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.

With our partners at The Family Travel Forum, we present 2020 Fall Getaway ideas for this autumn, and some for the future. With our Virtual Fall Vacation Guide, the kids can plan to see destinations that intrigue them with you—and Eileen’s Kid’s Guide Series to major American cities and parks can help.

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I last rafted the Grand Canyon 40 years ago on a trip where we paddled, following the guide’s shouted directions. I was glad for the opportunity to go again, confident that we could raft safely and stay healthy with Western River’s comprehensive COVID-19 mitigation plan
Certainly, there is a lot to feel anxious about this summer whether you are at home or traveling with spikes in COVID-19 cases in many states. Locals in Wyoming, like elsewhere, say they are nervous seeing so many out of state license plates

Algarve Golfing Courses – a great place to try something new with your family.


¡Viva Broadway! Hear Our Voices, hosted by actress/singer Andrea Burns, is a digital concert that will celebrate Latinx Heritage Month. It will stream on playbill.com at 8pm Eastern Standard Time on October 1, 2020.


The Manhattan Youth Ballet in New York recently announced a new Young Children’s Division. Masked and socially distanced in-person classes as well as some virtual dance classes will be available starting Sept 29.


The Salt Lake City Airport’s new $4-billion terminal opened on September 15, 2020. This first phase of their massive reconstruction project is open to the public.


The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in Texas offers a Be a Chemist curriculum. It gives kids a chance to play the role of chemist by practicing real scientific techniques.

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How to Plan a Trip with a Big Group

Traveling with a big group may seem like the ideal way to go. A large crowd means there will always be a group to get up and go, and there will always be people around who like to hang back. Sounds perfect, right? Wrong.

Coronavirus Advice for Travelers with Kids

Although many of us are currently unable to travel due to international restrictions, you may be thinking ahead to your next planned trip. If you decide to travel with your kids, here is some coronavirus advice that you should be aware of.

Taking the Kids Partners with The Family Travel Forum

Family Travel Forum has provided trusted vacation planning resources for traveling the world with kids since 1996.


Taking the Kids Partners with TMS Family Travel

TMS Family Travel produces conferences that bring you the latest in family travel trends, techniques, and technology. Our conferences are hosted by family friendly destinations and feature family travel experts, products, and brands.