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Expedia and VisitBritain Suggest #OMGB Moments

Mar 24, 2017
Expedia and VisitBritain recently unveiled an innovative video player that is the first to utilize a smartphone’s gyroscope and compass as a way to navigate and engage with content

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New: Great Smoky Mountains; NYC (updated); DC (updated)
Taking The Kids was named one of the top travel websites by Parents Magazine in 2016


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

Welcome to our Taking the Kids Spring Break Guide for 2017 published in partnership with The Family Travel Forum. These are 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 at a beach, resort, cruise, festival, city or on an adventure.

"Dream holidays don't come often, so don't let not having an ehic card stop you from enjoying it"

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

"If you want to travel Europe again, an ehic renewal is an essential first step"

   

 

Eileen’s Travels

Weekly Column

Traveling with millennials in wine country

Mar 23, 2017  |  comments
The Meitz Family at their winery
As millennials continue to travel with their parents — even before they have kids of their own — it’s the older generation that is likely to cause travel hiccups. ... more »


Travel Diary

A Quick Spring Getaway to Aspen

Mar 23, 2017  |  comments
Hotel Aspen
Hank and I went on short spring getaway to Aspen. Although only 12 miles as the bird-flies from where we live in Crested Butte, in the winter it takes about 4 hours to drive around the mountains. ... more »

Eileen's Blog

Trump's immigration directives are stifling tourism -- not good!

Mar 2, 2017  |  comments
Trump's immigration policies are causing grief for innocent people at airports all over, and this is having a chilling effect on tourism into the United States. This is not good for our economy or our image abroad.... 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. Antarctica has long been considered the ultimate bucket list trip and one particularly designed for grandparents to share. Taking the Kids chronicled A&K's first family trip in a series of Travel Diaries.  

 "Europe is amazing, but without an european health card, you will never experience it"

I LOVE NEW YORK Teen Travel Writing Scholarship
I LOVE NEW YORK Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

TAKING THE KIDS 2017 FAMILY CRUISE GUIDE

Norwegian Gem anchored off Bar Harbor ME 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.

"The first steps to a holiday to Europe is planning, filling out an e111 form and checking your flights"





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