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Sisters in Barcelona
My sister and I were separated for five long months while she studied abroad in Italy. I flew to Europe so we could meet for a spectacular reunion in Barcelona. Five days of Hostel stay, a b...  [Read more]

Submitted by anonymous

Santa Barbara Weekend
We rented a house in Santa Barbara with 2 other couples for a weekend wedding of our friends. We had a blast. It is amazing how much fun getting away from it all for a weekend can be - even when th...  [Read more]

Submitted by k in sf

Sumatra Surf Journey
The trip was months in planning. Between the 8 of us, we had more than 20 surfboards. This was the surf trip of a lifetime. We were going to surf waves that most surfers only see in magazines and v...  [Read more]
Tags : adrenaline adventure beach buddies fishing scuba diving surfing

Submitted by Evan

Scuba diving in Tobago
My brother, my college roommate and I had been talking about a fun boys’ trip (i.e. no wives or girlfriends allowed) for a couple years. We finally got serious about it and decided on scuba d...  [Read more]
Tags : adventure advice beach buddies caribbean scuba diving

Submitted by Todd

Ladies Surf Camp n Spa - Costa Rica
Last Christmas, 4 of my girlfriends and I were looking to do something a little different than normal - we wanted the sun, the spa....but also wanted to try surfing in a "safe and controlled" envir...  [Read more]
Tags : adrenaline adventure beach dining girlfriend getaways hiking mexico shopping spa

Submitted by Cathy

Panama
Some friends and I wanted to try somewhere different over Christmas vacation, so we headed to Panama to see what was there. We went without a lot of planning or knowledge of what there was to do, b...  [Read more]
Tags : adventure beach caribbean city dining girlfriend getaways hiking historical spa

Submitted by Beth

Tuscany
A group of 7 friends and I took a trip to Italy during the summer. The group -- which included folks from Columbia, South Carolina, Cleveland, Lafayette, Indiana , Baltimore, Maryland and Washingto...  [Read more]
Tags : beach city dining historical vacation rentals wine

Submitted by BW

Italy-Summer
In honor of my Italian husband's 50th year, we decided that it was time to see Italy. Neither one of us had been there and so we packed up the 9 yr old son and my 22 yr old niece and away we went. ...  [Read more]
Tags : adventure advice beach city dining family historical vacation rentals

Submitted by Seesa

To escape from the city, four busy New York women who are close friends, vacation in sunny San Diego for a weekend. The weekend was full of adventure, with endless water sport options to choose fro...  [Read more]

Submitted by demo-fineliving

Camping with Fred
Three families (1 dog, 4 adults and 6 kids, ages 8-11) embarked on a hiking, kayaking, motorboating, camping, swimming, fishing extravaganza. All 10 of us hiked with packs full of gear and food do...  [Read more]
Tags : adventure beach family fishing hiking kayaking wildlife

Submitted by Friends of Fred

Try it All at Tryall
More like get away from it all! Ten of us met in Jamaica last year to celebrate our 40th birthdays. We'd spent weekends together before, but never like this! This time we rented a house in Tryall ...  [Read more]

Submitted by Laura

Going to Maui with the Family
I just got back from the beautiful Island of Maui after 2 weeks of fun in the sun. Stayed with my wife and twin 7 year old daughters in a small condo located between Kaanapali and Nepili. If you ar...  [Read more]

Submitted by Marlon

Sailing around Sicily
Last September, eight of us rented a boat and sailed around the coast of Sicily and up into the Aeolian Islands. We started at Agrigento and hiked around ancient ruins...moved around the southern...  [Read more]
Tags : adventure beach buddies cruise dining historical sailing vacation rentals

Submitted by Nique

Florida's so pretty
My name is PEYTON and I am going to be five. I went to Florida with my family this Spring. I saw one grumpy turtle there, one snail and lots of bunnies and lizards. Lizards were like green, brown,...  [Read more]
Tags : beach family us domestic

Submitted by Peyton

Ukrainian Road Trip
It's mid-July in the danger zone of Chernobyl, Ukraine. The geiger counter is beeping rapidly, as Greg and Kevin explore the ghost town of Pripyat. Beneath a dilapidated twenty-year old ferris whe...  [Read more]
Tags : adventure beach buddies hiking historical shopping

