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Visiting Universal Orlando as it celebrates its 25th year


Hogsmeade
The shop windows are full of surprises, like the self-knitting needles. There’s the towering dragon that breathes fire, the Escape from Gringotts ride through the Gringotts vaults and the chance to chat up the Knight Bus conductor and the shrunken head hanging from the rearview mirror more
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How families can benefit from getting off the tourist track in Mexico


Sunset in San Blas
Yes, there has been a recent State Department warning about travel to Mexico. But here in what is a tourist destination — albeit one less busy than Cancun or Puerto Vallarta, we certainly feel safe amid vacationing Mexican families. more
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Obsessed with Frozen; never too old for princesses in Orlando


Storytime with the Frozen Princesses
It was no surprise that she was mesmerized –along with every other child in the place at the Frozen Sing-a-long at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. In fact, the show, which reprises the story of Anna and Elsa complete with music and special effects, is so popular that it is moving to a larger theater. more
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The food scene in Orlando has changed – for the better!


PB&J Sushi at Cowfish
The food scene has changed dramatically in Orlando, especially for kids. PB&J sushi anyone? more
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Too much fun at the theme park resorts in Orlando


Water fun at the Four Seasons Orlando
“We hear all the time that guests are cutting down on their time at the parks to enjoy the resort,” said Four Seasons Orlando Resort Manager Ben Shank, noting there are five acres for fun and games. more
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Kids influence family vacations, HomeAway survey finds


HomeAway vacation rental cabin in Lake Tahoe CA
HomeAway, the world’s leading online vacation rental marketplace, has found in a new survey that kids are wielding increasing influence on where families go and what they do not only in the United States but in Europe too. more
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Trivago.com lists 10 best hotel savings destinations for Memorial Day


Hotel search provider trivago.com lists 10 U.S. destinations in which families can book a standard double at an average of less than $150 per night over the 2015 Memorial Day weekend. more
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Why families love all-inclusives, even when they didn’t think they would


Generations Riviera Maya
In Puerto Vallarta, all-inclusives account for 80 percent of the hotels and they are especially popular with families in Mexico and the Caribbean. They’re certainly upping their game to appeal to families. more
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37 Million+ driving trips expected for Memorial Day weekend


AAA Travel projects 37.2 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the 2015 Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 4.7 percent increase from the 35.5 million people who traveled last year and the highest travel volume for the holiday in 10 years. 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 2015 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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