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51 Great Family Summer Vacation Ideas

Summer vacation is the traditional time for families to reconnect, with generations coming together to recreate favorite childhood memories and make new ones. But this year, what a roller coaster.  And we’re not talking about this summer’s latest theme park attractions. We’re talking about the havoc the COVID-19...

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How Coronavirus Will Affect Your Travel Plans

Updated Mar. 29, 2020. As Passover, Easter and summer vacations approach, families around the world are very concerned about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and its impact on health, safety and travel plans. The State Department has issued a Level...

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Family reunion in matching T-shirts in Italy
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The Very Best Spring Break Vacation Ideas

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Update - March 23, 2020 : Due to the unprecedented global health crisis caused by the coronavirus COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking

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VR Room and Sandbox Maker Studio at Zaha Hadid Apartments in New York.
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20 New and Familiar Trends in Family Travel

Looking back on a year of climate crises and social turmoil, it is surprising that many of the family travel trends noted in the past continue to play out. Family, this huge segment of the leisure market, keeps getting bigger. There’s still an upswing in multigenerational travel including trips just for grandparents and grandchildren and families continue to focus more on...

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The Best Family Getaways to Light Your Winter

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Update - March 15, 2020 : Due to the unprecedented health crisis faced by communities around the world from the coronavirus COVID-19, travel within, to and from the U.S. has been severely disrupted. Local governments, under the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization, have banned...

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Koalas for adoption at Koala Hospital in Australia
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Kids’ Gifts that Give Back and Help Others

Tis the season for gratitude, and we're grateful for the sustainable presents that make fun children's gifts, plus let us skip long lines, stay warm and help a good cause. Live your family values out loud by spending your gift allowance to show the kids how to support many wonderful adopt-an-animal programs, educational initiatives and life-changing organizations which work around the world. Here...

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Family Travel Forum Announces Winners Of 2019 Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

(New York, NY – September 24, 2019) Family Travel Forum (FTF) and its travel industry partners congratulate the winners of the 2019 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship. Completing its 13th year, this annual merit scholarship is hosted by the award-winning vacation guide to promote teen literacy and reward teens’ best travel blogs with cash prizes for college...

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How To Volunteer On Vacation

Choosing a volunteer vacation when so many have entered mainstream travel options can be a daunting task, especially for families and teens. It's truly an opportunity to see the world, enrich lives, serve others and, for students, even give their college resumes a boost. Here are some tips to help families select an appropriate volunteer vacation, then make the most of...

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Making Travel Sustainable

Travel close to home, stay longer, and don’t go at all are key takeaways from ITB Berlin on how to make travel sustainable. In a year when being able to sustain the rapid growth of global travel has been called into question, ITB Berlin’s first press conference underscored what was on everyone’s mind: sustainability. “Tourism is both at risk from climate change, and one of its causes,”...

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Teen And Family Volunteer Opportunities

From community service such as building homes to volunteering for environmental projects, travelers are looking for ways to give back, and the trend known as voluntourism gives them a unique opportunity to do so. The concept of mixing volunteer activities with seeing the world dates back several centuries to the work of missionaries and took hold in the 1960s with the development of...

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