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Let Your Kids Discover Disney’s Treasures in Chicago

Aug 27, 2014
The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago offers a lot exhibits for all ages of the family. But for those who love Disney, this museum offers artifacts and treasures from Walt Disney

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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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Our Very Best Summer Vacation Ideas

TTK-Summer2014-picnic-300x250Here are some of the best ideas from TakingtheKids and Family Travel Forum for your 2014 summer vacation, from the beaches to the mountains; cities to national parks; whether you’re traveling with kids of any age, friends, partners or other couples.

Taking the Kids family cruise guide

Animator's Palate on Disney's newest cruise ship FantasyWelcome 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.

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New Orleans, swamps, plantations and other family haunts in Louisiana

Aug 21, 2014  |  comments
Alligator in Honey Island Swamp
Want a marshmallow? The 6-foot-long alligator, dubbed Otis by the locals, who’s minus one foot and swimming alongside our boat certainly does. ... more »


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Kids learning farming and history at Shelburne Farms in Vermont

Aug 27, 2014  |  comments
At Shelburne Farms VT
I'm at the Shelburne Farms Children’s Farmyard near Burlington, Vermont where there is also a cow, goats and the fanciest chicken coop I’ve ever seen -- home to 60 chickens. ... more »

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Great way to stretch your vacation dollar - Orlando in September

Aug 26, 2014  |  comments
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There’s a lot more to Orlando than theme parks—and a lot of ways to stretch your vacation dollar while having plenty of fun, especially in September, the cheapest month of the year to visit with deals up to half off.... more »


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Infographic: Travel Advice from your kids

TRAVEL ADVICE FROM YOUR KIDS10 original ideas from kids to help parents everywhere increase the fun while planning, packing, participating in activities and making memories for their family vacations

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

I LOVE NEW YORK Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

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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
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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