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Single mom driving a car
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Road-Tripping: Three Rules for Planning a Single Parent Road Trip

It’s not often that you find a dad (or mom for that matter) who is willing to embark on a single parent road trip with the kids without his or her better half. Whether you’re a single dad or mom or a spouse just giving a partner a chance to stay home for some peace and quiet, road-tripping on your own is a brave act. In...

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North American and Eurasian Tectonic plates meet at TÞingvellir National Park
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Exploring Iceland’s South Coast On A Family Road Trip

There’s no better way to appreciate the rugged beauty of nature than a family road trip, especially along Iceland's south coast, one of the world’s most geologically diverse regions. Since Iceland has controlled the spread of the coronavirus, if you plan your getaway with the family carefully,...

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Grand Turk beach with Carnival Sunrise ship in the background.
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Cruise With Kids Vacations And Family-Friendly Ships

Coronavirus Update for Cruise Travelers - Aug. 5, 2020 – Following several advisories recommending against cruise vacations due to the spread of COVID-19, CLIA has voluntarily extended the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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Grave markers at Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg.
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Touring the Gettysburg Battlefield

The Gettysburg Battlefield is the place to relive a defining tragedy in American history. The site of the pivotal battle in the Civil War, July 1863, it's where 150,000 soldiers were engaged for three days to determine the future of the United States. More than 50,000 became "casualties," the term given to those who were wounded, dead or otherwise unable to rejoin...

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Family fishing on Keen Lake, Pennsylvania
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What’s Your Camping Style?

Determine your camping style if you’re dreaming of sleeping under the stars – will it be an RV, cabin or tent experience? The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything, so let’s review your options, what camping costs and what to expect at campgrounds during summer and fall 2020.

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RVs in campground with kids on bikes.
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Resources For Family Camping Vacations

An enthusiastic camper, let me share some resources for family camping vacations to help in planning your next big U.S. camping trip, whether you prefer a tent, RV or cabin, at any time of year in or outside the national parks.

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Bi-level train waits at Amtrak station in South Los Angeles
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5 Top Train Trips for Exploring the West

Simplify your family vacation planning with these five top train trips for exploring America’s Western states. Each of these rail travel adventures are sure to make for interesting family travels.

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An Adventure Themed room at Legoland Hotel in Florida.
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Legoland Hotel Brick By Brick

It takes the high-pitched energy of hundreds of little boys and dozens of brick by brick how-did-they-make-that? Lego sculptures to create the wild ambiance at the Legoland Hotel in Carlsbad, California. Full of wonder and delight, shrieking preschoolers and exhausted but proud parents, it is a must-do destination for families of Lego fans.

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Going Wild At Busch Gardens Tampa

From high-speed coasters to incredible up-close encounters with exotic creatures of the African grasslands, going wild at Busch Gardens, Tampa is to be expected. Before you go this summer, be prepared for the

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Two standup paddleboarders on a scenic river.
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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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