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By Kimberly Milnes

Franklyn D. Resort and Spa – A Great Family All-Inclusive Resort

The Franklyn D. Resort and Spa in Jamaica is an all-suite, all-inclusive family resort. The resort was recently awarded a 2012 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice award for the The Top 25 Hotels & Motels for Families and Top 25 Hotels for families in the Caribbean.
In doing my research to find the best resorts for families, I really liked what I had read about this resort.  So since I was going to be in Jamaica I wanted to check it out for myself.   I like to have a first hand experience of the properties that I recommend to my families. 

I feel the best value the resort offers is their Vacation Nanny service. Upon arrival each family is assigned their own Vacation Nanny.  The nannies are with families from 8 am – 4 pm every day. Your nanny is there to care and entertain your children, help keep your suite clean and help with arranging any activities or excursions for your family. All nannies are professionally trained and CPR certified. The nannies are also available at night for a small hourly fee, so Mom and Dad can have a nice date night.
Basketball Court and Kids Play Area

Friendly Bunnies to pet and play                      Create a tie-die souvenir

The Resorts Private Beach                        View of the Spa from the Resort

Along with having a nanny to help with the little ones, there is also the Yellow Bird Kids Club to make sure there is something to do for all ages.  They offer plenty of age appropriate activities, computers, video games, crafts and more. There is also a special area for Teens.

The Yellow Bird Kids Club – Toddler Area

The rooms are spacious and very clean.  Since this is an all-suite resort every room has a kitchen, separate living room and bedrooms.  It is nice to have room for the family to spread out.  They will make sure to stock your refrigerator with water, juice and snacks since this is an all-inclusive resort.

The resort has a very nice beach, pool and a great water slide that the kids will love.  There is also a small kiddie pool for the little ones.

Overall,  The Franklyn D. Resort and Spa is great resort for families.  Even more, I think it is a great value.  I know families with kids under 3 find it hard to get away.  Especially, since those little ones can not get in most Kids Clubs. However,  this resort makes it a little easier since you will have your own vacation nanny, which is included. Just having someone to help will give Mom a chance to relax and be able to get a “vacation” as well.

 

By Kimberly Milnes

Hershey Hotel – Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free

 

I know sometimes it is hard to get away for an entire week, so here is a great option for that quick getaway. I really like that you can save some money too.  Hershey Hotel is offering this amazing package where Kids Stay, Play & Eat Free.
Yeah,  I love FREE! Also, Mom don’t forget about the Chocolate Spa!

Package includes:

  • Deluxe accommodations
  • One-day admission to Hersheypark for the entire family
  • FREE kids breakfast*
  • Admission to Hershey Gardens
  • Admission to The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience

Valid for Travel Dates:  05/02 – 07/02

Hurry, Space is limited.  This package is valid when Hersheypark is in operation. Kids 17 and under receive FREE breakfast and FREE admission to Hersheypark!

If these dates do not work for your schedule there are some other GREAT packages with travel dates  through September 1, 2013

If you are ready to book or need more information please send us an EMAIL or give us a call at 1-800-516-4329

Price is per room per night for up to a two-adult family of four, based on availability. Excludes tax and gratuities. Other restrictions may apply. *Kids breakfast free when children in same room with paying adult. Must purchase an adult breakfast of equal or greater value.

 

By Kimberly Milnes

Family Road Trip – Days 3,4 & 5 Back Home Again in Indiana

So we left behind Cedar Point and headed to my home town of South Bend/Mishawaka, Indiana.  I have to say I was looking forward to visiting family and my old haunts, most of which are food related, surprisingly.

On our way in to town I spotted the RV/MH Hall of Fame. That is the initials for the Recreational Vehicle and Motor Home, in case you did not know.  Who knew we needed a Hall of Fame for these fabulous modes of transportation. I have to say I was so tempted to stop.   Read more

By Kimberly Milnes

Family Road Trip – Days 3,4 & 5 Back Home Again in Indiana

So we left behind Cedar Point and headed to my home town of South Bend/Mishawaka, Indiana.  I have to say I was looking forward to visiting family and my old haunts, most of which are food related, surprisingly.

On our way in to town I spotted the RV/MH Hall of Fame. That is the initials for the Recreational Vehicle and Motor Home, in case you did not know.  Who knew we needed a Hall of Fame for these fabulous modes of transportation. I have to say I was so tempted to stop.   Read more

By Kimberly Milnes

Family Road Trip – Day 2 Cedar Point

When I planned our road trip I decided that our first stop would be Sandusky, Ohio home of Cedar Point.  I have many fond memories of Cedar Point. I remember my Mom letting me and some of my friends borrow the car and head up for the day when I was in high school.  Even more, I worked at the Hotel Breakers for 2 summers during college.  It was a great summer job.   Read more

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