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St. Lucia with kids: Making family memories a breeze on Caribbean island getaway

MLive.com: "My husband, Todd, and I heard it often when we told people we were going on a weeklong Caribbean vacation to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary -- and we were taking our two young children.

Most people wanted to know why we were not going alone.

But the thought never crossed our minds. When our oldest was still a baby, we decided we wanted to travel with our kids. As much as our budget could handle, we wanted to show them the world.

So when we started planning a winter vacation to a warm-weather destination, we sought a kid-friendly place.

We wanted an island mostly untouched by commercialization -- no need for casinos or a big nightlife scene. We just wanted warm weather, beautiful scenery and a place to explore with the"

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