Monday, Apr. 18, 2011

Never Accept 'Family Friendly' Claims at Face Value

Not many tourism establishments turn away business by admitting they aren't for children. To differentiate between those that truly cater to kids and the pretenders, ask about activities and amenities that are geared toward your child's age-group. Be skeptical, and don't overcomplicate things. Most kids love animals, but for younger ones, a petting zoo may be more appropriate (and, honestly, more fun) than a safari. And before a child is heartbroken, ask about age minimums or other activity requirements (pools at resorts and on cruises, for example, often cannot be used by kids who aren't potty trained).