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    Kids Stuff + Travel & Educational Games  (Scroll down for Movie examples)

    AreYouGame  Site has Game "Reviews" to help you choose.

    Huge Selection of Games and Puzzles categorized by Age, Interests, Favorites, and "Deals"

    Fun Site just to Browse!

    Brain Quest Sates Geography game from AreYouGame

    Brain Quest States Geography game - Age 8+
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    Many Kids Travel Games, Activities, Books, Movies, & Music for discounts at Amazon & Overstock + Kids & Family CD's & DVD's

    Search for "Kids Travel Games" for some good new and Used "Trip Saver" Choices.
    To Amazon Pg for all types of Children's Music + CD's & DVD's with search

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    The Are We There Yet? : Travel Games for Kids
    by Richard Salter - a "Top Pick!"

    Variety of fun Travel Activities for children ages six to sixty. Well Illustrated - fits in glove compartment. Five Star Average Customer Review on Amazon.

    Used available from about $4

    Many other Kids Travel Games choices available on Amazon -- or search for anything on Amazon

    4 - CD Set

    Sung by Kids. Many popular Kids songs that Adults will remember and that Kids love. Four CD's great for long trips.

    4.5 Star Avg Customer Review Rating on Amazon

    Used often available from about $16

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    Kids Music Selections with Star Customer Rating Reviews

    Amazon has excellent prices on New and Used
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    Ratatouille (2007)

    An hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down

    4.5 Star Customer Rating

    Can earn Disney Reward points on Disney DVD purchases

    Search Amazon for CD's, DVD's
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    Vacation Guide Books + Vacation, Travel, & Kids Magazines

    To Search for Florida Vacation Guide Books on Amazon. -- Or search for variety of New & Used items from 31 product Categories on Amazon

    Two Top Pick Examples at Amazon
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    Our "Top Pick" Florida and Florida Beaches Guide Book - Great resource!
    - Sometimes Used Guides available here for less

    Definately - Our "Top Pick" Virginia Beach Guide Book - Great resource!
    Often Used Guides available here for less

    To Amazon Search for Virginia Beach Travel Guide - Can also check out the Used Options for some really great deals!

    Some Top Pick Magazine examples

    Get a FREE poster and FREE issue of Zoobooks magazine!
    Great travel activity for Kids of all ages

    FREE Elephants Zoobook! FREE Tiger Poster!

    Each Zoobooks Issue spotlights a different animal - great pictures!
    Magazine has won several Parents' and Teachers' awards.

    - OR -
    Ranger Rick for Kids Magazine

    For children ages 7 and up. Facts, photos and outdoor adventures that help kids hone reading skills and develop a better appreciation for nature. Amazon has free
    e-mailable Gift Cards.

    4.5 Star Average Customer Review on Amazon

    Travel 50 & Beyond

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    OR - Check out
    National Geographic Traveler

    Has you-are-there photography.
    Focuses on travel mainly within the US and Canada. Personal travel, food and restaurants, good places to stay, adventure, ecotourism, & road trips.

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    Click on black "Amazon" Bar to go to a Current Specials Page +
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    Travel - Air Fares - Car Rentals - Hotels - Getaways - Cruises

       Can easily Compare your Discounted Vacation Travel Options Here Before you Decide . . .   Travelocity is biggest volume travel site on Net - easy to use Site + good deals.  Orbitz sometimes beats Travelocity slightly on price for certain flights. Orbitz is owned by 5 airlines. Expedia & Priceline are also often very competitive.

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    Orbitz Discounted Vacation Packages

    Cheap Airfare, Hotels, Car Rentals, Vacations, Getaways, & Cruises
    at Expedia Travel

    Last minute travel deals and vacation packages at!


    TripAdvisor for User Reviews and Comparison Deals on Hotels
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    Read candid user reviews and get 90+ Virginia Beach Resorts ranked by popularity with comparison pricing at this link: Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor for Virginia Beach Hotels & Vacation Condo Rentals 
    Click on the Green "B & B/Inns" tab on above page for Info & User Ratings on Virginia Beach area Bed and Breakfasts and Inns.

