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Kid-Friendly Activities for Springtime in New York City

March 19, 2013 – 7:35 pm
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March 20th marks the start of spring, and here’s hoping that warm weather will follow! It’s a great season for weekend travel, and New York City is always a favorite destination for families in the …

Turning One Vacation into Two

March 4, 2013 – 8:00 am
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Today’s guest post comes from Jake Redman, founder of ModHop.com. On ModHop.com, Redman has leveraged his personal travel experiences to help others get the most out of their travel experience, providing them with the information …

Top 10 Car Travel Safety Tips to Make it Through the Winter

February 1, 2013 – 7:27 pm
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It may be February now, but the winter won’t be leaving us anytime soon. If you live in the Midwest or in an area that gets a lot of snow, expect many more days of …

Long-Term Holiday Vacation in Orlando, Florida: Stay at Gatwick Hotels

November 10, 2012 – 6:19 pm
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Orlando getaways are viewed by many as the ultimate family getaway. Regardless of any low- cost holiday packages you may find on the internet, the cost of your Florida family escape can soon amount to …

Guest Post: Teach your kids about other cultures without using your passport

August 13, 2012 – 1:47 pm
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When families aspire to expose their children to different cultures, many parents think this must involve global travel. However, international travel may not be within our budget, school and work constraints might prohibit long trips, or some families choose to wait until their children are older to travel abroad. Today I’d like to focus on another way to expose your children to a variety of diverse cultures, varying perspectives and lifestyles, and unique customs and traditions: I invite you to “think local.”

5 Ways to Eat Better for Less While Traveling

August 12, 2012 – 2:49 pm
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Crystal Maleski is the mom of four kids and shares her love of cooking at http://www.makedinnereasy.com where she provides free weekly dinner plans, recipes, and a printable grocery shopping list to help busy families cook …

Guest Post: Niagara Falls Family Vacation

August 6, 2012 – 7:27 pm
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Today’s guest post is compliments of Gemma Callahan. Gemma is a stay-at-home mom of three kids ages 11, 10, and 8. Current resident of Madison, Wisconsin (yea!), Gemma has called New Orleans, Chicago, Philadelphia, and …

Guest Post: Top 5 Ways My Family Benefited from a Summer of Outdoor Play

July 22, 2012 – 9:16 am

As the national nonprofit KaBOOM! kicks off its 2012 Summer Playground Challenge — which challenges families to explore as many playgrounds as you can this summer and offers prizes for your playground visits — past …

Top 10 Accessible Family Road Trip Stops

June 16, 2012 – 5:42 am
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Nothing beats a great family road trip; however some destinations are just a better option for folks with mobility issues. Whether it’s mom or dad in a wheelchair, junior in a stroller, or grandma who just needs to go a little slower, these road trip stops are great choices for the whole family – no matter what their ability level.

5 Car Games That Incorporate Science Into Your Summer Road Trip

June 4, 2012 – 3:09 pm
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Looking for car games that keep the kids occupied and learning at the same time? Here are five ideas that incorporate science while no one is looking.