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Primland, A Chateau Rises in Appalachia

"Wow!" was my first reaction to The Lodge and Cottages at Primland, a chateau style resort on 12,000 acres of Blue Ridge Mountain beauty. Located about two hours' south of Roanoke, Virginia or 45 minutes' north of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Primland is one of those delightful anomalies of travel:  a destination spa tucked into a luxurious, European retreat in the Appalachian...

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Orlando Magic! Autumn Vacations Are Unexpected Bargain

It’s not magic; September is the cheapest month of the year to visit Orlando, with room rates among the lowest all year. Yes, you can find a room for $50 per night and there are plenty of discounts everywhere in town.So if you thought a fall trip to Orlando was beyond your budget, think again. Even better for families with young kids, the summer crowds are gone.

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London: Wouldn’t It Be Luverly?

Discover where children can be seen and heard, and the best walks, in London, from a mom who spent three years with her own three kids exploring this fabulous British city.Samuel Johnson once remarked that "when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life, for there is in London all that life can afford." Little did he know that two centuries later,...

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Value Vacations in Alabama Gulf Coast Getaway

Take a close look at Alabama's beautiful Gulf Shores, a bargain getaway and you'll know that Florida isn't the only southern state with great beaches.Alabama's Gulf Shores region is one of the American South's most popular tourist destinations. Although this fully developed beach boasts reasonable prices for waterfront accommodations in the summer high season -- at least,...

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Tampa, Florida Attractions

Here's FTF's guide to the best family and kid activities in Tampa Bay, a central Florida city that's not as well known as Orlando (about 45 minutes away), but packs in a lot of family attractions.Tampa is one of the largest metropolitan areas in all of Florida. It offers visitors zoos, aquariums, and some truly one-of-a-kind amusement parks. Short stay visitors or families playing...

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Boston, Massachusetts Attractions

There's so much to do in "Beantown" -- from colonial history to swan boats, Fenway Park and more; here are Family Travel Forum's best bets for indoor and outdoor family activities in Boston, Massachusetts. For further general information, be sure to visit the Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau (888/SEE-BOSTON or 617/536-4100), or check out...

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Edmonton, Alberta Attractions

Edmonton, best known as home to the world's largest indoor entertainment complex, the West Edmonton Mall, was one of TripAdvisor's Top 10 Family Destinations in Canada for 2011. This friendly city in western Alberta Province also supports a civic calendar filled with cultural and heritage festivals that provide family-welcoming events all year round. Here are some of our favorite activities to try...

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Summer Fun At Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia

Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia is a great place to spend the chilly winter holidays, skiing and snowboarding with the family. However, the resort offers even more fun in summer for parents looking for adventure while their toddlers relax in the sun. After the snows have gone, activities at Snowshoe include relaxing on the resort's exclusive beach, playing in the sand...

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Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, Oregon

Streams and mountains, bike paths, fairways, gourmet dining, spa and riverrafting, the Sunriver Resort has something for everyone. Oregonians’ legendary love of the outdoors was one of the state’s main attractions when looking for a place to vacation with our active, independence-seeking teen. Because of our limited time and Oregon's size, a central destination convenient to a variety of recreation...

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Phoenix – Scottsdale, Arizona Attractions

Phoenix, Arizona is a well-organized city with plenty of family attractions -- great museums, parks, golf, sports and other activities for the whole family.  The desert climate, so welcome in the depths of winter, is tough to take in summer but, armed with plenty of sunscreen, hats for the kids, lots of beverages and the many summertime discounts...

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