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Perfect Vacation for the Family: Hotel Week NYC Expands to LA

Sep 18, 2014
The first ever Hotel Week LA is kicking off this November. Hotel Week, similar to Restaurant Week, offers guests deals during the slower months of the year.

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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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14 Great Ideas for a Fall Family Getaway

Fourteen fabulous family vacation ideas for fallJust because summer’s over, doesn’t mean the fun is over. There’s no better time than fall to get away with a few days to savor our kids, laugh with our girlfriends and make time for romance with our mates.

Taking the Kids family cruise guide

caribbean-cruises-imageWelcome 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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Half Moon Bay, CA, gets ready for families with lots of pumpkins

Sep 18, 2014  |  comments
Farmer John and one of his chickens
Farmer John Muller, a third-generation California farmer, is also the mayor of Half Moon Bay, which bills itself as the World’s Pumpkin Capital. The coastal climate here, with warm days and cool nights, is perfect for growing pumpkins.... more »


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Curry, beigels and bacon sarnies on a family food tour of London's East End

Sep 18, 2014  |  comments
Ned and his bacon sarnie
London's East End famously was home to immigrants for centuries—French, Irish, Jewish, and most recently Indian (the famous Brick Lane lined with Indian curry restaurants is here). There are also hipsters and artists -- the area is as famous for its street art and pop up shops these days.... more »

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Great way to stretch your vacation dollar - Orlando in September

Aug 26, 2014  |  comments
Visit Orlando photo
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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Great Fall Rates on Disney Cruise Lines

Cinderella on Disney CruiseAre you ready for oceans of fun? Disney Cruise Line has great fall rates floating your way. Plus, you can take advantage of all the enchanting Halloween festivities on most sailing throughout the season

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

Puerto Vallarta: something for all

Huichol Indians dancePuerto Vallarta has something to offer everyone who ventures upon its shores. Beyond the pristine beach lies the opportunity to immerse oneself into the untapped beauty of nature. 

 

 

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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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