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The Children’s Museum of Manhattan Announces New Exhibit Opening

Feb 7, 2016
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan announced the opening of America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far,

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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

beach-with-captionAgain in 2016 Taking the Kids and our colleagues at Family Travel Forum recommend Spring Break getaways that are guaranteed to please, whether you’re planning a reunion of several generations, a wild time with a bunch of friends, or some "we" time with loved ones.

FUN IN THE SNOW — YOUR GUIDE TO FAMILY VACATIONS ON THE SKI SLOPES AND BEYONDWinter300x250-tag-hash

 

Even if you don’t ski or ride, there are lots of opportunities to have some fun in the snow—dog sledding, snowshoeing or cross country skiing, zip-lining above snow-covered trees, even exploring Niagara Falls’ famous waterfalls when they are frozen. Welcome to our 2015-16 guide to FUN IN THE SNOW.

   

 

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Weekly Column

Meeting the locals in Jamaica: a great family experience

Feb 4, 2016  |  comments
Sharing a meal with locals in Jamaica, as part of the Meet the People program
We were brought together by a volunteer program called Meet the People, which has been bringing tourists and locals together for more than 50 years over a shared interest — in our case, cooking and food. meeting the locals in Jamaica Did I mention the program is free? The volunteers will even come and pick you up.... more »


Travel Diary

Disney Springs (nee Downtown Disney) rolls out fab family dining, shopping and entertainment

Jan 26, 2016  |  comments
Portobello Restautant at Disney Springs in Orlando
What was once called Downtown Disney has just been renamed Disney Springs with new restaurants like the Boathouse, new shopping outlets (ready for some custom painted Tom’s sandals?) and new acts at Cirque du Soleil.... more »

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The Zika virus and family travel: what you should know

Jan 30, 2016  |  comments
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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.... 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

TAKING THE KIDS ANNUAL FAMILY CRUISE GUIDE - 2016

Cruise300x250-hash-Tagline 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.

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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