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New Florida Guidebook Highlights Wheelchair-Accessible State Parks

Jan 23, 2017
For Florida state parks, Candy Harrington created the guidebook Barrier-Free Travel: Favorite Florida State Parks for Wheelers and Slow Walkers.

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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

Welcome to our 2017 Family Cruise Guide

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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.

 

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

   

 

Eileen’s Travels

Weekly Column

Taking the Kids on a cruise for spring or summer break

Jan 19, 2017  |  comments
Backroads reports that its Family and Active River Cruise trips, in partnership with AMA Waterways, are a top trending destination
Welcome to the world of cruising. The best part: You can easily stay within budget and bring the grandparents along without any trouble. ... more »


Travel Diary

Bites of Nassau: A Bahamian Food Tour That Goes Way Beyond the Beach

Jan 20, 2017  |  comments
Fish Shack
As pleased as our palates were at Atlantis, we weren’t about to miss the opportunity to sample bona fide Bahamian cuisine.... more »

Eileen's Blog

Football, roses and art - Pasadena CA has it all

Jan 1, 2017  |  comments
Rose Garden at Huntington Library
Pasadena, just 12 minutes from Downtown LA via light Metro Rail, has a lot to offer every day—not least the sunshine, 300 days a year. ... 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.
I LOVE NEW YORK Teen Travel Writing Scholarship
I LOVE NEW YORK Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

THE ZIKA VIRUS AND FAMILY TRAVEL: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

A mosquito from the genus Aedes, which can carry Zika virus You don’t want to go anywhere that will endanger your pregnancy.  It’s always wise to be somewhere that has top medical care when you need it. That’s also true when traveling with infants who can get very sick very quickly.
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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