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Starring at TIFF Bell Lightbox: World Culture for Kids

Fueled by a weak Canadian dollar, Ontario's international arts scene, a welcoming multicultural society, and lots of new development along its beautiful harbor, Toronto is booming. That local and visiting children are able to share in the excitement is just part of what makes Canada such a great family vacation destination. One special cultural institution – TIFF - is leading the way.Toronto...

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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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Kauai, Hawaii Attractions

Aloha! Has George Clooney's family bonding trip to Kauai in "The Descendants" tempted your family to do the same? There is so much for the active family to enjoy year round in this eco-tourism destination that it's now called the "Adventure Island" of Hawaii.  Hawaii's oldest island, Kauai has been the location for many other movies as well. The "Jurassic Park" films were shot in its dense...

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Babymoons are Back in Fashion

After a rush of offers for expecting mothers and fathers a few years ago, pampering babymoons with pickles and massage are back in fashion. Giving a name to the urge to savor your adult relationship before baby arrives has made them a happy part of the new parenting journey.  The airlines have helped too, by approving travel by expecting mothers through 36 weeks, giving soon-to-be parents time for...

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Year-Round Fun in Panama City Beach

Known for its sugary white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, Panama City Beach has rapidly grown from a quiet beachside military town to spring break partyland and finally a family-friendly destination.  You probably already knew Panama City Beach could keep the kids entertained with activities from go-karting to boogie boarding. But there are also has plenty of indoor options for rain days...

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Five Reasons We Love Montego Bay For Families

Montego Bay, the second largest city in Jamaica, is a popular location for a family Caribbean holiday. With history dating to the mid-17th century when it was a sugar port, “MoBay”, now a tourist destination, is home to many resorts -- some located on former sugar cane plantation property. Vacationers come for the beaches, golf courses, a cruise line terminal, restaurants, shopping opportunities,...

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20 Tips For Long-Haul With Children

Whether you're traveling the world on a round-the-world ticket, taking a long haul fight to visit relatives, relocating to a distant land or just worried about entertaining your little ones on a transatlantic flight, I have advice for you!As the wife of an American diplomat, I have traveled all over the world with my family. On occasion, our trips to and from Latin America and Africa kept...

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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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8 Essentials To Keep Kids Safe In Extreme Cold

When parents invest in a snowsports vacation, they can't always be sure that the weather will cooperate to deliver those bluebird skies that mountaineers dream about. That's why we asked a pediatrician for his tips on protecting kids from the effects of extreme cold: hypothermia.As our family playground shifts in wintertime to the mountain slopes and cross-country ski trails, we must respect...

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Family Guide To Disney Cruise Lines

Disney is the mother of all family-friendly cruise lines, and for passengers looking for quality youth programming, it's an obvious choice. In addition to abundant activities for young passengers, there are enough adult-centered entertainment options to keep grown-ups occupied as well. Check out our comprehensive guide to what Disney has to offer everyone aboard their fleet. Disney Cruise...

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