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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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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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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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