine. But what is there to do when your beach getaway gets doused with rain? There’s no need to feel gloomy on these colorful and friendly islands just because the weather is a little wet. Here are five fun […]

Fabulous Fun in Solana Beach & Del Mar, California

Solana Beach and its neighbor, Del Mar, gracefully balance the casual feel of seaside, sand-in-your-suit living with upscale offerings. If you like a blend of the finer, and the grittier, things in life – you’ll love a visit to these pretty beach towns just north of San Diego. Here’s what to do, see, eat and where to […]

5 Incredible Preferred Family Hotel Pools

If you’ve ever met me or if you’ve been reading Travel Mamas for a while, you probably know there are two things I love almost as much as my family and travel: Oprah and hotel pools. Give me an “O” Magazine to read poolside and I’m really in heaven! When Preferred Family asked me to write […]

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach – A Los Cabos Resort for Family Time or Romance

Driving into Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa feels like arriving at a movie set, except that in this case, the sparkling backdrop of the Pacific Ocean is real. I recently came to this paradise for a quick weekend jaunt at this resort in Los Cabos, Mexico and found a large, luscious all-inclusive resort that […]

Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa – Where to Stay in Los Cabos

Tucked into the crook of a seaside mountain, Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa almost blends in with its natural surroundings. This Los Cabos resort occupies prime Mexican real estate, just beyond reach of the Pacific Ocean’s high tide. The view Organic and woodsy, my suite was elongated enough to encompass several distinct sections, […]

Sheraton Kauai Resort Review – Oh What a Beach!

Kauai may be an island surrounded by water with loads of beaches, but few Kauai hotels are located literally right on a fabulous beach. I define a fabulous beach as: uncrowded, litter-free powdery sand, clean water with decent but not pounding surf, good for swimming and snorkeling, with incredible sunsets. It’s a tall order. The Sheraton Kauai Resort is, and […]

Sheraton Waikiki – A Bustling Hotel in the Heart of Waikiki

Waikiki Beach in Honolulu feels like the epicenter of the Hawaiian hotel universe. There are so many hotels and resorts stretching along the length of Waikiki Beach, the choice of where to stay in Honolulu can be a dizzying one. If you’re looking for a central, reasonably priced resort on Oahu with lots of amenities and […]

Find Hotels that LOVE Kids + Win a $100 Visa Gift Card

So, you want to find THE BEST hotel or resort for your family’s next vacation. You want to stay somewhere that doesn’t merely tolerate your children, but that embraces your kids with open arms, a welcome kit, kid-friendly dining, reliable childcare, and a fabulous hotel pool. Is that asking too much? Preferred Family doesn’t think so! What’s more, PreferredFamily.com wants to give you […]

Relax in Luxury at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto

Mexico has no shortage of amazing hotel properties and resorts. Many locations—Cabo, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta—are established, built-up resort communities with a fast pace of activities and crowds. Which is fine, if that’s what you’re looking for. If you’re searching for a more relaxed setting and the opportunity to connect with nature in a genuine (but still […]