Submitted by Kevin

Waikiki With 3 Boys
We needed a week on the beach. We also needed some activities. With 3 boys ranging in age from 8 to 19 (plus the 19 year old's girlfriend) it could have been challenging to find things we all wante...  [Read more]
Tags : beach family hawaii hiking scuba diving surfing

Submitted by Mom and the Moye Boys

Daytona Beach Getaway
Filled with family-style recreation, attractions and entertainment, the Daytona Beach area offers 23 miles of sparkling beaches and plenty of fun. The beach itself has an ocean park atmosphere, wit...  [Read more]
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Submitted by Beach Lover

Namotu, Fiji
The perfect surf trip, this trip couldn't have been better. This majestic island located off of Nadi, Fiji in the South Pacific truly depicts a surfer's paradise. I went with my dad and sister who ...  [Read more]
Tags : adrenaline adventure beach family surfing

Submitted by Dana Hutchinson

Villa Holidays in Thailand
Steer away from the tourist hives and get off the beaten path during your next group vacation in Thailand. Enjoy an authentic holiday, with a genuine Thai welcome, and get to see parts of the count...  [Read more]
Tags : adventure beach city dining fishing vacation rentals

Submitted by jane

Top 10 Free Things To Do In Chicago
Chicago, which is the third densely populated city in the USA, has something for all, from top-notch shopping, fine art galleries, structural designs, depositories and theatre to unique neighborhoo...  [Read more]

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Copper Canyon
In the heart of the Sierra Madre and Sierra Tarahumara lies Mexico's Copper Canyon. Four times the size of the Grand Canyon, and made up of over 20 mountains and canyons, it offers supremely dramat...  [Read more]
Tags : adventure beach historical mexico scuba diving
Family Trip to the Galapagos Islands
For families with older, curious children,  a trip to the Galapagos Islands is a must-do. Traveling together there provides a fun and educationally immersive experience that is ...  [Read more]
Tags : adventure beach cruise family hiking historical safari wildlife
Grand Cayman Diving
Grand Cayman, the largest of the three Cayman Islands, is a tranquil diver's paradise filled with colorful coral reefs and a wide variety of sea life. There are over 200 dive sites and 40 dive oper...  [Read more]
Tags : beach caribbean scuba diving
A Girlfriend Getaway Cruise
A girlfriend getaway cruise will be, for sure, a one of a kind opportunity for laughter, swapping stories, meeting fun people, shopping, exercise, exploring beautiful scenery, and relaxing. You'll ...  [Read more]
Girlfriend Getaway Hawaii Vacation
Taking a Hawaiian girlfriend getaway means you are going to, for sure, relax and enjoy the beaches, laid back people, and tropical settings. What's really cool is that on your girlfiend g...  [Read more]
Dive Cozumel
For any friends and family group looking to play, enjoy, and relax in a beautiful sea, enjoy the laid-back island of Cozumel which provides the pristine beauty of the Riviera Maya at a gentler pace...  [Read more]
Tags : adventure beach buddies family mexico scuba diving wildlife
Shop and Sun St. Martin/St. Maarten
On St. Martin, you will find two personalities on one small island. The more relaxed side of the island is St. Martin (French), where you can shop chic boutiques, sample the absolute best in culina...  [Read more]
Tags : beach caribbean gambling shopping
A Memorable Trip with the Kids to Hanoi
We visited Vietnam on our holiday with my 2 sons. That’s the first time we've gone to Vietnam, but it was a wonderful and memorable time. Our first city was Hanoi which is a very busy and no...  [Read more]
Tags : adventure beach family

Submitted by Janevu

Girlfriend Getaway - Surfing Safari
One of the coolest recent travel trends is the girlfriend getaway surfing safari. Imagine the exhilaration of communing with the ocean, incredible weather, laughing together, some yoga, and the fre...  [Read more]
Rivera Family Cruise to San Juan, Puerto Rico
Here is a 7 day Group cruise that I Booked last year for the "Rivera Family". The group of 25 flew from Philadelphia and New York to San Juan, Puerto Rico. They wrote and called me to say that it w...  [Read more]
Tags : beach caribbean cruise dining family shopping

