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Book your Kids on the Wisconsin Polar Express Train this Year

Nov 23, 2014
November 21st through December 22nd, Wisconsin and Southern Railroads is holding its family getaway holiday package with tickets to the Polar Express Train Ride

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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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Early American history comes alive in and around Philadelphia


Familes gather to learn the history of Valley Forge
The Continental Army. Here in the heart of historic Philadelphia on a steamy summer day, we’ve time traveled back to the heady days of the American Revolution, the drafting of the Declaration of Independence and the making of Betsy Ross’ famous flag sewn at the request of General George Washington — all right where it all happened — thanks to 30 terrific costumed “History Makers,” as well as 40 first-rate storytellers from the nonprofit Historic Philadelphia organization . more
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Best kid travel tips by Eileen on Delta Vacations blog


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How to make the best of it while traveling with the kids. Eileen's top tips on Delta Vacations blog more
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Five budget-minded tips for celebrating the Fourth of July


Little Mel as Miss Liberty in 1995
Which party are you going to? Across the country on July 4th weekend, everyone will be slurping ice cream cones, waving flags and having a good time -- hopefully. If you want to do more than attend — or host — a BBQ in your backyard, you certainly have your pick. Here are five picks guaranteed to please without busting the budget more
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All about the Indianapolis Children’s Museum in new guest blog


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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis hosted Eileen recently and posted her guest blog on the experience. more
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Visit Panama City FL and save at the gas pump this summer


Panama City, Fla feels your pain at the gas pump. All summer, the resorts in the Gulf of Mexico community are touting Giving Tanks  deals with gas cards or discounted rates to help offset the impact of rising gas prices.
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All Things Cruise now featuring Eileen’s blogs


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/uploadedImages/All Things Cruise logo.JPGEileen's now blogging on All Things Cruise, a great site for researching your next cruise adventure! more
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More and more very upscale resorts begin catering to families


Barbie room at the Plaza Athenee in Paris
A growing number of ultra deluxe resorts around the world, which once never saw kids or barely tolerated their presence, have changed their tune as more wealthy parents are bringing their kids along. The good news for those of us without unlimited resources: Choose your dates wisely and you may be able to vacation like the rich and famous more
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In Freeport Maine, a restauranteur who gets it about kids and nutrition


Jones Werner and Azure Cafe Freeport ME
What sets this place apart is his philosophy that I wish other restaurant owners and chefs would embrace. Rather than limiting kids to a kids menu, he offers smaller portions of just about everything on the menu – from calamari to filet mignon and Scottish salmon — at a reduced price. more
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Maine’s Hidden Pond resort is designed for 21st Century families


Edible garden at Hidden Pond resort in Kennebunkport ME
Hidden Pond is just 16 spacious cottages spread over 60 wooded acres a mile from Kennebunkport’s famous Goose Rocks Beach that’s open just from May to October. It’s a place where kids can tool around on bikes, go for a hike, do cannon balls in the pool and gather around the fire pit for s’mores and even take an outdoor shower in the cottages or pick vegetables or herbs in the gardens more
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Three Days in Maine — Day One on a Lobster Boat


Checking out lobsters trapped off Kennebunkport
We learn from our affable captain Dave Coleman that Maine provides the world with 75 per cent of its lobsters and that licensed lobstermen work very, very hard—with each one having about 800 traps and checking on about 150 a day. We see how much work it is for Dave to haul in just the one trap andcheck the lobsters for size. more
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