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Sep 3, 2015
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is making it easier for families to connect and enjoy quality time together throughout September with an offer ideal for a multigenerational vacation.

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On the old-fashioned train to the Grand Canyon


The singing cowboy serenades Ethan Sitzman and his 4-year-old sister Hannah.
It's that rare vacation moment when everyone is happy at the same time. And all it took was an old-fashioned train in a remote Arizona town and a singing cowboy leading the kids in a spirited rendition of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm." more
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Becoming Junior Rangers in the National Parks


Ranger Lisa and young scientists explore Big Cypress Natural Preserve in Florida.
Everyone who sees the kids with the badges prominently displayed on their shirts are effusive in their praise, which makes the kids all the more pleased with themselves. more
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To Innsbruck and beyond


Making bells as they have for centuries in Innsbruck.
Who says kids will be bored in Europe? Not in Austria. There's plenty of culture and history -- kids can dress up as royals, in fact, at the Schonbrunn Palace more
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LAST DAY IN ARIZONA — Meet Lance, Bailey and Sonora


Native American dance at the Scottsdale Hyatt
DAY SIX (April 4, 2009) — Lance is a Hawk, Bailey a turkey vulture and Sonora a two year-old Bald Eagle. The kids’ eyes are huge. Lance, Bailey and Sonora were all injured and nursed back to health by Liberty more »
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HARD AT WORK ON VACATION AT CAMP HYATT


Ethan building sandcastles at Hyatt Scottsdale
DAY FIVE (At the Hyatt Scottsdale) — The kids are hard at work — on vacation. They are crafting elaborate sand creations at the small sand beach that is poolside (well, at one of the nine pools) at the Hyatt more »
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SWEARING IN THE NEW JUNIOR RANGERS


Swearing in two new junior rangers at the Grand Canyon
“This is Grand Canyon National Park, not Jurassic park,” she says, holding up a plastic dinosaur. “This is the closest you’ll get to a dinosaur!” We’re about to go on a ranger -- led fossil hunt and there are thousands of fossils to be found, she tells the crowd that includes at least two dozen kids. But there are no dinosaur bones here -- these fossils are a lot older! more
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AT THE GRAND CANYON


Hannah Ethan and Eileen at the Grand Caynon
I look around and see all kinds of families -- from around the world here to experience what is widely considered one of the wonders of the world. It was set aside as a national monument by Theodore Roosevelt in 1908 and became a national park in 1919. It remains one of the most visited parks. more
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ON THE TRAIN TO THE GRAND CANYON


Fun on the train to the Grand Canyon
Today, the train once again carries more than 200,000 passengers to the Canyon 60 miles and 2.5 hours from Williams. Some will return the same afternoon. My cousins -- -Jayme and Mike Sitzman and Ethan, 6, and Hannah,4, and I have decided to overnight at the canyon so we have more time to “explore,” as Ethan says. more
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DAY ONE OF A TRIP TO THE GRAND CANYON


Ethan and Hannah take a break from the minivan to view some of the spectacular scenery on the way to the Grand Canyon
DAY ONE (Tuesday, March 31, 2009) — The Purple People Eater; Qutie (well it’s a four year old’s turn); Rhinoceros; Tickle Monster… by the time we get to Umbrella the kids’ interest in that old “I pack my grandmother’s trunk” more »
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