The Schmidts were waiting in line at 7:30 a.m., snacks and sandwiches at the ready.
Like most holiday travelers, they arrived starving and exhausted. But this was no ordinary holiday gathering.
Follow the local kids. That's a good plan when you are exploring a new city with your gang.
Never mind the moray eel. Did I mention that I'm 60 feet underwater, diving mask on my face, breathing oxygen from a tank strapped to my back?
Is it possible? Is it possible there is something everyone in your gang will enjoy this holiday season, no matter what their ages -- even the I-don't-want-to-go-anywhere-with-you teens?
Jake Rothstein, 8, and his sister Maddie, 5, were on a Thanksgiving vacation at a Nicaragua resort, but nonetheless went off to school without complaint.