St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands is a beautiful island destination known for smooth, white-sand beaches and clear, turquoise waters perfect for swimming and water sports. Situated east of Puerto Rico and south-east of Miami in the Caribbean Sea, the island’s 32 square miles offer a lively and exceptional family friendly getaway. If your family is on an Eastern … [Read more...]
Cruising is one of the best ways to see multiple destinations on a limited budget. Below are some of our best cruise tips and reviews for families who are thinking about or love to cruise.
One of the ports on a recent Disney Wonder cruise was Key West, Florida. We had 5 hours in the afternoon to fit in in a little bit of everything - shopping, eating, tourist attractions and history & culture. Key West is charming, laid back and has an island like vibe to it. It definitely feels different than other other US destinations we've visited. The island … [Read more...]
If you're a regular KOAP reader, you probably already know my family has a thing for Disney. Our son has life-threatening food allergies and Disney (whether it is their theme parks or cruise ships) has always been great working with us to ensure he's safe while on vacation. It's one of the reasons why we return to Disney World or cruise with DCL every year - we know it works … [Read more...]
St. Thomas - part of the U.S. Virgin Islands - is a popular cruise destination on many Eastern Caribbean itineraries. We recently returned from a 7-night cruise vacation with St. Thomas as 1 of 3 ports of call. My husband and I have visited St. Thomas several times - before we had kids - and our visits were usually spent sightseeing and shopping around Charlotte Amalie - the … [Read more...]
If you're looking for a kid friendly cruise, Disney is probably one of the first cruise lines that comes to mind. They've got fantastic entertainment, kids clubs and let's not forget character meets to make even the youngest cruiser happy. Disney Cruise Line is also one of the pricier cruise options out there. Now that kids are back in school, it is a more affordable time to … [Read more...]