Tara Settembre

Tara Settembre

From celebrity hot spots, secret entrances, to off-the-beaten path restaurants, Tara likes to be "in the know" when she travels. A mom of twin toddler boys and wife to a TravelingDad, Tara often travels with her family utilizing advice and insider tips for a true VIP experience when vacationing. You can also follow Tara’s adventures via Twitter at @TaraMetBlog and on her blog.

Hotel Review: All-inclusive Royalton Negril, Jamaica

Vacations like the all-inclusive Royalton Negril, Jamaica resort make traveling with kids almost worry free. One upfront price includes gourmet meals, childcare, entertainment and more. With eveything included, leave your money in your wallet and your wallet in your room. All you have to do is have fun and enjoy your vacation. Here are tips and insight to consider before booking. An impressive panoramic lobby and a chilled cocktail set the tone for the perfect Caribbean getaway at the all-inclusive Royalton Negril, Jamaica resort. On 2 km of white-sand beach, this posh all-inclusive property provides accommodations for families, while...

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10 VIP Tips for Beaches Turks and Caicos

Beaches Resorts an all-inclusive Turks & Caicos resort includes a 45,000 square-foot waterpark; four themed villages, boasting the architecture and ambiance of Italy, France, the Caribbean and Key West; a 12-mile beach lapped by clear turquoise waters; endless fun activities for everyone, from tots to tweens and teens, Sesame Street characters, the Xbox Play Lounge and a teen disco. And it’s all located on one of the world’s best white beaches and aquamarine waters. 10 VIP Tips for Beaches Turks and Caicos 1. Make a reservation at Kimonos Restaurant 2. Order a Humming Bird 3. Pamper yourself with a Tropical...

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11 VIP Tips for Visiting Dollywood

  Awarded “Friendliest Park” by Amusement Today, Dollywood is a must visit for families, foodies and roller coaster enthusiasts. Now celebrating over 30 years of charming visitors, Dollywood spans 150 acres in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and offers more than 40 rides and attractions, including record-breaking coasters. With so much to see and do, below are VIP Tips for Visiting Dollywood, so you can experience the very best that the theme park, water park, resort, cabins and live dinner shows has to offer. Nestled in the Smokies in Northeast Tennessee, Dollywood is unlike any other amusement...

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Disney World Hotels with Playgrounds

A hotel with a bonus playground is a must have for traveling with preschoolers and toddlers. This is especially relevant at the happiest place on earth. Let your little ones burn off their excess energy at fun playgrounds at Walt Disney World Resorts designed with them in mind. Watch them run free in immersive environments featuring soft and textured surfaces, swings, tunnels and slides designed for interaction. However, while all Walt Disney World hotels are kid-friendly, not all of them have playground equipment. Fortunately, we have the scoop on which Walt Disney World Resort hotels offer this important feature....

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Staying at Legoland, Florida? Hotel VS Beach Retreat

Staying at Legoland, Florida? With the opening of its new Beach Retreat. the 150-acre theme park for kids ages 2-12 located in Winter Haven is the first Legoland site in North America to offer a second accommodation type for overnight and multi-day stays. Opening less than two years after the debut of the popular 152-room Legoland Hotel, park guests now have more options in terms of accommodations, but which location is right for your family – Legoland Hotel or the Beach Retreat? Staying at Legoland, Florida? Let me start off by saying that you can’t go wrong with either...

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VIP Guide to a Beaver Creek with the Family

About two hours from Denver and just past Vail is an elegant family-friendly ski mountain and village, Beaver Creek Resort in Avon, Colorado. The intimate alpine village is walkable with upscale galleries, boutiques and lodging right on the mountain. Covered bridges, glowing fire pits, sleigh rides, artisan chocolates and fine dining all beckon families to visit this snow paradise. Despite all its posh though, we were surprised to see how much it caters to families and children. We broke down all the highlights for families to experience at Beaver Creek with the family. If you’re looking for a family...

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Why you Need to Escape & Unplug at Primland

Only two hours from Charlotte, North Carolina, Primland felt like a secluded getaway with lots to offer guests looking to escape. For kids, there is archery, picnics, family lodging and lots of land for them to discover. This luxury 12,000-acre resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia offers world-class golf, spa, farm to table cuisine, hiking, shooting and other outdoor activities in an environment of rare natural beauty. The Big Beautiful Retreat Called Primland While 12,000 acres seemed like a large number to me, I didn’t fully grasp just how huge it was until our rental car passed...

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Grand Opening Ninjago World LEGOLAND Florida

Now open – Ninjago World LEGOLAND Florida! The 150-acre theme park in Winter Haven (just outside of Orlando) has expanded further with a new attraction and area called Ninjago World, inspired by the popular martial arts LEGO building sets and the “LEGO NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu” television show. The new magical world includes play areas, games, character spots and a groundbreaking interactive 4D ride that allows kids to become the ninja.   Grand Opening Ninjago World LEGOLAND Florida Everything is even more awesome at LEGOLAND Florida theme park and hotel . They’ve added a new addition – Ninjago [Nin-JAH-go] World and...

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36 Hours in Historic Cocoa Village, Florida

Historic Cocoa Village is an enchanting spot on Florida’s Space Coast recognized for being rich with old-fashioned Southern charm and hospitality. The picturesque riverfront community dates back to the 1860s.  Cocoa Village offers unique shopping and dining opportunities for tourists and Floridians alike. If you’re planning a vacation to Florida and haven’t determined your destination, don’t overlook this bohemian find.   Exploring Florida’s Quirky and Historic Cocoa Village What little I knew about Florida’s Space Coast consisted of Cape Canaveral and I Dream of Jeanie. I definitely did not expect to find the walkable and artsy Historic Cocoa Village,...

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11 VIP Tips for Beaches Resorts Negril

Spread out over a lushly landscaped 20 acres, the all-inclusive Beaches Resorts Negril epitomizes paradise. We’re talking spectacular gardens beside the sea, a sprawling Pirates Island waterpark, and plenty of activities and amenities for the whole family. With its dramatic sunsets, silky white sands, clear turquoise waters, and spontaneous island spirit, Negril’s Seven-Mile Beach has been voted many times over as one of the best in the world. Want to make your all-inclusive family vacation even more special? Read on for our 11 VIP Tips for Beaches Resorts Negril. All-Inclusive Beaches Resorts Negril Our family has vacationed at a...

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