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Air Travel:
To make your travel plans, you got to have a resource for airfare bargains?
Check out this site (click here) for discounted air bargains by city.


For a list of family-friendly airlines for your next family travel adventure
read this article (click here).


If you're heading with your family to Europe then you must visit
this site (click here), which offers several discounted airfares to
Europe and also the Flightpass program.


To find that cheap, last minute airfare, visit this site (click here).
They feature hundreds of discount airfares from several destination cities throughout the US and abroad.


This is a new website (click here) that will be offering cheap, family airfares.

Adventure:
http://www.familyadventures.com/letter.htm
With a commitment to, and
understanding of, the special needs
of families, this company offers travel off-the-beaten path; even to places where there's no path at all. And share experiences that you, as a family, will never forget.

http://www.adventurequest.com/fcatreg/ffamilies.asp
Choose from a wide variety of adventures and voyages customized
for families with children. This company offers trips that interest
parents as well as preschoolers and teens.

http://www.oars.com/index.html
These Family Friendly river launches can show you how to
redisover that adventurous, easy-going parent inside of you - the one who only comes out to play when somebody else is shouldering
the work and sweating all the details. Each adveture
has one guide designated as "Fun Director," helping to keep
children entertained.

http://www.wildland.com/trips/specialtrips/family.asp
Wildland Advetures offers a real world without artifice. They offer
family adventure trips for families with children from toddlers to teens, and finds that the most appropriate and popular family destinations
are Costa Rica, Panama, Africa, Turkey, Peru, Ecuador-Galapagos,
Guatemala, the Yucatan, Belize and Alaska.

http://www.whereintheworld.co.uk/level1_pages/with_the_kids.htm
This site offers links to a variety of family adventure vacations. Destinations change often so check them out regularly!

http://www.anotherland.com/trips_T1.htm
A safari is the perfect adventure to share with children or
grandchildren… an incredible experience that will stay with them
throughout their life! It's the excitement in a child's eyes when
they see their first safari animal that led us to create this special
itinerary designed for the specific needs of multi-generational travelers.

http://www.familyadventuretravel.com
The family adventure travel directory is a listing of companies
that offer family adventure travel trips throughout the world.

Amusement:
http://www.napha.org/
This is world's only educational and enthusiast's organization dedicated to all aspects of the amusement park. In this site you will be able to find out about NAPHA, its publications and its events.

http://www.freewebcentral.com/_hidden/frameamusementparks.htm
Simply click on a state and get a list of amusement parks or scroll down to the state you are interested in and click the link!

http://themeparkguide.danimation.com/index.html
This guide has special columns, message boards, trip reports, park guides, ride reviews, links, some park maps, and an even a Rumors Room. A good site to get in-depth information.

http://www.123world.com/amusement/
This is a comprehensive A-Z listing of Amusement and Theme Parks worldwide!

http://www.americanmidway.com/
This site has information geared toward helping an individual or family member plan a vacation. Includes park reviews, links to official park web sites, insider information, and links to weather forecasts. In addition it also has information and fun stuff, geared toward the amusement park and roller coaster enthusiast. Includes pictures, a quiz, and other fun stuff.

http://users.sgi.net/~rollocst/amuse.html
This is definitely a comprehensive list of amusement parks and roller coaster links. It is being update constantly and covers family entertainment centers, amusement,. Theme, and water parks, roller coasters, Disney Parks, and can even link you to ride companies, organizations, and merchandise.


Bed & Breakfasts:
In Connecticut, the Chester Bulkley House Bed and Breakfast (click here) welcomes kids and offers families tons of activities including: golf, tennis, bicycling, horseback riding, shopping, and sightseeing including Mark Twain's house

For a list of several other family-friendly B&B's, check out Family.com's article "Winter Hideaways", KID-FRIENDLY B&BS FROM FAMILYFUN (click here).

