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Special Needs Destinations And Programs For Travelers

There are many special needs travel options, both to snow and sand vacation resorts, that offer fun for the whole family, including those with physical or mental disabilities or special dietary needs. In order to assist those interested in disability travel, we have compiled a list of destinations and travel resources that focus on leaving home with companions who...

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The Very Best Spring Break Vacation Ideas

Spring is our favorite time of year -- a season of beginnings and growth -- and an ideal time to travel affordably between the pricey winter break and crowded summer months. Here are 37 fresh destinations and family adventure ideas selected with our partners at TakingtheKids.com. Use our guide today to make your spring break...

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Christmas Tree Time: Where and How to Harvest Your Own Tree

Family excursions make the holidays special, so why not take the kids Christmas tree hunting this winter? We make it easy with this guide to the U-Pick Christmas Tree Farm nearest you. Did you grow up with a fake Christmas tree? According to the National Christmas Tree Association, about 20% of all evergreens...

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11 Tips For Traveling and Coping with Food Allergies

For the millions of people with food allergies (and their families), traveling can be a source of tremendous anxiety.  As the parent of three food-allergic children, I know first-hand how nerve-wracking it can be!   Dining in unfamiliar cities and restaurants - which may or may not be able to accommodate special dietary requirements - can be extremely stressful. ...

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Escape to Mexico with All-inclusive Resort Packages

Trends research from our 2013 Family Travel Summit underscored just how much families enjoy vacations with simple pricing, easy access, and no unexpected add-ons or hidden fees. That’s why when deals come in from all-inclusive resorts we like – where all ages have access to activities,...

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Divine Healing At Devaaya Ayurveda Resort, Goa

Travelers who are stressed out, overweight, or looking for a natural way to cope with many chronic illnesses should check into the Devaaya Ayurveda and Nature Centre. Located on Divar Island in Goa, India, Devaaya (which means Divine Healing) brings the art and science of traditional Ayurvedic medicine to guests from around the world.Similar in ways to traditional...

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New Book Series Helps Travelers With Food Allergies

The Let’s Eat Out! series is a compilation of books, apps, and guides designed to help those with gluten and allergy restrictions educate themselves and eat safely in their own homes and in restaurants across the globe. Kim Koeller’s knowledge and personal experiences living with food allergies, paired with Robert La France’s previous food industry experience, makes the two authors...

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Fast Food Nation On Vacation

Although fast food dining is a convenient and quick option on vacation, parents should be aware that very few children's meals at America's most popular chain restaurants meet experts' nutritional guidelines. An Applebee’s grilled cheese sandwich with fries and chocolate milk, for example, totals 1,200 calories. That’s over twice the amount of recommended calories...

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Grown Ups At Sea Aboard The Disney Fantasy

On a recent voyage of the Disney Fantasy, sister ship to the Disney Dream launched in 2011, I had the pleasure of traveling and sharing the Disney experience with my mom. Since the ship is much larger than the original Disney ships, Wonder and Magic, there was a lot to discover.During our three-night cruise to nowhere, we would hear over and again from...

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Traveling With Children On The Autism Spectrum

Parents with children on the autism spectrum know better than most that family vacations are, by their very nature, a break from routine. But what do you do when routine is what your child requires? This is the dilemma faced by families traveling with children with disorders on the autism spectrum, and is made all the more poignant when the families have an older child...

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