Published May/June 2007

Make time to reconnect with your family at these tropical resorts.
AAA National

It seems that too much of our lives is spent surrounded by concrete, cubicle, and car horns—there are always bills to pay, deadlines to meet and appointments to keep. With all this going on, we often sacrifice some of the most important things, like spending time with our families and pampering ourselves.

That’s why vacations are so important. They give us an opportunity to reconnect with ourselves and those close to us. And with so many great destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean to choose from, you’re sure to find one that suits everyone’s needs.

Mexico’s Palace Resorts and their all-inclusive properties are a great choice to please adults and children alike. With spectacular accommodations in Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Cozumel, and Riviera Maya, visitors are a stone’s throw away from Mexico’s most interesting sites, with many tours available. Kids have a blast when they take advantage of Palace’s endless water sports, beautiful beaches, gorgeous pools and other recreational facilities. At the same time, mom and dad can tee off with a round of golf or unwind with a soothing spa treatment.

Another excellent choice for year round warm weather fun is in the Carib-bean. Star-wood Hotels and Resorts in the Caribbean offer its kids-stay-free program, which provides the entire family memories they will cherish forever. In locations like the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Aruba and the U.S. Virgin Islands, children can frolic in the Kids Club, or can relax with their parents in turquoise waters beside warm white sand.

Designed to delight families with young children, Beaches Boscobel, Beaches Negril and Beaches Turks and Caicos currently host Sesame Street Event Week. During two weeks every month, Zoe, Elmo, Grover and Cookie Monster spend the day entertaining children and interacting with them during parades, birthday parties, and other themed events.

You have enough things to worry about the rest of the year. Vacation is one time when everything should go as planned, and someone else should do the planning. By incorporating your family’s particular tastes and needs, your AAA Travel agent can design the ideal getaway.

In title: Resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico pamper vacationing families. Some properties offer free lodging for children or special themed activities. AAA National photo.

Before You Go
Book a Caribbean or Mexican resort getaway with Travel Impressions and AAA to receive a $25 per room food or beverage credit on four- or five-night vacations. See your AAA Travel agent for details and more information. Click here for a list of offices to serve you or call (888) 366-4222.

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