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ABOUT THE FAMILY TRAVEL NETWORK

The Family Travel Network is the nation's oldest and most comprehensive free online site devoted exclusively to family travel and planning great vacations with kids. Launched in 1995, our award-winning site has helped millions of families research and plan vacations across the country and around the world. The Family Travel Network is an online magazine and website providing objective family travel information, tips and resources to parents, grandparents, kids, travel professionals, and others. We are not a travel agency and we do not sell travel on our site, allowing us to remain completely unbiased and offer entirely objective opinions.

The Family Travel Network serves as an unbiased source of family travel advice, reviews, bargains, and articles by travel industry experts. There are no subscription fees required to access the site's articles, deals, and other valuable content, and the site's editorial material is not generated as a form of advertising. As a result, the Family Travel Network's high quality content and timely information have led to strong recommendations, awards and high praise from travel experts, organizations and members of the media.

The Family Travel Network's award-winning site has been featured in leading media such as on NBC's "The Today Show," MSNBC, and CNN, as well as multiple times in USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times, Business Week, National Geographic Traveler, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, Forbes, Life, Family Fun, National Geographic Kids, Kansas City Star, Kiplinger's, Best Fares, Parents magazine, and many other print publications. The Travel Channel's Samantha Brown recommends The Family Travel Network as a top source for online family travel information, particularly for tips and deals on family group travel. The Family Travel Network is listed as the family travel resource to consult in Frommer's guidebooks, as well as in all books in the Great Family Vacations series. In addition, the Family Travel Network was named one of the top three online travel magazines by the North American Travel Journalists Association.

The writers and editors of the Family Travel Network are highly regarded family travel experts who have spent years traveling with their children. Managing Editor Nancy Schretter is an award-winning travel journalist and editor and contributes to several radio shows. She has been featured in USA TODAY and has often appeared on local and national television shows including "The Today Show" and "CNN with Paula Zahn."  Nancy has spoken about family travel at numerous travel industry conferences and has been widely quoted on the subject in major newspapers, magazines and other publications. Contributing writers include widely published, award-winning family travel guidebook authors and family travel experts who have published articles in top parenting and travel magazines as well as in major newspapers.

Not just a publication or another database, the Family Travel Network is a community where parents and kids can talk to other parents, kids and experts about great places to vacation, hot deals, weekend getaways and excursions, travel tips, resources and more. Best of all, access to all of our content is free. The Family Travel Network can help you plan your last minute getaway with our articles and features, show you how to save money with our Hot Deals, provide a wide variety of ideas for your next trip based on your interests, and much more. If you'd like to receive the latest bargains and family vacation news in your mailbox, make sure to sign up for our free newsletter.

The Family Travel Network is produced by Beacon Interactive, a division of The Beacon Group, Inc. If you'd like to get in touch with us, you can write to us at: The Family Travel Network, 7913 Westpark Drive, Suite 101, McLean, VA 22102. Our phone number is (703) 905-9858 and our fax number is (703) 905-8111. Or, better still, just send us an e-mail using our handy feedback form. For editorial inquiries, e-mail KidTravel@aol.com. For all advertising inquiries, contact BeaconLLC@aol.com.





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