The vanderbilt mansion in dutchess county
PLACES TO GOUSA East

Family Weekend Getaway To Dutchess County

Dutchess County is a no brainer for a family weekend getaway. It’s a quick two hour drive from New York City and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut, so with …

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Fort zachary taylor in the florida keys
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How To Explore The Florida Keys With Kids

The Florida Keys*, especially Key West, are known for eccentric, talented characters with a bit of a wild side (think Ernest Hemingway and Humphrey Bogart in Key Largo). For some people …

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The flag that inspired the anthem at fort mchenry
PLACES TO GO

8 Fun Baltimore Activities for Parents and Kids

Read about family-friendly dining in Baltimore, too. For a long time Baltimore was a place for us to stretch our legs, eat something (and find a clean bath room) on …

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Fallingwater, the classic shot
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Yes! You Can FallingWater With Kids

Updated May 2020 As soon as we heard we would be traveling to Pittsburgh for a family event, Rich and I knew we wanted to visit FallingWater, the spectacular Frank …

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The original it's a small world ride
PLACES TO GOUSA Theme Parks & Disney Resorts

7 Best All-Ages Attractions at Disneyland

Disney has built its theme park empire around knowing how to please both parents and kids. Even so, on our visit to Disneyland when Tiny Traveler was 7, she pulled me toward Toon …

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A view of pittsburgh and its steel bridges at point state park
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An Easy, Fun Family Weekend In Pittsburgh

Updated May 2021 Is Pittsburgh worth a weekend visit with your kids? Easy answer is yes, absolutely! A family event sent us to Pittburgh, a city new to all of …

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Sugar beach st. Lucia, in the caribbean
CaribbeanPlaces To Stay

5 Top Caribbean Resorts for Families

The Caribbean is definitely one of those destinations where you can find everything you want most in a family beach getaway: resorts that are good values, fantastic food, incredible nature …

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Spring flowers in washington, dc
PLACES TO GOTravel Ideas & Lists

The Top Destinations For Spring Flowers Shows

Been to a flower show lately? Nothing heralds Spring like seeing lots of your favorite favorite spring flowers. Daffodils, tulips, lilacs, cherry blossoms, magnolias or even late spring  roses help us …

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The elephant nature park in thailand is more than a zoo
PLACES TO GOTravel Ideas & Lists

12 Amazing Zoos Around the World

Updated January 2020 One of the most fun evenings I’ve ever had while traveling was a visit to the Singapore night zoo (this was pre-kids and probably says as much …

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Animal kingdom is one heck of a zoo
PLACES TO GOTravel Ideas & Lists

12 Must-Visit Zoos In The U.S. and Canada

Updated March 2020. Zoos are one of the most reliable crowd-pleasers of family travel. Adults like them. Kids like them. Both toddlers and teens can learn something new and find …

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Octoberfest in munich
PLACES TO GOEurope

12 Must-Try Foods for Families in Munich

I love German food, in all its porky, potato-ey spaetzle-iness. And since we have friends and family in Munich I’m especially partial to Bavarian German food. I eat my way …

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Tiger tail beach on the paradise coast
PLACES TO GOUSA East

Paradise Coast: Florida’s Best Family Beach

My family has settled in to New York City from the UK. While we love the city, its winters feel eternal to us. To escape brutal February we jetted with …

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Carrying surfboards through the heather in wales
PLACES TO GOEurope

5 Reasons To Take Your Family To Wales

Imagine a nation that can boast the world’s fastest zip line, 641 castles and ties to Charlie Bucket, The BFG and Dr. Who. That country is Wales and it can serve up …

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The sine-saloum delta in senegal
PLACES TO GOEverywhere Else

Senegal With Kids: What To See, Eat & Do

We visited Senegal, on the West coast of Africa, over Winter break and were lucky enough to be hosted by a friend who has been traveling there for his entire …

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Guadeloupe has rain forest and beaches
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Guadeloupe: The Caribbean’s Hidden Gem

Like many American sun-seekers I had never heard of the Caribbean Island of Guadeloupe. Then a Guadeloupian mom at my daughter’s school spent an afternoon telling me about the rainforests, waterfalls …

