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Walk the Walk at Universal CityWalk in Orlando

Jul 30, 2016
Universal CityWalk is undergoing its own bold revitalization with a series of dramatic enhancements that include the introduction of new restaurants, shopping experiences, visually aesthetic design features and a state-of-the-art movie theater renovation

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Taking The Kids was named one of the top travel websites by Parents Magazine in 2016
New in 2016: Great Smoky Mountains; New York City (updated)


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.

Seasonal Specials

51 Great Ideas for Your Best Family Summer Vacation Ever

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We know everyone’s schedule is jam-packed and every vacation day—every vacation minute—really counts. We also know you are seeking memorable adventures with your kids and grandkids.  That’s why we’ve partnered with Family Travel Forum to offer you the best 2016 family summer vacation ideas,

TAKING THE KIDS ANNUAL FAMILY CRUISE GUIDE - 2016

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 Welcome to our Taking the Kids Cruise Guide for 2016. Parents love cruising because they get a bang for their vacation buck. Grandparents are fans because cruises are an easy way to get the whole gang together. Kids love the freedom onboard and making new friends. compiled with the Family Travel Forum.

   

 

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Weekly Column

Exploring history and viewing the modern at Disneyland

Jul 28, 2016  |  comments
The Disneyland Hotel
Walt Disney was tapped out. The construction of Disneyland was taking nearly every penny he had. A kid-friendly, upscale hotel next to a theme park seems like a slam-dunk, but not in the early ’50s... more »


Travel Diary

Yurts Give Families a Modern Alternative to Camping at YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch

Jul 29, 2016  |  comments
Lollygagging with the Llamas
By staying in a yurt at YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch, you can enjoy the outdoors without the annoyances of lurking bears, determined bugs and cumbersome sleeping bags.... more »

Eileen's Blog

Good News: new law will require airlines to seat families together

Jul 28, 2016  |  comments
Picture courtesy of Air New Zealand via TravelPulse.
New law will require airlines to seat any children aged 13 and younger “adjacent to the seat of an accompanying family member over the age of 13,... more »


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EILEEN’S KIDS GUIDES FEATURED ON ABCNEWS.COM

ABCNewsEileen's series of Kids Guides to great American cities, published by Globe Pequot, was featured by ABCNews on a week-by-week basis.

I LOVE NEW YORK Teen Travel Writing Scholarship
I LOVE NEW YORK Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

THE ZIKA VIRUS AND FAMILY TRAVEL: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

A mosquito from the genus Aedes, which can carry Zika virus You don’t want to go anywhere that will endanger your pregnancy.  It’s always wise to be somewhere that has top medical care when you need it. That’s also true when traveling with infants who can get very sick very quickly.
Calling all teens!  New York State's Department of Tourism is looking for great New York State stories and we'd love to hear yours! Apply for this scholarship, blogging about your most fun, interesting, and unforgettable visit to our great state. - See more at: http://myfamilytravels.com/content/60536-i-love-new-york-teen-travel-writing-scholarship#sthash.Lz4mcGyv.dpuf
Calling all teens!  New York State's Department of Tourism is looking for great New York State stories and we'd love to hear yours! Apply for this scholarship, blogging about your most fun, interesting, and unforgettable visit to our great state. - See more at: http://myfamilytravels.com/content/60536-i-love-new-york-teen-travel-writing-scholarship#sthash.Lz4mcGyv.dpuf




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