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Looking for a taste of small town America? The old-fashioned coastal village of Bath, Maine may be just the idyllic family summer vacation you crave. A dear friend recently moved to Bath, Maine and graciously invited my family and me to spend a weekend exploring the area. We would be looking for...

If your kids want to meet a Wookie or a Jedi, why not plan an Orlando family vacation to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this spring for the annual Star Wars Weekends. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for an expanded five week period (from May 16 to June 15), Walt Disney World's movie-themed park...

Enjoy charm, history, music, adventure and great food - all with a French accent -during a weekend rail trip to Quebec City in Quebec province, Canada. Many Americans think of Francophone Canada as a way to get a slice of Europe that's much closer to home, but you'll soon find that it has a unique...

Saratoga Springs, nestled between the Catskill and Adirondack Mountain ranges in Upstate New York, has been on the tourist map ever since health conscious visitors first arrived to “take” the salubrious, mineral-rich waters of its natural springs. Today, families will enjoy Saratoga’s all-American...

Coastal Virginia has untold pleasures in store for those who care to savor them while enjoying the region's beauty and each other. I come from a family of water lovers. We used to live in California within range of the Pacific Ocean, which we would visit and pay tribute to regularly. Now that we...

Camelbeach is the Camelback Mountain ski resort's summer attraction and even on a grey day, when no amount of will-power could get the mercury above the mid-60s, Camelbeach proved to be fun, lively and family-friendly with plenty of activities that kept us moving instead of shivering!  After...

From playing on the "SC" Boardwalk in summer to apple picking in the fall, family vacations south of San Francisco happen in seaside, surfing-crazed Santa Cruz. When most people think of excursions from San Francisco, their compass points north toward the wine valleys of Napa, the rocky coast north...

If you're like our family, one of first things you do after searching for the coolest and most unusual attractions and events in town is find tickets. Finding tickets is great, finding them at a discount is even better. Who doesn't like a live performance, special festival, seasonally themed event...

Since New York State just approved casino gambling outside of Native American lands, I wanted to explore how this affects travel with kids to New York's resort areas. The Mount Airy Casino Resort, which opened a few years ago in the Poconos, is an example of family resorts turned casinos, and I...

Philadelphia, Greek for “city of brotherly love,” really is perfect for a city-focused family getaway with kids of any age. Running the gamut from stirring American history sites, to arts and culture geared to every member of the family, to outdoor spaces waiting to be explored, “Philly” will leave...

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