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Swept Away on an Authentic Blue Coast Cruise

Imagine being at sea, skimming along a forested rocky coast, sunning on gleaming golden beaches and snorkeling in aquamarine waters; your dream is a chartered Blue Coast cruise holiday. Families...

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Disney Theme Parks Worldwide Expanding

At the annual fan-con #D23, organized by Disney’s most loyal fans in Tokyo this month, the company’s top executives revealed that characters from Pixar, Marvel and classic Disney franchises would...

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7 Safety Tips To Keep Flying Babies Safe

New research based on data from inflight accidents has led doctors to reexamine the travel safety information given to parents of infants and toddlers. These new recommendations for safer airline...

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8 Must-Know Tips For Infant And Toddler Air Travel

Protect your baby's health in-flight, as well as the sanity of other passengers (and your own!), with these helpful air travel with baby tips -- good for the holidays and all year round. With...

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A Real Kids Guide to Washington DC

Whether you're a visitor or a local, you are guaranteed to learn something fun from

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Stay Together in 2 Rooms at Really Big Orlando Resort

It's always a great time to visit Orlando, and the 200-acre World Center Marriott

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Experiential Trips and Vacations Top Teen Travel Trends in 2017

The Family Travel Forum Teen Travel Trends Report finds teens prefer cultural explorations and vacation...

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Custom Itinerary: San Francisco And Yosemite on Tight Budget

Q.  Cathy P. and family of St. Peters, Missouri are visiting San Francisco and Yosemite National Park and want budget hotel and sightseeing ideas along...

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St. Petersburg And Clearwater, Florida Attractions

The St. Petersburg/Clearwater area provides so much of what a vacation in Florida should have: some of the nation's finest beaches, facing the calm and shallow Gulf of Mexico, fun eco-adventures in...

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Santa Sightings Guaranteed to Bring Holiday Cheer

No matter how old you are or how skeptical you may be about Santa Claus and his role in the winter holidays, it seems that everyone enjoys seeing him on their holiday travels. Thanks to our...

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Disney World: Money-Saving Tips For Maximizing The Fun

By doing some extensive research and talking to lots of traveling families, the FTF staff has come across several ways to save money on your vacation, with these exclusive Walt Disney World...

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Chicago, Illinois Hotels

If you and your family are looking for lodging in Chicago, Illinois, here are some of the top kid-welcoming hotels to crash in style in the Windy City. Note that Chicago is the Midwest's...

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Living the Broadway Dream on Vacation

"Awaken your highest potential!" they claim. Unlike the P.T. Barnum’s of old, the Broadway Dreams program for young people interested in theater arts really delivers and makes the...

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Hard Rock Hotel At Universal Orlando

"I love Rock n' Roll" might as well be the refrain at this elegant Orlando outpost of the Hard Rock dining and hotel empire. Its rockstar and kid appeal begins with reflective columns...

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Loews Hotels Love Families

Loews, one of the top family-welcoming boutique hotel chains, caters to family members of all ages with special amenities and discounts. According to US...

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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel At Univeral Orlando, Florida

The fantasy world they create, combined with the perks provided at the Universal Orlando themepark, make the Portofino Bay and other Loews hotels (

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Loews Royal Pacific Resort At Universal Orlando

One of the Loews-managed hotels within the Universal Orlando themepark complex (including the Portofino Bay,...

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6 Amazing Back to School Travel Products

With fall comes that inevitable back-to-school feeling, when we’re expected to be snappier, more efficient and way more productive than on summer dog days. That’s why these travel products are so...

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Cheap New York City Airport Transportation

Here are some of the most convenient and cheap ways to reach JFK, LaGuardia or Newark Airports in time for your flight. New York City has the highest density of air travelers of almost any place...

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August Getaways at September Prices

It may be the last few weeks of summer but several travel companies are lowering prices to capture last minute travel planners. If you have the luxury of traveling in September and October, take advantage...

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Short Breaks And New England Weekend Getaways From Boston

The dense population of families in and around Boston, Massachusetts draws on beautiful New England for weekend getaway ideas. Whether your family is looking for a rural holiday, a cheap vacation...

