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Title:
Family travel & resorts : the complete guide
Author:
Lanier, Pamela.
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Edition:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Berkeley, CA : Lanier Pub. International, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
428 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
General Note:
"Everything you need to know to make it easy & fun to travel with your kids from babies through teenagers!"--Cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781580083058
Format :
Book

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Summary

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.


Table of Contents

1 Family Vacationingp. 1
How-To Tips for Family Travelp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Day Trippingp. 2
The Joy of the Same Old Placep. 3
Vacation at Homep. 4
Tips for Land Travelp. 6
Tips for Airline Travelp. 8
Trip Plannerp. 9
Arrive Looking Greatp. 14
Making a Hotel Room a Homep. 15
Airline Discountersp. 15
Family Travel Agents, Tour Guides and Publicationsp. 17
Mickey's Land on a Mouse's Budget--Saving Big in Tourist Hot Spotsp. 19
Traveling in Developing Countriesp. 20
Top Ten Tips for Travellersp. 26
Vacation Scrapbooksp. 29
Safety Issuesp. 31
Playing It Safe on Vacationp. 31
Have a Safe Trip at Home and Abroadp. 31
Health Issuesp. 39
Health and Illness Overseasp. 39
Sweet Dreams for Road Warriorsp. 41
A Natural Strategy for Beating Jet Lagp. 42
2 Traveling Tips by Age Groupp. 43
Infantp. 43
Go Baby Gop. 43
Childp. 46
Entertaining Children on the Road Can Be Fun and Educational For Allp. 46
Games on the Roadp. 49
Toys for the Roadp. 50
Teenp. 51
Traveling with Your Teensp. 51
Seniorp. 55
Traveling with Grandkidsp. 55
Grandparent/Grandkid Tripsp. 56
3 Travelin' Foodp. 59
Tipsp. 59
Feeding Kids on the Roadp. 59
Picnicking on the Roadp. 63
Cookie Jarp. 64
Chocolate Chip Cookiesp. 64
Chocolate Maple Nut Barsp. 65
Ginger Cookiesp. 66
Grandmother's Old Fashioned Sugar Cookiesp. 66
Jill's Cowboy Cookiesp. 67
Mexican Wedding Cakesp. 67
Mom's Molasses Cookiesp. 68
Raspberry Walnut Barsp. 68
Snacksp. 69
Carrot-Zucchini Breadp. 69
Orange Date Breadp. 69
Laurel's Honey Cakep. 70
Aunt Carrie's Hungarian Coffee Cakep. 70
Home Made Cheese Crackersp. 71
Picnicp. 72
Picnic Pastap. 72
Old-Time Popcorn Ballsp. 73
Banana Chocolate Chip Breadp. 73
Ray House Lemon Loafp. 74
Secret Toffeep. 75
Wacky Cakep. 75
4 Road Scholarsp. 77
Educating Kids on the Roadp. 77
Road Scholarsp. 79
Correspondence Schoolsp. 84
Sources for Educational Books and Toysp. 85
Living History Introductionp. 85
Getting Back to Your Rootsp. 88
The Regional Archives Systemp. 91
Living History Museumsp. 92
Children's Museums in the U.S.A.p. 95
Science Museumsp. 97
5 Regional Destinations--U.S.A.p. 115
New Englandp. 116
Eastern Seaboardp. 118
Southeastp. 122
Bluegrass Countryp. 126
Midwestp. 128
Great Lakes/North Centralp. 131
Mountain Statesp. 134
Southwestp. 137
Pacific Statesp. 141
Hawaii and Alaskap. 146
6 The Great Outdoorsp. 149
Sportsp. 149
Backpacking with Kidsp. 149
Bicycling with Kidsp. 151
Golf with Kidsp. 152
Hikingp. 154
Sailing and Canoeingp. 156
Family Cruise Round-Upp. 158
Skiing with Kidsp. 161
Watersportsp. 165
Parks and Campingp. 167
U.S. National Parksp. 169
Theme Parks Across the U.S.A.p. 196
Campingp. 209
Adventurep. 216
Adventure Travel Companiesp. 217
Various Alternativesp. 229
Family Reunionp. 229
Planning a Family Reunion Vacationp. 230
Farms and Ranchesp. 233
7 Smart Shoppingp. 263
Shopping on the Roadp. 263
Introduction to Outlet Shoppingp. 265
History of Outletsp. 265
Hints for Successful Outlet Shopping Tripsp. 266
"Outlet Bound's" Randy Marksp. 268
8 Accommodations Family Stylep. 269
Recommended Family Resortsp. 269
Shopping for a Kid-Friendly Hotelp. 389
Condo Vacationsp. 390
All-Inclusive Resorts--The Hassle-Free Optionp. 408
Home Exchange Informationp. 410
Discover Home Exchange--A Great Way For Family Travelp. 410
After Both Homeowners Have Decided to Swap Homesp. 415
Before the Exchangep. 416
After the Home Exchangep. 417
Hostels at Home and Abroadp. 418
Youth Hostels Are for Families, Toop. 418
Bibliographyp. 429