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EPISODE 28

Traveling with Other People’s Kids: The Niece Project

You don’t have to have your own kids to share the gift of travel.

No kids of your own? No problem! Traveling with your nieces and nephews is a wonderful way to build relationships with them.
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EPISODE 27

Capturing Family Vacation Memories

There are a few key ingredients that go into creating lasting family vacation memories.

Journey Jotter Books helps you build a travel journal as unique as your child, no matter what your destination or budget.
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EPISODE 26

Mother and Daughter Vacations

Don’t wait until those rocky teen years start taking one-on-one trips with your kids.

In celebration of Mother’s Day, this episode of Family Travel Radio is all about planning and taking mother/daughter vacations. Family travel writer and podcaster Tamara Gruber is our guest.
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EPISODE 25, Part 5:

Britain With Kids: Moments That Mattered

This episode is part of Aaron Schlein’s podcast series recapping a real-life family adventure through London and the UK.

In this final installment, Aaron recaps the moments that mattered most from his family’s trip to Britain.
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EPISODE 25, Part 4:

Family Accommodations in Britain: The AirBnB Experience

This episode is part of Aaron Schlein’s podcast series recapping a real-life family adventure through London and the UK.

In this episode, Aaron discusses things to consider when selecting an Airbnb for your family in Britain.
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EPISODE 25, Part 3:

Britain From Behind the Wheel

This episode is part of Aaron Schlein’s podcast series recapping a real-life family adventure through London and the UK.

In this episode, Aaron discusses tips and tactics for driving in Britain with your family. He goes into great detail about overcoming the challenge of driving on the left side of the road.
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EPISODE 25, Part 2:

A Family Day Trip to Stonehenge

This episode is part of Aaron Schlein’s podcast series recapping a real-life family adventure through London and the UK.

In this episode, Aaron discusses his family’s full-day road trip to Stonehenge. Was it worth it?
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EPISODE 25, Part 1:

Exploring London With Kids

This episode is part of Aaron Schlein’s podcast series recapping a real-life family adventure through London and the UK.

In this episode, Aaron discusses how jet lag impacted the start of his family’s trip as well as the highs and lows of exploring London with his kids.
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EPISODE 24:

Britain: A Practically Perfect Family Vacation

Family Travel Radio is headed to Britain!

Aaron will be airing daily recaps of his family’s trip to Britain on Family Travel Radio. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already. Aaron is also taking over the FTA’s social media during his family’s trip to London.
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EPISODE 23:

Fiji: Where Happiness Finds Your Family

A transformational experience awaits your family in Fiji. Take home beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.

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EPISODE 22:

Autism-Friendly Family Vacations

Travel is possible for ALL families—even for those with disabilities.

Many travel agents and destinations are becoming accessible to families with children with Autism and other Special Needs. There are more family vacation options than ever before!

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EPISODE 21:

Ethical Animal Experiences for Families

What better way to connect with your family on vacation than by sharing a volunteer adventure overseas!?

Animal Experience International offers safe, ethical, and authentic volunteer experiences. They only partner with locally run conservation and animal programs and make sure that all volunteering absolutely does help the animals and the environment.

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EPISODE 20:

Finding the Right Resort For Your Family

What is your family’s ideal resort experience?

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EPISODE 19:

Family Scuba Diving Vacations

Family SCUBA vacations are easy, fun, and memorable for everyone.

At Kids Sea Camp, you can help save sharks from extinction, restore ancient corals, explore sunken wrecks, jungle bike through a 200-year-old sugar plantation, take off on a magical cruise around Darwin’s Arch, kayak the Rock Islands of Palau and dive below the majestic Pitons of St. Lucia.

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EPISODE 18:

Family Accommodations: Resort Residences

Resort residences offer families the space of a home and the amenities of a hotel—without the commitment of a timeshare.

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EPISODE 17:

Barcelona for Families

Barcelona is family friendly and a great experience for kids of all ages.

This episode is all about Barcelona, Spain for families. If you’re planning a family vacation to Spain, be sure to include Barcelona! Barcelona also makes a great option when you have just a week in the winter or spring

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EPISODE 16:

Family Cruise Vacations: There’s Something For Everyone!

Show your kids the world. Unpack once.

Once upon a time, cruising was reserved for the very wealthy. These days, cruise ships have become destinations of their own with lovely accommodations, top-notch dining, and activities for the whole family. Throw in a few exotic ports of call, and the question becomes: is there a better family vacation?

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EPISODE 15:

Fearlessly Planning a Family Vacation

You don’t have to lose your mind planning the perfect family vacation.

VacationKids.com demonstrates how she helps her clients fearlessly navigate the planning of a multi-generational trip. This episode was recorded live on stage at the New York Times Travel Show in New York City.

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EPISODE 14:

Affordable and Fun International Air Travel for Families

One airline is changing the game when it comes to affordable international family vacations.

Norwegian Air offers irresistibly low fares that allow parents to take their kids overseas without breaking the bank—or sacrificing safety and comfort. Anders Lindström joins us to chat about everything you need to know about your Norwegian Air experience. We’ll also check out a fun new book from Lonely Planet Kids that prepares little ones for air travel by teaching them all about how airports work.

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EPISODE 13:

I Love NY Family Vacations

New York State is the ideal vacation destination for families with fun and unique experiences for all ages and interests from year-round outdoor activities, to cultural institutions, to exciting adventures, to one-of-a-kind, world-class attractions that you can’t find anywhere else.

