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The Top 5 Family Activities in Rochester, NY

I was doubtful about all the hype I’d heard about Rochester, NY. Then I visited* with my family for a long weekend! Rochester is very affordable, filled with cultural gems, …

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3 Central Florida Aquariums For Families

Visiting Florida? Read about Marco Island. Raising kids in Florida has been a blast for us. As huge animal lovers, we’ve really enjoyed having access to Florida aquariums, which number …

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The galapagos islands provide great lessons in transformation
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Plan An Amazing Galapagos Islands Cruise With Kids

Updated March 2020 My kids, 5 and 7 declared the Galapagos Islands were “better than heaven probably” and “the best place ever.” Now, I’ve taken them to nearly a dozen …

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3 Easy Bermuda Beach Days With Kids

Bermuda is a terrifically kid-friendly island. Scenic beaches, great casual restaurants, super easy public transportaion and gentle weather make it easy for families to have a great vacation. The island …

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Galle fort is a kid-friendly place to visit in sri lanka
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Top Things to Do in Sri Lanka With a Toddler

Sri Lanka, that tiny island nation that emerged from civil war in 2009, might seem like an exotic destination for family travel, but more and more parents are discovering it …

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5 Things To Do On Ambergris Caye With Kids

What’s 25 miles long, one mile wide and chock full of fun things to do? Ambergris Caye, an island off the coast of Belize. With fine white sand, crystal blue water …

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The Scoop On The NCL Breakaway With Kids

Updated March 2020 Our family spent a week on Norwegian Cruise Line’s NCL Breakaway ship on a cruise to Bermuda when it was brand new. It’s gotten a lot of buzz …

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5 Kiawah Island Essentials With Kids

Kiawah Island is an easy side trip from Charleston. The cozy beach communities just outside of Charleston are often overlooked for higher profile Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head. But Kiawah …

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Farm stays can provide comfortable and active vacations for families
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Easy Weekend Getaways: 7 Amazing Farm Stays

Annual day trips to the apple orchard weren’t quite satisfying my family’s appetite for a taste of country life any more. We wanted scenery for more than a few hours, plus …

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5 Things To Do WIth Kids In San Antonio

If you like this post, pin it for later! What’s the first thing you think of when someone mentions San Antonio? The Alamo, right? (It’s hard to forget.) There’s more …

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Fun Things To Do in Denver With Kids

Updated March 2019 Denver is the gateway to all the amazing hiking and skiing that the Colorado Rockies offer. But before you head to the state’s great outdoors, take a …

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You can tour kyoto's beautiful temples and other historic sites with kids and tweens
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5 Kyoto Activities Kids Will Love

The action in Thea Stilton and the Cherry Blossom Adventure moves between Tokyo and Kyoto. So we did, too, on a visit that the book inspired. You can make Kyoto …

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Tokyo disneyland has unique parades kids and tweens will both like.
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Top Tokyo Things To Do With Kids & Tweens

Believe it or not, we decided to go to Japan because we read a book. The action-packed Thea Stilton and the Cherry Blossom Adventure moved between Kyoto and Tokyo, offering …

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Aeurosmith's rockin' roller coaster is perfect for teen and tween thrill-seekers are walt disney world
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6 Tips For A Disney World Trip With Teens

Everyone knows what to do with little kids at Walt Disney World, but visiting with tweens and teenagers might seem less obvious. Visiting a Disney park with teens has certain …

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The family friendly pool at grand lucayan in the bahammas
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8 Beach Resorts With Kids Clubs for Toddlers

Dear FG Editors: We are looking into beach resorts for two adults & two kids ages 2 and 5. We must have child care/kids club during the day for both …

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Meeting characters like pluto is one of the best parts of visiting walt disney world
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10 Tips For Your First Disney World Trip

We just got back from Walt Disney World in Orlando, where Tiny Traveler dined with Cinderella, goofed around with Goofy, went on It’s a Small World and ate a lot …

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Monkeys are a big reason to visit borneo
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5 Mild Borneo Adventures With Kids

We visited Kuching, on the Malaysian side of Borneo, for a chance to see endangered animals in the wild and learn more about native tribal cultures. It was like stepping …

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Top 10 Things To Do With Kids in Los Angeles

Parents sometimes hesitate to visit Los Angeles with kids. Hollywood, trendy restaurants and velvet-rope clubs don’t scream child-friendly.  But there are a lot things for families to do in L.A., …

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Surprising San Diego Activities With Tots

Thanks to SeaWorld and a renowned Zoo, San Diego is a rather obvious kid-friendly destination. But this west coast city offers a lot more than pandas and Shamu’s latest tricks, …

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A great beach for kids depends on their ages and your tastes.
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The Best Family Beach For Every Age Kid

Read About Florida’s Best Family Beach.  Beaches are the no-brainer vacation destinations if you’re traveling with kids. Most children love playing in the water and sand. There are a variety …

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The chatham lighthouse is an iconic symbol of cape cod
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Stay, Play & Chill: Cape Cod With Kids

Updated June 2020 To say I love Cape Cod is an understatement. My family has returned here more times than  I can count. I have my favorite haunts, the places …

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Father and daughter in quebec's lower old town.
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Top Thing To Do With Kids in Quebec

Updated January 2020 Why in the world would a family in New York City fly north to Quebe City for spring break? It was still pretty wintery and gray in …

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The family at the north gate of angkor wat, siem reap's most famous ruined temple.
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4 Tips For Touring Angkor With a Toddler

The Angkor Wat  in Cambodia and its many surrounding temples are stunning and surprisingly easy  to visit with kids. With a little planning and and the right pacing on your …

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Palm springs is a great place to vacation with kids. Here's why.
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Palm Springs: Top Things To Do With Kids

Updated January 2019 Like many people I never really thought of Palm Springs a family destination. Too glamorous, too full of spas, golf courses and art galleries. So I was surprised …

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Easy Dublin Day Trip With Kids

Updated May 2018 Ireland is an easy place to visit with kids because it’s small and driving distances are doable, even for families with small children.   This road trip …

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It can be hard entertaining a toddler on a cruise ship
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6 Tips For Your First Cruise With a Toddler

Updated January 2019 Like many parents with young kids we have—with cautious optimism—become cruise-goers! It’s one of the many things I thought I would never do–until I became a parent. …

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Nothing says nyc like pizza
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5 Can’t-Miss NYC Attractions With Tweens

Updated June 2019 A few years ago, I decided it would be a brilliant idea to bring each of my husband’s three young nieces to New York City for a …

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A nice lawn with skyline views at empire fulton ferry park
PLACES TO GOUSA East

26 Brooklyn Things To Do + Eat With Kids

Updated March 2020 Let me tell you why you need to come to Brooklyn for a day during your next New York City visit with your kids: It’s less crowded …

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