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Hey Kids, Let's Cook! PBS promotes healthy lunches

Apr 26, 2015
PBS’s award-winning cooking and nutrition show Hey Kids, Let’s Cook! is helping spread the word on this year’s national kids’ cook-off, The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.

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Get out there and have some fun! See family friendly events happening all over the nation in our Calendar of Events.

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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.

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SPRING BREAK IDEAS TO MEET EVERY FAMILY’S WISH LIST

Lake Powell 2004

Does your gang wants to ride roller coasters all day?  Maybe you want to join the grandparents on a cruise. Here are some of the places TakingtheKids and Family Travel Forum recommend for a stupendous spring break, whether you’re traveling with kids of any age, friends, partners or other couples.

Taking the Kids Family Cruise Guide 2015

Norwegian’s new ship Breakaway More kids than ever are cruising with their parents in the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska or far flung destinations like the Galapagos Islands and even the Arctic. Welcome to our Taking the Kids Family Cruise Guide for 2015.

   

 

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Taking the Kids? What's your souvenir strategy?

Apr 23, 2015  |  comments
World of Disney souvenir shop
Just as you should plan your itinerary and have a “what if” talk if the kids (or you) get lost, you need to have a souvenir strategy before the trip even starts. You don’t want to bust the vacation budget on something like a $40 sweatshirt, or a toy that will be forgotten the next day.... more »


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Baseballs, burgers, crepes, water parks and family time in Arizona

Apr 25, 2015  |  comments
Ethan at the Colorado Rockies spring training camp
Once we land, I talk the rental car lady and my Dad into getting us a cool Mustang to ride around in instead of this family looking car they had for us. My dad tells me I have rental car swag.... more »

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TMS Family Travel Summit Explores Opportunities in International Travel

Apr 23, 2015  |  comments
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The TMS Family Travel Summit meeting in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico April 23-25, 2015 will explore how many of the 1.135 million overnight international travelers are families, and how to increase their numbers.... more »


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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

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Alamo Infographic FINAL 4 3 14 Savvy parents are increasingly including their kids in family vacation planning. Find out how.
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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