Ross Levi, Executive Director and Vice President of the Division of Tourism at Empire State Development, leads the iconic I LOVE NEW YORK tourism program and helps coordinate marketing efforts to increase awareness and promote statewide tourism visitation.

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EPISODE 12:

Affordable Family Vacations: Mindset is the Key

Life-changing family vacations don’t have to break the bank. Make every day an adventure, and your kids will love being wherever they are.

In this episode, Erin Kirkland joins us to discuss affordable family vacations that don’t forsake adventure or meaningful experiences. Erin is an author, freelance writer, and Alaska’s only family travel journalist. Her guidebook series titled Alaska On the Go is required reading for families exploring the 49th state with children.

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EPISODE 11:

Accessible Family Vacations: Traveling “Curb Free” With Cory Lee

Family Travel Radio is all about helping families overcome obstacles that limit family vacation options. Today we tackle one of those obstacles head on: accessibility.

Cory was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at the age of two, and doctors told Sandy that he would never walk. Did that stop them from traveling the world together? Nope. Cory and Sandy have visited six continents together. While it may be difficult at times, they’re determined to show others that anything is possible with enough determination.

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EPISODE 10:

The Secrets To Traveling With Reluctant Teens

Can it be true? Your teenager says he would rather spend time with friends than travel with you. Here’s how to take the vacation of a lifetime with your reluctant teen.

In this episode of Family Travel Radio, we’re speaking with a leading authority on traveling with teens who don’t want to travel with you. Shellie Bailey-Shah from KidTripster holds nothing back in talking about why teenagers may not want to travel with their parents. Then, Shellie shares nine specific actions you can take to win over your disinterested teen.

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EPISODE 9:

Dude Ranch Vacations for Families

Dude Ranch vacations offer authentic, transformational experiences for children and adults.

Guests: Leah Bright & Bryce Street from the Dude Ranchers’ Association; Russell True from White Stallion Ranch

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EPISODE 8:

Flying with babies and toddlers (You’ve Got This!)

Flying with babies and toddlers is about more than just survival.

In this episode of Family Travel Radio, we’re tackling one of the greatest fears for parents when it comes to travel: flying with babies and toddlers. Trish McDermott joins us to share her hard-won wisdom about savoring the experience of flying with your tiniest travelers.

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EPISODE 7:

Multi-Generational Travel: Making The Most Of Your Most Valuable Assets

Experience the magic that happens when the generations come together for an unforgettable family trip.

Whether it’s simple or exotic, the shared experience of a family vacation is a powerful way to bring the generations together. In this episode, travel advisor Jessica Griscavage shares the best ways to plan your multi-generational family trip and start making memories.

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EPISODE 6:

Off the Beaten Path: Washington, DC & Dingle, Ireland

Family Travel Radio is veering off the main road to explore the hidden treasures that await your family in Washington, DC and Dingle, Ireland.

Today on Family Travel Radio, we’re traveling off the beaten path in two popular family destinations on opposite sides of the Atlantic. First up, Keryn Means from Walking on Travels guides us through some of hidden treasures in her hometown of Washington DC. Then, we’ll continue with Keryn across the pond to explore Dingle Ireland. Pay close attention as Keryn shares a beautiful example of the magical discoveries you can make when you toss the guidebook aside, and simply see where the road takes you when exploring a new place. Spoiler alert: Keryn’s story involves a galaxy far, far away.

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EPISODE 5:

Emerging Family Destinations: Cuba, Iceland & Zimbabwe

Cuba, Iceland, and Zimbabwe may not immediately jump into your mind when you think about ideal family travel destinations. That is about to change.

This episode of Family Travel Radio is all about emerging family destinations. You’ll meet a panel of entertaining and knowledgeable family travel experts who will educate and excite you about three unique countries that have emerged as world-class destinations for families—Cuba, Iceland, and Zimbabwe. This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at the 2018 Family Travel Association Summit in Bermuda.

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EPISODE 4:

Family Road Trips: Bring Back the Magic

Family Travel Radio is hitting the highway to rediscover the magic of the family road trip.

Today on Family Travel Radio, we’re talking about family road trips. Caroline Beteta from Visit California shares several of her favorite family adventures on the roads of the Golden State, as well as some exciting news about one of California’s most iconic highways. Later, we’ll chat with the “King of the Road Trip” himself, author Richard Ratay. Richard shares some of his secrets for recreating the magical family road trips of yesteryear.

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EPISODE 3:

Unique Tours: Wild Africa & Mystical Peru

Discover two unique and life-changing family tours in this first installment of the “Unique Tours” series on Family Travel Radio.

Kelly Rossiter from Tauck is our guide as we travel to Africa for a life-changing family safari. Then, we’ll head to mystical Peru and explore the wondrous Machu Picchu with our kids.

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EPISODE 2:

Angkor Wat & Ancient Wonders for Families

Explore the temples of Angkor Wat and other ancient wonders with your family in this episode of Family Travel Radio.

Today on Family Travel Radio, we’re traveling to one of the majestic ancient wonders of the world—the temples of Ankor Wat in Cambodia.

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EPISODE 1:

Family Travel Radio is on the Air

Aaron Schlein chats with FTA President & Founder, Rainer Jenss, about his vision for Family Travel Radio.

Family Travel Radio helps families like yours discover the world of possibilities that family travel has to offer. At the Family Travel Association, we celebrate the power travel has to change children’s lives. We’re here to deliver the inspiration and information you need to share the power of travel with the children in your life.

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