1st Travelers Choice (click here) is another great resource to find your family the best B & B Inn. This site features information on all the Inns, and B&B's throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe. You can also do a "search" on the ones that are "family-friendly".

Car Trips:
Survive The Drive Family Road Trips Made Simple with things like TV/VCR rentals for the car, activity kits, games, and snack packs.

Getting there is half of the fun! For road conditions, directions, tourist and other driving information visit this site (click here).

The Internet has tons of "driving direction" sites like: www.mapquest.com (click here), http://maps.expedia.com (click here), www.interstate4u.com (click here) not only gives you door to door directions but also information about the highways exits including available restaurants, rest stops and local attractions.

If your family's driving vacation is like Lampoon's Vacation, then you might want to visit www.roadsideamerica.com (click here) which features some of the this country's most wackiest tourist attractions like a huge ball of twine or a monument dedicated to a patriotic pig.

If your family likes a more calm, relaxing scenic route, visit this site (click here). They provide a list all the scenic byways in the US and also Canada and Mexico.

Camping/RV Travel
For the latest information on RV'ing in the US and abroad, visit: www.rvsite.com (click here). They have access to phone numbers, addresses, and web links for family-friendly Campgrounds, RV & RV Accessory Dealers & Manufacturers, Car & Truck Dealers & Manufacturers, RV Clubs & Associations, RV Mail Order Companies, National & State Park Reservations, State & Local Tourism Bureaus, Auto Clubs & Road Service, and Rental Reservations. You can also find guidance and information to help you buy or sell a RV or accessories.

Another great resource for RV's and Camping is the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. Their website is: www.gocampingamerica.com (click here). There you will find tons of information on RV parks, camp grounds, membership campgrounds and resorts, cabin and lodge resorts and industry suppliers. They also have a link to their Go Camping America website that offers families lots of information about campgrounds in your area, order brochures of RV and camping parks; message boards and even some campfire recipes.

For a directory of over 14,000 campgrounds and RV sites throughout the US and Canada, check out: www.the-campground-network.com (click here).

Caribbean Family Travel:
In Jamaica, both Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club and Beaches Negril have received rave reviews from our readers. Both of these all-inclusive resorts cater to families, and provide an extensive array of activities and resort amenities. Beaches Negril is located on a beautiful stretch of beach, and has a large new waterpark opening shortly. Both resorts offer day and evening programs for kids and teens. Two other excellent properties in Jamaica are the Franklyn D. Resort and its sister property, FDR Pebbles. Families with young children are particularly well cared for at the Franklyn D. Resort, as its vacation nanny program is exceptional. The resort also offers unusually spacious accommodations, which is perfect for families with teens. Teens are given special attention at FDR Pebbles, which has an adventure and activities program specifically designed for their needs and interests.

In Bermuda, stay at the renovated Elbow Beach Resort (click here) , they offer families the "Bring The Family" Program, which features a free daily kids' camp (primarily designed for 4-12 year olds) from May 1 through September 30. Beach combing, storytime, pool games, resort exploration, and outdoor water balloon fights are just some of the fun activities kids can enjoy. In addition, kids 12 and under eat free. Babysitting services are available. For information on additional family-friendly hotels in Bermuda, visit Bermuda's Tourist website at: http://www.bermudatourism.com.

When visiting the Bahamas, be sure to visit the Atlantis Resort at Paradise Island. This family-friendly resort has water sports, tennis, golf, great dining with 24-hour room service, beautiful beaches and a superior kids program. For a list of other family-friendly hotels and resorts and other information visit their tourism website at: www.bahamas.com (click here).

For other information on hotels, activities, weather, and much more visit www.caribbeantravel.com (click here) for your travel planning needs.

To find the best beaches for you and your family in the Caribbean, don't forget to read Expedia's best 25 beaches at: www.expedia.com (click here)

For the latest hurricane forecasts, visit: www.marineweather.com (click here). This is a great resource when planning your Caribbean vacation during hurricane season from June through November.