Submitted by LV Washington

Volcano, Hawaii (Big Island)
Looking for someting different for your next group trip to Hawaii? Then check out Volcano Village for its community of artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs. It feels like 1960s Hawaii, with ...  [Read more]
California
There is a great diversity of accessible weekend getaways from Los Angeles or the San Francisco Bay Area. Explore the California Coast and/or wine country and enjoy the diverse outdoor activities a...  [Read more]
Tags : beach dining golf hiking shopping weekend getaways wine
Maui
Looking for some group travel island sun and fun? For the world's best beaches, its going to be hard to beat Maui. Voted "World's Best Island" by readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Maui has t...  [Read more]
Tags : beach hawaii scuba diving shopping
Los Cabos
Los Cabos, is one big beautiful natural setting, with incredible vistas everywhere you go. Here, dramatic desert meets deep blue sea at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, where dram...  [Read more]
Cancun
For groups traveling together, Cancun is all about the beach! Enjoy Cancun together for its accessible shoreline and clear Caribbean Sea. Here, the white-sand remains cool to bare feet even on the...  [Read more]
Tags : beach historical mexico
Costa Rica Tropical Adventure
Costa Rica offers the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation, providing the opportunity for everyone on your group trip to have a broad choice of activities at every stop. While visiting ...  [Read more]
Oahu for Group Travel
Oahu offers the uniqe (some groups might say, "perfect") combination of tropical beauty and relaxing trade winds with big-city amenities. Kick back on the Waikiki sand, shop until you drop, or tour...  [Read more]
Tags : beach hawaii historical shopping
Group Travel to Jamaica
Jamaica is the gem of the Caribbean. Awesome for girlfriend getaways, buddies trips, and family vacations, the three most distinct regions of Jamaica, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Negril are all link...  [Read more]
Caribbean Cruises
Caribbean cruising is perfect for trips with groups of couples, multi-generational families, and fun-seeking friends, with plenty of opportunities to explore friendly ports, shop, stroll or sun on ...  [Read more]
Puerto Vallarta
At the base of the Sierra Madre Mountains and stretching along the shoreline of Banderas Bay on the Pacific Ocean, Puerto Vallarta has been called "ridiculously picturesque." It will also always be...  [Read more]
Tags : beach dining mexico
Dive and Play Together in the Dominican Republic
For dive entusiasts planning a group trip, The Dominican Republic is on par with other Caribbean dive destinations but is also a great value. Dominican Republic dives offer lots to experiences for ...  [Read more]
New York State
A girlfriend getaway to New York State will be a diverse, fun, and beautiful trip. The group travel possibilities here are endless: culinary delights, art classes, unique restaurants, wineries, caf...  [Read more]
Greece
From ancient temples to small fishing villages and the beautiful islands filled with sun, fun, and culture, Greece provides so incredibly much for visiting groups to enjoy and to learn about. Tr...  [Read more]
Tags : beach buddies city family girlfriend getaways historical tours
Kauai
The lush and tropical "Garden Isle", Kauai, has papaya trees, waterfalls, rain forests, fern grottos, and a hang-loose attitude. Get ready to really relax together amongst the friendliest locals ...  [Read more]
Tags : beach golf hawaii hiking kayaking scuba diving
Baja Mexico Cruises
For eco-minded adventure-travelers, a Small Ship cruise to the Sea of Cortez offers up-close viewing of schools of dolphins, whales, and vast numbers of exotic birds. Additionally, your friends a...  [Read more]
Tags : beach cruise scuba diving shopping wildlife
Aruba
Aruba is one of the smallest islands in the Caribbean yet offers a breathtaking amount of beauty and overall character. Palm Beach is the center for activities on the island. Here you'll find re...  [Read more]
Orlando
Orlando is called "The City Beautiful" for good reason. Sunny beaches, great year-around weather, and a plethora of first-rate theme parks and activities make Orlando a very attractive destinatio...  [Read more]
Tags : beach city festivals fishing hiking shopping theme parks us domestic
Nassau, Bahamas
Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, offers group travelers non-stop entertainment, sun, shopping and history all set on some of the most stunning beaches in the Caribbean. The island's natural b...  [Read more]
Tags : beach caribbean fishing gambling
Cozumel
For groups looking to play, enjoy, and relax in a beautiful sea, the laid-back island of Cozumel provides the pristine beauty of the Riviera Maya at a gentler pace. Just a short and beautiful boat...  [Read more]
Tags : beach buddies family mexico scuba diving wildlife
Orlando, Florida
A weekend trip to the Orlando area should definitely include visiting one or more theme parks like: Disney World, Epcot Center, Disney Animal Kingdom, Universal, and Sea World — all...  [Read more]

