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Single Parent Vacations

Parents face special issues when traveling solo with kids. For example, kids' rates are often based on the assumption that two paying adults are traveling. Below are tips for single parent travel, including advice about crossing borders with kids. See also several resorts and travel agencies that focus on single parent vacations.

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Solo parents traveling with kids to Canada need to get paperwork in order first. Here's what you need to know about required documentation.

Single Parent Vacations: Tips for Pricing and More
What's up with the "single supplement" and other pricing issues for single parents traveling with their kids? Read what it's all about, and also find some tips for feeling at ease as a parent traveling solo with kids.

Single Parent Months at Beaches Resorts
Beaches is a brand of all inclusive resorts for families with several properties in the Caribbean. Each year at Beaches resorts, the months of mid-August through October are "Single Parent Fun Months" and no single supplements are charged. These months have other perks for single parents too.

Single Parent Travel: Crossing Borders
If a parent travels alone across an international border with his/her child, authorization from the absent parent may be required.

Club Med Resorts: Friendly for Single Parent Families
Club Med all inclusive resorts not only offer terrific kids' programs, they also have some unique features that suit single parent vacationers, or any parent or adult traveling solo with kids. For example, Club Med's staff, called GO's for "Gracious Organizers", socialize and eat with guests, which makes for a friendly atmosphere.

Single Parent Travel Website
The Single Parent Travel company puts on special trips for single parents several times a year. Trips to Rocking Horse Ranch in New York State and to the Beaches Turks and Caicos resort have repeated, and other destinations appear as well, such as the Galapagos. Clients will find price breaks for single parents plus congenial company during the trip.

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