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Road Trip USA: Florida US1 From Jacksonville To Key West

Welcome to Routes 1 and A1A, the twin coastal roads along the Atlantic coast between Jacksonville and Key West that provide a great beach getaway road trip. U.S. Route 1 runs along the eastern coast of the United States for more than 2,000 miles between Key West, Florida and Fort Kent, Maine. Designed in the 1920's to cover a route similar to that of the old Atlantic Highway, it connects the major...

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Are you among the majority of Americans who say they didn't take a vacation at all in the past year? Does that make you happy? The US Travel Association reported 9 out of 10 Americans say their happiest memories come from vacation, so what are you waiting for? Our latest e-guidebook, America’s Most Popular Family Vacations, sponsored by Diamond Resorts International®,...

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Gaylord Texan: Big Dallas Hotel, Big Gaylord Values

Make no mistake when you pull up to the enormous Gaylord Texan Hotel:  This is Texas, where everything is big and, at this country-chic resort, it's even bigger.  No matter what time of year you visit, the Lone Star flag flies above a grand front entrance carved from Austin stone, studded with copper stars. The posse of valet parkers herd families arriving in pickup trucks...

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Both inland, and along the dramatic coast of the English Channel, the countryside of South West England is picturesque, quaint, historic and full of delightful sights and quintessentially British people. Here, you are not far from the region of England that is home to Highclere Castle (or as many television watchers know it, “Downton Abbey”) and there are several posh resort...

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There's more than meets the eye in Cincinnati; from artisanal donut shops in restored brewery worker housing, to a waterfront park that would make cities twice its size proud, this is a southern Ohio town where family attractions abound in the least likely places. While many attractions are walkable from downtown, you can rent a bicycle from the public Red Bike system, or...

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Fall is Family Time in Puerto Vallarta

When we spin our vacation-planning globe to a beach resort like Puerto Vallarta, we start searching hotels and flights to see what time of year prices drop. For the Pacific coast of Mexico -- popular year round –- that happens to be fall, when the weather’s great and the crowds are gone. Parents and grandparents traveling with preschoolers have already figured out that vacations between...

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Introducing Family Camping To Little Explorers

When warm nights beckon kids to brave the wilds of the back yard and beyond, you'll need some recommendations and resources about family camping to get them ready. Family camping is one of my childhood's great pleasures. But in this day and age, when horror movies and environmental disasters can make a vacation in the great outdoors seem frightening and unpredictable, parents need to prepare...

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Fall is Family Time on Twitter

Fall is family time in many destinations, the secret "low season" when travel essentials like great rates, cooler weather, and fewer crowds align. Fall is the ideal family time for grandparents and grandchildren, babymooning couples with their babies, and savvy parents who know they can score a bargain without kids missing a lot of schoolwork. Fall is especially family time in Puerto Vallarta,...

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Short Breaks And Weekend Getaways From San Francisco

We love vacationing in San Francisco and its environs, but sometimes even families lucky enough to live there have to get away for a weekend. California is such a large and varied state that families planning a weekend from San Francisco, traveling by car, usually stay within state lines. With so many cultural institutions, outdoor adventures, snowsports resorts, mountain lakes and national...

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Playa del Carmen Budget All-Inclusive Resorts

Great values, gorgeous beaches, lots of fun included in one price -- that's what you'll find along Mexico's Riviera Maya resort corridor outside Playa del Carmen. Did you know that all-inclusive resorts are more popular than ever? According to research presented at the TMS Family Travel Summit from MMGY Global’s 2016 "Portrait of American Travelers" survey, 63% of travelers prefer an all-inclusive...

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