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Twister slide on Carnival Sunrise's Waterworks Pool Deck
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Trending: Taking the Kids on a Cruise

Is a family cruise on your vacation wish list? It turns out that the vast majority of people recently surveyed about vacations who have never been on a cruise — 94 percent — said they’d like to try cruising. The cruise trends survey of 1,000 Americans 18 and older was sponsored by Carnival Corporation. It’s easy to see why. The 30 million people expected to cruise this year will tell...

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Cincinnati Observatory
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Drive Me To The Moon In Ohio

If anyone in the family has caught the space bug, make Ohio your road trip destination and explore America’s space heritage in style. Did you know that Ohio, homeland of the Wright Brothers and a few dozen astronauts, calls itself the Birthplace of Aviation (and, by extension, space travel)? The state, within a day's drive of 60 percent of the U.S. population, is promoting its

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Crystal Cove Beach and pool
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A Cultural Immersion at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels, Barbados

  My beach-loving family and I have vacationed at numerous all-inclusive hotels throughout the Caribbean. Clear blue-green water, clean sand and laidback family fun are unifying factors. As beautiful as these tropical paradises are, they often lack a sense of place. There’s a uniform feel to many of these resorts that can make it hard to distinguish exactly which Caribbean country you are...

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headboards at Sirata Beach Resort.
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Relaxing in 361 Days of Sunshine at Sirata Beach Resort

"You picked a fantastic weekend to come down, though there's really no bad time around here," our driver told us on the way from the Tampa Airport to St. Petersburg's family-friendly Sirata Beach Resort. "We get an average of 361 days of sunshine a year." I looked outside and squinted up at the brilliant sun, certain I must have misunderstood him. "No place has that much sunshine," I thought...

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Family rafting on the Salmon River in Idaho with OARS
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51 Great Family Summer Vacation Ideas

Summer is the time to reconnect and relax with family, to recreate favorite childhood memories and make new ones together. Do you see the family lying on a beach, splashing around a resort pool, hiking mountain trails, learning history from a national park ranger, exploring a new city, being thrilled by an exotic adventure or braving new theme park rides? To make your summer fantasy the best one...

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The Archway crosses over Nebraska's main interstate
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All Aboard For A Nebraska Road Trip

If you’ve never visited Nebraska, get ready for a hearty heartland welcome. Chockfull of train lore and pioneer history, add reasonable prices and cordial locals to the mix and you’ve got a winning combination for a family vacation. Start your Nebraska road trip in Omaha, the state’s largest city. From Omaha, head to Lincoln...

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How To Volunteer On Vacation

It's no secret that volunteer vacations have rapidly entered mainstream travel trends, and families are taking notice. It's an opportunity to see the world, enrich lives, serve others and, for students, even give their college resumes a boost. Here are some tips to help families select an appropriate volunteer vacation, then make the most of it once all ages are on board. What...

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Ten Tips For Vacationing With A Child Who Has Autism

As the fastest growing developmental disorder, autism has become a mainstream topic among travel professionals and families looking for an adaptive vacation.  For the parent of a child or close relative with autism, many questions come up each day, even more so when trying to plan a family vacation. That's why we thought one mother's words of wisdom could help those traveling with companions who...

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Selfie station for moon walkers at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.
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50 Cosmic Ways To Celebrate Space

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing when Commander Neil Armstrong took his “first step for man, giant leap for mankind.” It was a huge achievement for 1969 – meeting President Kennedy’s deadline to reach the moon and besting the Russians – and an upnote in a country roiled by political assassinations, anti-war protests, the Hippie movement and changing values. The...

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Our Favorite Vacation Deals and Booking Sites

We are often asked how to save money planning a vacation, so we are sharing our favorite sites for discount travel booking. We really do use them all. You can click on any of these site ads, search for your needs and pay for your bookings through them, knowing they are trustworthy.  Through our affiliate relationship with them, we will get a small commission payment. Our commission doesn't cost...

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Traveling With Grandparents And Kids

If you're planning a multigenerational vacations, follow my tips on pleasing everyone -- of all ages -- participating in your family vacation, with tips on keeping them safe and healthy, too. Look around popular resorts these days and you're likely to spot...

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The gulet All About You anchored off the coast of Turkey
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Swept Away on an Authentic Blue Coast Cruise

Imagine being at sea, skimming along a forested rocky coast, sunning on gleaming golden beaches and snorkeling in aquamarine waters; your dream is a chartered Blue Coast cruise holiday. Families dreaming of exploring the ancient sites and hidden coves of the Turquoise Coast can live their fantasy aboard a traditional wooden yacht known as a gulet (pronounced goolet)....

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