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Road Trip USA – Around and About The Big Island of Hawaii

From stops for golf or astronomy, white and black sand beaches, volcanoes, or macadamia nut factory tours, circling the Big Island of Hawaii makes for a rich and varied family road trip. Hawaii or the “Big Island” is one of the chain of islands that comprises the state of Hawaii. Also known as the "Island of Adventure," it is twice the size of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Lanai and Molokai combined, and,...

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Merida, Mexico: An Authentic Taste of the Yucatan

Charming Merida is the capital of the Yucatan state. Its dreamy town center is bursting with crayon colored buildings and elegant Colonial architecture straight out of a Mexican fairytale. While many south of the border colonial cities are situated at a sweater-friendly high altitude, low-lying Merida is awash with tropical flair. Located only minutes from the sea, its steamy temperatures...

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Top 10 Family Road Trips USA

Our Top 10 Getaways for Family Travelers awards go to the original family vacation: the road trip.  While families looking for relaxation may choose the beach to kick back and refuel, others will venture onto hiking or biking trails, mountain slopes, roller coasters or cruise ship decks in pursuit of their ideal vacation. Most of us will, at some time, pack the...

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Road Trip USA: The Blue Ridge Parkway From Virginia To Tennessee

The beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway will inspire your backseat passengers to sing "Country Roads, Take Me Home" as you cruise between the Shenandoah and the Smoky Mountain National Parks on this classic family roadtrip. Connecting the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains along the North Carolina/Tennessee border, the

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Europe by Eurail: A Student’s Tips

Join FTF's student correspondent as she rails across Europe with a Eurail Pass, a backpack full of guidebooks, and not-quite-enough funds. It seems that traveling across Europe by rail has become somewhat of a rite of passage for the world's young adults. And, in fact, it should be! There is simply no better way to see the continent. My friend Jessica and...

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10 Best Family Destinations For Learning Vacations

I usually hate 10 Best Lists because when it comes to vacations, the “best” for each family is a subjective choice based on circumstance and timing. When my family is exhausted from work and school, a “flop and drop” beach vacation sounds ideal. In mid-winter, an active ski break is irresistible. But when it comes to those long, lazy weeks of summer, parents like to make sure there’s an...

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Falling for Flowers at Italy’s Infiorata Festivals

If you are traveling to Italy in May or June, you should schedule a visit to one of the famous infiorata or flower festivals. The infiorata are religious festivals held in various towns in Italy, using flower petals to create large and fantastic floral decorations on the street. We recently had the good fortune to attend the infiorata in the charming medieval town of Spello,...

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Ripleys Is Everywhere, Believe It Or Not

What's more kid-friendly fun than a tour around the Ripley's world of odd and fascinating, quasi-museum attractions that teach as well as entertain? In honor of the annual Sword Swallower's Day held each February 27th, we're taking a closer look at an attraction where sword swallowers would not be out of place performing by the front door. And yes, they will perform free of charge...

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Dinosaurs Are Awesome, Even If They Are Birds

Dinosaurs are awesome. We flock to museum halls to see Tyrannosaurus, and run to movie theaters to get a glimpse of our favorite scaly saurians dish it out. I have been a dinosaur fanatic for 18 years now, with no loss of amazement in all things prehistoric. But even I, the prospective paleontologist, have trouble accepting our primeval predecessors as the feathered animals they were. Growing...

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Themed Itineraries Add Spice To Cruises

When my family boarded Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas for a Caribbean cruise with dozens of passengers wearing black leather and chains, we didn’t yet realize that 1,850 shipmates were sailing on the themed High Seas Rally cruise for motorcycle enthusiasts. Fortunately, today’s megaships are big enough to accommodate...

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