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FTFChat On Twitter Discussing Money And Trip Planning

This is a transcript of the Family Travel Forum - New Media Travel Tweetchat held April 6, 2011 between 1pm - 2pm ET using #FTFchat. It has been edited for clarity. Please follow all our chat participants -- really smart travelers with lots of share.  And don't...

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New Secure Flight Procedures Required By TSA

New screening protocols, full body scans and mandatory ID verification at least 72 hours in advance of flights are among new regulations. In response to two packages sent by air freight to the United States and found to contain explosive devices, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued new alerts asking for traveler cooperation...

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Finding Vacations On A Family Or Mom Blog

The Family Blog, Travel Blog, Mom Blog, Baby Blog... These personal journals are a great resource for traveling families, so we recognize some of the best. They have only been around for a little more than a decade, but blogs are rapidly taking over cyberspace.  And now with the advent of Twitter and other social media venues, there is no better time for bloggers to connect with their...

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Joy on the Beach For The Mobility Impaired

Individuals with special needs can have “Joy on the Beach” with a new wheelchair. During the summer, the essential way to beat the heat— and have fun doing it— is to get in the water. From the beach  to lakes to swimming pools, water is often a crucial part of a summer getaway. However, those who are mobility-impaired can find it difficult to navigate the water...

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Ecotourism: Green Travel With a Purpose

Educational, fun vacations can be responsible, too, when you learn what makes a good eco-destination and how to be a green traveler. Traveling is one of life's great pleasures; seeing natural wonders, meeting people from different cultures, experiencing things only imagined. Becoming an ecotraveler means looking at travel from a different perspective, seeing it as not just pleasurable, but...

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Packing A Travel Safety Kit

Traveling parents can rest more easily knowing they are prepared for almost anything, in the event something happens to themselves, their children or their destination. With terrorism, mysterious respiratory ailments emerging in exotic countries , wide-ranging blackouts, hurricanes and other natural or unforeseen manmade disasters ready to strike, seemingly at any minute, traveling families...

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Tips for Europe Touring: Sibling vs. Spouse

Now, I'm sure no one wants to hear all of the funny stories that won't be nearly as amusing to others as it was to us.  So, instead, I am going to offer up some advice and tips about traveling abroad.  Things that I had to learn the hard way first hand.  First I'll begin with the basic story.  Last summer, my brother had an opportunity to visit friends...

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Summer Camp Tips for Parents

Planning for your kids' summer? If you are considering day camp or sleep away camp, here are some issues to consider.Planning for your kids' summer? If you are considering day camp or sleep away camp, here are some issues to consider. When school is out and the hazy days of summer are upon us, parents fret about how to keep the kids occupied.  While mom and dad are busy at...

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Jet Lag In Children

Doc Holiday discusses the best ways to adjust to a new time zone for parents and their cranky children. Jet lag, or disruption in sleep and wake cycles with travel across time zones, occurs in children and adults. Typical symptoms of jet lag include very early A.M. awakening, daytime lethargy and difficulty getting to sleep in the new time zone. Travel across only...

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U.S. Trusted Traveler Programs And WHTI Regulations

The latest regulations from U.S. Customs and Border Protection explain some of the alternatives to expensive passports for international border crossings in the WHTI.U.S. border crossing requirements changed in June of 2009. The following information concerns the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) as it affects Air and Land Travel for U.S. Citizens....

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