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World Snowboard Day back at Waterville Valley NH

Dec 17, 2014
World Snowboard Day is heading to back to Waterville Valley Resort in New Hampshire this December; the 21st. Discounts will be given for those wanting snowboarding lessons through their Learn to Ride program.

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Calendar of Events

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

Our annual guide to the best and brighest Holiday Lights

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Who can’t love the coming of winter, when holiday lights, Christmas decorations, colorfully wrapped presents and the most imaginative displays take over towns and cities everywhere.

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

snow-keystone-village-girls-by-Bob-Winsett Humans were never meant to hibernate in winter. There’s too much fun to be had in the snow, whether you want to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, cross-country ski, sled, build snowmen or snow forts or make snow angels. Enjoy our 2014-15 Fun in the Snow Guide.

   

 

Eileen’s Travels

Weekly Column

Mixing American history with holiday fun in Valley Forge and Philadelphia

Dec 11, 2014  |  comments
Reenactment of Valley Forge encampment
Every Dec. 19, an annual event commemorates the arrival of the rag-tag Continental Army to Valley Forge PA, and its determination to persevere against hardship to become the first American Army. ... more »


Travel Diary

Fish fit for a king, or a snorkeler, at Jumby Bay, Antigua

Dec 17, 2014  |  comments
Roast pig served up at beach BBQ dinner at Jumby Bay
We’re at Jumby Bay on its own island just off the coast of Antigua--an all inclusive where the food isn’t like any other all inclusive I’ve seen—of course this is one of the most exclusive resorts in the Caribbean.... more »

Eileen's Blog

Just published - Eileen's 7th Kids Guide - to San Diego

Oct 6, 2014  |  comments
The Kids Guide to San Diego
San Diego famously is known for its sunny weather and beaches and the kids I interviewed for my just released Kid’s Guide to San Diego said that plus the world famous Zoo and Safari Park and other attractions make “the birthplace of California” an ideal getaway choice for families. ... more »


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Special Features


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

Taking the Kids family cruise guide

caribbean-cruises-image Welcome 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.    
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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