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Take the Family to Panama City Beach this Thanksgiving

Nov 20, 2014
The Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach is offering Thanksgiving Dinner in the on-site restaurant, The View, this holiday.

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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.

Taking the Kids family cruise guide

caribbean-cruises-imageWelcome 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.

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Weekly Column

How to light up your family's holidays this season

Nov 20, 2014  |  comments
North Pole Express in Grapevile TX
Since holiday lights have become more and more festive each year, create new traditions to see them, even as early as Thanksgiving weekend, wherever you find yourselves.... more »


Travel Diary

Kids conquering fears and having fun on a canopy tour in Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2014  |  comments
Manassas Ogutu overcomes height fear ziplining backwards
We were at Spring Mountain, a modest ski area just outside Philadelphia but a mighty fine adventure place for a canopy tour with four expert guides -- and six high-school scholars ... 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

Puerto Vallarta: something for all

Huichol Indians dancePuerto Vallarta has something to offer everyone who ventures upon its shores. Beyond the pristine beach lies the opportunity to immerse oneself into the untapped beauty of nature. 

 

 

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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