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Disability Travel: Resources Help Disabled Tour The Globe

In recent years, the special needs of physically challenged and handicapped travelers have been recognized by the travel industry, and although much more must be done to assist these travelers, there are some useful websites for the disabled, and other resources to plan trips that include every member of the family.Reader Cheri Larson recently wrote to us, noting, "I researched and completed...

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Make It Easy: Google Shares Insights and Travel Tools

At the launch this week of an enhanced Google Flights search engine, the team at Google Travel shared some interesting travel trends culled from users’ search patterns. Although their predictions come from broad search engine queries related to hotels, flights, attractions and more – done by users of all demographics – I think they tell us a lot about...

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Porta-Care: Taking A Babysitter On The Road

Use this guide to negotiate with the relative or nanny you're planning to travel with, and see how much more relaxing your family vacation can be.My sister and her husband love to travel -- with St. Martin and Disney World being their favorite spots. And now, with two children in tow, they seek to maximize their holiday enjoyment by retreating from their dual income, daycare driving, hectic...

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Declined! American Charge Cards Rejected Across Europe

It is shocking that many American credit cards are not accepted abroad, but if you don't have one with a European security code, it's true. Here is the scoop on why and how you can try to prevent being "Declined!"Trying to get train tickets at Schipol for a sightseeing layover in Amsterdam? Need some fuel on a Sunday for that south of France road trip? Hoping your teens studying design in...

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Fast Facts For Doing Europe By Rail

Everything you need to know before contemplating a trans-Europe adventure by train, including saving money on the most appropriate passes.Here a few things you should know when planning a family train tour of Europe, a great way to travel if you have limited amounts of luggage. We want to thank Rick Steves, author of "Rick Steves' Guide...

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Six Easy Safety Tips For Theme Parks

Keep your family safe during your next theme park adventure with these six easy tips.Trips to the theme park are usually on the top of every child's wish list.  But when kids make a beeline for their favorite rides, theme characters, and treats, parents are left scrambling to keep everyone safe.  But with a little planning and innovative thinking, every theme park outing...

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Making Walt Disney World with Kids Easy

Frommer's Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids is the perfect family vacation companion for that magical kingdom of crowds and confusion.Although not the flashiest guidebook out there, the 854-page The Unofficial Guide...

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Ten Things To Remember Before You Fly

This past year I've been up in the air on a variety of airlines, and left up in the air -- by air travel, hotel, car rental and computer glitches -- more times than I can ever recall.  I hope my mistakes can help your family avoid your own. Remember #1:  Leave plenty of time.Maybe it all began on my flight from New York to West Palm Beach on Delta. I'd been impressed...

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Guide to Hosting an Exchange Student

Hosting a foregn student is the best way to learn about new cultures without leaving home.  Each year, nearly 30,000 high school students come to the United States to experience life as an American teen. Across the country, families just like yours open their hearts and their homes to serve as hosts to these young global visitors.  According to many families, hosting not only gives them an opportunity...

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Fast Food Nation On Vacation

Although fast food dining is a convenient and quick option on vacation, parents should be aware that very few children's meals at America's most popular chain restaurants meet experts' nutritional guidelines. An Applebee’s grilled cheese sandwich with fries and chocolate milk, for example, totals 1,200 calories. That’s over twice the amount of recommended calories...

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