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  • It hasn't been voted the "World's Best Waterpark" for 19 years for nothing; Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort is a fun, imaginative, aquatic entertainment center. Since its opening in 1979, the 70-acre resort in New Braunfels, Texas -– both an amusement park and a hotel with 238 rooms -– has been one...

  • What started out in 1969 as a 3,000-acre tract of land for a brewery on the James River in Virginia is now home to what some consider the most beautiful theme park in America, Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Here, you’ll not only be awed by the metal creatures of epic proportions and dizzying...

  • I happened to stumble upon an article, while browsing through the internet, about the worst tourist traps that people have ever experienced in their life. My mind automatically wandered to some of the tourist destinations, that turned out to be a trap for me. I work as a travel blogger for Tours in...

  • We took an adventure last summer. That was our first multiday bicycle tour without a car. We took ferry from Germany to Bornholm, Denmark, then we rode for 6 days around island of Bornholm. During the trip we recorded vlog with our adventures. Interested in details? Please visit our blog,...

  • Almost everyone these days seems to be writing about Panama City as a hip new travel destination in Central America. There’s good reason -- it’s within a seven hour flight from both coasts of the U.S. and Copa Airlines has aggressively expanded to market itself, and Panama City (its hub), as a...

  • There was a time not long ago when a family visit to Colonial Williamsburg meant living a, shall we say…  dated lifestyle.  Many parents, especially those with tweens and teens who bore easily, pushed off a visit to Virginia’s Historic Triangle until their empty nester years. That’s no longer...

  • For some, traveling with a child throughout Europe can equate to a huge challenge; for others, it can be the journey of a lifetime. But to make a truly memorable time for every member of the family, it is worth planning a trip to a location which was already visited by travelers with children....

  • It's always easier to feel disconnected as family members juggle work, school, kids, home, social gatherings and several other activities. But there are some simple things that can bring the members closer — playing an indoor game, going for a hike or picnic, or cooking a meal together. One of the...

  • I have been an avid surfer since I was a kid, so when my wife and I vacation with Hannah, now 2, I expect to go surfing. The Surf N' Sand Resort (877/741-5908, 949/497-4477) is at 1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. It's a very family-friendly resort not far from our home that we love...

  • A weak economy drives families (and all travelers) to seek value-driven vacations, which often means a Staycation, or travel in one’s own back yard. On the positive side, this kind of travel fosters a sense of community, lets people "vacation" more often and discover their own city, while saving...

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