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Chicago’s Biggest Book Fair Is Back July 23-26

Jul 9, 2015
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Orlando hotels work to give parents of parkgoers a break


Swan and Dolphin
I love it when hotels make it easy for parents to get a break on vacation. And there’s no place they need one more than Orlando. more
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In Orlando, taking your kids to a restaurant is easy


Emerils TChoup Chop at Universal Orlando
Taking young kids to a restaurant on vacation can seem like it is more trouble than it’s worth. The good news is that in Orlando, you can relax. more
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Eighth grader answers a fair question: Is a Disney cruise just for little kids?


Will hanging out with his pal Goofy
The water slide that swung out over the sea, a deck dance party, lots of food and ice cream and this club area just for teens called Vibe. So I felt pretty good about taking my first cruise on a Disney ship for three days. more
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First time cruiser family checks out the Disney Dream


AquaDuck water slide loops around deck swimming pools and over the edge of the ship
We liked the Disney Dream for our first family cruise because of Disney’s reputation for customer service, the ship’s dedicated teen entertainment area called Vibe and a short three-day Bahamian sail more
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There’s plenty in Orlando for even the smallest park goers and their parents


One of the two new Dumbo rides at Magic Kingdom
There’s no need to wait until kids are in elementary school to bring them to Orlando—not when every park has plenty to wow the littlest park goers and their parents, including big, interactive play areas designed just for them. more
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Experiencing the Holiday Festivities at Busch Garden’s Christmas Town


French Village at Christmas Town
If you arrive at night, you might not recognize Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia. The millions of lights that cover 1,500 Christmas trees give the theme park a fantastical holiday makeover and transform it into Christmas Town. more
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Last day at sea and a port of call in St. Thomas, USVI


Aboard the Kon Tiki
Taking the Kids correspondent Allison Tibaldi and her teen-aged son Alec enjoy their last day on the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas with a port of call in St. Thomas, USVI, and ride on the Kon Tiki Sightseeing and Beach Cruise. more
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Universal Orlando Resort, a teen’s POV


Alec tries Butter Beer at Universal Orlando
Taking the Kids contributor Alec Tibaldi, who joined his mother on a Royal Caribbean cruise and visit to Universal Orlando, describes his first visit to the theme park and provides an excellent video. more
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Combining a Royal Caribbean Cruise and a visit to Universal Orlando


At Loews Royal Pacific
Taking the Kids contributor Allison Tibaldi reports on a two-for-one holiday with her son on a Royal Caribbean cruise along with a visit to Universal Orlando Resort. more
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A Taste of MyMagic+ at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival


Epcot at Walt Disney World in Florida
I’s hard not to have a great time when it’s fall and you’re attending the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! This year, we also had the opportunity to test out Disney’s new vacation planning tool called MyMagic+. more
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