    Read candid user reviews and see 26 Cocoa Beach Resorts ranked by popularity with comparison pricing at this link:  Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor for Cocoa Beach Hotels & Florida Vacation Beach Rentals. Oceanfront and non oceanfront listings shown. 
      Click on the Green "B & B/Inns" tab on above page for Info & User Ratings on a Cocoa beach area Bed and Breakfast.


    Travel Electronics:  GPS systems - Portable DVD Players
    Car Satellite Radios - search All Products - Digital Cameras

    Amazon Travel Electronics Deals - or search All Categories


    This link goes to an Amazon page listing of Travel DVD Players at discounted prices with Amazon customer Star Ratings + Can search for anything on Amazon.

    They have excellent service + very helpful Customer "Star" Ratings and Reviews + Frequent promotions of various types. Amazon Listing: To GPS & Navigation Electronics listing at Amazon - All Types + current special discounts  + can search for wide variety of new & used items in over 30 categories

    Some Portable GPS  & Travel Electronics Examples at Amazon
    (Digital Cameras below)

    Portable GPS

    (After using a Garmin Nuvi on 3 road trips -- you need one of these!!!)

    Our Current Top Pick Check Mark Personal Travel GPS -

    Garmin nĂ¼vi 770 GPS Navigator and Personal Travel Assistant

    - (What we would get today if we we had to replace our current Garmin Nuvi 360 GPS -4/11/09 - If you do not need Europe Maps, get the 760 Nuvi Model.)

    4 Star Average Amazon Customer Rating
    - over 100 User Reviews

    Note that if can you get your preferred Travel GPS direct from Amazon, often get free shipping.

    To GPS & Navigation Electronics listing at Amazon - All Types + current special discounts

    More Portable GPS Unit Choices below

    Portable GPS (cont)

    Garmin nüvi 360 3.5-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator

    This the GPS Unit we have used for over 2 years. We have been very pleased with it on three recent long road trips.

    4.5 Star Average Amazon Customer Rating
    - over 500 User Reviews

    We think that a portable pocket model GPS is a "Must Have" feature so you can move the GPS unit from car to car -- or use in a rental car or even carry with you on a scenic nature hike so you can always find your way back.

    You also can pre "Favorite" many of your POI and Lodging destinations ahead of time before leave home while sitting on your couch watching TV.

    (Also can use a portable model on hikes and for fun GeoCaching -- or just finding your way back to your Motel after eating out in a unfamiliar town!)

    Portable DVD Players

    Watch for User Ratings of over 4.0 + Reviews that say screen is sharp and bright - An important Feature if viewing in back seat of car in daytime.

       Photo Image CDs and JPEG image viewing are also handy features

      Bigger 9" or more screen is worth paying a little more for + much better when more than one view.

    All Brands Portable DVD Players Listing with Prices + Amazon Customer Star Ratings

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    Portable GPS Units - all brands
    (Click your "reload Page" button or hit F5 key to see some different choices)

    Search Amazon for Travel Electronics
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    Watch for a page to be added to this US Vacations Guide Site on planning your
    driving road trip vacation using Google Online Maps + your Portable GPS.

    Digital Cameras with Gene's "Reviews"  (+ "Fast" Memory Cards)

    Frankly I'm a big Canon Powershot fan, but there are some links to other brands below. My "old" Canon Powershot A70 took over 11,200 photos and was always just carried in my pocket Vs in a case before the "take Picture" button finally gave out.

    Amazon User Reviews are highly recommended for product that has been out long enough to get over 10 User Reviews & ratings. (I don't like being a "pioneer user" on any new product -- like to read other User's reviews and ratings before buy.)

    Our Top Digital Camera Picks! Check Mark

    Well User Reviewed handy "pants pocked sized" Canon PowerShot SX230HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with a built in
    14x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and a wide angle lens + 1080 pixels wide HD Video with Stero sound.

    Has a F3.1 lens, so usually will need flash when shooting indoors.

    The Canon SX230HS also has a GPS Photo Location Tracker that puts the location where you took your photo in the photo image file so you can later view where your photos were taken on a map using Canon Software.


