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We love the winter season, when holiday lights, Christmas decorations, colorfully wrapped presents and the most imaginative retail displays overtake downtowns around the world, regardless of whether there’s sun or snow outside. It’s the time for a New Year’s getaway, or maybe visiting relatives,...

You don’t have to go far to find fun things to do when you plan a family vacation to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, a large suburb of Philadelphia, conveniently located 75 miles from New York City and close to Trenton, New Jersey.  In Bucks County, your family will learn about its rich history and how...

Discover patriot history in the Valley Forge area, not far from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you'll be delighted to see how history comes to life for all ages. When I told a friend from college that I was visiting Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, she scrunched her nose and commented, "Oh - that's...

Spend a weekend in Floyd or Galax watching fiddle pickers perform and you fall in love with bluegrass, the lively melody of The Crooked Road in southern Virginia. This route that's dotted with music history highlights and performance venues overlaps much of the Blue Ridge Parkway and has really put...

Fall foliage tours and affordable leaf peeking road trips can be easily planned, and you'll probably find a fall festival to make it a fun day's outing or weekend getaway for the family. Here is a How-To, Where-To guide to see leaf color changing en route. Most of the US is open for viewing but...

On our last day in Vancouver Lesley and Lucas went to the Aquarium while Arwyn and I napped in the Jeep. Lucas came out of there pretty grumpy, saying he was bumped, pushed and jostled too much. It was real, real busy. We then went to Granville Island and checked out the "Kids Only Market" and...

Welcome to Routes 1 and A1A, the twin coastal roads along the Atlantic coast between Jacksonville and Key West that provide a great beach getaway road trip. U.S. Route 1 runs along the eastern coast of the United States for more than 2,000 miles between Key West, Florida and Fort Kent, Maine....

Corporate consolidation and price wars have diminished the customer experience with most car rentals, so it’s great to see a company like Hertz devoting attention to family needs. How many of us have waited on interminable rental car lines while our kids topple the luggage and lean on the rental...

If you’re looking for healthy, organic and easily transportable snacks that you’re kids will enjoy, don’t despair. You have a few options that will satisfy everyone in the family without leaving too much of a mess. Pre-Packed Organic?  Apple Snacks for Kids Crunch Pak, for example, offers a...

Q. Darlene K. of Poway, California asks for recommended campgrounds to accommodate her 28-foot-long RV on the route between her home and Yellowstone. A. Thank you for your inquiry about campgrounds along the route from San Diego in California to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming/Montana.   This...

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