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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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Couple in face masks at hotel elevator
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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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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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Dragon's Revenge
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Wet And Wild At Schlitterbahn Waterparks

It wasn’t been voted the “World’s Best Waterpark” for more than 20 years for nothing; Schlitterbahn Waterparks are fun, imaginative, aquatic entertainment centers. However, several things have changed since last season. New in New Braunfels and Galveston Starting with the purchase of the original New Braunfels and Galveston parks by theme park operator Cedar Fair in 2019, there's...

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