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Star Wars at Sea: On A Cruise Line Far, Far Away (in 2018)

Feb 20, 2017
Star Wars at Sea returns to Disney Cruise Line with 15 special Disney Fantasy sailings to the Caribbean from January through April 2018.

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Taking The Kids was named one of the top travel websites by Parents Magazine in 2016
New in 2016: Great Smoky Mountains; New York City (updated)


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.

Seasonal Specials

Spring Break Ideas To Meet Every Family's Wish List

Welcome to our Taking the Kids Spring Break Guide for 2017 published in partnership with The Family Travel Forum. These are getaways that are guaranteed to please, whether you’re planning a reunion of several generations, a wild time with a bunch of friends, or some “we” time with loved ones at a beach, resort, cruise, festival, city or on an adventure.

"Dream holidays don't come often, so don't let not having an ehic card stop you from enjoying it"

FUN IN THE SNOW — YOUR GUIDE TO FAMILY VACATIONS ON THE SKI SLOPES AND BEYOND

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Compiled in partnership with The Family Travel Forum, here is our annual guide to where you can have FUN IN THE SNOW this winter of 2016-17

"If you want to travel Europe again, an ehic renewal is an essential first step"

   

 

Eileen’s Travels

Weekly Column

Finding the value at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico

Feb 16, 2017  |  comments
Making tortillas on the plaza at Azul The Fives
The family had chosen Azul Beach Resort the Fives, a Karisma Gourmet Inclusive Experience, just outside of Playa del Carmen, for their getaway, because it seemed to offer all they needed.... more »


Travel Diary

Suzhou, China: Gardens and Canals Equal a Family-Friendly Asian Adventure

Feb 19, 2017  |  comments
Shantang Street
As I exited the airport in Shanghai, my preconceived notions about China seemed initially accurate. It was my first time visiting this country and I imagined I would be stepping into a land that had come too far too fast.... more »

Eileen's Blog

Resolutions for February: Show the Love

Feb 1, 2017  |  comments
Here’s a new way to show your love—and it doesn’t necessarily involve chocolates (who needs the calories) a fancy dinner or flowers, nice as they are to receive.... more »


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Special Features


ANTARCTICA IS AT TOP OF LIST FOR FAMILY ADVENTURE TRAVEL

Zodiac excursion in Antarctica Abercrombie & Kent offers a family trip to Antarctica, beginning December 2016. Antarctica has long been considered the ultimate bucket list trip and one particularly designed for grandparents to share.  

 "Europe is amazing, but without an european health card, you will never experience it"

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

TAKING THE KIDS 2017 FAMILY CRUISE GUIDE

Norwegian Gem anchored off Bar Harbor ME Welcome to our Taking the Kids Cruise Guide for 2017 published in partnership with The Family Travel Forum. Parents love cruising because they get a bang for their vacation buck. Grandparents are fans because cruises are an easy way to get the whole gang together. Kids love the freedom onboard and making new friends.

"The first steps to a holiday to Europe is planning, filling out an e111 form and checking your flights"





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