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Space X Falcon 9 lifts a Space Dragon to the ISS
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Rocket Launches and Where to See Them

The Jumbotron was bellowing “T -6, 5, 4...” when suddenly the sky ahead burst into flames. We were on the shore of Banana Creek, about 4 miles from Cape Canaveral’s Launchpad 39A to see the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. Our NASA host had said, “Watch, don’t listen.” The livestream from SpaceX Mission...

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Disney Springs Discount Orlando Rates

It's about time to finally take the family to Walt Disney World, and booking one of the seven value Disney Springs Hotels lets you take advantage of specials for stays almost all year long.  Bargain watchers take note: these hotels (in the commercial area formerly known as Downtown Disney) are closest to the parks without being Disney managed, offer free shuttles every 30 minutes so...

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Busch Gardens Virginia coaster
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The 10 Best Themeparks For Family Vacations

At almost any time of year, family planners can count on a theme park to shift the annual vacation into high gear. Whether you’re planning a long vacation or just a day trip, a themepark is the perfect destination for family bonding no matter the age of your children. In “America's Most Popular Family...

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Having breakfast on the deck of the Celestyal Crystal off the coast of Mykonos.
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Heavenly Greek Islands Cruise with Celestyal

Greece is one of the world’s best multigenerational destinations, with activities ranging from beaches to shopping, to historic sites and museums that entertain mixed ages and interests. If you do the Greek Islands with a Greece-based cruise company like...

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Women's and children's cowboy boots
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Cheyenne Wyoming Welcomes Families

Cheyenne, Wyoming describes itself as the place to "come live the legend" and during the annual Cheyenne Frontier Days -- one of the world's largest rodeos -- those legendary days of the Wild West really do come to life. At any time of year, though, families can appreciate Cheyenne's colorful...

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Roswell crash site model is on show at the International UFO Museum in Roswell.
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In Roswell, Aliens Among Us

When a loud noise forced foreman William Mack Brazel to hop in  his pickup truck and inspect Foster Ranch, he found such strange debris in a corn field that he assumed it was the wreckage of a UFO and the victims, aliens. That was July 2, 1947. About 75 miles away, the closest New Mexico town -- Roswell -- quickly became known as the “flying saucer crash site.” Roswell has long played...

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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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Families swimming off side of gulet in the Aegean Sea.
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51 Great Family Summer Vacation Ideas

Two-thirds of leisure travelers plan to take vacations this summer, according to AAA Travel, with good reason. Summer is the traditional time for families to reconnect. Parents and grandparents strive to recreate favorite childhood memories and make new ones together with the youngest generation. Each year, we present 51 great summer vacation ideas in collaboration with our partners at

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

If you’ve never done a Nebraska road trip, get ready for a hearty heartland welcome to a state chock-full of train lore and pioneer history. Add reasonable prices and cordial locals to the Nebraska mix and you’ve got a winning combination for a family vacation. Start your Nebraska road trip in Omaha, the state’s largest...

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