Candyce H. Stapen’s Family Travel Tips

San Juan Puerto Rico

When Is the Best Time to Visit Puerto Rico?

The best time to visit Puerto Rico is during winter and spring.…
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How to Save Money on a Vacation Rental and Get the Lowest Price

Congrats—you’ve found a great vacation rental for your family!…
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6 Must-Do things to Childproof Your Vacation

After planning and booking your family trip, don’t forget…
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5 Ways to Ensure a Vacation Rental Meets Your Definition of Clean

Every vacation renter claims their units will be clean, but…

8 Great Adventures for Families in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah for Fall and Spring

Build bonds with your kids and teens by sharing an adventure.…
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Warning: Some Vacation Rentals Don’t Include Access to Property Amenities

So you've scored a great deal on a resort condo or villa on…
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9 Best Family Resorts to Enjoy Fall Foliage in the U.S. and Canada

you don't have to be a hotel guest there to buy a ticket for…
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Renting a Vacation Home for the first time? Don’t take anything for granted.

When we sat down to plan our first family trip since the start…
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Travel Insurance in the COVID-19 Era

After more than a year of the pandemic lockdown, we've planned…
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What to Know When You Share a Vacation Rental

It looked so good on paper — a week in a Caribbean villa with…
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Why Travel is Essential for Kids and Parents

At a Maasai settlement in Kenya, my daughter Alissa and I listened…
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Whether to Cruise — or Not

We miss cruising. My husband and I board big and small ships with friends or relatives every year. Sailing gives us interesting ports plus time together and apart without the hosting duties of cooking and cleaning. When Azamara canceled our August 2020 Norway voyage because of COVID-19, we understood. Our spirits sank until we saw their 2021 deals. Then we booked another exciting voyage — two weeks exploring the Black Sea in April 2021.