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Rock On at the Panama Canal

The last time I really thought about the Panama Canal was back in middle school, when I studied how it transformed global trade routes when it opened in 1914. But then I began hearing rave reviews from several friends who had vacationed there. Suddenly it was on my travel radar. I learned firsthand what a fascinating historic and fun destination it is when I recently got to experience it for myself. Sitting...

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3 Bucket List Adventures to Check Off in Hawaii

The islands of Hawaii are known for their varied scenery and culture, so when we realized how expensive a trip would be, we picked the most diverse one -- The Big Island – to knock off some bucket list dreams. Little did we know that instead of luaus and hula lessons, we’d be able to swim with manta rays, see lava flowing into the sea, and stargaze from the world’s tallest mountain.   Hawaii...

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Where Families Will Go in 2017

After reviewing the latest travel research and trends, Family Travel Forum, the vacation planning resource trusted by families since 1996, is presenting its view on where families will go in 2017 and, more importantly, why. Here are the Top 10 Destinations plus an old trend –...

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10 Reasons Not to Race Through Cabarrus County

Race fans and car nuts know all about Cabarrus County, a corner of North Carolina that’s home to the Charlotte Motor Speedway and its famous auto events. The Speedway hosts NASCAR races this year in May and October, and occasional car shows...

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Discover Great Theatre Off Off Broadway

Fans of Broadway dream about visiting New York to catch a live show in one of the 40 professional theatres located near Times Square and Lincoln Center. “In New York, we have tourists coming from all over the world,” agrees Sean Hartley, Director of Theater@Kaufman at New York’s Kaufman Music...

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Custom Itinerary: Doing Italy with a Preschooler

Q. Mindy M. of Pflugerville, Texas and her husband want ideas for visiting Italy on the cheap with their 4-year-old in June. A. We're happy to help plan a 9-day trip to Italy. FTF families love Italy and if you want to do some country-wide research, their posts about the country can be seen in

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Cuba is Closer at the American Museum of Natural History

Cuba, a Caribbean isle whose recently unmuted siren song is attracting sophisticated travelers, has just come a little closer. In conjunction with the island nation of Cuba opening up to foreign influence at political, touristic and economic levels, its culture and biodiversity have planted a beachhead in New York’s American Museum of Natural History. The new exhibit ¡CUBA! is...

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Custom Itinerary – Rome, Florence & Venice Italy Family Vacation

Q. M.K. of Brooklyn, NY writes that she would like help with hotels and itinerary planning for her trip to Italy with 3 adults and 2 teens over the April school break. A.  Tackling Italy with only 8 days to travel and, in April, you will really have to plan ahead. There should be wonderful weather...

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The Big Schlep: Grandparents’ Tips On Miami, Florida

We hope you'll benefit from what we, a multi-generational family that loves to get together, learned and enjoyed during a recent stay in Miami, Florida. Here are some of our most useful tips, especially handy during the busy holiday season. We think you'll like these budget-friendly activities if you love entertaining (and spoiling) kids and grandkids like we do. The Miami Climate Sunblock,...

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Family-Friendly Nights At The Museum

Picture yourselves bundled in sleeping bags, waiting for the dinosaur skeletons to walk and the mummies to exit their sarcophagi -- it's a night at the museum a.k.a. Family Museum Sleepover. Imagine spending a night with educators at a world-class museum packed with science displays, historical artifacts, rare art work and ancient sculpture. Several of America's premier learning...

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