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Baby animals on parade at Bush Gardens FL

Apr 1, 2015
Busch Gardens Tampa FL is giving guests an exciting opportunity to experience the recent baby boom at the park.

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Modern camping with kids – and WiFi


Deluxe cabin at KOA Kampground in Williamsburg VA
Younger campers say having a smartphone on a camping trip is nearly as important as toilet paper, according to the 2015 North American Camping Report. I’m guessing your kids would agree more
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Families get acquainted with Thomas Jefferson at historic Monticello


Griffin Discovery Room at Monticello
It is only fitting that the home of our third president and the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence is so kid friendly. Jefferson was very fond of his 12 grandchildren, many of whom lived here with him after his retirement. more
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Plenty more for families to do while visiting the Cactus League


Moonlight bicycling among boulders
March is all about baseball in Arizona — some 2.75 million visitors, 60 percent from outside Arizona, come to watch 15 major league teams get ready for the season through April 4 more
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Our family trip back to Crested Butte, where memories were made


Mel snowboarding in Crested Butte circa 1997
The 6 year old was determined to set herself apart from her older brother and sister on vacation. My youngest daughter declared she was a “big girl” and could decide for herself what fun she would have in the snow that week in Crested Butte CO more
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It’s almost March – time to take the kids on spring break!


Goodyear Ballpark, Goodyear, Arizona
Whatever you choose, spring break is a good time to get away with the kids. Plan smart and you might even snare a bargain. The good news is you’ve still got plenty of time to get a trip organized. more
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Making sure Mom gets out to play in the snow


Lindsey Vonn’s Ski Girls Rock program at Vail Resorts
Come on, moms! Got your snow pants and mittens? Let’s go have some fun in the snow — on the ski slopes. No watching the kids, no trying to keep up with your husband! more
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San Francisco’s hidden gem — The Presidio


Batteries to Bluff Trail, Presidio
We’re hiking the famous Batteries to Bluffs trail in San Francisco’s Presidio, a national park unlike any other, which takes us up and down steps along the western Pacific shoreline, past historic gun batteries, rewarding us with a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Wow! more
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Teen Ambassadors offer unique perspective on 9/11 Memorial Museum


Westport ABC Scholars and teen guides from Stuyvesant High School at 911 Memorial Museum
David Rothblatt and Fia Hargil are among the six members of the inaugural class of teen ambassadors trained to work with children who visit the National September 11 Memorial Museum, which opened at the new World Trade Center this past May. more
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Winter is a great time for a family visit to a zoo or aquarium


Children’s Zoo at Saint Louis Zoo
The human kiddos laugh and giggle at the antics of the animals all day at the St. Louis Zoo. It’s one of three major free zoos left in the country along with the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. more
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Fun off the slopes: learning to build a snow sculpture in the mountains


Ziplining at Big Sky Resort Montana
Mountain resorts across the country offer an ever-growing array of off-the-slopes activities where the kids — and you — can get inspired to build your own sculpture either at home or near where you are vacationing in mountain country more
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