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Appalachian Mountain Club Suggests Outdoor Activities and a New Read

Sep 26, 2016
Appalachian Mountain Club is always suggesting to go out and grab a breath of fresh air.

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Taking The Kids was named one of the top travel websites by Parents Magazine in 2016
New in 2016: Great Smoky Mountains; New York City (updated)


Traveling with kids is messy, frustrating and wonderful, just like raising kids. Taking the Kids is your family travel resource to get the most fun-and memories-out of your family vacations and the most bang for your travel buck. Eileen Ogintz has decades of experience as a journalist, writer and blogger tracking travel trends. She is a mom who has traveled with her three kids and others in the family from Orlando to Yosemite, the Caribbean to Alaska, to Europe and beyond. Taking the Kids is here to help you show your kids and grand kids the world, have a good time in the process and build memories that last a lifetime.

Seasonal Specials

Fourteen Great Ideas for a Fall Family Getaway

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The beaches are emptying.  The air is cooler and crispier. In the far north, the leaves are beginning to tint.  But just because summer’s over, doesn’t mean the fun is over.  There’s no better time than fall to get away for a few days to savor our kids, laugh with our friends and make time for romance with our mates.  Fall is a great season to get outdoors—and get active—with the kids whenever you can. Again this year we have teamed up with with Family Travel Forum to come up with the best fall getaways.

TAKING THE KIDS ANNUAL FAMILY CRUISE GUIDE - 2016

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 Welcome to our Taking the Kids Cruise Guide for 2016. Parents love cruising because they get a bang for their vacation buck. Grandparents are fans because cruises are an easy way to get the whole gang together. Kids love the freedom onboard and making new friends. compiled with the Family Travel Forum.

   

 

Eileen’s Travels

Weekly Column

Kids Clubs - do they have a future at resorts and on cruises?

Sep 22, 2016  |  comments
Starr Wars on the Disney Dream
Almost every major resort and cruise line catering to the family market offers extensive children’s programming, but many Millennial families are opting out. What's the future... more »


Travel Diary

Last day of cruise - at the Gilded Age mansions in Newport RI

Sep 25, 2016  |  comments
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This is our last day aboard the Norwegian Gem—we return to New York City tomorrow and Newport, famous for its sailing and coastal location as well as these spectacular mansions, is a good way to end the trip... more »

Eileen's Blog

Fall is Family Time on Mexico's Pacific Coast

Sep 12, 2016  |  comments
Puerto Vallarta beach scene
Fall is family time along Mexico's Pacific Coast whether you want to take a bike ride around town, practice your Spanish, head to a local festival or relax at an all-inclusive resort... more »


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Special Features


EILEEN’S KIDS GUIDES FEATURED ON ABCNEWS.COM

ABCNewsEileen's series of Kids Guides to great American cities, published by Globe Pequot, was featured by ABCNews on a week-by-week basis.

I LOVE NEW YORK Teen Travel Writing Scholarship
I LOVE NEW YORK Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

THE ZIKA VIRUS AND FAMILY TRAVEL: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

A mosquito from the genus Aedes, which can carry Zika virus You don’t want to go anywhere that will endanger your pregnancy.  It’s always wise to be somewhere that has top medical care when you need it. That’s also true when traveling with infants who can get very sick very quickly.
Calling all teens!  New York State's Department of Tourism is looking for great New York State stories and we'd love to hear yours! Apply for this scholarship, blogging about your most fun, interesting, and unforgettable visit to our great state. - See more at: http://myfamilytravels.com/content/60536-i-love-new-york-teen-travel-writing-scholarship#sthash.Lz4mcGyv.dpuf
Calling all teens!  New York State's Department of Tourism is looking for great New York State stories and we'd love to hear yours! Apply for this scholarship, blogging about your most fun, interesting, and unforgettable visit to our great state. - See more at: http://myfamilytravels.com/content/60536-i-love-new-york-teen-travel-writing-scholarship#sthash.Lz4mcGyv.dpuf




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