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Arches National Park in Moab, Utah
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The Very Best Spring Break Vacation Ideas

Now that we’ve put the dreaded year 2020 behind us, let’s cautiously consider some spring break vacation ideas. From very...

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Parents taking child out on skis outside Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado.
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The Best Family Getaways to Light Your Winter

As we contemplate the best family getaways to light this dark winter, we accept this year is very different from past ones. Our public health officials, family doctors, bosses,...

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Three covers of the Negro Travelers' Green Book from the years 1947, 1948 and 1955 at the New York Public Library
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Making Our Travels More Meaningful

Isolated by the pandemic, angered by economic inequality, moved by social injustice -- powerful forces are persuading many families to commit to more meaningful travel when they...

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Cataract Hotel tableau
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Destinations Where Black Lives Matter

Explore these historic sites, institutions and Black cultural destinations where Black lives not only matter, they fuel fascinating conversations about race and justice that too...

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National Civil Rights Museum And Martin Luther King Jr.

Even if you've seen the very special Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington DC, your family should not miss an opportunity to visit "his" museum: The...

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First Screen from the NPS video tour of historic Gettysburg Battlefield
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The 51 Best Virtual Family Vacation Ideas for Staying Safe During this Pandemic

Don’t worry about safety, budget or logistics with our guide to the best virtual vacation ideas and digital family experiences for the winter and spring of 2021. Virtual travel...

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Screen of virtual tour of Fort Knox in Maine.
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23 Resources for Virtual History Lessons About America

History matters; it informs everything we do whether experienced personally, studied in virtual history lessons or confronted in our travels. American history is a major part of...

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Public artwork like this traffic signal is featured all over the District in Columbia, Missouri.
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Columbia, Missouri is a Cool College Town

We have long been fans of cool college towns and recently visited Columbia, Missouri, a university community with three schools to tour.

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Mount Vernon, on the banks of the Potomac River, boasts beautiful landscaping at any time of year.
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A Historical Weekend In Mount Vernon, Virginia

There's a safe place to step back in time and experience American history, and that's at Mount Vernon. The Mt. Vernon estate is George and Martha Washington's home and farm in...

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License plates nailed to wall.
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Family Car Games – The License Plate Game

It's back to the future with the License Plate Game, one of our favorite car games -- in printable form -- to make road time and the long miles fly by. We've also got game suggestions...

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