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At Family Travel Forum, Teen Travel Bloggers Earn Scholarships For College

Media Alert: FTF Awards Scholarships of up to $1,000 to Teen Writers for their Stories Students Earn College Grants for their Writing on Travel Experiences (New York, NY- May 1, 2017) Calling all teen travel writers! This year Family Travel Forum, the award winning vacation planning resource for travel with kids, announces its 11th annual Teen...

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10 Best Family Destinations For Learning Vacations

I usually hate 10 Best Lists because when it comes to vacations, the “best” for each family is a subjective choice based on circumstance and timing. When my family is exhausted from work and school, a “flop and drop” beach vacation sounds ideal. In mid-winter, an active ski break is irresistible. But when it comes to those long, lazy weeks of summer, parents like to make sure there’s an...

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Toronto, Ontario Canada Attractions

Toronto is Ontario's cultural center, a sophisticated city whose global perspective thrills foodies, fans of fine art, and families with kids of any age. If there is one word that defines Toronto, it's diversity. The late author and Toronto resident Jane Jacobs, an expert on cities, wrote that cities "flourish most prolifically" when people live and work together in buildings of differing ages,...

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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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Winterlude And Carnaval, Canada’s Winter Festivals

Here's a fun, blow-by-blog journal from FTF's train reporter on riding the rails to sample Winterlude, the cold Ottawa, Ontario festival, and Carnaval de Quebec, Quebec City's very cold festival. Both winter festivals are held annually in Canada (Winterlude the first two weeks of February and Carnaval the last three weekends in February) and are great fun for families.Day...

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Motel 6 is Back and Better than Ever

At a recent press conference hosted by G6 Hospitality LLC, the corporate entity managing the economy hotel brands Motel 6, Studio 6, Motel 6 (pronounced Seis) and Estudio 6, we had a chance to learn more about what these classic highway motels have been up to since we last stayed in 1976.Did you know that Motel 6 actually predates many Boomers? The chain opened in Santa Barbara in 1962...

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Banff, a magic winter wonderland ( part 1, family friendly lodging)

 The charming little town of Banff and its endless surroundings will steal your heart forever once you get to know it!  We have been going to Banff now every winter for 7 years, and didn't get enough of it. This splendid  wonderland is a beautiful playground for toddlers to grandparents: everybody has a blast, so many things to do, so many places to see, and first of...

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Big City Deals With City Pass Savings

Who's not interested in finding out how to save with multi-attraction passes and ticket booklets for several U.S. cities, plus discounted attraction passes to sights in the top European cities? With so many families enjoying big city weekend getaways, it's understandable how these little ticket booklets have evolved into the fastest way to get a shortlist (with tips and maps) to a destination's...

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Eastern Canada And New England Cruises Star Fall Foliage

Want to cruise, but not interested in the Caribbean -- fall is the time of year to visit ports-of-call between Baltimore and Quebec, Canada. Last year, Cruise Atlantic Canada reported nearly 650,000 Americans sailed to the region's six major ports in the four Provinces: Saint John in New Brunswick, St. John's and Corner Brook in Newfoundland and Labrador, Halifax and Sydney...

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Taboo Resort, Golf And Conference Centre, Ontario, Canada

This family-friendly resort in the Muskoka Lake region of Ontario, is the backdrop for a low key but luxurious vacation where watersports, nature, golf and fine dining keep everyone in the family happy.Editors Note: In 2015, the Taboo Resort,...

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