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Celebrate National Skyscraper Day with your Family

Sep 2, 2014
Now through September 5th, the Hyatt Regency Chicago is having a five day sale to celebrate National Skyscraper Day on September 3rd.

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Seasonal Travel Tips

Fourteen Great Ideas for a Fall Family Vacation or Getaway


Fourteen fabulous family vacation ideas for fall
Just because summer’s over, doesn’t mean the fun is over. There’s no better time than fall to get away with a few days to savor our kids, laugh with our girlfriends and make time for romance with our mates. more
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Our Very Best Summer Vacation Ideas


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We know everyone’s schedule is jam-packed and every vacation day—every vacation minute—really counts. That’s why we’ve partnered with Family Travel Forum to come up with the best 2014 family summer vacation ideas. These ideas will help you take the kids—and the grandkids and any other kids in your lives—and give all of you the best bang for your vacation buck and, more importantly, create lifetime memories. more
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Taking the Kids annual family cruise guide


Taking the Kids Cruise guide
For family vacations or family reunions, or just to get away, cruising is increasingly popular for all generations. Whether you choose the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska or far-flung destinations like the Galapagos Islands and even the Arctic, you’ll find all-inclusive deals and the advantage of packing and unpacking just once. more
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Spring Break Ideas to meet every family’s wish list


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Here are some of the places TakingtheKids and Family Travel Forum recommend for a stupendous spring break, whether you’re traveling with kids of any age, friends, partners or other couples. more
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Fun in the Snow — Your Guide to family vacations on the ski slopes and beyond


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Snow sports season is here! Our annual guide to winter family getaways explores options from New England to the Rockies and Sierras, to off-the-beaten path places that make a cold-weather break even more special. more
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58 Places for Families to Light up the Holidays in 2013


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For a few hours you can forget the baking, the shopping and the wrapping and just enjoy the holidays and each other. You don’t always have to be in big cities either. In New York State, for example, you’ll find unique celebrations in smaller cities and towns. more
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