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Week-long Intensive Programs with Successful Broadway Professionals This Summer

Mar 22, 2017
Broadway Dreams has set cities and dates for its 2017 Summer Intensive Tour, #ComeTogether. Launching in Atlanta, GA on June 4

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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

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"



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

Keeping kids water safe on cruise ships over spring break

Mar 16, 2017  |  comments
The first layer of protection is constant adult supervision, part of The Circle of Drowning Prevention, according to the American Red Cross
It’s easy — far too easy — to lose track of kids in a crowded pool, especially on a big cruise ship. Drownings happen silently in a matter of seconds. How to keep them safe.... more »

Travel Diary

Montreal Celebrates 375th Anniversary

Mar 20, 2017  |  comments
Christopher at Asterix et Oubelix
In 2017, the city of Montreal is celebrating its 375th anniversary, and the festivities run all year long! With activities ranging from festivals, shows and more, there is always something new to explore ... 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


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


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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