Q: Hi Playground! I want to take my family of five — my husband and I and our three teens, ages 13, 17, and 19 — to an all-inclusive resort for a summer beach vacation. I don’t want to break the bank, but would love to be able to fly somewhere (we live in Maryland between Baltimore and DC) for a real vacation feel. What would you suggest? ~ NGC
Q: Hi Playground, Are there any new family resorts in the Cancun, Mexico, area you recommend? Trying to plan a spring break trip. Thanks, Kate.
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
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
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
Q: Hi Playground: Do you have any ideas for a sweet 16 trip for late April spring break? It will be four of us: My daughter and her friend and me and the other mom. The girls want somewhere warm with a beach and other kids their age and we’d be there 3-4 nights. The girls are interested in Atlantis, the moms were hoping for something not quite as hectic. ~ Thank you! Shari S.
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Q: Can you suggest an all- inclusive resort that delivers similarly to Atlantis in terms of stuff to do? We’ve done Atlantis too many times for me to want to return, but the kids (one is 20, the other is 11) love the activities. I’d love to try an all-inclusive in the Caribbean or Mexico. Any suggestions? — Jen F.