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Polar Bear Capital Of The World

If you want to see polar bears without the frigid temperatures, Churchill, Manitoba Canada is the place families can experience the tundra without the arctic chill. Here, July temperatures average a warm high of 61°F or 16°C -- great summer weather for viewing the wildlife that make the town of Churchill an ideal eco-adventure destination. With human settlements dating...

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Top Ten Cancun Resorts For Families

Cancun, Mexico means white sand beaches, tropical vistas, luxury resorts, and some of Mexico’s most historic sights, making it one of the hottest spots for a family vacation by the sea. And while Mexico’s Mayan ruins are an essential stop, the top-of-the-line resorts along Cancun’s Zona Hotelera (the Hotel Zone) are almost destinations in themselves. We've been to most...

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Riu All-Inclusive Family Beach Resorts Of Cancun Mexico

We like the laid back European style of the Riu Resorts brand, and the four Riu all-inclusives located in Cancun work hard so that family vacationers enjoy their beaches, outdoor activities, and endless supply of really good food. Four resorts? The three current Riu Resorts in Cancun were joined by a new...

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A Cancun Vacation At The CasaMagna Or J.W. Marriott Resorts

The CasaMagna Marriott makes taking a family beach vacation at a fancy Caribbean resort easy and affordable. You're guaranteed Marriott quality in facilities and services, a well trained staff, and the amenities you associate with this business-ready hotel chain.All you need to do is pack your bags and head to the golden beaches of Cancun on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula where...

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What To Do In Nassau On A Bahamas Beach Vacation

Looking for fun things to do in the Bahamas but don’t know where to begin? We’re here to help with some favorite Nassau attractions, many of them free. Along with world-class beaches and some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean, all the Islands of the Bahamas offer visitors a rich history and a fresh breath of island culture. We’ve put together some of FTF’s...

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Mia Resorts For Cancun Fun And An Isla Mujeres Getaway

Everybody loves a good deal, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Cancun's Mia Hotels, both formerly the Avalon brand, with a boutique hotel on the Cancun peninsula and the more remote resort on Isla Mujeres. Families tend to gravitate to the all-inclusive Mia Reef Isla Mujeres because of its relaxing beach and easy pricing, so let's take a look first at what it offers.Enjoy...

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Sunny Yuma, Arizona For Cheap Family Vacations

Yuma, Arizona is the first place to boast that it holds the Guinness World Record as the "sunniest city on earth," with the sun shining 91% of daylight hours. It is also, according to NOAA, the driest, least humid city with the least frequent days of precipitation. But since no family wants their whole vacation to be cloudy, we are pleased to say there...

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Just For Kids At Atlantis, Bahamas

If you’re looking for a place to stay in Nassau, look no farther than the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, just across a footbridge. While there’s no excuse for not getting out and enjoying some of the Bahamas' local sights, Atlantis has so many activities for the entire family that there’s bound to be something to keep...

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Explore Coeur d’Alene, Idaho And The Silverwood Theme Park

If you’re looking for a cool, rural getaway, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is the spot for you. Surrounded by more than 55 lakes within easy driving distance from the city, Coeur d’Alene is the perfect vacation destination for families looking to experience some of the authentic Northwest.  The city of Coeur d’Alene itself is right on a lake. With 109 miles of shoreline,...

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Best High Tea In London

You’re in England with the kids and what better way to satisfy your cravings than a traditional meal at one of London’s finest high teas? Changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Big Ben. London Eye. Been there, done that, now it’s time for a late lunch. The only problem is that there are just so many tea parlors to choose from. Whether...

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Canada Day: Food, Fireworks, and Fun in Ottawa

Just as schools are letting out, it seems that July 1st is right around the corner, and you know what that means: Canada Day! This year, Canada celebrates its 145th birthday and the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution Act with good food, live music, fireworks fit for a prince. Canada Day is the...

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Waterpark Meets Beach At The Gran Caribe Real Cancun Resort

With 477 suites, a pirate-themed waterpark and a friendly staff notable for wanting to please all guests, the Gran Caribe Real Cancun is a five-star family experience. Occupying a quarter of a mile of white sand on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, this resort provides guests with ample opportunity to have fun in the Caribbean sun. Along...

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Le Meridien Cancun Resort For Families With Pets

If a Cancun beach resort vacation with the family means snorkeling, sunbathing, and day trips to some of Mexico’s exciting Mayan ruins, why are you worrying about the dog? At the French-flavored Le Meridien Cancun Resort in Quintana Roo, Mexico, having a pet isn’t a problem. They welcome your two-legged...

