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Honor the Fallen and Remember the Brave

May 27, 2016
This year, honor the brave men and women who fight and have fought for our country by visiting national parks that are home to preserved historic sites, monuments and memorials dedicated to celebrating our military history.

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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

51 Great Ideas for Your Best Family Summer Vacation Ever

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We know everyone’s schedule is jam-packed and every vacation day—every vacation minute—really counts. We also know you are seeking memorable adventures with your kids and grandkids.  That’s why we’ve partnered with Family Travel Forum to offer you the best 2016 family summer vacation ideas,

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.

   

 

Eileen’s Travels

Weekly Column

Learning about our presidents from visiting their homes

May 26, 2016  |  comments
Teddy Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill home on Long Island
All around us on a recent sunny Sunday, families were picnicking outdoors, gaping at all of the wild game heads inside and walking on the nature trail at Teddy Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill home.... more »


Travel Diary

Last Day of the Med Cruise - Sampling the great foods of Athens

May 26, 2016  |  comments
Greek olives in Athens
I think the way to a city’s heart—or to understand its culture—is through its food. That’s why in Athens I signed us up for a “Beyond Feta” food tour offered by Context Travel,... more »

Eileen's Blog

“You can’t live your life being afraid to go anywhere”

May 21, 2016  |  comments
Carnival Vista
The new Carnival Vista has more than 4,000 passengers and I haven’t run into anyone yet who considered changing their plans not to come due to concerns about terrorism... 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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