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New Lodge Buildings Open at Yellowstone’s Canyon Lodge & Cabins

Sep 5, 2015
Two of the three new lodge buildings under construction at Yellowstone's Canyon Lodge & Cabins have opened three weeks early, and the third is on track to open as scheduled.

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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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We know everyone’s schedule is jam-packed and every vacation day—every vacation minute—really counts.  That’s why we’ve partnered with Family Travel Forum to come up with the best 2015 family summer vacation ideas.  These ideas will help you take the kids—and the grandkids and any other kids in your lives—and give all of you the best bang for your vacation buck and, more importantly, create lifetime memories.

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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Finding real books and bookstores on your family trips

Sep 3, 2015  |  comments
Daunt books, London
I know a lot of kids don’t even read “real” books anymore. Everyone is all about interactive books kids can read on tablets with all sorts of fun features. But there’s still something to be said for stopping in at a local bookstore — or a national park visitor center — and browsing their collection of children’s books.... more »


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School in heart of Hiroshima is a memorial and a symbol of peace

Sep 4, 2015  |  comments
Miko and Amber at the Honkawa Elementary School museum in Hiroshima
The Honkawa Elementary School is in the heart of Hiroshima and when the Atomic Bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, all but one of the 420 students and teachers perished. Today is a again a bustling school and a memorial to those who died.... more »

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The new One World Observatory in New York - breathtaking

Aug 10, 2015  |  comments
View from One World Observatory
“It’s like you are on top of the world you’re so high,” said Aman Gaudani, from Oakbridge, NJ who was taking in the view from the newly opened One World Observatory, atop the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. ... more »


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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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