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SURVEY OF THE DECADES
2000s Family Vacations & Travel
What does the family vacation look like in the decade of the 2000s? Is there still such a thing? Of course there is, but it has morphed and changed over the decades. The first place I went to do research were the online travel sites - what with their love of lists of Top Ten this and Top 5 that, I figure they have already done my work for me.
Orlando Thrill Of The Theme Park
Orlando is the undisputed Big Kahuna of family fun. Trust us—your kids could spend weeks here and never experience a single moment of boredom, with Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld, the Kennedy Space Center, and more hot spots close by.
Holiday Travel Tips 2008
Tips for stress-free travel this holiday season - Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air offer tips for stress-free holiday travel.
Yearning for the secluded, unspoiled beaches of the 1950s? Sandals Resorts in Jamaica claims they've got it: "You'll have access to some of the most beautiful and secluded stretches of the Montego Bay coastline and you can almost feel what travel must have been like in the heyday of the 1950s."
Saving Gas And Money - Drive more efficiently, Keep your car in shape, Plan & combine trips, Choose a more efficient vehicle
VivaTerra's Summer 'Staycation' Contest
What's the hot, trendy vacation destination this year? Your backyard. This year many of us will be sticking close to home for our summer holiday. Let us know how you would spend a summer "Staycation" and you'll be entered to win our eco version of an American classic - the Adirondack chair. Made from reclaimed redwood, our Adirondack invites you to sit back and relax.
The rules. Email us your ideas on how to create a great, fun-filled stay-at-home vacation. Everyone who sends us a suggestion will be entered in the drawing for the chair. Email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Limit one entry per person. The deadline to enter is Monday, June 1,
Summer Staycation Part 2
From VivaTerra's newsletter about Staycations. "I asked for your ideas and plans to create a fulfilling and fun summer experience without travel."
Backyard campout. So many of you plan to camp in your own backyards with kids, friends and neighbors. Many ideas centered around good old fashioned fun— lemonade, barbeques, gathering around a fire pit and outdoor games. Here are just a few of those ideas- from basic to elaborate.
C. Chow likes this idea: “Set up camp in the back yard with a fire pit or grill for roasting marshmallows and cooking dinner. If it rains, you can always sleep inside!
From A. Taylor: We like to do an outdoor adventure where we camp out. We take lanterns and watch fireflies. We listen to the neighbor's dogs and pretend they're wolves. We tell spooky stories and laugh a lot. Plus, we get to use indoor plumbing if we need to or grab a snack from the fridge! We also like to do theme movie nights. We dress up to whatever the movie's theme is and have a great time.”
A. MacNevin has a unique idea:
“Invite your friends to a raw food potluck and unbarbecue!”
Names In TravelSandals Resorts Introduces Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts- The Easy Slice of Paradise: Located in Antigua and Jamaica, Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts celebrate the laid-back pleasures of island life that has always been at the heart of paradise. Grand Pineapple is the value brand in the Sandals family of resorts, Grand Pineapple is perfect for anyone on a budget. They are for families and couples alike where everyone can enjoy the Caribbean-style accommodations and endless amenities available at these affordable all-inclusive resorts.
Your perfect family getaway awaits you at Beaches Resort. "At Beaches all-inclusive Resorts, just about anything you could ever imagine is included. So leave your wallets (and your cares) behind, and get ready for the time of your lives!"
Caribbean's Most Exclusive Boutique Resort Built in the glamorous 1950’s, during a time characterized by extraordinary old-world luxury, this serene sanctuary still maintains a stellar reputation as one of Jamaica’s most exquisite resort-inns. Royal Plantation, a resort created exclusively for discerning adults, sits on a bluff soaring 25 feet above the shimmering Caribbean, granting each and every one of its 74 sumptuous suites heart-stopping views of the ocean. Bask blissfully on our spectacular twin beaches—glorious golden-sand coves where you can spend countless hours soaking in the sunshine and sipping on "mangosas," delivered ice-cold and sparkling to your hands by unobtrusive beach butlers.
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