Road Trip

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Canada, Cheap Vacation, Cruise, Health, Insurance & Safety, Kids Club, Multigen, North America, Road Trip, Spa & Wellness, Tips & Documents, USA, Watersports

Canada And US Partner To Clarify Border Regulations

U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Canada Border Services Agency recently joined efforts to remind travelers of document requirements to travel into both countries.

Frequent travelers know that regulations have changed steadily since 9/11 and keeping up with them is a challenge. Fortunately for families, both agencies want to make border crossings during the busy summer vacation season -- or any holiday -- faster, easier and dare they say it – “more enjoyable.” 

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Author: Noelle Yeager

Tags : Camping, Canada, Cheap Vacation, Eco-Tourism, Hiking, Kids, Maine, Multigen, Museums & Culture, National Parks, North America, Road Trip, Teens, USA, Watersports

Two Nation Road Trip, Maine to New Brunswick

Looking for a fun way to experience the beauty of North America’s Atlantic coast? Try the two nation vacation from Maine in the US to New Brunswick in Canada for scenic seascapes (and some world-class seafood).  It’s also a family-friendly eco-escape that will introduce you to the natural Northeast.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Baby, Cheap Vacation, Road Trip, Shopping

Baby Products For Baby In The Car

The summer road trip requires heavy duty preparation if you're going to have a baby in the car. You want to be sure to have all the conveniences and best baby products, but not tons of useless luggage and gear. 

Since a lot of baby products come my way, it's been fun to put together the ultimate gift basket for a girlfriend who's expecting. True, she's expecting, not planning a tour of the national parks, but I know that by next summer she'll be grateful she has these items.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Cheap Vacation, Europe, France, Museums & Culture, Road Trip, Teens

The Road to Cannes: Aix to Cannesdemonium

My account of our family vacation in the south of France continues.  After 3 days of bliss and quiet at le Mas des Etoiles in Provence, we were almost in Cannes.

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Author: John Manton

Tags : Cheap Vacation, Europe, Ireland, Multigen, Road Trip

Ireland is Our Land

It must have been the "Luck of the Irish" rubbing off on us when three generations of our clan set down at Dublin airport to sunny 70°F (21°C) weather... and it stayed that way for the entire week. That wasn't the only miracle. It was just as amazing that our family of six, ranging in age from 11 to 70, had managed to get here at all when the only common denominator amongst us was a desire to visit "The Emerald Isle."

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Cheap Vacation, Europe, France, Multigen, Road Trip, Teens

Road to Cannes - Exploring Provence

Awakening in le Mas des Etoiles, a farmhouse whose white sheers blow in carrying the lavender scented breeze and chatter of morning birds is quite disorienting to a family of New Yorkers who live 12 stories above the police sirens and passing ambulances.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Blogs, Cheap Vacation, Europe, France, Luxury Options, Multigen, Road Trip, Spa & Wellness, Teens

Road to Cannes - Our Hotel de Charme in Provence

It's only our second day on a family vacation to the Cannes Film Festival and we're in the chill phase before the Cannesdemonium, as my clever friend calls it.

From Marseilles, a borrowed Garmin GPS has taken us an hour out of our way, compensating for a brief detour by rerouting our rental Renault to a highway to... where?  We pull off to regain the trail, peruse the enormous fold-out Michelin map we'd already torn at home in the trip planning phase, and give up.  Gunning the engine, popping the clutch, we race to 110kph and we're off.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Blogs, Cheap Vacation, Europe, France, Road Trip, Teens

Road to Cannes - Exploring Marseilles

Marseilles is not as bad as I've heard.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Cheap Vacation, Custom Trip Planning, Kids, North America, Road Trip, Teens, USA

Favorite Resources For Planning Family Road Trips

Planning a family road trip is a major undertaking, but it's one of the best value and most rewarding family vacations you can do. After all, you've got your own wheels (and a place to sleep if need be), the open road, time on your hands, serendipity, resources to keep you out of trouble, and limitless forms of entertainment to make the miles fly by.

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Biking, California, Camping, Cheap Vacation, Custom Trip Planning, Eco-Tourism, Hiking, Kids, National Parks, North America, Road Trip, USA

Custom Itinerary: San Francisco And Yosemite on Tight Budget

Q.  Cathy P. and family of St. Peters, Missouri are visiting San Francisco and Yosemite National Park and want budget hotel and sightseeing ideas along the way.

A.  Thank you for your note requesting itinerary planning advice for your upcoming trip to California.  As we understand it, you will be flying from Missouri with a 6, 15, and 18 year-old, then visiting San Francisco and Yosemite, driving in between.

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