Planning to visit Jamaica with kids or just want to learn about the history, culture and nature of the island?
LENGTH: 57 Minutes
CATALOG #: 20476
UPC #: 6-4603204769-1
ISBN #: 1-56839-399-7
RELEASE YEAR: 2011
PRODUCER: Equator Creative Media, LLC
Join the Roberts family as they explore the rugged interiors and amazing beaches of Jamaica in the award-winning series Travel With Kids. In two half-hour episodes, the Roberts explore the Gold Coast of the North including Ocho Rios and Montego Bay and Jamaica’s less visited west coast including Negril. Along the way, they learn the “irie” culture in Jamaica, swim with dolphins and sting rays, climb up waterfalls, meet Jamaica’s dog sled team, go horseback riding, cliff diving and more. Whether planning a trip or just dreaming, Travel With Kids Jamaica is great fun for the whole family! Explore, relax, enjoy. Destination…Jamaica.
• Trip Planner with information and videos on family-friendly accommodation & transportation
• Family Travel Tips and Resources
• Jamaica at Home section with recipes & crafts
• Bloopers Reel
The Travel with Kids franchise, created by husband-and-wife filmmakers Jeremy and Carrie Simmons—who present themselves and their two kids as “the Roberts family”—sallies forth to Jamaica as the couple and sons Seamus and Nathan, age 5 and 7, roam the tourist-friendly tropical coasts of the nation. The capital city of Kingston, although an airport hub, is not on the itinerary; instead, the trip covers the island’s north shore—including Montego Bay—and the less frequented west coast. The parents’ alternating narration offers tips and recommendations on resorts offering personal nannies, one-time pirate anchorages, horseback rides through water, a bay that glows at night with bio-luminous organisms, and the open-to-the-public Jamaican dog-sledding center. The family also takes occasional detours off major tourism routes to absorb Jamaica’s more “authentic” small villages and culture. Pop-up tips and website references advise viewers on where to go for further information. DVD extras include a trip planner, bloopers, tips and resources, and a “Jamaica at Home” section (featuring recipes and crafts). Recommended. -Video Librarian