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First Ever National Parks Tour by Row Adventures

Jul 24, 2016
Row Adventures presents its very first National Parks tour: Southwest Unbound!

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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)




Beach Vacations

Saving on a family summer beach vacation


Swashbuckler Academy, Fairmont Princess
A trip to the beach is a perfect summer getaway — and a bargain too. As long as you opt for a destination that’s off-season in summer — like the Caribbean or Arizona — you can have your pick of deals. more
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10 water-safety tips that can save a child’s life this summer


Assign a “water watcher,” an adult who will keep her eyes on the water — no texting, drinking or reading
Who’s watching the kids in the pool? Someone should have eyes on them at all times — even if they know how to swim. According to new research more than 40 percent of children (5 to 17) who drowned in pools knew how to swim. more
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Indonesia: Unity in Diversity


Lonely Planet Map of Indonesia
Indonesia is between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, between Asia and Australia, the largest island nation with more than 17,000 islands and a population of over 258 million people. more
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Taking the kids on an adventure closer to home this summer


Innsbruck, petting zoo
Will we be safe? Everywhere I go people have the same question about travel this spring and summer. So what’s a travel-loving family to do this summer? more
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Vacationing like a 1 percenter in a staffed villa in Jamaica


Porch view on one of the Villas by Linda Smith in Jamaica
It’s easy to see why these vacations are so popular with multigenerational families. No one is doing all the chores that typically come with a house rental. more
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Zika virus and spring break: how to keep safe


A mosquito from the genus Aedes, which can carry Zika virus
A lot of families are concerned about spring break plans as the Zika virus continues to spread through the Caribbean and Mexico -- popular spring break destinations for families, as well as their college students. more
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5 THINGS YOU MUST HAVE IN YOUR BAG WHILE TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN


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Traveling with kids is always a challenge. You have to pack not only your bag but also pack every essential little thing for your children as well. more
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10 ways to save money on spring break


In Orlando, with Mickey Mouse and the Atlanta Braves
on vacation, free is great — a lot better than paying for meals the kids don’t eat, theme park tickets when they’d rather play in the hotel pool or museum entry fees when they are ready to leave in less than an hour. more
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Meeting the locals in Jamaica: a great family experience


Sharing a meal with locals in Jamaica, as part of the Meet the People program
We were brought together by a volunteer program called Meet the People, which has been bringing tourists and locals together for more than 50 years over a shared interest — in our case, cooking and food. meeting the locals in Jamaica Did I mention the program is free? The volunteers will even come and pick you up. more
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Taking the Kids on a ship within a mega ship


Disney Dream at Disney's Private Island Castaway Cay
Many families who cruise look for the best deal — and this is “wave season” when cruise lines are offering upgrades, shipboard credits and discounts to encourage you to book for later in the year. more
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