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New Orleans, Louisiana Attractions

Dubbed “The Big Easy” and “The Most Interesting City in America” depending on your viewpoint, New Orleans, Louisiana will not disappoint anyone on your next family vacation. This charming Southern...

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Tech Infused Holiday Presents for Travelers

With luggage being rethought by crowd-funded entrepreneurs, and technology infusing all aspects of travelers' essentials, we surfed around and tested some of the latest products to bring you fresh picks...

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June Values for Babies and Dads at Smugglers Notch Vermont

Parents with infants and toddlers should take advantage of June savings at Vermont's Smugglers' Notch Resort to renew romance and get some outdoors activity into their relationship....

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Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Festival for July 4th Getaway from $94/N

Thinking down home for Independence Day this year? Pie eating contests, quilting bees, and Civil War re-enactments? Organizers of the annual Kutztown Folk Festival call...

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Oahu, Hawaii Hotels and Resorts

Home to Honolulu, Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor and the world's most famous surfing culture, the island of O'ahu is rich with natural beauty and history. Families will find it safe and...

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Volunteer Vacations Make Universal Orlando Vacation Super Special

If your family is yearning to explore every fantasy the Orlando themeparks have to offer, when you'd prefer that the kids were more focused on helping others, consider a volunteer vacation. ...

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Specialty Sleepaway Camps for Insta-Stars

Have an unusual kid between the ages of 8 and 16 who hould be the next Insta-star? has unusual interests? Don't we all? Well, there's now an unusual sleep away camp with short (1 or...

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Lake Arrowhead Resort, Lake Arrowhead, California

Lake Arrowhead, at an elevation of more than 5,200 feet in the San Bernardino National Forest, has attracted generations of southern California families with its cool climate, mountain breezes and pristine...

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9 Questions to Ask Before Planning a Theme Park Vacation

Should you really be schlepping that baby to Disney World for a family themepark vacation? Parents inevitably reach a stage in their lives when they ask themselves: why are we planning a trip...

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Mexico City, Mexico Restaurants

Mexico's capital city, Ciudad de Mexico (known as CDMX or DF for Distrito Federal), has restaurants serving every international cuisine imaginable in every price range, as well as the country's best...

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Spring Break Vacation Deals Busting Out All Over

From the cabin fever-struck New England to the blizzard-battered Midwest and the snow-blanketed slopes of Lake Tahoe, many families are looking to plan a Spring Break getaway. So, which destinations...

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Grand Lodge Ski n’Stay Specials in Southern Utah

Looking for a spring getaway with great snow, lots of style and not too pricey? The Grand Lodge at Brian Head Ski Resort in southern Utah is welcoming guests through the end of their...

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Planning Your Trip To Colonial Williamsburg

Here is some insider information on getting the most out of your trip to Colonial Williamsburg and the Historic Triangle of Virginia, one of America's top family destinations and the largest living...

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Surfing Resorts In California And Hawaii

I have been an avid surfer since I was a kid, so when my wife and I vacation with Hannah, now 2, I expect to go surfing. The Surf N' Sand Resort (877/741-5908,...

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San Francisco, California Attractions

The City by the Bay, the Golden Gate City, no matter what you call San Francisco, California, its unique attractions like cable cars and Alcatraz are sure to delight families. And even...

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Coming to America: Visas And Entry Requirements

Changing entry visa regulations and exit rules for foreign nationals and American citizens require preparation if your family is planning a vacation to the United States of America. According to US...

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Safety Tips For Hotel And Resort Vacations

When travelers are surveyed about what is most important to them when planning a family vacation, the No. 1 answer is a safe environment. But while safety is top-of-mind when planning a vacation, many...

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These Trends Will Impact 2017 Vacation Plans

Why would families leave the comfort of home after a year marked by terror incidents, volatile currencies, global refugees, the Zika virus and extreme politics? You might expect parents, who cite safety...

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Where Families Will Go in 2017

After reviewing the latest travel research and trends, Family Travel Forum, the...

