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Win a $75 CARES airplane safety belt for toddlers

Started May 29, 2013 0 Replies

The CARES harness turns an ordinary airplane lap belt into a safer 5-point harness. It fits in your carry on…Continue

A Titanic Giveaway

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FamiliesGo! and Virtually Yours has teamed up to give away 2 family packs of 4 tickets each to see “Titanic: The Experience” in Orlando. The interactive exhibit features 17 galleries, guided tours by…Continue

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A Year-Long RV Adventure—Over In 6 Weeks

Just six months ago, I was chomping at the bit to downsize from my 1,800 sq. ft. dream home steps from the national forest in Big Bear Lake, California. Our plan was to go to San Francisco in our RV and work in the city at high-paying jobs while living like paupers and stashing away all our extra earnings. Why? So, we could become nomads, traveling to 48 states within a year.So what’s it…See More
May 20
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8 Historic Carousels for Summer

With summer coming I thought we would pay tribute that amusement park classic, the carousel. Here are eight especially cool ones to seek out this summer. The list begins and ends in Brooklyn, and I’m unapologetic about that.Be sure to tell us about the ones we left out!What: B&B CarousellWhere: Coney Island, Brooklyn, NYWhy It’s Neat: Built in 1906, it offers riders 50…See More
May 18
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The 10 Best Craft Kits for Travel With Kids

By Eileen GunnNothing keeps my kid occupied like a good craft project. Get her involved in designing, cutting, pasting, painting and glittering and an hour or two can roll by. So I love finding crafts she can do in the car, on the plane, at the vacation house on a rainy day or in that hour before dinner when I need a little downtime.Of course, not all craft projects travel well. Here are 10 products that do, and that will appeal to several ages.1. Mess-Free Glitter…See More
May 12
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Dallas CityPass Givaway ($25)

Enter to win four CityPass ticket books for Dallas*, valued at $250 using the Rafflecopter below.Dallas CityPass Books include admission toPEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE…See More
May 3
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6 Bright Ideas For Philadelphia With Kids

By Eileen GunnI like revisiting certain places periodically as Tiny Traveler grows. Seeing the evolution in her interests makes these trips more memorable. Nearby Philadelphia is one of these places. Over spring break we decided to see how age 7 compared with her visit at age 4.Growing…See More
Apr 17
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Apr 7
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Weekender: Pittsburgh, In the Rain, With Kids

The forecast was rain but we decided to risk it: a 24-hour jaunt to Pittsburgh to catch part of a three-game series between the Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals. Of course, as soon as we hit the Steel City limits, a deluge of rain hit us.We pulled into the hotel next to the stadium and watched from our room as a thunderstorm rolled through downtown and the yellow and black…See More
Apr 7
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10 Tips For Taking Kids To Amusement Parks

Amusements parks are go-to vacation destinations for some families and places to avoid at all costs for others. But if you have kids, you’ll wind up spending at least a few weekends at amusement parks, be it a giant destination theme park or your local fun park.Here are some tips, care of the International Association of…See More
Mar 23
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Weekend Travel Inspiration: Family Cruise Ideas for 2015

By Eileen GunnCruises are ideal for multi-generational and extended family vacations. They’re also an easy way to have time together as a family while also giving everyone a little time to themselves. Here is what I learned at the Cruise Line Industry Asssociation’s Annual round-up of what’s new for 2015 and even looking ahead to 2016. Hope it gives you some great cruise ideas for your…See More
Mar 15
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Trying Out New Interactive Adventures Walt Disney World

By Natalie Reinert What do you think about this: A Walt Disney World attraction that isn’t a ride, or a show, or a character meet-and-greet, that let’s your kids experience some cool Disney “magic” without having to wait in long lines.It exists, I tell you. On our last trip. we discovered three relatively new attractions that are free with park admission. I consider…See More
Mar 10
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A Family Samples Lake Placid’s Winter Sports

