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Safety First For Learn To Ski Month And All Year Long

January is Learn to Ski Month with many discounts and deals to encourage novices, but this month also includes the ski industry's annual National Safety Awareness Week. Of course, we know common sense safety tips for skiers and riders are valuable all season long. An estimated 12 million Americans age 7 and up participated in skiing or snowboarding...

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Family Travel Trends For The Year Ahead

Family Travel is no longer a travel niche; findings from the two Family Travel Conferences held in 2012 prove that this market, overlapping leisure and business travel, is bigger and more influential than ever before.The more than 70 family bloggers and writers who attended Family Travel Conference Dallas from around the...

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Travel Disasters – Be Prepared

Safeguard your family from natural disasters while traveling by being prepared for any unexpected emergencies that may come your way. For the year 2012, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts between 12-17 named storms including 5-8 hurricanes -- and 2-3 are expected to become major hurricanes of category 3 or higher. Questions...

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The Best Credit Card And Foreign Exchange Rates For International Travel

Looking for the best credit card with no international fees and the smartest way to exchange currency? Savvy travelers know the challenges and money-saving strategies for managing their vacation dollars in a foreign country. The best approaches can save you substantial amounts of money. Remember the old days when the first thing you did when arriving at a foreign airport was change money...

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Hurricane Season – Need To Know

Agitated by the constant hurricane updates on the Weather Channel and other media? Need to answer your kid's questions about hurricanes? Here's some basic scientific information about the scary storms that come with familiar names, and how to weather them. Typically over 300-miles wide and possessing winds that extend for hundreds of miles more, hurricanes are...

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Trends: Summer Travel By Rail More Popular Than Ever

Summer is the high season for European train travel, but a recent  study by Eurail Group proves the multi-country Eurail Pass is popular all year long; in 2011, 451,227 travelers decided to embark in this type of journey across Europe. Survey respondents told Eurail that they bought the pass because they wanted to appreciate the journey as much as the destination.   Rail Travel...

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How Will Your Family Fly Again?

To commemorate the ten-year anniversary of 9/11/01, FTF editors chose to reprint this open letter sent originally to FTF families on September 24, 2001. Sadly, its advice is still relevant to many. Dear Family Travelers, Like all of you, Family Travel Forum and its members have been deeply affected by the events of September 11th, 2001. We offer our condolences to those of you who...

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Bus Tours Introduce The World’s Great Cities

Double-decker hop-on, hop-off bus tours can be found all around the world, but have a longer history in Europe than in the US. Imagine a clever guide, a place to rest your feet, great photo opportunities, free local transport, and the breeze in your hair and you have the charms of a hop-on hop-off city bus tour. Europeans and even some Asian tourists embraced the idea of seeing...

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Have School, Still Travel?

A long-time education insider goes behind the scenes to find out how teachers really feel when you pull kids out of school to travel. Walking down the street one day, I passed a man smoking a pipe. As the sweet aroma of the tobacco reached me, I was overwhelmed by a memory -- the smell took me straight back to the suq in Jerusalem, the crowded, noisy marketplace I hadn't thought...

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5 Tips For Big Family Bike Trips

She’s cycled more than 22,000 miles across the Americas. No big deal. Cyclist and mom, Nancy Sathre-Vogel has been on numerous bike trips with her husband and twin boys. She offers some tips for preparing and planning a bike trip with the family.    1. Start biking with your children early If you want to do a big bike trip...

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