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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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Disney World Celebrates Star Wars Weekends During May And June

If your kids want to meet a Wookie or a Jedi, why not plan an Orlando family vacation to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this spring for the annual Star Wars Weekends. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for an expanded five week period (from May 16 to June 15), Walt Disney World's movie-themed park celebrates the Star Wars film saga, the hit animated television series Star...

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Among The Relaxed On Pine Island

I was cursing the high-season traffic along Florida’s Gulf Coast until we made a right turn off grid-locked Cape Coral onto Pine Island.  Then I remembered the travel truism:  The best places are usually the hardest to get to.The Tarpon Lodge in Pineland, Florida is a perfect example.  Pine Island is Among My Family’s Best PlacesWhat’s...

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Top 10 Family Camps For Family Together Vacations

Family Travel Forum's picks have been compiled from more than a decade of "Top 10 Getaway Winners" to help your family begin their lifelong love of nature. The following options combine a laid back, but active experience, with a commitment to educating kids and providing an enjoyable vacation at a variety of price points. Each provides housing and a myriad of supervised activities...

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Walt Disney World Rocks Its Grandparents Side

In a welcome new spin on Disney’s laudable efforts to make themepark vacations available to everyone, of every ability, of every culture, of every age, Walt Disney World in Orlando is rolling out new value lodging and lift ticket packages that honor the multigenerational traveler.Having just returned from the...

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