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Protect Yourself in the Great Outdoors

Vacations in nature top the escape list for many families, so it’s more important than ever to know how to protect yourself in the great outdoors. During the COVID-19 pandemic, more Americans are spending time outside for their mental and physical well-being. While fresh air and nature provide health benefits, their popularity can bring its own problems.

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Doing Atlantis On A Budget At Comfort Suites Paradise Island

I am delighted to recommend the Comfort Suites Paradise Island hotel, a wallet-conscious way for the family to enjoy an Atlantis family beach vacation without breaking the bank.  My kids had been aching to visit Paradise Island in the Bahamas -- especially Atlantis,...

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

Summer vacation is the traditional time for families to reconnect, with generations coming together to recreate favorite childhood memories and make new ones. But this year, what a roller coaster.  And we’re not talking about this summer’s latest theme park attractions. We’re talking about the havoc the COVID-19...

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Are Hotels Safe in the Age of Coronavirus?

Having tested negative for COVID-19 after a two-week road trip where we slept in a B&B, Airbnb, motel, historic inn, boutique resort and several chain hotels, we can confirm that hotels are safe in the age of coronavirus. The trick is staying alert to the many ways you can protect yourself and your loved ones.

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Mountain Resorts Offer Summer Values

Mountain resorts offer great summer values when you rent a furnished condo at a major ski resort, plus you'll have the security of a home away from home. And given such a long school break for the kids -- and the possible need to quarantine upon arrival in a new region -- families should look for a summer rental in a region with enough activities to occupy all ages for a few weeks. In a surprise move,...

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Camping 101: How To Look Like An Experienced Camper To Your Kids

Camping is not easy, but these eight Camping 101 tips will help you look like an experienced camper to the kids -- especially useful for weekend warriors who haven't polished their "rub two sticks together" or tent pitching skills. First, take it from me that overnighting in a local park is just as thrilling, and less cumbersome,...

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Girl with sun tan marks from face mask.
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Reopening Soon? Summer Travel in the Untied States

Look ahead to travel reopening during summer 2020 and you’ll know why we call it the Untied States of America. The once united states are completely untied, vying with each other to keep their borders open or closed, to protect their residents’ health or to ward off economic ruin.

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Volkswagen bus parked on unpaved trail near lake.
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Is It Safe to Travel This Summer?

As the seasons begin to change and states slowly reopen during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, every family is asking is it safe to travel this summer? Is it safe to go on vacation? Is it safe to take even a short road trip? Eileen Ogintz of

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Who Says Carnivals Are Just For Kids? Cruise for All Ages

On May 4, Carnival Cruise Lines announced that, contingent on current governmental guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19, it plans to begin cruising Aug. 1, 2020, when the port of Galveston will welcome the Carnival Dream, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Vista; the port of Miami will have berths for...

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Rendering of plaza at Al Wasl Pavilion where the native Ghaf tree will be featured.
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Dubai World Expo Is A Dazzling World’s Fair

The United Arab Emirates once anticipated welcoming millions of visitors to a dazzling Dubai World Expo in 2020 but their dream was posponted due to the impact of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. The international exposition is now scheduled to take place Oct. 1, 2021 to Mar. 31, 2022.

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