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Connecticut Museum Opens New Bug Exhibit

Apr 24, 2014
Learn about the creepy, crawly study of bugs with Backyard Monsters: The World of Insects. On display now through May 17, this interactive exhibit at Connecticut’s Mashantucket Pequot Museum

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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.

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Spring Break Ideas to Meet Every Family’s Wish List

600x160-dolphin1Here 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.

There’s plenty in Orlando for even the smallest park goers and their parents

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There’s no need to wait until kids are in elementary school to bring them to Orlando—not when every park has plenty to wow the littlest park goers and their parents, including big, interactive play areas designed just for them

 

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Weekly Column

A place where a private tour makes sense: The Louvre in Paris

Apr 24, 2014  |  comments
Children getting an art and history lesson from a guide in the Louvre
The Louvre can be overwhelming for an adult, much less a child. That’s why I figure if you are going to splurge on a private tour, this is a good place to do it. ... more »


Travel Diary

First time cruiser family checks out the Disney Dream

Apr 24, 2014  |  comments
AquaDuck water slide loops around deck swimming pools and over the edge of the ship
We liked the Disney Dream for our first family cruise because of Disney’s reputation for customer service, the ship’s dedicated teen entertainment area called Vibe and a short three-day Bahamian sail... more »

Eileen's Blog

Infographic: Travel Advice from your kids

Apr 7, 2014  |  comments
TRAVEL ADVICE FROM YOUR KIDS
10 original ideas from kids to help parents everywhere increase the fun while planning, packing, participating in activities and making memories for their family vacations.... more »



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Taking the Kids annual family cruise guide

Taking the Kids Cruise guide

Welcome 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.

Take a Walking Tour of NYC with the TakingTheKids APP!

Taking the Kids NYC walking tour appThe TakingTheKids app that provides fun and education for families touring New York City on several walking tours. 

 





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