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Disney World Moderately Priced Resorts

Disney World Resort has a wide range of hotel, room and villa options priced around $80 on up to $500 or more. But this list reflects a level ranging from moderate to less expensive luxury options. At these resorts, standard rooms have two double beds to accommodate a family of four; they allow a fifth guest if it's a child under 3-years. To accommodate your clan, there is a double sink...

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Fort Lauderdale is a Family Affair

With the fall season leading soon to winter – and hopefully another polar vortex to spur sales from the Northeast -- Nicki Grossman, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale C&VB, invited an audience of media and their kids to say, “Goodbye Chilly, Hello Sunny” in Fort Lauderdale.She was in New York City August 21, 2014 at one of our favorite family window-shopping venues, Dylan’s...

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Tampa, Florida Attractions

Here's FTF's guide to the best family and kid activities in Tampa Bay, a central Florida city that's not as well known as Orlando (about 45 minutes away), but packs in a lot of family attractions.Tampa is one of the largest metropolitan areas in all of Florida. It offers visitors zoos, aquariums, and some truly one-of-a-kind amusement parks. Short stay visitors or families playing...

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The Un-Disney Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, actually two wings of a large convention center in the heart of Orlando's Disney World, is the perfect destination for the family who wants to do Disney with the perks of an on-site hotel but prefers time off from the constant theming. As Starwood properties, they have enviable service and great business facilities combined with a wide array...

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Introducing Golf To Kids: Directory Of Learning Programs

If your kids are showing signs of taking the PGA circuit by storm, follow these tips on introducing them to the world of golf. We recommend ways to to find the best Junior Camps, how to plan family golfing vacation ideas and more.The kid golfing craze started around the same time Tiger Woods hit the mainstream and made the sport cool for younger generations.  Fortunately, the travel...

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Have a Jumanji Time at Jungle Island

Remember that movie with Robin Williams in it, Jumanji? Stampedes of wild animals came thundering out of a board game and into the suburbs. Well, Jungle Island is sort of similar. And although in this case it may require a train, plane or automobile to get to the wild animals, thankfully they won't tear through your lounge room.Families with boisterous kids...

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A Year of News and Firsts for Orlando Family Vacationers

With so much going on, you can’t see it all in Orlando, no matter how hard you try and especially because there’s always going to be something new. New for 2014 includes places to stay as well as places to play.  And this year, there is plenty of both. Here's my short list of what's hot for 2014. Family Resort Openings in Orlando for 2014There is big news on...

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Diagon Alley at Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter Deal

Come experience the magic at Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter- Diagon Alley! Beginning June 29, 2014 you can experience the new theme park with a special deal from Universal for summer and fall trips. But remember, even without a magic wand it will disappear on July 31st. The Wizarding World of Harry PotterThe Wizarding World of...

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Canoes Transport Families to the ‘Real’ Florida

A daylong outing with Canoe Escape in central Florida offers a natural and relaxing experience very close to Tampa and Busch Gardens, but opposite in tone and experience.This is the wild Florida, the real Florida, the Florida before theme parks and housing developments, and I've never seen a more stirringly beautiful Florida. It took a couple of years to convince my family (and a...

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Sea World And Discovery Cove Orlando

On a recent trip to Orlando with the team from SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, we explored SeaWorld Orlando and her sister marinelife park, Discovery Cove. With Orlando vacation attractions that were so good to start with, it's fun to see the standards for learning and entertainment -- as well as fun -- raised even higher.SeaWorld Orlando While Shamu has been a household...

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