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Kids Sail Free

By Linda Tancs

Spend any time cruising and you’ll see how popular this form of travel has become with families.  And why not?  Several cruise lines have teamed with theme parks, movie studios and toy companies to create experiences that the kid in any of us adults would envy.  In some cases, you needn’t break the bank to pay for it, either.  Kids sail free on some MSC cruises to the Bahamas and Mexico.  Check out the extraordinary family escapes at Orbitz.

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Invention Convention

By Linda Tancs

Calling all young inventors:  today is your last chance to tinker at the Invention Convention taking place at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware.  Features include Tinkering Tables to disassemble and discover gadgets, a station to invent your own device and obtain a Hagley patent, a Factory System to try your hand at assembly work and a Patent Model exhibit where you can examine Hagley’s collection of patent models made by real inventors.  Workshops run continuously throughout the day.

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The PGA of Mini Golf

By Linda Tancs

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a family-friendly destination.  After all, the nearby Children’s Museum of South Carolina has interactive exhibits and programs such as a science lab and a kiddie ATM.  And what could be more family friendly than miniature golf.  Myrtle Beach is known in many circles as the mini golf capital of the world.  So it probably would come as no surprise that the area hosts a Masters National Pro Mini Golf Championship at Hawaiian Rumble, a course sporting a 40- foot lava rock volcano that erupts every 20 minutes or so for a few seconds.  The event, held this year between 14 and 17 October, is the official national championship for top professional mini golfers in America.  It is approximately five and a half miles from Myrtle Beach International Airport and similar distances from Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing.   Look for the Hawaiian Rumble sign at the intersection of Highway 17 and 33rd Avenue South.

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The Ice Man Cometh

By Linda Tancs

The bogeyman may make sad the heart of childhood, but the Ice Cream Man makes glad the palate when he delivers personalized sundaes to kids before bedtime at Boston’s Four Seasons Hotel.  For that you’ll need to book the VIK (Very Important Kids) package.  What child wouldn’t love their own bathrobe and slippers, complimentary gift from the toy wagon, toy boat filled with treats and a scavenger hunt!  Childhood is a short season, as actress Helen Hayes observed.  The Four Seasons makes it a little sweeter.

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Kid Travel Made Easy

By Linda Tancs

It isn’t easy traveling with young kids, as anyone witnessing or engaging in the juggling act of strollers, carriers and car seats can attest. Checking all that paraphernalia at the gate is no fun, either. And watching it clunk down some dirty baggage carousel is even worse. So what’s a parent to do? Try Gate Check, a bright red drawstring travel bag for children’s gear. If only luggage packing could be this easy.

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The Treasures of St. Augustine, Florida

By Linda Tancs

In this week’s edition of the podcast Travelrific Travel Show, the topic is St. Augustine, Florida.  Trace the footsteps of Ponce de Leon in search of eternal youth and discover the treasures of America’s oldest city.  Visit www.travelrificradio.com.

Traveling with Kids

By Linda Tancs

In this week’s edition of the podcast Travelrific Travel Show, the topic is traveling with kids.  Is your child a happy camper?  Whether you’re traveling by train, plane or automobile, give your child a reason to smile and check in for these travel tips. Visit www.travelrificradio.com.

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