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Snowbirds Arrive in Florida for Same Old Same Old

It's the Christmas week and we, like thousands (if not millions) of other families make the annual pilgrimage to the sun.Presents, sunblock, and bagels from our special place back home crowd too many suitcases as we load Grandma and kids into the rental car to complete our journey with, or to, more family. Hotel, condo, golf club, beachfront resort, cousin's house; they're...

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Star Trekking: 11:2010: Douglas & Zeta-Jones Family Does Harry Potter

Guess who wasn't home in Pacific Palisades, California basting the Thanksgiving turkey? We're talking about actor Michael Douglas, who toted his family to Orlando, Florida for the school break. With his famously beautiful wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and their children Dylan (10) and Carys (7), Douglas was caught by the Universal Studios' PR team as he flew over the themepark's newest attraction,...

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Wheelchair Friendly Beach Getaways In Florida

When you're traveling with someone who relies on a wheelchair, it's important that the fun stuff as well as necessities are easily accessible without a lot of fuss.When you're traveling with someone who relies on a wheelchair, it's important that the fun stuff as well as necessities are easily accessible without a lot of fuss. Most hotels and resorts offer handicap accessible...

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Our Sea Turtle Adventure On Anna Maria Island

Join this family help save baby sea turtles as they hatch along the coast of Anna Maria Island, Florida, then make their way to the sea.My previous coverage of Anna Maria Island revealed a myriad of subtropical family fun to be explored during the off season. A family destination truly worthy of a visit is one where there is always something new to discover, and just when I think I have covered...

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Family Attractions In Jacksonville, Florida

From art to history to outdoor fun, discover all the great things to do in this vibrant city in northeastern Florida.Jacksonville, Florida is more than a day at the beach. 22 miles of sand and shore also offers art galleries and gardens, a zoo and science museum,  amusement parks, a baseball field, great shops, and a look at slave history. Great Fun for the Kids (Toddlers...

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Family Welcoming Eco-Lodges

Tips on great places to stay in Belize, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Panama where you can enjoy hiking, canoeing, or just relaxing as beautiful birds and butterflies surround you.Sandwiched between active parents and active kids, I like to plan 'soft adventure' destinations for annual family reunions. In someplace new, we can explore together with parents who might never venture there alone,...

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Spring Break ’09 Nightmare!

My senior year in high school was 2009 and I wanted to do something exciting for spring break. My parents, who belong to a service-organization called The Lions Club, happened to have a club visitation to a Lion’s Club in Freeport, Bahamas during my spring break. To me that sounded like a perfect excuse to get away and travel somewhere new. With...

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My perfect getaway

The Florida Keys. An Island paradise you can drive to. One doesn’t even need a passport to escape to the perfection of the keys. I am from Pennsylvania and this summer we visited some family in Marathon, one of the towns comprised of several of the Middle Keys; Knights, Boot, Vaca, Long Point and Grassy Keys. http://www.ci.marathon.fl.us/ 

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Overcoming Crowds And Challenges At Walt Disney World, Florida

Wondering where to eat or how to minimize the wait? Dreaming of a theme park visit but dreading not being able to find a shady place to relax? Towing lots of little ones with no idea of where the best viewing place is? Here are some tips and pointers to maximize the fun, courtesy of the experts at Walt Disney World Press Relations. Handy Tips to Make Your Family Visit Better Walt...

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Becoming An Astronaut On Cape Canaveral

A wannabe astronaut delights in the many varied outer space-themed attractions, museums and classes in central Florida that are designed for all ages."One small step for a man, one giant leap..." Those words uttered by Neil Armstrong as he climbed down the steps of the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander convinced me of one thing: that I wanted to be an astronaut. Actually, I still do. But Florida's Space...

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