For your free travel planner to the Caribbean, visit: www.caribtourism.com (click here), which is the official travel and tourism website for all of the Caribbean islands. This website features the latest news, and detailed information on accommodations and activities throughout the islands.

Deals & Discounts:
Go to www.exitguide.com (click here) to get tons of hotel room discounts as much as 50% off your stay.

To receive a $5 dollar off discount coupon for a night's stay at a Travelodge near you, just visit www.travelodge.com (click here) and answer their small questionnaire and they'll email the coupon to you.

For a whole list of family-friendly destinations that won't break the bank read Family.com's article at: family.go.com (click here).

For most families, money is an important asset while on vacation. To find the nearest ATM at your travel destination, visit: www.visa.com (click here)

For detailed weather forecasts in your area and destination city plus latest tropical weather visit the Weather Channel's website at: www.weather.com (click here).

When traveling abroad, this freebie comes in handy: it's a currency converter. Visit: this site (click here).

Disney:
http://disney.go.com/Disneyland
A comprehensive guide to Disneyland in California. From exploring to booking this site can help you plan the perfect Disneyland vacation..


http://laughingplace.com
A superb online magazine devoted to Disney, especially Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Disney directory included.


http://disney.go.com/disneyworld/index2.html
The Walt Disney World official site with theme park guides, park hours, hotel information, online ticket purchasing, and vacation planning guides.


http://www.guide2wdw.com
Detailed information on each of the on property Disney hotels, , Virtual Tour to MGM, Epcot, and the Hotels0 Rate the Attractions at Epcot, MGM, and Animal Kingdom, and See the Results of the MC rate the attractions.

http://wdwig.com/
Your online resource designed to make your WDW Vacation a "Magical" one!

http://www.wdisneyw.co.uk
Here at Disney World - The Online Guide, you'll find all you need to help plan your trip to Walt Disney World.


Dude Ranches:
http://www.virtualcities.com/ons/dude.htm
This site has links to dude ranches nationwide. Check back often, it is updated frequently!


http://www.duderanch.org
The dude ranch vacation of your dreams is within easy reach. Unsure of how to get started, much less how to pick the right dude ranch for you? Help is available.


http://www.ranchweb.com/
Here you will find the best of ranch country to the world. You will find information about dude, guest, resort, fly fishing, cattle drive, hunting, white water rafting, luxury, resort, and cross-country skiing ranches and lodges.

http://gorptravel.gorp.com
With 30 years of experience, these ranch vacation experts are ready to find you the perfect place to fulfill your hankering for Wild West adventure. Like a friend on the inside, they can give you the lowdown on everything from horses to hot tubs.


http://www.duderanches.com
This site gives you a map of Dude Ranches, a complete listing and their favorites. There are 100's to choose from.


http://www.guestranches.com
This site is a comprehensive listing of Guest Ranches in North America. Included are links to just about anything you could possibly want to learn about these incredible vacation spots.


Europe
http://www.romeinlimo.com
Rome In Limo provides exceptional sightseeing tours in Rome, personalized cruise shore excursions in ports of call throughout Italy, and a variety of other tours and services. This firm is an excellent choice for families who are vacationing or cruising in and around Italy. The company's staff utilizes plush Mercedes cars and vans and delivers highly responsive service. Guides treat guests like family, provide insider knowledge of their destinations, and know how to save time and avoid crowds so you can see as much as possible. All tours are completely customized to each group's interests. Transfers from airports and cruise docks are also available.

http://www.homeatfirst.com/
England, Scotland, Ireland, New Zealand, and he USA. With Home at First, each destination and each culture is different, each vacation is designed to provide travelers the maximum of independence and planning flexibility, using the best quality lodging, air and ground transportation, and the lowest possible cost.

