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Jul 31, 2014
July 31 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day. Safe Kids is working to get the message out about the dangers of heatstroke and how to prevent these tragedies from occurring. We can prevent heatstroke with your help.

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Travelocity and Taking the Kids poll shows value of family vacations


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Taking the Kids recently teamed up with Travelocity in a poll about the importance of family vacations and together time. Here are some of the key findings. more
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What Parents Say About Family Vacations


Vacationing at an RV campground
You need a vacation now more than ever, and you shouldn't feel the least bit guilty. In fact, you've got lots of company, according to a new family-travel poll for which I partnered with Travelocity.com. more
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Celebrate Earth Day with little things that make a difference


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It is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and the travel industry's websites are falling all over each other to tell you what they are doing to be green and how we can all travel greener. But really, it is little things -- like carrying reusable water bottles or hanging up towels after you use them that can help make difference more
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A Stop at the Jewish Museum to see Curious George


Curious George - How to you get to the bus?
Who says you have to spend hours in a museum? Sometimes, even an hour is enough—especially with kids. While in Manhattan, I stopped in late in the afternoon at The Jewish Museum especially to see one exhibit—Curious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margret and H.A. Rey. more
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Lower Manhattan and the new Trump Soho


Trump Soho Hotel
I feel oh-so-hip. That’s because I’m stepping out of my hotel—the brand new Trump Soho that is located on Spring Street, in the heart of trendy Soho in downtown New York with its narrow cobblestoned streets and old-fashioned light more
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A visit to NYC and Broadway


Morticia and Gomez Addams on Broadway
Spend some time in New York City -- there are a lot of fabulous new productions on Broadway this year, including "Memphis" and "The Addams Family." more
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Make lemonade out of lemons


Visit a National Park -- like the Grand Canyon
Of all the things that could disrupt travel, volcano ash is at the bottom of the list. If you're stranded here... visit a nearby national park or historic monument. Entrance fees are waived this week and there are all sorts of special activities. more
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Touring Rome When All Doesn’t Go as Planned


At a marketplace in Rome
The alarm doesn't go off.Forget about our plan to leisurely stroll through Rome's famous Borghese Gardens to get to the Borghese Gallery in time for our reservation to see the fabulous collections of paintings, sculptures, mosaics and bas-reliefs from the 15th to 18th centuries. Reservations typically are needed at this small gem of a museum. more
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Traveling Greener as We Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day


Kids up to age 12 travel for half price on AMTRAK.
Little things really make a difference.That's why on vacation, just like at home, we should all do our part to protect the environment. It's as simple as turning off the lights and AC when you leave. more
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Little things really make a difference


Our family at Glacier National Park in 1994
The Associated Press reports that two more glaciers have recently disappeared from Glacier National Park in Montana. That's so sad. I have very fond memories of our trip there in 1994 when the kids were still little. more
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