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Celebrate Earth Day at National Wildlife Refuges

Apr 21, 2014
Celebrate Earth Day (April 22) with a family trip to your local wildlife refuge. Many refuges around the country are hosting special events to mark the occasion, such as an afternoon of boat tours, fishing lessons for kids, and butterfly viewing at Trinity River Wildlife Refuge in Texas.

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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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Infographic: Travel Advice from your kids


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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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Trip Advisor survey: 75 percent include kids in travel planning


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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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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?


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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


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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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The Luminous History of the National Christmas Tree Lighting Event


The Nixons light the tree in 1969
The National Parks Foundation has a guest post chock full of history of the National Christmas Tree lighting events. more
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10 Deals to brighten your Cyber Monday


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You’ll find plenty of bargains on Cyber Monday. Check what your favorite hotel chain, cruise line or resorts are offering. Here are 10 deals that are just a sampling of what’s out there more
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Yes, those museum trips with your kids pay off


Hannah at the American Museum of Natural History
The next time the kids groan when you suggest taking them to a museum or a historic monument, tell them you’re investing in their future—literally. more
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Government may have shut down but D.C. still worth a visit


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Despite the government shutdown, there still a lot to see, and much of its free, in Washington D.C. Eileen on Foxnews.com. more
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