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Annual Main Street Fest in back on Main Street in Grapevine, Texas

May 4, 2015
The 31st Annual Main Street Fest in Grapevine Texas will open on Friday, May 15th with free admission until 5pm. off May 15 and last for three days.

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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.

Passports with Purpose


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

Lake Powell 2004

Does your gang wants to ride roller coasters all day?  Maybe you want to join the grandparents on a cruise. Here are some of the places TakingtheKids and Family Travel Forum recommend for a stupendous spring break, whether you’re traveling with kids of any age, friends, partners or other couples.

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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Weekly Column

Orlando - the most visited city in America

Apr 30, 2015  |  comments
Four Seasons Resort Orlando
The good news is that if you are planning to visit Orlando in May — before the summer crowds arrive — the lines might not be as long and you’ll save some bucks on your hotel. ... more »


Travel Diary

Day 3 - Dolphins and art galleries in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

May 4, 2015  |  comments
Dolphin show at Aquaventuras in Puerto Vallarta
There are dolphin discovery programs run by this company all over the Caribbean but this park is different because for the same price (a little over $100) there is a challenge course, water slides, a water play area for younger kids, even a zipline over the slides). ... more »

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Visiting the Grandest of Canyons with young kids

May 1, 2015  |  comments
Hannah Ethan and Eileen at the Grand Caynon
I looked around and saw kinds of families -- from around the world here to experience what is widely considered one of the wonders of the world. ... more »


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EILEEN’S KIDS GUIDES FEATURED ON ABCNEWS.COM

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
I LOVE NEW YORK Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

Travel advice from your kids!

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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