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Car And Booster Seat Safety

When Child Passenger Safety Week rolls around each September, auto companies and non-profits promote national campaigns to increase safety awareness of car seats and boosters. However, parents know that child safety -- whether in a car, train, taxi, airplane or other moving vehicle -- is a year round concern. And with the technology and innovation that's gone into all aspects of parenting, it's...

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Tiny Travelers Go To Disney World

They may not be old enough to beg to go, but chances are that your babies and toddlers will appreciate and learn from a Disney World family vacation. Whether sharing the spotlight with older siblings or getting all the attention, very tiny travelers (and not coincidentally, their grandparens) are catered to with a variety of attractions and facilities around the parks to help keep...

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Indoor Amusement Parks

Indoor amusement parks are great for family fun no matter the weather, but a large part of their appeal is the thrill of enjoying outside fun inside. In the dead of Northern winters, or in the soaring summer temperatures of the Southwest, families can enjoy the roller coasters, log flumes and much more indoors, in comfortable 70°F/21°C temperatures. Indoor amusement parks...

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Double Your Pleasure On California Streets And Chutes

This wallet-friendly California road trip from fabulous San Francisco to the sunny slopes of Lake Tahoe's mountain resorts delivers twice the vacation bang for your buck. As luck would have it, my daughter Eve lost her a high-tech job in Seattle just as the snow began gracing the slopes around Lake Tahoe, California. What better place to search -- not too hard– for a new meal ticket? Our...

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Leaving Las Vegas, A Western Road Trip

Our Road Trip: You may know the slogans: Vegas, Baby Vegas, What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. You may know the sites; the fountains at the Bellagio, The Pirates at Treasure Island, the Lions at the Mirage. You may know the sounds; girls cruising up and down The Strip in that fabulous convertible or checking out the hustle and bustle of Freemont Street in Old Downtown. Some...

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Elitch Gardens Celebrates 126 Years as Colorado’s Theme Park

Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park, Denver's very own downtown amusement district, is officially 126 years old, making it the oldest existing theme park west of the Mississippi. But there's lots new, too.In addition to the retro name, and a more health-conscious, trans-fat-free menu at all food outlets, this summer, Elitch guests can look forward to some extreme tube slides...

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Hollywood Dreaming

While Los Angeles has many tourist attractions, it is perhaps the allure of Hollywood that most intrigues traveling families. Hollywood, which was named after the California holly tree by the wife of an early real estate developer, is no longer the epicenter of the motion picture business. However, the word still evokes all that is the movies.  Paramount Pictures maintains...

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The New Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Resort in Anaheim has long been my pick for that very first theme park vacation with little ones, because of its manageable size and laid back California vibe. You don't need a car or a shuttle to navigate between attractions, or the restaurants of Downtown Disney. There are frequent snack stands and shops where kids can cool off. Several rides and stage shows cater to all ages with their...

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Athenaeum Hotel London has Magic Access to Harry Potter’s World

Get the hottest and most magical ticket in town -- Warner Bros. Studio Tour, The Making of Harry Potter -- with a stay at The Athenaeum, one of our favorite London family-friendly hotels.  While tickets to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour are sold out months in advance, The Athenaeum Hotel will guarantee tickets to the tour when you book...

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A Ski and Soak Weekend at Camelback

In a winter where snow is scarce across the United States, planning an extended ski vacation can feel like an expensive risk, especially for those new to the sport. Tristate families can minimize the risk and maximize the fun by planning a trip to Camelback Mountain, Pennsylvania, which is an easy drive from New York City and offers everything from equipment rentals and lessons to a wide variety...

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Families will find “Splashtastic!” fun in the Poconos

Families in the New York and Philadelphia Metro areas have just a short drive to Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains to get in on all the “Splashtastic” pool fun at three indoor waterpark resorts. Almost overnight, the Pocono Mountain region has become a major player in family indoor waterpark resorts, as Camelback Lodge and its Aquatopia...

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Half Moon, Montego Bay, Jamaica

A previous winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Luxury Family Travel, Half Moon, Montego Bay, Jamaica, offers the ultimate splurge vacation: a high-end experience for adults that welcomes and embraces young guests.  This super luxe resort gets a fresh look in 2015:Travelers who are reluctant to abandon the more traditional elements...

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