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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Caribbean Family Travel Options for Holiday Break

Caribbean Family Travel

Q: Hi Playground! I’d love to book a warm weather, family getaway for Thanksgiving or Christmas; we want easy nonstop flights and beaches, with other activities, too. Normally we’d consider the Caribbean, but is it too soon after Hurricane Irma, Jose, and the current threat Maria? Is it okay to visit the Caribbean now? Thanks ~ AP

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#TBT: Travel Scrapbook ~ Message of Love on Nantucket Island

nantucket family travel

#TBT: Playground reader Meagan Coomber shares this photo of her adorable children sharing a message of love on Washing Pond Beach in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Oregon or Puerto Rico for a First Big Kid Adventure

puerto rico family travel
Q: Hi Playground! I’m planning a big first airplane trip with my 9-year-old son, departing from the Philadelphia area. Trying to decide between a summer adventure to Portland, Oregon, or an early winter getaway to Puerto Rico. What do you think? ~ Thanks! LK Berry

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#TBT: Travel Scrapbook ~ First Family Vacation on Martha’s Vineyard

martha's vineyard family travel

#TBT: Georgette’s oldest daughter on her first family vacation at Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, 2004. She wasn’t so sure about the beach, but learned to love it.

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Family Fun and Retro Charm Down the Shore at Morey’s Piers Wildwood

Wildwood

For summer fun and a real Jersey Shore experience — one full of Boardwalk games and treats, amusement park rides, a beach so wide you can take a taxi to the water, and a charming retro vibe — take the family to The Wildwoods in New Jersey.

Despite being a born and bred Jersey girl, I had only been to northern Jersey beaches, and had never gone as far south as Exit 4 when heading down the Shore. That all changed last weekend when my family was invited on a trip hosted by Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks. (Thanks Morey family!)

Family owned and operated since 1969 by the Morey Brothers, the amusement park and resorts have managed to keep their retro charm despite the additions of looping suspended roller coasters, major waterparks with 6 foot drops, and a few too many tacky T-shirt shops on the Boardwalk.

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Beachside Getaways in Waikiki, Hawaii

Waikiki, Hawaii

Q: We’re heading to Oahu over the summer and would love to find a beachside hotel in Waikiki. Any suggestions? Thanks! ~ FM

A: Hi FM, Hawaii is beach paradise, and Waikiki is among the best known, and most beautiful sandy spots on Oahu. But not all hotels are directly on the beach.

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#TBT: Travel Scrapbook ~ Picture Perfect Provincetown

Provincetown, Massachusetts

#TBT: Playground reader and photographer Chanda Hall shares this picture perfect photo of her daughter in Provincetown, Massachusetts, 2015.

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