National Geographic Traveler columnist Heather Greenwood Davis is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer.
Here’s her latest advice:
Reader Question: We want to celebrate our anniversary in the Caribbean, but with a toddler in tow, is a romantic getaway out of the question?
An all-inclusive resort can provide a balance of romance and family-friendly amenities. Watch for things that could throw a wrinkle into the good times (tap water that’s unsafe to drink could make an active toddler’s bath time nerve-wracking).
Look for packages that include child care (Franklyn D. Resort in Jamaica includes a nanny; from January to March it offers a Bring Your Own Grandparents deal), and consider resorts that also have an adults-only area, suggests Corinne McDermott, founder of HaveBabyWillTravel.com. “If you feel confident enough to leave the toddler for a few hours, you can nip away and have some grown-up time right on the property.”