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New: Great Smoky Mountains; NYC (updated); DC (updated)
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Hit the Beach at LEGOLAND Beach Retreat in Florida

LEGOland bungalow
There’s a lighthouse just a stone’s throw from Orlando that’s calling your name. LEGOLAND Florida’s new Beach Retreat is a beacon for weary families looking for a place to unwind more
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Travel Clothes to Keep You Comfortable on Hikes and Bikes

Whispie Cardie by Toad&Company
The right gear—whether you are going hiking, biking or exploring a new city—can make all the difference. These are Eileen’s reviews of travel clothes– please send us your tips! more
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Norwegian Cruise Line to add lifeguards on its ships

Norwegian Cruise Line is set to become the third to add lifeguards to its fleet this summer, following Royal Caribbean’s announcement earlier this spring and Disney before that. more
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The right shoes for your family travels

Merrill Moab 2 Midwaterproof
The right gear—whether you are going hiking, biking or exploring a new city—can make all the difference. Featuring travel shoes more
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Cool Travel Gear – the right luggage

GeniusPack hardshell rollerboard
Taking the Kids is now featuring “cool travel gear” – in our continuing effort to help families on their journeys. Here’s some of what I’ve discovered works great in the luggage department recently more
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Taking the kids to San Francisco to commemorate the “summer of love”

Guide Stan Flouride explains mural depicting Summer of Love in 1967
Take the kids and grandkids to San Francisco where the city is marking the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love with a year’s worth of special events, exhibits, concerts and more. more
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Disney transformative? Try new Pandora at WDW and Guardians at DisneyLand this summer

Navi River Journey at Pandora - The World of AVATAR at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Often families head to Disney because they want to escape the real world. With the opening next month of Pandora-The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom, a visit can be a transformative adventure more
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A Portland, Maine Family Vacation at the Inn by the Sea

A private boardwalk leads from Inn by the Sea, ME to sandy Crescent Beach
The Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. A private boardwalk leads through a wildlife sanctuary to an idyllic sandy beach, where you’ll see lobster boats and sunsets straight out of an Edward Hopper painting. more
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New and enhanced pedestrian spaces for NYC’s Times Square

The Times Square Alliance is announcing new and enhances pedestrian plazas at a news conference on April 19. more
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Can flying actually be fun? Yes, but more likely on a foreign carrier

Littlest Flight Attendant aboard
If you’re thinking you wouldn’t find these amenities on an American carrier, you are probably right. “In the United States, you don’t see a lot of airlines offering amenities for kids,” said Brian Sumers, who covers airlines and aviation for the travel industry website Skift. more
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