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Baby animals on parade at Bush Gardens FL

Apr 1, 2015
Busch Gardens Tampa FL is giving guests an exciting opportunity to experience the recent baby boom at the park.

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Belize offers a host of family friendly destinations


Kids having fun exploring the ruins of Xunantunich in Belize
By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Media Services The big green moray eel stares at me, coming out of his hideaway in the reef, as if to say, “Go away! I don’t want to play!” But I’m content to just watch him, more »
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Take them for some spooky fun and games this Halloween season


Halloween at DisneyLand
My best friend JoAnne and I fashioned ghost costumes out of old white sheets, corralled my little sister Amy to join us and --presto -- we were The Ghost Family. We happily went off trick or treating in our suburban Long Island, N.Y., neighborhood. No parents tagged along, of course, no one had expensive costumes or headed to a theme park fright fest. more
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TO SAN FRANCISCO’S UNIQUE MUSEUMS


California Academy of Sciences
Adults and kids are hunched over mounds of multicolored clay, fashioning little clay people and assorted creatures that will star in kid-produced animated shorts. "This isn't your typical museum," says Mike Shomo, from Denver, who's visiting with his wife and three kids, as he creates a sea lion. more
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On a fall getaway when they’re too little for school


Our kids in a Wisconsin pumpkin patch in the late 1980s
Sure you have to drag a diaper bag (not to mention stroller, car seat and a generous supply of Goldfish) everywhere you go, you haven't had a full night's sleep in you can't remember when and the dire economic news makes you wonder how you'll ever pay for preschool, much less college, but then there's the bright side -- travel-wise, anyway. While everyone else is up to their ears in carpools, homework and soccer games, you're free to get out of town. more
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