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Click for Family Deals in Palm Beach Florida

Aug 31, 2014
Discover The Palm Beaches offers 11 unique deals for families of various sizes to vacation in the Palm Beaches of Florida as early as the end of September until the end of December.

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Get out there and have some fun! See family friendly events happening all over the nation in our Calendar of Events.


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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

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. 

Great Fall Rates on Disney Cruise Lines

Are you ready for oceans of fun? Disney Cruise Line has great fall rates floating your way. Plus, you can take advantage of all the enchanting Halloween festivities on most sailing throughout the season

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Small museums everywhere provide great value for families

Aug 28, 2014  |  comments
Driving a Model-T at History Colorado Center
I realized when I stopped at the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco, how much fun a visit to a smaller museum can be for visiting families.... more »


Travel Diary

A mountain biking lesson well learned at Smugglers Norch VT

Aug 29, 2014  |  comments
Smugglers North mountain biking
It’s a lot different to bike on a mountain trail with uneven terrain, rocks and tree stumps. All the more reason to take a lesson, like we did at Smuggler's Notch VT ... more »

Eileen's Blog

Great way to stretch your vacation dollar - Orlando in September

Aug 26, 2014  |  comments
Visit Orlando photo
There’s a lot more to Orlando than theme parks—and a lot of ways to stretch your vacation dollar while having plenty of fun, especially in September, the cheapest month of the year to visit with deals up to half off.... more »


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Taking the Kids family cruise guide

Animator's Palate on Disney's newest cruise ship FantasyWelcome 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.

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

Infographic: Travel Advice from your kids

Alamo Infographic FINAL 4 3 14Savvy parents are increasingly including their kids in family vacation planning.  In fact, 63 percent of parents said their children influenced their choice of vacation destination

 

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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