Family Cruising
http://www.cruisesforfamilies.com/
This site has it all! Planning services, discounts, Hot Deals, up to date reviews of kids programs on major lines, and cruise reviews. You can read reviews written by everyday cruisers that have been there. This really is a one stop shopping resource.

http://www.familycruises.com/
FamilyCruises.com features a new family oriented cruise line monthly. These cruises are specifically designed with families in mind. In addition, this site gives you access to individual cruise specialists in your area.

http://www.atlastravelweb.com/familycruiselist.shtml
Atlas Cruises and Tours Family cruising site offers in depth information about all the major cruise lines. This site can answer specific questions regarding programs and family activities available.

http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/families/families.html
This site offers first hand insight to family cruising. Maddy Cohen's first hand knowledge and experience in the family cruising arena are an invaluable asset for any family planning and relaxing and enjoyable family cruise. This site also includes a lot of good information for the first time family cruiser.

http://www.wwcruises.com/html/cruises_family_cruising.html
With access to some of the top cruise lines, World Wide Cruises is a one stop shopping experience for family cruising. World Wide Cruises offers knowledgeable, courteous, specially trained cruise and travel consultants and specializes in family cruises.

Family Tour Operators
http://www.kidsgotootravel.com/mainsect/main.html
Kids Go Too Travel provides you with specific and meaningful information on lodging, activities, and restaurants that are perfectly suited to a unique, exciting vacation that is fun and satisfying for every member of the family. They will help overcome the difficulties of traveling with children and help you put the fun back in family vacationing. With a variety of different travel options, Kids Go Too can satisfy most family travel needs.

http://www.atlastravelweb.com/familyvacations.shtml
This site is a one stop resource for Family Vacation Packages. With European Tours, Hawaii packages, Mexico Travel, Family cruises, Caribbean Resorts that are all family oriented you can plan the perfect family vacation. For grandparents who are searching for creative ways to strengthen ties with their grandchildren, this site offers exciting travel tours with grandchildren. This site offers tours in the US and Africa, Europe and Australia. They truly are all encompassing!

http://www.funtimefamilytravel.com/
Fun Time Family Travel is a full service travel agency that specializes in complete family vacations for parents with young children (6 years of age and under). This site is designed to help you find that special vacation place for you and your family. They have Cruises, Dude Ranches, Farms, Tropical Islands, ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORTS, Disneyland and Walt Disney World Packages, Exotic Locales and Great Family Entertainment.

http://www.rascalsinparadise.com/
This site includes hand picked properties that offer well managed, on-site kids' programs, not previously available as well as Akumal and Fiji. And you will find new exciting features such as Southern Africa, Alaska, Italy and even a French chateau - all catering to families traveling with children.

http://www.about-family-travel.com/
This company specializes in tailor-made vacations for groups and families Looking for a small family-run B&B, a medieval castle, or a French chateau? Arranging unique excursions to foreign lands is a specialty. Whether it's a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, a tour of the British Isles, a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah in Israel, they can make your group tour or family vacation an exciting and enlightening experience.

http://www.familyadventures.com/
Thomson Family Adventures offers Exciting Trips Designed by Families for Families. They specialize in exotic and faraway lands. Places like Tanzania, Costa Rica, Nepal, Egypt, Alaska's wild areas, and the Galapagos Islands. Take just a few steps outside the normal boundaries of your everyday existence and experience. Let them do the planning and take care of the details.

http://www.travelwisely.com/FamilyTravel.html
Travelwisely.com can help you with virtually any piece of planning--even picking the destination, whether on land or at sea. They will find the best family-friendly places to stay and eat based not only on your budget, but also on what interests your family-- where to shop, what theme parks to visit, or any number of other choices.

http://www.familyadventuretravel.com/index.html
Explore the Exciting Opportunities of Worldwide Adventure Travel for the Whole Family! This site has links to over 50 companies that offer family adventure travel trips throughout the world. In addition, this site offers accurate information regarding health immunizations needed for foreign countries, travel warnings, current exchange rates, and even the times around the world!

http://www.youngfamilytravelers.com/
A wholesale tour operator specializing in vacation travel for today's families offering... low rates at preferred family friendly hotels, resorts and area attractions worldwide! This site also offers services for families traveling to Europe.

