Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Recommending the Franklyn D Resort (FDR) in Jamaica

I just got back from a week in Jamaica, and I’ve been talking off everyone’s ear about the experience. That’s because the Franklin D. Resort has exactly one thing going for it: every family gets a full time nanny for the duration of your vacation. Larger families, particularly with multiple age groups of kids, often had two nannies. The resort seemed especially friendly to large families, with big multi-bedroom suites and reasonable rates for additional children. For our trip they were also running a “grandparents stay free” promotion, which I think they do every January. If you are planning a family-oriented vacation, particularly with young kids, you have to consider the Franklin D. Resort.

So while I’ve been recommending the resort to people verbally, I wanted to take a moment to write down what I learned vacationing there, and what people might want to know before they take my advice and book their own trip.

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Acela WiFi: Finally Here, Could Be Better

Riding the Acela to New York yesterday, I had my first opportunity to try out the new WiFi service. I’m glad to see Acela moving into the 21st century and joining the ranks of BoltBus and LimoLiner by offering WiFi on trips to New York. It’s been a long time coming, and now that it [...]

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Parque de las Ciencas aka Space Rocket Plaza

It’s been a few weeks since I posted, partly because of a vacation spent in Puerto Rico. I have a few posts in the works, but before I get to those, I hope you can indulge me in a bit of travelogue.
It started with a quest. On our way to Arecibo we had seen this [...]

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