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My sister and I were separated for five long months while she studied abroad in Italy. I fle...  [Read More]
Destination Weddings Are So Much Fun!
Surfing Perfection.
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Guys Adventure To A More Remote Caribbean
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Fun Christmas Surfing In Costa Rica
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The Girls, A Plan, A Canal, Panama
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7 Friends In In And Around Northern Italy
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In honor of my Italian husband's 50th year, we decided that it was time to see Italy. Neither one...  [Read More]
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To escape from the city, four busy New York women who are close friends, vacation in sunny San Di...  [Read More]
3 Families Hiking, Biking, And Boating Together.
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Jamaica N Us Laugh Hard Together.
I just got back from the beautiful Island of Maui after 2 weeks of fun in the sun. Stayed with my...  [Read More]
Group Of 8 On An Odyssey Together.
Family Travel Through The Eyes Of A Five Year Old.
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Strangers Become Friends On A Group Trip Through The Ukraine.
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Hawaii With The Family So Much To Do
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Filled with family-style recreation, attractions and entertainment, the Daytona Beach area offers...  [Read More]
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The Perfect Group Surf Trip.
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Off The Beaten Path In Thailand.
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In the heart of the Sierra Madre and Sierra Tarahumara lies Mexico's Copper Canyon. Four times th...  [Read More]
Tags: adventurebeachhistoricalmexicoscuba diving
For families with older, curious children,  a trip to the Galapagos Islands is a&n...  [Read More]
Tags: adventurebeachcruisefamilyhikinghistoricalsafariwildlife
Grand Cayman, the largest of the three Cayman Islands, is a tranquil diver's paradise filled with...  [Read More]
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A Cruise Vacation Just For The Girls
Taking a Hawaiian girlfriend getaway means you are going to, for sure, relax and enjoy the beache...  [Read More]
Enjoy The Waters Together In Cozumel
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One Island, Two Names, So Much To Do (And Not Do) Together.
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We visited Vietnam on our holiday with my 2 sons. That’s the first time we've gone to Vietn...  [Read More]
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7 Days Of Family Bonding.
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Unique Community Located Near Kilauea Volcano
Explore The Pacific Coast, Wine Country, And Joshua Tree
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Appealing Island, Historic Lahaina, Sunrise At Mt. Haleakala
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Big Game Fishing, World Class Golf, Lots Of Activities
Great Beach, Mayan Ruins, Newly Upgraded Resorts
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Volcanoes, Rain Forest, Beach Fun, And Convenience
Waikiki Beach, Shopping, Pearl Harbor, Surfing
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Wide Variety Of Activities, Lush Jungles, Reggae, And Beaches
Ideal Weather, Island Hopping, Shopping, And Beach Fun
Friendly City With Shopping, Romance, Nightlife, And Tasty Food
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Great Value, Amazing Nature, Nightlife, And World Class Diving
Endless Exploration Options Outside Of The City
Famous Architecture, Popular Islands, And Passionate People
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Dramatic Natural Attractions, World Class Golf, The Garden Isle
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Great Beaches, Incredible Wildlife, And Awesome Ports Of Call
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Windsurfing, Diving, All Night Entertainment
Disney World, Great Weather, And Exciting Events
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World Class Resorts, Shopping, And White Sand
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World Class Barrier Reef Diving Just Off The Island Shore
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Space Exploration History, Sublime Wildlife, Gorgeous Beaches

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