6 in the City, Beach Blanket Bingo

6 in the City: The Fairmont Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Fairmont Mayakoba Riviera Maya, Mexico

We’re dreaming of sunshine, sandy beaches, and beautiful deep blue seas, so we’re revving up one of our favorite features — 6 in the City! 1 amazing hotel + 2 great places to eat + 3 can’t miss things to see and do — with a look at one of Melissa’s favorite warm weather getaways last year, the Fairmont Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

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Beach Blanket Bingo, Travel Tips, Reviews, & Giveaways, TravelTuesday Q&A, Week Long Getaways

#TravelTuesday Q&A: A Long Weekend in Punta Cana or Bahamas

Punta Cana family travel

Q: Hi Playground! I want to plan an easy getaway to an island for a long weekend — Super Bowl weekend to be exact, and for three nights. We’re thinking about Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic or the Bahamas. Somewhere not crazy far or crazy expensive. Thanks a lot! ~ Heidi

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Beach Blanket Bingo, Travel Tips, Reviews, & Giveaways, TravelTuesday Q&A, Week Long Getaways

#TravelTuesday Q&A: Costa Rica for a Spring Break Family Vacation

Costa Rica family vacation | Herradura Bay (Marriott)
Herradura Bay, Costa Rica 

Q: Hi Playground! Do you have any family friendly and affordable hotels and resorts you recommend in Costa Rica? We are hoping to go in March when our kids have 2 weeks off from school for an early Spring Break. Thanks! ~ Kim

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Beach Blanket Bingo, Far Flung Adventures

The World’s Best Beaches to Dream About During The Snow Storm

World's Best Beaches
Playa Paraiso in the Riviera Maya , Mexico

We’re getting our first snow storm in the NJ/NYC area and if you’re like us — preferring white sand to white snow — this post is for you!

FlightNetwork, a travel agency based in Canada, along with more than 600 of the world’s top travel journalists, editors, and bloggers, has compiled a list of the World’s 50 Best Beaches. What better way to lighten the doldrums of winter than planning a trip to a sunny destination?

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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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Beach Blanket Bingo, Hot Fun in the Summertime, TBT: Travel Scrapbook

#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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Happy travels!