In the summer of 2006, I went to Jamaica with my family. It is absolutely gorgeous, and there is so much to see. It's a great destination for families since there's such a wide variety of activities. From enjoying tropical fruits and jerk chicken to visiting waterfalls, there really is something for everyone.

The beach in Jamaica

Not only is there an abundance of natural beauty in Jamaica, but there is an amazing culture. Live Reggae music is nearly ubiquitous on the island, and the laid-back, Caribbean attitude is infectious. If you are looking for a temporary escape from the high stress hustle and bustle of everyday life, I would definitely recommend a trip to Jamaica.

What to do if you visit Jamaica