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Oregon Apple Farms – U Pick ‘Em And Enjoy

Follow us to the countryside during the autumn months for some leaf-peeking, then head to the U-pick farms outside Portland, Oregon where you can pick your own of the season's bounty.  With hours worth of family-fun apple and pumpkin picking, you can enjoy a staycation or long weekend road trip and save money on your food bills for weeks to come. At...

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Apple Picking And Pick Your Own Pumpkins

Whether you're hungry or looking for a cheap staycation, u-pick apple orchards and pumpkin picking  at a local farm are among Fall's best family getaways. Read along as the apple-a-day FTF staff divulges the best places across America to pick your own fruit. As the days begin to shorten and the leaves begin to change, apple picking and pumpkin picking...

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Santa Cruz, California – From Surfing To Redwoods

From playing on the "SC" Boardwalk in summer to apple picking in the fall, some of the best 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 from Bolinas, the stark hills and pine forests of Sonoma. But turn around,...

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Niagara Falls Canada

Niagara Falls is arguably Canada’s most recognized destination worldwide. While the U.S. side has the more natural New York State Park protecting its pretty shoreline, the commercially developed Canadian shore actually does boast of a closer and more dramatic view of the Falls. Yet, both the Canadian and American sides of Niagara Falls attract a wide mix of visitors, from the typical honeymooners...

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Switzerland’s Peak Experiences

Switzerland in summer is a sensual overload: cool mountain breezes and deep blue lakes, blisteringly hot cobblestone lanes and chilled ice cream treats. Travelers who want to understand why affluent Europeans have vacationed here for generations must experience Switzerland from above and below. In just four nights, our family time-traveled from the 19th century splendor of a grand castle wrapped...

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Windstar Cruises Perfect for Millennials Cruise

I was recently a passenger on Windstar’s "Gaelic Explorer" cruise from Edinburgh to Dublin, with several other families. The sleek Star Pride doesn't have the nonstop entertainment, ice-skating rinks, zip-lines and a kaleidoscope of activities that other ships do. And yes, the North Sea weather was chilly even in June. Yet the families on board were having a grand time for the entire...

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10 Places To Focus Your Eclipse Watching Skills

With today's total solar eclipse crossing America, interest in the universe is sky high. Since everyone in the United States can observe a partial to total eclipse of the Sun for the first time since 1918, we suggest you watch our

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What are the Best Airfare Life Hacks?

What are some good ways to save on plane tickets and on air travel in general? Because of the emphasis on price competition, consumers may choose from a wide variety of air fares. It is easy to compare fares and schedules on the Web, using airline web sites or third-party reservation services. You can also contact a travel agent, another ticket outlet, or the airlines serving the places...

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Hard Rock Hotel At Universal Orlando

"I love Rock n' Roll" might as well be the refrain at this elegant Orlando outpost of the Hard Rock dining and hotel empire. Its rockstar and kid appeal begins with reflective columns in the lobby and an Instagrammable white marble staircase which leads to framed gold records, photo murals of pop stars, a hipster kids club lounge and guitars to play in the gaming arcade. Glass cases...

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Loews Hotels Love Families

Loews, one of the top family-welcoming boutique hotel chains, caters to family members of all ages with special amenities and discounts. According to US Travel, the share of adult leisure travelers who are traveling with children continues to rise, and nearly 39% of US grandparents have traveled with grandchildren. And, despite changes in demographics...

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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel At Univeral Orlando, Florida

The fantasy world they create, combined with the perks provided at the Universal Orlando themepark, make the Portofino Bay and other Loews hotels (Hard Rock, Royal Pacific and the three newest properties (

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Loews Royal Pacific Resort At Universal Orlando

One of the Loews-managed hotels within the Universal Orlando themepark complex (including the Portofino Bay, Hard Rock and their

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