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Featured Family Friendly Property: Woodloch Resort
Family Discounts
Destination: Bend, Oregon
Destination: Maui, Hawaii
Destination: Hawley, Pennsylvania
Travel Tips for Families On The Go
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Featured Family Friendly Property
Woodloch Resort
oodloch Pines Resort is a four season, family-oriented vacation destination in the Northern Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. A Woodloch experience is like a "cruise on land"!

Recognized by Parent Magazine and Better Homes & Gardens as "One of America's Best Family Resorts." The highly personal treatment of our guests is "as if they are company in our own home" ... and this is what sets Woodloch apart from other resorts.

Woodloch offers three different family vacation plans determined by size, location and appointments of accommodations. All American plans include meals, activities, use of amenities, entertainment and most importantly, warm hospitality! Our special, all-inclusive, Senior Group Rates offer considerable savings and an affordable way to enjoy the magic of Woodloch.

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Family Discounts

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 Traveling as a family shouldn't be expensive. To accommodate families like yours, these family friendly properties are offering discounts exclusively for families. Take advantage of one of these limited time specials:
Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Napa, CA
Trumansburg, NY
West Palm Beach, FL

Summer Family Special - Buy 5 Nights & Get 2 Free
West Palm Beach, FL

Summer Family Ranch Vacation - 15% Off
Big Sky, MT

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Montego Bay, Jamaica

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Montego Bay, Jamaica
Bend, Oregon
Bend ORChoosing Bend as a family vacation destination is an inspired choice. At once both a mountain town and a modern, hip city, Bend has brought families flocking to its Central Oregon location for years. There are plenty of outdoor activities to keep families busy on their Bend family vacation; there are also unique shops, history to explore and daytrips that are all fun and interesting. Bend is a charming, friendly town that welcomes families with open arms.
Maui, Hawaii
Maui HIFrom the second your plane lands on the island of Maui on your family vacation, a remarkable feeling happens. It starts with a feeling of relaxation as you catch the scent of orchids and gardenias; as you wander through the outdoor corridors, the warm, tropical heat wraps around you. You know that you and your family are on a very special, almost magical family vacation. You are on the Hawaiian island of Maui, one of the best family vacation destinations in the world. Maui is perfect for family vacations. 
Hawley, Pennsylvania
Hawley PAWhen it comes to East Coast family vacations, Hawley, PA, cannot be beat. Located just two hours from the greatest metropolis in the world, New York City, Hawley has small-town charm and slow pace in spades. Hawley is a great spot for a week long family vacation and as a day-trip escape from the craziness of a New York City family vacation. The location of Hawley certainly makes it a wonderful spot for a family vacation; but the wealth of family activities makes it a great family vacation destination all on its own.
Travel Tips for Families On The Go
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Before traveling abroad it is always good to be prepared for possible worst case scenarios. Here are the top ten travel tips that all traveling families should know:
  1. Make sure you have a signed, valid passport and visas, if required. Also, before you go, fill in the emergency information page of your passport!
  2. Read the Consular Information Sheets and any Travel Warnings for the countries you plan to visit. (Look at the end of this listing for where to find Consular Information Sheets).
  3. Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs of the countries to which you are traveling. Remember, while in a country, you are subject to its laws!
  4. Make 2 photocopies of your passport identification page. This will facilitate replacement if your passport is lost or stolen. Leave one copy at home. Carry the other with you in a separate place from your passport.
  5. Leave a copy of your itinerary with family or friends at home so you can be contacted in case of emergency.
  6. Notify by phone or register in person with the U.S. embassy or consulate upon arrival. 
  7. Don't leave luggage unattended in public areas. Don't accept packages from strangers.
  8. Don't be a target! Avoid conspicuous clothing and expensive jewelry and don't carry excessive amounts of money or unnecessary credit cards. 
  9. In order to avoid violating local laws, deal only with authorized agents when you exchange money or purchase art or antiques.
  10.  If you get into trouble, contact the U.S. Consul!
For travel advice, visit our Family Travel Tips page. You'll find tips on safety, health & more!
Family Recommendations
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We're always looking for valuable information to share with our readers on places to stay, things to do, things to watch out for and so forth.  If you have something you would like to share with other families, please drop us a line.

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This month,
Kate Boehm Jerome and Arcadia Kids are adding to their book series, Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know, with 7 new travel books full of trivia and facts every kid should know about their getaway destination.  These books are chock full of history, attractions and fun facts for kids to explore! 

Take a peek at the Orlando, FL edition in their
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School is coming to an end my friends, and the summer sun is upon us at last. Summer is the opportune time of year for families to come together and spend genuine quality time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life demands. The kids are well rested and eager for adventure, and the parents, thrilled to take a much needed getaway from their usual routines.

I have found that the classic family road trip never loses its appeal. Packing the kiddies up in the car and hitting the open road to your desired travel destination is not only an economic alternative, but also a fun filled adventure. This family vacation would not be complete without a family friendly B&B in which to relax and enjoy the sights of your sojourn, as well as create some unforgettable family memories that will last a lifetime.
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