 

Family Travel Network Compendium

The Family Travel Network has tried to untangle the web for you. There are lots of sites that cater to families wanting to travel. We've listed the great and no so great sites here in this handy guide.

Family Friendly Fun
Family friendly fun offers a wide variety of family fun, family life, and family health topics including: adoption, baby care, celebrations and parties, children and teens, disabilities and special needs, education, family health and fitness, family fun and games, gardening and recreation, seniors and grandparenting, and much more

Travel With Kids - Home Page http://travelwithkids.about.com
This site is part of the About.com family of websites. Teresa Plowright features family travel deals, vacation ideas, state by state travel guides and lots more. There are some super links to other areas as well.

Family Travel Files - http://www.thefamilytravelfiles.com/index.html
worldwide family vacation options travel with children Sign up for their Family Travel Ezine or power search the site. The vacation ideas area is very helpful. They know that families come in all sizes and combinations and provide a variety of options.

Preview Travel : Family Travel Preview Travel http://www.previewtravel.com
is known for their booking engine. Their family travel area features family top picks, real deals, in the spotlight and tidbits. Get practical advice in their tips area too.

Expedia.com Family Travel http://expedia.com/daily/family/
This is Microsoft's online booking engine and family info site. They feature family travel deals, resources, news and advice. Their community area holds family chats and has message boards.

BabyCenter | Travel: Baby http://www.babycenter.com/travel
This site foucses on travel while pregnant and with a little one. Their Airline Travel with Small Children area lists what each carrier provides for parents. Don't miss the trips to skip feature.

About Family Vacations & Travel is part of cyberparent.com. http://www.cyberparent.com/trips/
They show parents how to truly enjoy their kids on family vacations. Check out their features on enjoy traveling with children, relaxing on family vacations, take a cruise and flying with children.

Family.com: Travel http://family.go.com
This site is brought to you by the folks at Disney. They feature the Disney travel corner, travel checklists, city guides and deals. You can sign up for their newsletter and read articles from Family Fun magazine.

Family on Board - http://www.familyonboard.com/
Gear for Safe, Happy Travel We're a catalog for family travel and vacations! On-Line Catalog Check out all the travel gear and on-the-road entertainment to make family travels fun! You can get some super deals in the bargains area. They feature a secure site for ordering online or you can call in your order.

Family Travel Forum http://www.familyonboard.com/
This site requires membership. Some information is available to the public for free. Features include family travel deals, news, bulletin borad and travel specialists. You can request a free sample of their monthly newsletter.

Family Travel Times http://www.familytraveltimes.com/
This is a subscriber based web site that features a bi-monthly newsletter. Dorothy Jordan is the publisher. Highlighted articles from past issues are on the site for free.

Family Values: Women.com http://women.com/travel/family/values/ Recommends Vacation Deals for Families This site is searchable by region, season and activity and is part of Women.com.

Farm Vacations

http://www.hull-o.com/index.html
Hull -O-Farms offers a "working farm" experience complete with baby animals, Milking the cows, helping deliver a calf, feeding the pigs and baby calves, as well as participate in many more real farming activities.

http://www.pafarmstay.com/map.html
The Pennsylvania Farm Vacation Association Inc., link shows all the participating facilities in Pennsylvania. If you are looking for a relaxing B&B vacation or a real "working" vacation in Pennsylvania, this site has them all.

http://www.mainefarmvacation.com/index.html
This Main Farm Vacation B&B Association site shows listing of B&B farm vactions in Maine. Some of the links features include a Llama farm, organic farms raising Scottish Highland cattle, goats, chickens, and various vegetables or just relax and enjoy the scenery.

http://www.vermontfarms.org/farmvac.htm
Find the perfect farm vacation in Vermont. These links will connect you to more than 15 of Vermont's finest vacation farms.

http://www.familytravelguides.com
This list has farm vacation spots locating from California to Pennsylvania that include a variety of different activities.

http://www.familytravelguides.com
This will connect you to information for the perfect farm vacation in Austria.

http://travelwithkids.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm
Farm and Home Stays are a popular and affordable way to tour Germany. This site provides links to Bavaria, Baden-Wurttemberg, Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, North Rhine-Westphalia, and more!!!

