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Adventure Travel Company Adds New Family Itineraries

Apr 16, 2014
G Adventures is adding seven new kid-friendly itineraries to its impressive international lineup. Designed specifically for families, the trips are scheduled around school vacations

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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

600x160-dolphin1Here 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.

There’s plenty in Orlando for even the smallest park goers and their parents

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There’s no need to wait until kids are in elementary school to bring them to Orlando—not when every park has plenty to wow the littlest park goers and their parents, including big, interactive play areas designed just for them

 

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Weekly Column

Boston's Freedom Trail: Where families travel back in time

Apr 10, 2014  |  comments
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Welcome to Boston’s Freedom Trail, the 2.5-mile-long route over cobble-stoned streets that lets you travel back in time to when Boston was still a colony and people argued about what to do about the increasingly difficult demands from the king of England.... more »


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San Francisco's North Beach: a fun area for family touring

Apr 10, 2014  |  comments
North Beach area of San Francisco
North Beach, of course, is not a beach but a famous San Francisco neighborhood first settled by Italian fisherman and laborers in the early years of the 20th century.... more »

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Infographic: Travel Advice from your kids

Apr 7, 2014  |  comments
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10 original ideas from kids to help parents everywhere increase the fun while planning, packing, participating in activities and making memories for their family vacations.... more »



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Taking the Kids annual family cruise guide

Taking the Kids Cruise guide

Welcome to our Taking the Kids Cruise Guide for 2014. 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.

Take a Walking Tour of NYC with the TakingTheKids APP!

Taking the Kids NYC walking tour appThe TakingTheKids app that provides fun and education for families touring New York City on several walking tours. 

 





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