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Travel in the Machine Age: Robots Join the Frontline Workforce

Since HAL and his offspring, C-3PO and R2-D2, first entered popular culture, humans have grown accustomed to the notion of benevolent robots being trained to serve them. And while some high-end novelty...

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Family-Friendly Nights At The Museum

Picture yourselves bundled in sleeping bags, waiting for the dinosaur skeletons to walk and the mummies to exit their sarcophagi -- it's a night at the museum a.k.a. Family Museum Sleepover. Imagine...

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When Compassion and Travel Work Toward a Cure

October is the month to "Think Pink," the time of year we focus on breast cancer, a disease that affects more than 1.7 million new people each year and represents 25% of all cancers in women. In...

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Airbnb Gets Into the Ski Business

With a bold move into a lodging segment that has traditionally belonged to the managed rental, condo and timeshare market, Airbnb is offering a $100 discount to winter sports enthusiasts...

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Cincinnati, Ohio Attractions

There's more than meets the eye in Cincinnati; from artisanal donut shops in restored brewery worker housing, to a waterfront park that would make cities twice its size proud,...

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Save Big On College Visits And Student Travels

I've found that packing smartly, shopping around for flights, and bundling flights and hotels into one efficient travel package make instant savings that can be used for more important student expenses. Parents...

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Fall is Family Time on Twitter

Fall is family time in many destinations, the secret "low season" when travel essentials like great rates, cooler weather, and fewer crowds align. Fall is the ideal family time for grandparents and...

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Dublin Deals: Ireland Getaways from $613 Including Air

It's time for Ireland. Great Value Vacations is offering a three-night “Dublin City Break” package with...

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Disney Themeparks Going Where They Haven’t Gone Before

Wondering what's up and coming for the 2017 season at the Disney theme parks? Whether you're heading to Orlando, Hong Kong or a galaxy far, far away, there's a lot new in store.  Disney's...

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Short Breaks And Weekend Getaways From San Francisco

We love vacationing in San Francisco and its environs, but sometimes even families lucky enough to live there have to get away for a weekend. California is such a large and varied state that...

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Short Breaks And Weekend Getaways From Philadelphia

The big state of Pennsylvania offers many possible weekend getaways, but there's also big city life, sand beaches and coasters near Philadelphia families.  As one of America's oldest cities...

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Short Breaks And Weekend Getaways From Dallas Fort Worth

Many families from the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area enjoy spending their short breaks in Hill Country or along the south coast of Texas. Whether...

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Nice to Have a Man around the House

We get it: broken toilets, gnarly weeds, setting baby mice free outside – to these reasons why it’s so nice to have a man around the house we can now add vacation planning. Really?...

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Star Trekking: Lady Gaga Shrieks Viva Las Vegas

One of the world's most flamboyant and individual performers joined the A-list at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas! Her "little monsters" can pose with the wax look-alike and don their...

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Car And Booster Seat Safety

When Child Passenger Safety Week rolls around each September, auto companies and non-profits promote national campaigns to increase safety awareness of car seats and boosters. However, parents know...

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Indoor Amusement Parks

Indoor amusement parks are great for family fun no matter the weather, but a large part of their appeal is the thrill of enjoying outside fun inside. In the dead of Northern...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands Hotels

Whether afloat or on dry land, it's fun to stay like a local in Amsterdam, the city of canals. This friendly central European city has many lodging and dining options for traveling...

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Elitch Gardens Celebrates 126 Years as Colorado’s Theme Park

Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park, Denver's very own downtown amusement district, is officially 126 years old, making it the oldest existing theme park west of the Mississippi. But...

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Washington DC Hotels Welcome Spring and Cherry Blossoms

Although climate change is impacting all aspects of the travel industry, Washington, D.C.’s annual strong>National Cherry Blossom Festival is not to be tampered with. We’re happy to share...

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Wyoming’s Jackson Hole

Whether it's winter, spring, summer or fall, Jackson, Wyoming is the place to be for wannabe' cow folk, outdoorsmen, and extreme sports enthusiasts. Jackson, Wyoming is a half-tamed...

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