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Sea Island Georgia offers Ultimate Family Destination

Jul 28, 2015
Sea Island in Georgia offers an ultimate family travel destination not only because of its accommodations but also its extensive activities

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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.

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We know everyone’s schedule is jam-packed and every vacation day—every vacation minute—really counts.  That’s why we’ve partnered with Family Travel Forum to come up with the best 2015 family summer vacation ideas.  These ideas will help you take the kids—and the grandkids and any other kids in your lives—and give all of you the best bang for your vacation buck and, more importantly, create lifetime memories.

Taking the Kids Family Cruise Guide 2015

Norwegian’s new ship Breakaway 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. Welcome to our Taking the Kids Family Cruise Guide for 2015.

   

 

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Fans from all over the world love Harry Potter studio tour near London

Jul 23, 2015  |  comments
Scale model of Hogwarts
The Woods family had flown 24 hours to London from Australia, but they weren’t planning to ride the famous London Eye, see a West End play or even check out the Crown Jewels. In fact, they’d come for just one reason — the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London — The Making of Harry Potter... more »


Travel Diary

Cruise shore excursions: go with a group or on your own?

Jul 28, 2015  |  comments
Or you might see a cute border collie as we did on the Isle of Mull
When you take a cruise, you can opt for a shore excursion offered by the cruise line, or you can take your own, often booking local guides. ... more »

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Puerto Vallarta resort is more than an all-inclusive

Jul 12, 2015  |  comments
View from the Weston Puerto Vallarta
If you think Mexico is only about all-inclusives, think again. The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta, with its contemporary décor and just 280 rooms, offers all-inclusive options, though many also like to explore Puerto Vallarta’s lively dining scene. ... more »


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ABCNewsEileen's series of Kids Guides to great American cities, published by Globe Pequot, was featured by ABCNews on a week-by-week basis.
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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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