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A Day of Amusement at Elitch Gardens in Denver

When in Denver, the list of family activities is plentiful, but there is a fun and historic place to go that the kids will be begging to go back to. Located near the Broncos Stadium in downtown Denver, Elitch Gardens offers fun for all ages. It first opened in 1890 as a botanical garden and zoo and has slowly evolved into...

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Road Trip USA – Around and About The Big Island of Hawaii

From stops for golf or astronomy, white and black sand beaches, volcanoes, or macadamia nut factory tours, circling the Big Island of Hawaii makes for a rich and varied family road trip. Hawaii or the “Big Island” is one of the chain of islands that comprises the state of Hawaii. Also known as the "Island of Adventure," it is twice the size of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Lanai and Molokai combined, and,...

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Top Baby Beach Getaways

Parents review their top baby beach getaways for that first vacation when your tiny traveler needs a gentle introduction to the pleasures of sun, sand and waves. As parents, we can't wait to introduce our babies to the world.  We make a fuss about their first taste of ice cream, their first visit to the zoo, and their first airplane ride.  One of the pleasures...

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Top 10 Family Road Trips USA

Our Top 10 Getaways for Family Travelers awards go to the original family vacation: the road trip.  While families looking for relaxation may choose the beach to kick back and refuel, others will venture onto hiking or biking trails, mountain slopes, roller coasters or cruise ship decks in pursuit of their ideal vacation. Most of us will, at some time, pack the...

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Road Trip USA: The Blue Ridge Parkway From Virginia To Tennessee

The beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway will inspire your backseat passengers to sing "Country Roads, Take Me Home" as you cruise between the Shenandoah and the Smoky Mountain National Parks on this classic family roadtrip. Connecting the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains along the North Carolina/Tennessee border, the

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Short Breaks And Weekend Getaways From Greater Los Angeles

The neighboring Pacific Ocean, lush farmland, arid desert and snow-capped mountains give southern California families plenty of options for weekends away. "California, Here I Come!" may be the cry of millions of vacationers around the world, but in southern California itself, locals like to get out and explore on long family weekends and short school breaks. And since residents of the densely...

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Family Car Games – The License Plate Game

It's back to the future with the License Plate Game, one of our favorite car games -- in printable form -- to make road time and the long miles fly by. We've also got game suggestions in app form that your kids will love. Families know that FTF has reviewed and recommended numerous handy travel games, electronic devices and books to keep traveling children content during a long family road...

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10 Best Family Destinations For Learning Vacations

I usually hate 10 Best Lists because when it comes to vacations, the “best” for each family is a subjective choice based on circumstance and timing. When my family is exhausted from work and school, a “flop and drop” beach vacation sounds ideal. In mid-winter, an active ski break is irresistible. But when it comes to those long, lazy weeks of summer, parents like to make sure there’s an...

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Sea World And Discovery Cove Orlando

On a recent trip to Orlando with the team from SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, we explored SeaWorld Orlando and her sister marinelife park, Discovery Cove. With Orlando vacation attractions that were so good to start with, it's fun to see the standards for learning and entertainment -- as well as fun -- raised even higher. SeaWorld Orlando While Shamu has been a household name for years,...

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Fun Things to do in Pattaya with Kids- Yes, you can take a family vacation in Pattaya

There was a time when Pattaya was nothing but a humble fishing village. Now, it is one of the most famous and visited tourist places in the whole of Thailand. Pattaya has some of the best attractions of Thailand and is considered as a party land for adults. But when it comes to planning a trip with children, most people avoid Pattaya. This common notion that Pattaya is only an adult destination...

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Canada’s Delta Resorts Come To Orlando, Florida

Having welcomed over 62 million visitors in 2015, central Florida needs lots of beds for them to sleep in. Thanks to a new partnership between the Canadian Delta Hotels chain and Marriott International, the first Delta Hotel has opened in Orlando, Florida.  For Americans...

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Your Head Start on a Stress-Free Disney Vacation

The amount of research necessary to plan all the details of a Disney vacation can be extremely time consuming, and even intimidating. That’s why, as summer approaches, it’s time to consider working with a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. At Mickey’s Travel, our knowledge of Disney products has earned us the distinction...

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