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The world folk festival in greensboro, north carolina
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North Carolina Family Bucket List

North Carolina has a lot of fun family activities. The state is bigger and has far more different geography and attractions than I ever would have imagined. And almost any …

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Splash in the waves with your kids withour paying more as a single mom
PLACES TO GOPlaces To StayTravel Ideas & Lists

5 Vacations For Single-Parent Families

Updated May 2019 Few words are bigger bummers when you travel than “single supplement.” But when you’re traveling as a single parent it isn’t just about the supplement, it’s also …

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Parent getaways rekindle the romance
Couple TimePLACES TO GOTravel Ideas & Lists

10 Romantic Getaways By Real Parents

Our first kid-free parent getaway so far was to Montreal for my 40th birthday. My memories are filled with what we were able to do without a child tagging along. …

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The crowds at the mbour fish market, africa
Everywhere ElsePLACES TO GO

5 Things To Do Before Taking Kids To Africa

My family spent our winter break this year in Senegal, West Africa. Rich and I have traveled a bit in developing countries, but this was our first time to Africa. And it was …

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Ski trips with kids offer great family bonding time
PLACES TO GOUSA Ski Vacations

7 Top Tips For A Fun Skiing Vacation With Kids

There’s nothing like floating down a ski slope, carving turns and enjoying the majestic mountain views. But nothing can burst that bliss faster than skiing with kids who are uncomfortable, …

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Parque de atracciones outside of madrid
EuropePLACES TO GO

Madrid With Teens: Ziplines & Tapas

Updated January 2019 A trip to Madrid with its many cultural delights is very exciting—until you start to think about how to entertain the kids. Just mention the word museum …

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The umie and harborland district of kobe, japan
AsiaPLACES TO GO

5 Family Day Trips To Japan’s Small Cities

My family has been living in Japan since 2008, and in that time we have returned many times over to a region called Kansai because of the many family friendly …

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There is even more to bryce canyon country than bryce canyon
PLACES TO GOUSA West

5 Top Bryce Canyon Country Activities

Bryce Canyon would seem like a big enough reason (literally) to visit Garfield, County Utah. But there’s more to the area than that stunning National Park. Opportunities for recreation, culture …

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The pool at the legoland hotel, california
Places To StayUSA Theme Parks & Disney Resorts

A Surprising Night At The Legoland Hotel

We visited Legoland outside of San Diego in the fall, satisfying my long-held curiosity about it. The park was about what I expected: Enjoyable but made for bigger Lego fans …

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Travel books for kids, like this m. Sasek classic
THINGS TO TAKEStaycations

25 Kids’ Books For Travel Without Leaving Home

Updated November 2020 I love books. So do my husband and my daughter. We use fiction and non-fiction books to learn about places we visit.  And we rely on stories …

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An alligator at legoland
PLACES TO GOUSA Theme Parks & Disney Resorts

The Best Thing At Legoland: What They Build

We’re not huge theme park people. And while my daughter plays with Legos now and again, she doesn’t adore them. So we weren’t sure what we would make of Legoland, …

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Oregon coastline from the air
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Stop Here On An Oregon Coast Road Trip With Kids

Updated March 2020 US Route 101 is one of the most breathtaking roads in America. it winds along 363 miles of the Oregon coast and is ideal for a road trip …

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Goofy's house in toon town, disneyland
PLACES TO GOUSA Theme Parks & Disney Resorts

Comparing Disneyland & Disney World

As we were heading to our Fall weekend at Disneyland I expected it to be a re-do of our Walt Disney World vacation three years ago. But the parks are more different …

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Kids near two kid-friendly museums in flushing meadow park, nyc
PLACES TO GOTravel Ideas & Lists

Top Kid-Friendly Museums in the U.S. & Canada

My ideal kid-friendly museums provide an amazing learning experience for both my kids and me. Whether we are taking in a gigantic model of a blue whale at New York’s …

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Sea glass carousel at battery park, nyc
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5 Top things To Do, See, Eat With Kids in NYC

Updated January 2020 When venturing out with kids it’s important to know where you’re going and what you’re likely to do. But in New York City the more important questions …

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