Apparently my family and I are little bit crazy.Despite the brutal winter we’ve been having in our hometown of Brooklyn, we decided to head north for the January break, to Lake Placid, NY. Our aim was to embrace winter and winter sports, armed with thermal socks and lots of fleece. Here is our 7YO’s reaction to all that this Adirondack town has to offer in the cold.SkiingThe …See More
Mar 9
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Getting the back seat ready for road trips

Last week, our family hit the road for a 10-hour round trip drive to Lake Placid, NY, up in the northern Adirondacks. We are one of those crazy families that tries to avoid handing our child an electronic screen the second the key is in the ignition, so we know well what entertainment works on a road trip.But having rounded her 7th birthday, Tiny Traveler has evolved…See More
Mar 1
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Totally Tubular Toys, Games, Crafts For Travel

By Eileen GunnIt’s that season where we start thinking about vacation plans for the year. While you think about where to go, I’m also thinking about what to bring. And the International Toy Fair this week has given me lots of ideas. I noticed that quite a few toy and game makers are eschewing bulky boxes in favor of slim, easy-to-pack tubes these days and I love it.Here are the coolest, cleverest or most fun travel toys, games and crafts that I…See More
Feb 17
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8 Wunderbar Things To Do in Munich With Kids

Germany is an incredibly easy place to travel with kids. How could the country that gave us the Brothers Grimm and gummy bears not be? Bavaria is one the most laid back parts of Germany, making it a doubly great place for families. Here are our favorite things to do in Munich, some on the well-worn tourist track and some a small detour from it.…See More
Dec 12, 2014
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#MOMtravelchat with holiday prizes

You’re Invited to a Twitter PartyOn Tuesday, December 16 at 9;00 pm EST#MOMtravelchatTheme: Everything Holiday Travel!RSVP* via Rafflecopter on FamiliesGo!Party Goers can enter to win:• A family 4-pack of tickets to the …See More
Dec 10, 2014
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6 Cool Santa Clauses for Kids and Parents

By the FamiliesGo! EditorsScuba SantaIs Christmas better down where it’s wetter? In a watery wonderland at the 
Newport Aquarium in Newport, KY
 the man in red trades his fur for a wetsuit. He waves to young fans through the glass and checks his list for naughty jellyfish and nice anemone.When: He swims through January 1, 2015.Sports Car SantaAt the …See More
Dec 4, 2014

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A Year-Long RV Adventure—Over In 6 Weeks

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:11pm 0 Comments

Just six months ago, I was chomping at the bit to downsize from my 1,800 sq. ft. dream home steps from the national forest in Big Bear Lake, California. Our plan was to go to San Francisco in our RV and work in the city at high-paying jobs while living like paupers and stashing away all our extra earnings. Why? So, we could become nomads, traveling to 48 states within a…

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8 Historic Carousels for Summer

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 4:34pm 0 Comments

With summer coming I thought we would pay tribute that amusement park classic, the carousel. Here are eight especially cool ones to seek out this summer. The list begins and ends in Brooklyn, and I’m unapologetic about that.

Be sure to tell us about the ones we left out!

What: B&B Carousell

Where: Coney Island,…

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The 10 Best Craft Kits for Travel With Kids

Posted on May 12, 2015 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

By Eileen Gunn

Nothing keeps my kid occupied like a good craft project. Get her involved in designing, cutting, pasting, painting and glittering and an hour or two can roll by. So I love finding crafts she can do in the car, on the plane, at the vacation house on a rainy day or in that hour before dinner when I need a little downtime.

Of course, not all craft projects travel well. Here are 10 products that do, and that will appeal to several ages.…

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6 Bright Ideas For Philadelphia With Kids

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 11:26am 0 Comments

By Eileen Gunn

I like revisiting certain places periodically as Tiny Traveler grows. Seeing the evolution in her interests makes these trips more memorable. Nearby Philadelphia is one of these places. Over spring break we decided to see how age 7 compared with her visit at age 4.…

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