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Boston Children's Museum hosts Spooky Halloween Celebration

Oct 24, 2016
Join in the Halloween celebration all weekend long at the Boston Children's Museum.

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At Vista Verde Ranch in Colorado – on a different kind of snow vacation

Horseride at Vista Verde Ranch
I wondered when I planned this trip if my gang of grown kids, who love nothing more than tearing down those steep slopes, would like a more laid-back holiday — at least for a few days on a week-long winter trip to Colorado. I needn’t have worried. more
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October is “Kids Free Month” in San Diego

Learning about Owls at the San Diego Zoo
No wonder families have been coming here for 100 years. San Diego, of course, is a great bet for families all year round — sunny weather, 70 miles of coastline (take your pick of 30-plus beaches), theme parks (SeaWorld and LEGOLAND) and plenty of history more
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On a fall cruise when family doesn’t necessarily mean kids

Norwegian Gem anchored off Bar Harbor ME
even without a lot of kids, the ship was still packed with families — mothers and daughters, aunts and cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, grandparents and young grandchildren, even four lifelong friends celebrating their 70th birthdays more
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Taking full advantage of Halloween season

Terror Behind the Walls, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia
You don’t need to wait till Halloween to put on costumes, not when theme parks, resorts and haunted attractions have already kicked off special Halloween events more
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Kids Clubs – do they have a future at resorts and on cruises?

Starr Wars on the Disney Dream
Almost every major resort and cruise line catering to the family market offers extensive children’s programming, but many Millennial families are opting out. What's the future more
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10 fall festivals for families

: Celebrate the annual Elk Rut with bugling contests, Estes Park, Colorado
There are literally hundreds of Octoberfests around the country this fall — some kid-friendly — but there are also plenty of apple, pumpkin and harvest festivals from which to choose more
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Travel Agents Find Comeback in Millennial Family Travel

As millennial families head to exotic locales, seeking more adventurous and immersive experiences, travel agents — now called travel advisers — are seeing a significant uptick in business. more
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Getting slimed at Nick Punta Cana Resort

SpongeBob greets guests at Nick Punta Cana
This upscale, all-inclusive 208-suite resort, a partnership of Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Viacom International Media Networks, is the first all-inclusive to have been built as a themed resort from the ground up more
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Airlines under pressure to seat families together

Delta cancels 300 flights on secand day of computer outage fallout
Anyone who has flown with young kids in recent years knows it’s not uncommon to find that your preschooler has been assigned a seat half a plane away. All too often, parents are told it is up to them to ask someone to switch seats. more
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When your grown-up kids take you for a hike in the mountains

At the top of the East Maroon Pass
I always suggest parents and grandparents let the kids lead some of the time on vacation, even when they are in grade school. They will take you in unexpected directions more
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