Eileen's weekly column has been syndicated nationally since 1990. It has been read by millions in newspapers and news websites . Eileen's column covers family travel topics including unique and popular destinations, tips for avoiding travel hassles and much more.
Pocket-sized books full of tips for traveling kids (and parents). Written for kids 6-2. Fun facts, games and quizzes. Guides to major cities and states, national parks and more. Local kids offer visiting kids the inside scoop on the top sites, best ice cream, souvenirs and more!
Eileen Ogintz takes notes as our group leader Kyle Waller leads the expedition down the Yampa River
Eileen and a network of Taking the Kids Correspondents frequently post travel diaries from destinations in the U.S. and abroad. Our archive is full of amazing adventures to all seven continents and every state in America!

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Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Our seasonal travel guides are updated annually to provide the family travelers with a wide array of options for vacations, quick getaways, cruises, backyard vacations -- even viewing the best holiday light displays!

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Taking the Kids — RVing

The secret to this unusual road trip bliss: A 36-foot rented RV where the kids can be safely strapped in seatbelts but still able to play games at the table between them

Taking the Kids — away for Thanksgiving

Families increasingly are seizing Thanksgiving week for a family vacation. Families explain it is typically a slow week at work and school — some kids have the entire week off, and there may be fewer family obligations.


Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts is located three miles south of Plymouth Center. It is a living history museum dedicated to telling the story of Plymouth Colony.


The Kincade Fire in Northern California has been fully contained and the hospitality industry in Sonoma County is up and running


Monarch butterflies cannot survive the cold winter weather in the United States so they migrate south and west each fall. This migration usually starts in October.

A wedding in Santa Fe and an unexpected Halloween Treat

The morning after the wedding we found a note on our door inviting us to a “Fur Friends Costume Contest” that afternoon to benefit the Espanola Humane Society, which has found adoptions for more than 152,000 dogs and cats over the years. How could we pass this up, Trooper seemed to ask us.

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