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The 411 on Northeastern Puerto Rico with Kids

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Melinda Crow

Melinda Crow is the author of four Falcon Guides, including the newest editions of Camping New Mexico and Camping Colorado. Daughter Alyssa traveled with Crow and photographer husband Gary from the age of 3 months. Together they covered more than 30 states and 25 countries, traveling by plane, train, car, and cruise ship.  Crow’s writing, primarily about soft adventure and culinary travel, has appeared in regional and national magazines and online on Travel Pulse, Yahoo Travel, The New York Post, Fox News, and her own website,FirstRead.me. Follow her on Twitter: @MelindaCrow and on Facebook:Melinda Crow Writes.
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Jutting from the deepest waters of the Atlantic Ocean, where it meets the Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico encompasses roughly 3,500 square miles of rugged mountainous terrain covered in lush tropical forests. Much of it is inaccessible except on foot. Geographically, it’s almost like dropping Yellowstone National Park in the ocean. The obvious difference is that … Continue reading The 411 on Northeastern Puerto Rico with Kids

The 411 on Bonaire with Kids

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Melinda Crow

Melinda Crow is the author of four Falcon Guides, including the newest editions of Camping New Mexico and Camping Colorado. Daughter Alyssa traveled with Crow and photographer husband Gary from the age of 3 months. Together they covered more than 30 states and 25 countries, traveling by plane, train, car, and cruise ship.  Crow’s writing, primarily about soft adventure and culinary travel, has appeared in regional and national magazines and online on Travel Pulse, Yahoo Travel, The New York Post, Fox News, and her own website,FirstRead.me. Follow her on Twitter: @MelindaCrow and on Facebook:Melinda Crow Writes.
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Situated deep in the Southern Caribbean, just fifty miles off the coast of Venezuela, Bonaire is part of the island string known as the “ABC Islands” of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. With its pristine reefs, Bonaire has long been known as a diver’s paradise. It’s one of the best places in the world to experience … Continue reading The 411 on Bonaire with Kids

The 411 on Havana with Kids

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Victoria Westmacott

Co-founder at Globetotting.com
Victoria is the co-founder of globetotting.com, a website for adventurous family travel. Together with her husband and two children, Victoria has lived in Vietnam and India and is currently based in Panama City. She calls both the UK and Spain home. Follow her on Instagram: globetotting, Twitter: @globetotting, and on Facebook: globetotting.
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For many travelers, Havana feels more like a movie set than it does a living, breathing city. Everyday folk go about their business in 1950s Chevrolets, Buicks, and Fords and you half expect a director to pop up from behind a camera at any given moment to shout, “Cut!” Its lively and vibrant backdrop of … Continue reading The 411 on Havana with Kids

The 411 on the US Virgin Islands with Kids – St. Croix

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Sandra Foyt

Storyteller + Photographer at Getaway Mavens & Albany Kid
Sandra Foyt is a storyteller and photographer. She is the founding editor of Albany Kid, a blog about enriching family travel, and co-founder of Getaway Mavens, a turnkey destination guide to the Northeast. A former education advocate and enrichment coach, she lived in Buenos Aires, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Southern California before settling in Northeast New York. Nowadays, she stars in her own version of “Where’s Waldo?” on serendipitous trips in the US, Caribbean, and wherever adventure beckons. Follow her on Twitter: @SandraFoyt, Instagram: Getaway Mavens, and on Facebook: Getaway Mavens.
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This feature is the second of two covering the US Virgin Islands with Kids. Click here for part one: The 411 on St. Thomas and St. John. In 1750, Owen Lloyd escaped to St. Croix hauling 55 chests filled with Spanish silver coins—some of which stayed on the island. His story inspired Robert Louis Steven’s … Continue reading The 411 on the US Virgin Islands with Kids – St. Croix

The 411 on the US Virgin Islands with Kids – St. Thomas & St. John

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Sandra Foyt

Storyteller + Photographer at Getaway Mavens & Albany Kid
Sandra Foyt is a storyteller and photographer. She is the founding editor of Albany Kid, a blog about enriching family travel, and co-founder of Getaway Mavens, a turnkey destination guide to the Northeast. A former education advocate and enrichment coach, she lived in Buenos Aires, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Southern California before settling in Northeast New York. Nowadays, she stars in her own version of “Where’s Waldo?” on serendipitous trips in the US, Caribbean, and wherever adventure beckons. Follow her on Twitter: @SandraFoyt, Instagram: Getaway Mavens, and on Facebook: Getaway Mavens.
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This feature is the second of two covering the US Virgin Islands with Kids. Click here to read part two: St. Croix with Kids. Take a kid to a beach where sand flows through fingers like fine sugar and the sea is as warm and translucent as a bath, and he won’t ever want to … Continue reading The 411 on the US Virgin Islands with Kids – St. Thomas & St. John