    Canon Powershot SX120 IS -10MP
    Has 10x built in optically stabliized zoom + good video capability &
    Good Amazon User Reviews!
    + is smaller "Pants Pocket" or "Small Purse" sized!
    (But, if don't mind a larger camera,
    check out the SX30IS with
    35x Zoom to the right!)

    The SX120IS has Image Stabilization & Face Detection Technology + ability to take 640 Pixels wide 30 fps videos. (Not HD)

    SX120IS has a less low-light optical image stabilized lens (f/2.8) than the f/2.0 aperture lens in the SD4000 IS Canon
    in the right column

    -- The SX120IS will take good no-flash pictures
    in many indoor light conditions,
    just not in as low light as
    can do with the SD4000 IS
    Canon to the far right
    for a slightly higher price

    This well reviewed camera is a good value for the features
    -- and will fit in your pants pocket or a small purse if "portability" is important to you.

    Like fact that this camera
    still uses easy to find
    AA batteries

    The newer SX230HS above also has a GPS Photo Location Tracker + a built in 14x Optical Zoom and
    1080 pixels wide HD Video

    See the larger SX30IS to the
    right for much more zoom
    + HD Video -- just not
    as "portable"

    A very close second Pick larger Digital Camera!

    MANY great features
    -- IF you don't mind the larger physical size!
    (New Model Oct 2010 - replaces SX20IS which had 20x zoom)

    35x Image Stabilized Optical zoom built in means this thicker and
    larger sized Canon camera
    is much too big for "Pants Pocket"
    size so will have to carry it
    in a case

    -- but imagine the versitility of a 35x built in zoom + a F2.7 Lens in the same camera!

    Canon Powershot SX30 IS-14 MP

    Full featured Powershot Digital
    - 35x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
    Has a a f/2.7 Lens so will
    do fairly well on no-flash pictures
    in low light conditions
    (but not as good as a f/2.0 lens like the SD4000 below.)

    + It will take HD Videos and gets very good Digital
    Canon Camera Reviews by Users!

    The SX30-IS has a LOT of features for the money - Check out the great Reviews & Ratings + see the User comments !


    Less built in zoom (3.8x), but the Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS Digital Camera with a optical image stabalized f/2.0 Lens will take
    great no-flash pictures in
    low light conditions
    + it is very compact
    -- and it will take HD Videos!


    Fast and reliable reasonably priced Camera Memory cards that get good User Reviews
    -- Including Mine!
    "Fast" [100x] means that photos save faster to your camera so you can take more back-to-back snapshots & you usually use less batteries + photos copy much faster to your computer.

    Use the helpful User Ratings and Reviews to help choose your
    Top Pick Digital Camera

    Sony Digital Cameras
    (Click your "reload Page" button or hit F5 key to see some different choices)

    Kodak Digital Cameras

    Panasonic Digital Cameras

    Fuji Digital Cameras

    Search Amazon for Digital Cameras
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    Vacation Photography Enthusiasts -- See our New page with 5 "Non-Technical" Digital Scenic Vacation & Landscape Photography Tips
    Newer link on Virginia Beach Time Shares pg - 5 Basic Tips we have learned on How to Take Good Photos on Vacations + Travel & Vacation Photography Tips. 

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    I have many domains "parked" at GoDaddy that are set to forward to various pages on my Web Sites and that are used as easy to remember "Forwarding" domains to use in "type in" promotions, word of mouth advertising, watermarks on Photos, etc.

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    Family & Kids Movie DVD Discounts + Kids Music DVD Discounts & Music CD's - Reviews and Deals - Top Picks Page

     Vacation & Travel Discounts Magazines - Wide selection at good discounts - Top Picks

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    Airline Reservation Discounts - Our Site's Top Pick Online Airline Flights Discounts Merchants and Auto Rentals Discounts - Online Travel Site Discount Comparisons.

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    Please send us your Online Merchants Reviews of any good online Merchant Sources which have good discounts and are reliable which you have discovered that are not mentioned here. Send to us on our Your Top Picks & Comments Page. Thanks!

    I have found Amazon (to Vacation Guides search + search all) to be a great source for a wide variety of new and used items at good prices -- not just books. To Amazon Kids Music + Search All

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