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Big Island, Hawaii
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Miami Beach, Florida
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Big Island, Hawaii 
Big Island HIBig Island, Hawaii is larger than all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, making it the ultimate travel destination for families in search for a memorable retreat to paradise. Once settled into your family friendly accommodations and you've grown accustomed to the beauty and splendor that surrounds you, your family can explore the variety of ecological zones that Big Island possesses and the family adventures that each offers. Families may be surprised by how much there is to learn, while still having an incredible amount of fun.
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Gettysburg PACharming Gettysburg, Pennsylvania immediately conjures an historical connotation. It brings to mind a famous battle followed by a timeless speech that would forever change American families. A family vacation to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is certain to be entertaining as well as exciting, while history comes to life. Gettysburg remains largely unchanged since the Civil War battle. You won't find a traffic light or a box store shopping mall but families will be in awe of the historic authenticity and knowledge that is available. Gettysburg is also a great place for the whole family to have fun.
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Miami Beach, Florida 
Miami Beach FLMiami Beach is a barrier island connected to the mainland by a series of bridges. For over a century, Miami Beach has been attracting families of sun worshippers and beach lovers with its miles of beautiful white sand beaches, a delightful playground on the Atlantic Ocean. Your family will find an endless number of attractions and activities to keep entertained during your Miami Beach family vacation. Your family will have a sense of familiarity as there have been many TV shows and movies filmed here and you never know which celebrity or jet-setter you'll run into as Miami Beach is a popular destination for every avid tourist.
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Travel Tips For Families On The Go
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  • Try to avoid peak travel hours in the morning or early evening, when the plane is likely to be full. Putting up with the inconvenience of even a late-night flight may mean that there will be an extra seat for your child, as well as the possibility of more help from airline attendants.
  • Inquire whether a meal will be served. Some airlines offer special children's meals; request them when making reservations, or at least twenty-four hours before takeoff. If they don't have them, order a fruit plate which is always enjoyable. Keep in mind that all airline food is prepared by flight kitchens on the ground ahead of time. If you have a fussy eater, bring your own meal or snack.
  • Attach a luggage tag or I.D. bracelet to your toddler. Include name, destination, etc. Remember to list allergies or medical needs on the tag. At the very least, write your child's name and the address and phone number of your destination on a piece of paper and pin it to his or her clothing if you will be in any place where there is a chance for wandering.
  • Let your baby nurse or suck on a bottle or pacifier during takeoff and landing to reduce pressure on ears. A hungry child will suck more vigorously, so don't feed your baby just before you take off. Babies' sucking reflex can be activated by touching their lips, or having them suck on your finger. Do not allow your baby to sleep during the plane's descent. 
 
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Make January Great!
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January can be a rather bleak and ho hum month, but it's a fantastic month to get some planning together for your next family vacation. If you're going somewhere, great!
 
If you're heading off to a warm beach or lake, you can see some special offers here from our member properties. If you're staying closer to home, there's some amazing offers in the month of January, a traditional slow period for travel, in the form of mid-city cultural getaways, sleigh rides at the inn, a night at an urban indoor water park and hotel, or any hotel with an indoor pool.
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