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Hyatt Times Square Launches Partnership With Jersey Boys

Mar 1, 2015
Hyatt Times Square in New York City has launched a new partnership with the Grammy and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys.

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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

SPRING BREAK IDEAS TO MEET EVERY FAMILY’S WISH LIST

Lake Powell 2004

Does your gang wants to ride roller coasters all day?  Maybe you want to join the grandparents on a cruise. Here are some of the places TakingtheKids and Family Travel Forum recommend for a stupendous spring break, whether you’re traveling with kids of any age, friends, partners or other couples.

FUN IN THE SNOW — YOUR GUIDE TO FAMILY VACATIONS ON THE SKI SLOPES AND BEYOND

snow-keystone-village-girls-by-Bob-Winsett Humans were never meant to hibernate in winter. There’s too much fun to be had in the snow, whether you want to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, cross-country ski, sled, build snowmen or snow forts or make snow angels. Enjoy our 2014-15 Fun in the Snow Guide.

   

 

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Weekly Column

It's almost March - time to take the kids on spring break!

Feb 26, 2015  |  comments
Goodyear Ballpark, Goodyear, Arizona
Whatever you choose, spring break is a good time to get away with the kids. Plan smart and you might even snare a bargain. The good news is you’ve still got plenty of time to get a trip organized.... more »


Travel Diary

A weekend ski getaway to family-friendly Southern Vermont

Feb 27, 2015  |  comments
Emily and friend atop Stratton Mountain
Situated between Southern Vermont ski resorts Bromley and Stratton, Manchester is home to shops, restaurants and more small cozy inns than you can count. The Inn at Willow Pond was a quant rustic place that can fit the needs from couples to families, even allowing pets.... more »

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A quirky new hotel in San Francisco that makes you feel special

Feb 3, 2015  |  comments
8th Floof Hotel G makes you feel at home
Welcome to the Hotel G, San Francisco’s newest boutique hotel with 151 rooms just north of Union Square but miles away from the big-box chain hotels in the neighborhood. Incidentally, there have been hotels in this building since just a few years after the 1906 Earthquake.... more »


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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

Taking the Kids family cruise guide

AquaDuck water slide loops around deck swimming pools and over the edge of the ship Welcome to our Taking the Kids Family Cruise Guide for 2015. 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.    
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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