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Bigger Is Better At The All-Inclusive Iberostar Cancun Resort

If you’re looking for an all-inclusive Cancun beach resort with a biggest-and-the-best attitude, the Iberostar Cancun Hotel (formerly the Hilton Cancun Golf and Spa Resort) is perfect for your family. It is, in fact, the only resort in Cancun to include a championship golf course among its facilities, which makes it ideal for multi-generational...

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Putting On The Ritz In Mexico At The Ritz-Carlton Cancun

If white sand beaches and a bit of sun are your cure for winter blues, the Ritz-Carlton Cancun is one of the most luxurious places to try this remedy. In fact, all year round with kids in tow, casual resort wear packed, you can take a trip to where fashion sits by vacationing at the Ritz! For a luxury family beach vacation,...

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Luxury Fun With Everything Included At The Moon Palace, Cancun

If this is your vacation to hit some of Mexico's Mayan ruins, sample the world-class boutiques that abound in Cancun, and show your sullen kids a really great time so they'll want to vacation with you again, consider a stay at the Moon Palace Resort. Although its sister resort with shared facilities, The Cancun Palace, is soon to...

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Idaho has Gone to the Dogs

Traveling with pets is not always easy; but in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, bringing your dog along for the vacation is a breeze. Recently named America’s most dog-friendly city by DOG FANCY, Coeur d’Alene is now the winner of the 2011 DogTown USA competition. What does that mean for families...

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Star Trekking: A Presidential Vacation on Martha’s Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard. Even the name sounds posh to those of us who have only read about the destination in the tabloids. But, for President Obama and his family, Martha’s Vineyard is a favorite vacation escape. And for good reason, too. For years now, this charming Massachusetts island has provided quiet refuge...

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Teddy, Moon and Elmo Go to Paris with Furry Toy Tours

Anyone who has ever traveled with a child knows that the most essential piece of luggage is not the suitcase with your clothes or the purse with your credit card. No, the most essential piece of luggage is your child’s favorite stuffed animal. So, this week, why not pamper your child’s furry friend, the buddy who’s been there to ward off all the monsters hiding under the bed. This...

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Road Trip Tips Shared Via Twitter

Last week on July 27th, Productopia hosted a Twitter party with Family Travel Forum and Motherproof to share great advice with traveling families about how to have fun on a road trip. Missed it? Don’t...

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Star Trekking: Michelle Obama Volunteers in North Carolina

So we all remember the race for the 2008 presidency. And while there were many lofty questions asked of the Obama’s and their politics, there was really only one query plaguing the minds of women across the United States:  Mrs. Obama, how did you get those arms?  Prominent news rooms such as CBS, the LA Times, AOL News, and the UK’s The Telegraph have written...

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Sail Along the Hudson, Bike New York Harbor with Ritz-Carlton Battery Park

For families looking for a great New York City harbor vacation, the Ritz-Carlton in Battery Park has the perfect package for you. And, while you could book a hotel in Midtown and see New York by taxi this summer, why not experience the city by bike and boat?

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Air Show And Airplanes In Oshkosh, Wisconsin

For everyone who dreamt of growing up to be a pilot, you won’t want to miss the summer World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Two hours north of Madison, Oshkosh sits on the shore of Lake Winnebago and is home to the EAA AirVenture’s...

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Two Nation Road Trip, Maine to New Brunswick

Looking for a fun way to experience the beauty of North America’s Atlantic coast? Try the two nation vacation from Maine in the US to New Brunswick in Canada for scenic seascapes (and some world-class seafood).  It’s also a family-friendly eco-escape that will introduce you to the natural Northeast. If eating lobster along the pristine...

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Girls Getaway Spa Package in New York’s Finger Lakes with $100 Credit

Massage, firewalking, fine dining; whether you’re looking to relax or to try something daring, the  luxurious...

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Pamper Mom With Finger Lakes Spa Vacation

Central New York offers a lot of family fun. But this weekend, why not take some adult time that’s just for mom? La Tourelle Resort and Spa, a certified Green Hotel near Ithaca and the beautiful Cayuga Lake, is the perfect destination for moms looking for a quiet weekend, home-grown...

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Cheap Kayaking on the Hudson: New York City’s Best Kept Secret

A chance to kayak on New York City’s Hudson River. Sounds fun, right? But, hey, what’s the catch? Believe it or not, this personal cruise can cost less than a Venti cappuccino at Starbucks thanks to the Inwood Canoe Club, one of Manhattan’s best kept secrets. Since 2002, the Inwood Canoe Club...

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Star Trekker: President Obama Finds his Family in Ireland

It's official: On April 27th, the White House released President Obama's birth certificate. And, unless you believe that the 20 second clip from Disney's The Lion King shown at the 2011 White House Press Correspondents' Dinner was really part of President Obama's official birth video, for most of us, the issue is settled. President Obama did some ancestral...

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