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Hotel Providence is Continuing Its Kid Spooky Tours

Oct 31, 2014
Now until December 1, Hotel Providence is offering tickets for the Providence Ghost Tour.

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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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Just published – Eileen’s 7th Kids Guide – to San Diego


The Kids Guide to San Diego
San Diego famously is known for its sunny weather and beaches and the kids I interviewed for my just released Kid’s Guide to San Diego said that plus the world famous Zoo and Safari Park and other attractions make “the birthplace of California” an ideal getaway choice for families. more
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Trip Advisor survey: 75 percent include kids in travel planning


Arrival at the trailhead near Aspen
A new Trip Advisor poll of more than 2,700 U.S. respondents fielded between March 26 and March 28, the vast majority said the kids were somewhat influential in planning family trips. more
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Great way to stretch your vacation dollar – Orlando in September


Visit Orlando photo
There’s a lot more to Orlando than theme parks—and a lot of ways to stretch your vacation dollar while having plenty of fun, especially in September, the cheapest month of the year to visit with deals up to half off. more
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Theater as a family teaching tool — a visit to see LBJ on Broadway


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I’ve always been a fan of learning outside the classroom, whether in the wilderness or a city and right now, there is a lot of opportunity in New York to use theater as a teaching tool, more
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In Orlando, taking your kids to a restaurant is easy


Emerils TChoup Chop at Universal Orlando
Taking young kids to a restaurant on vacation can seem like it is more trouble than it’s worth. The good news is that in Orlando, you can relax. more
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Infographic: Travel Advice from your kids


TRAVEL ADVICE FROM YOUR KIDS
10 original ideas from kids to help parents everywhere increase the fun while planning, packing, participating in activities and making memories for their family vacations. more
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There’s plenty in Orlando for even the smallest park goers and their parents


One of the two new Dumbo rides at Magic Kingdom
There’s no need to wait until kids are in elementary school to bring them to Orlando—not when every park has plenty to wow the littlest park goers and their parents, including big, interactive play areas designed just for them. more
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What price will you pay for your child’s safety?


Montana plane crash 2009
This week there was news of more incidents in which air turbulence injured passengers -- and one case sent a baby flying through the cabin (very luckily uninjured). The FAA and the airlines need to act -- and parents need to ask themselves again: Is your small child's safety worth not paying for the extra seat? more
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Top 12 Family Travel Directions For The Year Ahead


Learning about wildlife with ACES
From food to technology to educational experiences and more, here’s what Eileen Ogintz and Kyle McCarthy from Family Travel Consulting see as the 12 major factors influencing family vacation planners in 2014. more
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Our annual guide to surviving visits to relatives over the holidays


Christmas at Griswolds
The American Automobile Association (AAA) is projecting more than 94.5 million Americans will travel during the holidays. Here’s my annual TAKING THE KIDS GUIDE TO SURVIVING THE RELATIVES: more
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