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Logging truck in upstate California with Mount Shasta in the background.
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Next Stop: The Mountain Town of Redding

Redding, California, the center of outdoor recreation in the Northlands, is becoming the next stop for active families. Head upstate about 220 miles north of the Bay Area to experience...

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Crossing the Rio Grande at Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park, Texas
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Lajitas And Big Bend Texas

We checked into the Lajitas Golf and Spa Resort panting, trying to catch our breath after an exhilarating, five-point zip line adventure above the Big Bend of Texas.

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River in winter. Photo by Jake Frank for NPS.gov
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The Essential Guide to Camping in the Winter

Winter camping can be great fun, waking up with a frost covering the tent and a beautiful misty sunrise. But it can also be a truly miserable experience if you end up cold and...

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Inside of Luray Caverns are double columns of stalactites of enormous size.
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The Throwback Charms Of A Big Shenandoah Valley Roadtrip

A "Big Valley" or Shenandoah Valley road trip combines small town Americana charm, natural wonders and a multitude of attractions that are tailor-made for kids -- even those with...

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A wizard's shop of magical illuminated pumpkins at the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze
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Upstate New York Halloween Getaways

Within a few hours of well-lit Manhattan, the dark dreary forests, fog-shrouded bogs and upstate New York Halloween haunts come to life for spooky autumn thrills. This tranquil...

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Three children playing in a pile of leaves near a tree
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21 Fall Getaways For 2021

Let’s celebrate by planning our fall family getaways. No, we’re not celebrating the end of the pandemic, not with the Delta...

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Apple River Wisconsin fall foliage
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Leaf Peeker’s Guide To America’s Fall Foliage

Fall foliage tours and affordable leaf peeping road trips are easy to plan if you use this How-To, Where-To Leaf Peeker's Guide with tips on the best places to see leaf colors...

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Parents and kids are scrambling over rocks on summer hike in Vail Valley.
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13 Reasons to Try a Top Value Mountain Resort in Summer

Ski mountain resorts offer great summer values at rental condos, which also feel as secure as your own home away from home. Just select your destination resort carefully.

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

It's time to review our 51 great summer vacation ideas and plan yours with hope for a more (somewhat) normal summer vacation.

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