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Science Museum of Virginia Opens Bikes: Science on Two Wheels

Jul 2, 2015
The Science Museum of Virginia opened a new exhibit called Bikes: Science on Two Wheels this summer which showcases the evolution of bicycle design

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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

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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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10-plus ideas for family summer adventures in ski country

Jul 2, 2015  |  comments
Fourth of July at Cowboy Roundup Days, Steamboat Springs
You’ll find increasing mountain-biking options at ski resorts across the country, whatever your level. You’ll also find free kid-friendly activities, festivals, farmer’s markets, mini and disc golf, tennis, challenge courses or, of course, the chance to hike, fish and river raft.... more »


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Lake Tahoe On a Budget: The Beach Retreat & Lodge

Jun 22, 2015  |  comments
Hammock awaits visitor to Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is one of the largest alpine lakes in the world, with a full menu of recreational options to match its grand size. Combine the cobalt blue water with miles of pristine nature trails and you’ve got a perfect match for lovers of the great outdoors.... more »

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Kids influence family vacations, HomeAway survey finds

May 18, 2015  |  comments
HomeAway vacation rental cabin in Lake Tahoe CA
HomeAway, the world’s leading online vacation rental marketplace, has found in a new survey that kids are wielding increasing influence on where families go and what they do not only in the United States but in Europe too.... more »


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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
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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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