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Finding the Best Family Vacation Spots - Five Questions You Must Ask

by Annie Scott. Posted Jan 11th 2011 02:31 PM
Best Family Vacation Spots

Finding the best family vacation spots depends on your family, but still, there are important things every family should look for before booking a trip. These five questions will arm you with the right information to ensure you and your kids have the best family vacation ever!
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Luxury Family Vacations

by Julie Wolfson. Posted Dec 30th 2010 03:20 PM
luxury family vacations

Julie Wolfson

From extravagant resorts to first class adventures, the globe is filled with options for luxury family vacations. First step, map out an experience that will delight every family member. Take into consideration the season and explore a place in the world that both kids and adults will remember forever.
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Top 5 Things to do in Myrtle Beach

by Meg Massie. Posted Nov 2nd 2010 05:35 PM
things to do in myrtle beach

It's hard to keep everyone happy on a family vacation, especially when your little ones have short attention spans and your older kids aren't interested in kiddie activities, while all you want to do is relax. Myrtle Beach, S.C., has become a top summer vacation destination because of its unique appeal to all ages. As you plan your next family vacation, check out these top 5 things to do in Myrtle Beach, and picture yourself on your best family vacation yet.
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New York City with Kids: A Perfect Family Day

by M. Fuchsloch. Posted Sep 16th 2010 01:23 PM
New York City with Kids: A Family Vacation


With a park, a playground and a museum around nearly every corner, New York City is designed to be family friendly. But to avoid being overwhelmed with options -- especially when you visit New York with kids -- it's best to put together a plan that will keep your little ones entertained every step of the way.

For example, while exploring the east side of Manhattan, you might find yourself doing more wandering than you want in order to keep the kids amused. But having lived in the city for more than six years, two of which were with our daughter, we found the west side to be denser with diversions for the younger crowd. As long as you don't mind taking the subway -- which is an efficient and safe option for Manhattan travel -- or are willing to walk a bit, you can fill a day with fun along the west side.

While your options are nearly endless, the following itinerary is certain to create a great family vacation day in New York City with kids.
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San Francisco with Kids: A Perfect Family Day

by Cathy OBrien. Posted Aug 31st 2010 02:42 PM
San Francisco with Kids: A Family Vacation


Visiting San Francisco with kids is even better than visiting alone. This cosmopolitan city, set within a seven-mile wide peninsula in northern California, has mild weather, a waterfront setting and heaps of cultural activities, making it ideal for family vacations.

San Francisco has so many things to do that you could easily spend several days or even a week exploring the city and surroundings with your family. Travel is easy, and there are abundant attractions which will interest young and old alike. Your best bet for a family vacation in San Francisco, however, is to stick to the city's western side for at least a day or two.

By the way, note that San Francisco is abbreviated to San Fran, never "Frisco" -- it's a dead giveaway that you're a tourist!

A sample itinerary for anyone touring San Francisco with kids:
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