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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Santa Fe lures families on spring break with Kids FreeFest

Think of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and you might envision high-end art galleries, beautifully handcrafted Native American jewelry and fancy dining. But Santa Fe’s tourism office also wants families to start thinking about it as a kid-friendly spring break destination. During Kids FreeFest March 1-April 15, several Santa Fe tourism venues will offer deals for […]

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Holiday travel with kids? Stay safe

Thanksgiving, travel, holiday travel

Travel can jumble regular routines for young children and their parents. Changes in sleeping schedules and arrangements, more people staying in a house that may not have the same level of baby-proofing as yours, and plenty of opportunities for distraction can increase the risk of accidents.

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Mexico’s Rocky Point: A fall break destination

I hadn’t been to Rocky Point in more than 20 years, when the roads were rough and resorts were sparse. Today, the popular vacation destination offers ample oceanfront vacation options, and the beaches are amazing — clean, walkable stretches of sand, warm gentle water, active tide pools. I have friends who regularly take their kids […]

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San Diego: 5 fall-break vacation tips

Summer is officially over. But don’t put those boogie boards and beach toys away just yet. If you listen carefully, you can hear the welcoming sounds of the ocean waves calling you to visit sunny San Diego. For the sixth year, “Kids Free San Diego” returns, offering special October deals at hotels, theme parks, restaurants […]

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Learn to camp as a family during AZ Family Campout Program weekends

family camping Arizona, Arizona State Parks

  Have you thought about taking the family camping but didn’t feel confident in your wilderness skills — or your kids’ attention spans for roughing it? Here’s a fun way to experience camping with a little expert help. Sign up for the Arizona State Parks Family Campout Program, designed for families with little or no camping […]

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Disneyland launches new MaxPass system

Are you planning a trip to Disneyland before school starts? The Anaheim, California theme park introduced its new $10 MaxPass system for speedier access to major attractions on Wednesday, July 19. The free FastPass system will remain in place at more than a dozen rides in the Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks. The free-with-admission […]

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Road trip? Take a good traveling book for the kids

There are travel books, which take you on an imaginary journey, and there are traveling books, which go along with you and entertain you on a real one. Happily for kids, every good book is a travel book, as well as an excellent traveling companion. But for those times when a change of pace is […]

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Visiting Disneyland? Gilbert mompreneur simplifies planning

Shana O’Mara, a Gilbert mompreneur and an Arizona native, knows “The Happiest Place on Earth” like the back of her hand. Her parents honeymooned in Disneyland, and weekend trips to the Anaheim, California, theme park quickly became a family entertainment staple. “My family are all born and raised Phoenicians, but I would say 90 percent […]

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San Diego caters to families with “kids free” deals all month in October

Every October, San Diego reaches out to families with free deals for kids — including free admission to major attractions such as the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld. Many hotels offer kids-eat-free deals or gifts at check-in. In all, there are more than 100 Kids Free October offers listed on the tourism website Here […]

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7 products that make summer travel easier

OK, parents: Here are a few kids products that could make family vacations a little smoother. Flying with a baby? 1. FlyeBaby is a hammock-style infant plane seat that provides comfort for your baby while allowing you to be hands-free. It’s designed to create a comfortable face-to-face interaction between you and your baby during the […]

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