Archives for 2012

How to avoid stress during family holiday travel

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The best way to minimize holiday travel hassles with your family: plan ahead. Whether you’re driving or flying, these tips will help you avoid stress. by Candyce H. Stapen, special for USA TODAY 6:13p.m. EST December 5, 2012 – The best way to minimize holiday travel hassles: plan ahead. Even after you’ve locked down the cheapest […]

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Easing family air travel for the holidays

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Air travel with your family during the holidays can be stressful and challenging. Here are tips to ease the pain. by Candyce H. Stapen, special for USA TODAY 7:40PM EDT October 30, 2012 – If the best thing about the holidays is celebrating with friends and family, then the most difficult tasks may be making […]

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How to save on family holiday travel

Christmas in Washington DC at the Capitol (Photo: Candyce Stapen)

by Candyce H. Stapen, special for USA TODAY 6:05PM EDT October 16. 2012 – During the holidays, family travel usually involves visiting friends and relatives or that much-anticipated vacation destination. But the holidays are also high season. That means top hotel rates, restaurants serving expensive meals, and stages hosting sparkling ballets, plays and rock concerts […]

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How to make holiday travel planning a family affair

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by Candyce H. Stapen, special for USA TODAY 5:44PM EST October 2. 2012 – The December holidays—Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa—provide families the opportunity to celebrate together, see friends and relatives and even treat themselves to winter vacations. But these getaways, whether to grandma’s or grand resorts, take extra planning. A key to ensuring that crowded roads, […]

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How to Entertain Kids on the Road

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By Candyce H. Stapen, special for USA TODAY May 11, 2012 – Think of road trips with your children as rare opportunities. When else do you have a long stretch of time with your kids uninterrupted by television, homework, phone calls, their friends or other distractions? Especially with kids along, getting there can be half the […]

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NYC Family Guide arrives

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NYC Family Guide, FamilyiTrips.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE by Lisa Daniele Hanlon Lisadhanlon.pr@gmail.com 914-954-1553 HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NYC FAMILY GUIDE ARRIVES BY CREATORS OF TOP RATED DC WITH KIDS & BOSTON WITH KIDS TRAVEL APPS FAMILYiTRIPS’ NEW TRAVEL APP FOR NYC PINPOINTS BIG APPLE FUN WITH EASY TO NAVIGATE INSIDER TIPS FOR VACATIONERS AND LOCALS ALIKE WASHINGTON […]

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How to Travel with another Family

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How to Travel with Another Family and Still Remain Friends Traveling with another family can be lots of fun. Your kids have buddies to share adventures with and you can share responsibilities like driving, shopping, leading outings and other tasks. Plus you save money by splitting costs for lodging, gas, food, rental van fees and other […]

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D.C.’s Cherry Blossom Festival

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This year Washington, D.C. celebrates the 100th anniversary of the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Japan.  Take part in the National Cherry Blossom, March 20-April 27.  Here’s a quick list of highlights: See the famous blooms at the most famous site: the Tidal Basin, an area surrounding the Jefferson Memorial.  Blossoms are expected to […]

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Boston with Kids App arrives

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE by Lisa Daniele Hanlon Lisadhanlon.pr@gmail.com FAMILYiTRIPS TOP-RATED TRAVEL APP NOW ARRIVES FOR BEANTOWN. BOSTON WITH KIDS APP PINPOINTS FUN FOR ALL AGES  WITH EASY TO NAVIGATE INSIDER TIPS FOR VACATIONERS AND LOCALS ALIKE BOSTON February, 2012)– Where can we find a clambake just minutes from downtown Boston? Which hotel has an actual […]

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App Illustrations

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Colorful App Illustrations How to use gallery: 1. Place cursor on large image, then use arrows or thumbnails for manual viewing 2. Click (SL) tab for slideshow viewing 3. Click (FS) tab for full screen viewing (best), use “escape” to return Illustrations by Rebecca Crockett © FamilyiTrips.

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