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Old 02-28-2018, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Cruise is a great idea...except we went on one once and I had terrible sea sickness the entire time. NOTHING worked besides getting off the boat. Now one of my kids is prone to motion sickness...just cant go down that road again.
For what it's worth, the Alaska/Canada Inside Passage route is pretty sheltered, and seasickness is rarely a problem on that cruise route. So that's one cruise that might work for you.
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Old 03-01-2018, 04:19 AM
 
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Because family vacations are a necessary evil. One kid likes New York; one kid wants to go camping in a national park. You can't please everybody.
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Old 03-01-2018, 05:35 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Planning a vacation is only as complicated as you make it.
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Old 03-02-2018, 01:22 AM
 
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In January I went to Bayahibe in the Dominican Republic and stayed at an All-Inclusive Resort (Dreams Dominicus.) It is in a smaller town so you can venture out of the resort and act like a local. It has calm beautiful water out front of the hotel with great snorkeling along the outer edge of the swimming area and many other opportunities for watersports such as paddleboarding, kayaking, hobie cats, paddle boats, etc. There are excursions you can choose to take for an extra fee or you can just stay onsite. The preferred beach was a great place to relax under palapas and also the pools were great. I previously traveled to Punta Cana and did not love it but Bayahibe was right up my alley. I've also heard that Dreams La Romana is even better than Dreams Dominicus. There are also other resorts highly regarded in that location.

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This is a good idea. Stay at Dreams LaRomana (in Bayahibe). the resort area offers on property scuba, it is all inclusive, you can walk into the village and explore, eat out , take a boating excursion for fishing, diving, visit a small island. If hubby is into boats, he will be happy taking in the view.

You will fly in the Punta Cana Airport to get to this location. August is a great hot sunny time to go. Hubby will like some all inclusive drinks and all the afternoon naps he can handle.
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:23 AM
 
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Hubby likes to relax...a lot. Not at all into out doors things. No hiking, biking, kayaking, etc. He likes luxury resorts, nice restaurants, mid-day naps
^^^^ That's what I am talking about.

Half of a vacation time should be like that.

I hate those vacations that keep you on your toes. You run around all the time, and then need another vacation after getting back home.

I think you guys should try Cape Town South Africa.

It's summer time there. Days are long so the Hubby can take that royal luxury of mid day naps. Nice beaches and hiking for kids. Great food too!
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Old 03-12-2018, 02:02 PM
 
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^^^^ That's what I am talking about.

Half of a vacation time should be like that.

I hate those vacations that keep you on your toes. You run around all the time, and then need another vacation after getting back home.

I think you guys should try Cape Town South Africa.

It's summer time there. Days are long so the Hubby can take that royal luxury of mid day naps. Nice beaches and hiking for kids. Great food too!
I am all about relaxing on vacation. Not at all one of those go-go-go people. We almost always do a mid-day "nap" (rest at the hotel) and have a few early mornings, but not every morning. Its why Disney World isn't on my list. You have to vacation after that place, and we still don't do it all and keep our mid-day naps

Cape Town sounds amazing...might be a bit far of a flight this time around.
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:07 AM
 
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You don’t mention your budget but what about a beaches (or similar) resort? We are going to try one for our extended family trip next year and have heard great things. They’re part of the sandals chain and we loved our sandals experience.
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Old 03-17-2018, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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^^^^ That's what I am talking about.

Half of a vacation time should be like that.

I hate those vacations that keep you on your toes. You run around all the time, and then need another vacation after getting back home.

I think you guys should try Cape Town South Africa.

It's summer time there. Days are long so the Hubby can take that royal luxury of mid day naps. Nice beaches and hiking for kids. Great food too!
Maybe you should google South Africa and see what's happening there right now, all though beautiful, would not be on my list at this time
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Old 03-17-2018, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Go to Costa Rica!
This gets my vote too!! Something for everyone
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:12 AM
 
Location: SC
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OP, how about Aruba?

We took our kids nearly five years ago and it's still one of our most-talked about trips.

Your son would love the calm, warm ocean and there is plenty of adventure to be had (or not) with various water activities. The constantly blowing breezes keeps the temperatures very comfortable. You could rent a palapa on the beach for the day and just completely relax.

We stayed at a place which had waterfalls in the pool area and we were pleasantly surprised by the little lizards and colorful birds that would stop by daily. My guess is your daughter would really enjoy that. We took advantage of the kids club for a half-day so hubby and I could get massages at the spa and have lunch together. A nearby hotel had a casino but we aren't gamblers so that had no appeal to us.

We took a cab to the capital (Oranjestad) one day and explored the town by foot. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and street performers/musicians to enjoy.

Another day meant renting a Jeep to explore the island. We stopped at various beaches, the California lighthouse, an ostrich farm, and limestone caves.

For us, it was the perfect blend of relaxation and exploration and we would love to get back there again some day.

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