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Island of Hawaii: Malama Aina, Caring for the Land

Sep 29, 2016
The Island of Hawaii is suggesting to memorize malama aina which means “caring of the land.”

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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

Fourteen Great Ideas for a Fall Family Getaway

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The beaches are emptying.  The air is cooler and crispier. In the far north, the leaves are beginning to tint.  But just because summer’s over, doesn’t mean the fun is over.  There’s no better time than fall to get away for a few days to savor our kids, laugh with our friends and make time for romance with our mates.  Fall is a great season to get outdoors—and get active—with the kids whenever you can. Again this year we have teamed up with with Family Travel Forum to come up with the best fall getaways.

TAKING THE KIDS ANNUAL FAMILY CRUISE GUIDE - 2016

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 Welcome to our Taking the Kids Cruise Guide for 2016. 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. compiled with the Family Travel Forum.

   

 

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Weekly Column

Taking full advantage of Halloween season

Sep 29, 2016  |  comments
Terror Behind the Walls, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia
You don’t need to wait till Halloween to put on costumes, not when theme parks, resorts and haunted attractions have already kicked off special Halloween events... more »


Travel Diary

A Multi-Generational Getaway to Charleston, SC

Sep 28, 2016  |  comments
Biking on the Sand at Wild Dunes
I am always on the lookout for destinations with multi-generational vacation potential. Charleston SC met our expectations... more »

Eileen's Blog

Fall is Family Time on Mexico's Pacific Coast

Sep 12, 2016  |  comments
Puerto Vallarta beach scene
Fall is family time along Mexico's Pacific Coast whether you want to take a bike ride around town, practice your Spanish, head to a local festival or relax at an all-inclusive resort... more »


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Special Features


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

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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