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Planning a family vacation isn't easy. How do you please everyone, from teens to tots? How do you know if a family-friendly hotel really lives up to its claim? How do you find a resort that fits your budget?

Family Vacation Critic is here to help -- as are thousands of other families who have stayed at, played at, visited and tested family-friendly hotels, resorts and activities all over the world.

Where to go, where to stay, what to do, what to pack -- find all the help you need at Family Vacation Critic.

About Family Vacation Critic

Family Vacation Critic features reviews of family-friendly hotels, resorts, destinations and attractions. The site is packed with ideas on where to go next, highlights the best family travel deals and provides advice for traveling with kids of all ages. Members can ask questions about destinations or any aspect of traveling with kids in the popular family travel forum, share their tips and ideas, and post reviews of the places they've visited.

Most importantly, every review on Family Vacation Critic is written specifically with families in mind. The site features in-depth reports on family-friendly hotels, resorts and destinations, written by our experienced family travel experts, as well as member submitted reviews. These reviews -- written by parents, for parents -- offer families a priceless insight into how kid-friendly hotels and resorts really are.

Family Vacation Critic is published by online travel specialist The Independent Traveler, Inc -- a subsidiary of TripAdvisor LLC and the creator of Cruise Critic, the leading cruise news and reviews Web site.




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