Florida With Kids

http://travelwithkids.miningco.com
About.com's comprehensive guide to the Orlando area for families. Lots of great links to some of the less popular attractions.

http://www.2000floridatravel.com/
This site is an online vacation guide provided by the Florida Travel and Tourist Bureau. They are the largest Internet hotel and resort wholesaler specializing solely on Florida. FTTB also has great savings on automobile rental reservations, up to 40% off retail rates.

http://www.flausa.com/
This is the official tourism marketing agency site for the state of Florida. There is detailed information on activities, accommodations, events, visitors services, and much more.

http://funandsun.com/
Absolutely Florida Magazine features an in-depth vacation guide. There are maps, attraction listings, beaches, recreation, etc.

http://www.see-florida.com/
This site is chock full of information for tourists including camping and State Park listings.

Teen Travel

http://www.go.com/redirect?sv=IS&lk=noframes&ak=SEE K&rl=LINK_Kfirst_result_nogopher&_nr=1&rd=http%3A//www.teentravel.org/
This site has reviews, diaries, chats and more all geared to the traveling teen. You can get at teen perspective on a variety of destinations and hints for making traveling with your teen more enjoyable.

http://www.adventuresports.com/asap/guide/aave/welcome.htm
If you are looking for an adventure to challenge your teen's mind and body, this is the place to do it! Adventure Sports offers a variety of biking, kayaking, and riding adventures the Colorado/ Utah/Arizona areas.

http://www.teen-scuba-n-sailing-school.com/teentravel.htm
Since 1979, Sail Caribbean has led teenagers from around the globe on unparalleled adventures in learning, fun, and personal growth. No prior experience is required and only a desire for water sports, exploring new islands and cultures, and relaxing with new friends is necessary.

http://www.teentoursofamerica.com/
Teen Tours of America was created six years ago to create a nurturing and secure environment which meets the needs and desires of today's teenagers, while allowing them to experience personal growth as they learn more about themselves through community living. Tours are offered in the West, East Coast, New England, and Alaska. A new teen golf tour has just been added.

http://www.tockwogh.com/adventure.htm
This YMCA Camp in Wilmington Delaware offers a variety of programs geared toward providing a fun and safe atmosphere for growth while promoting the utmost respect for nature. Adventures offered include white water rafting, backpacking, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, and a Chesapeake Bay excursion.

Travel Tips

http://www.tips4trips.com/
This site is filled with travel tested travel tips. It has a Main Section, Regional Tips, While You Travel, Tips for Travel Operators, Tips for Teen, Tips Links, and a Travel Tips Newsletter.

http://www.casto.com/resource/kids_travel.cfm
This site has wonderful reader tips, these are parent tested!

http://www.1000traveltips.org/index.htm
This site in a comprehensive information source for travel to Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Each section has guides to states and their unique travel tips.

http://travel.state.gov/travel_warnings.html
The State Department's Office Travel Warning and Consular Information Sheets are a good source of information regarding foreign travel restrictions and warnings.

http://www.web-travel-secrets.com/
Web Travel Secrets is a compilation of the best information from our professional travel agent course and now available to the travel consumer in an easy to understand set of guides, links, and reports.

http://www.oratory.com/travel/
The Complete Carry On Traveler, offers an exhaustive (some might say exhausting) detail on the art of traveling light, living for an indefinite period of time out of a single (carry-on-sized) bag.

 

 


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