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Written especially for families who travel with their young children, FAMILY TRAVEL & RESORTS has been revised by author Pamela Lanier to include even more up-to-date information. With its detailed listings of family-friendly resorts, inns, and hotels-including condominiums-this classic guide has everything you need for planning a vacation worthy of the scrapbook. Lanier offers helpful advice on making trips with the kids more fun (with less hassle), information on unforgettable adventure travel trips, a ...
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Overview

Written especially for families who travel with their young children, FAMILY TRAVEL & RESORTS has been revised by author Pamela Lanier to include even more up-to-date information. With its detailed listings of family-friendly resorts, inns, and hotels-including condominiums-this classic guide has everything you need for planning a vacation worthy of the scrapbook. Lanier offers helpful advice on making trips with the kids more fun (with less hassle), information on unforgettable adventure travel trips, a national guide to theme parks and factory outlet malls, and useful articles on a range of topics for traveling families.

About the Author: PAMELA LANIER is the leading author in the boutique-accommodations field. Since 1982, she has been personally committed to supporting the travel industry and was recently named the "Lewis and Clark of modern travel" by the Tribune Syndication. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580080590
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Series: Lanier Guide Series
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 8.49 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Family Vacationing 1
How-To Tips for Family Travel 1
Introduction 1
Day Tripping 2
The Joy of the Same Old Place 3
Vacation at Home 4
Tips for Land Travel 6
Tips for Airline Travel 8
Trip Planner 9
Arrive Looking Great 14
Making a Hotel Room a Home 15
Airline Discounters 15
Family Travel Agents, Tour Guides & Publications 17
Mickey's Land on a Mouse's Budget--Saving Big in Tourist Hot Spots 19
Traveling in Developing Countries 20
Top Ten Tips for Travellers 26
Vacation Scrapbooks 29
Safety Issues 31
Playing It Safe on Vacation 31
Have a Safe Trip at Home and Abroad 31
Health Issues 39
Health & Illness Overseas 39
Sweet Dreams for Road Warriors 41
A Natural Strategy for Beating Jet Lag 42
2 Traveling Tips by Age Group 43
Infant 43
Go Baby Go 43
Child 46
Entertaining Children on the Road Can Be Fun & Educational For All 46
Games on the Road 49
Toys for the Road 50
Teen 51
Traveling with Your Teens 51
Senior 55
Traveling with Grandkids 55
Grandparent/Grandkid Trips 56
3 Travelin' Food 59
Tips 59
Feeding Kids on the Road 59
Picnicking on the Road 63
Cookie Jar 64
Chocolate Chip Cookies 64
Chocolate Maple Nut Bars 65
Ginger Cookies 66
Grandmother's Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies 66
Jill's Cowboy Cookies 67
Mexican Wedding Cakes 67
Mom's Molasses Cookies 68
Raspberry Walnut Bars 68
Snacks 69
Carrot-Zucchini Bread 69
Orange Date Bread 69
Laurel's Honey Cake 70
Aunt Carrie's Hungarian Coffee Cake 70
Home Made Cheese Crackers 71
Picnic 72
Picnic Pasta 72
Old-Time Popcorn Balls 73
Banana Chocolate Chip Bread 73
Ray House Lemon Loaf 74
Secret Toffee 75
Wacky Cake 75
4 Road Scholars 77
Educating Kids on the Road 77
Road Scholars 79
Correspondence Schools 84
Sources for Educational Books & Toys 85
Living History Introduction 85
Getting Back to Your Roots 88
The Regional Archives System 91
Living History Museums 92
Children's Museums in the U.S.A. 95
Science Museums 97
5 Regional Destinations--U.S.A. 115
New England 116
Eastern Seaboard 118
Southeast 122
Bluegrass Country 126
Midwest 128
Great Lakes/North Central 131
Mountain States 134
Southwest 137
Pacific States 141
Hawaii & Alaska 146
6 The Great Outdoors 149
Sports 149
Backpacking with Kids 149
Bicycling with Kids 151
Golf with Kids 152
Hiking 154
Sailing & Canoeing 156
Family Cruise Round-Up 158
Skiing with Kids 161
Watersports 165
Parks & Camping 167
U.S. National Parks 169
Theme Parks Across the U.S.A. 196
Camping 209
Adventure 216
Adventure Travel Companies 217
Various Alternatives 229
Family Reunion 229
Planning a Family Reunion Vacation 230
Farms & Ranches 233
7 Smart Shopping 263
Shopping on the Road 263
Introduction to Outlet Shopping 265
History of Outlets 265
Hints for Successful Outlet Shopping Trips 266
"Outlet Bound's" Randy Marks 268
8 Accommodations Family Style 269
Recommended Family Resorts 269
Shopping for a Kid-Friendly Hotel 389
Condo Vacations 390
All-Inclusive Resorts--The Hassle-Free Option 408
Home Exchange Information 410
Discover Home Exchange--A Great Way For Family Travel 410
After Both Homeowners Have Decided to Swap Homes 415
Before the Exchange 416
After the Home Exchange 417
Hostels at Home and Abroad 418
Youth Hostels Are for Families, Too 418
Bibliography 429
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