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All American Thanksgiving Celebrations

A Thanksgiving recipe for fun: FTF's A-Z guide to local events marking the settlers' gratitude, from traditional eats to marathons. Thanksgiving, the quintessential American holiday, was first celebrated in 1621 by the pilgrim settlers to show thanks for the bountiful harvest that would see them through the long winter. Throughout the years, we have continued the tradition by enjoying feasts...

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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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Top 10 Family Camps For Family Together Vacations

Family Travel Forum's picks have been compiled from more than a decade of "Top 10 Getaway Winners" to help your family begin their lifelong love of nature. The following options combine a laid back, but active experience, with a commitment to educating kids and providing an enjoyable vacation at a variety of price points. Each provides housing and a myriad of supervised activities...

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Going To Gulf Shores, Alabama

Alabama's Gulf Shores promises the pleasures of a sand beach, watersports and fine golf, with the gracious ways, slower pace and lower prices of the Old South. And, while America's Gulf Coast is steadily picking itself up and dusting off its oil-spattered knees, it's important that family beach vacation seekers keep tabs on the state of the shoreline at Gulf Shores and...

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Montgomery, Spirit of Alabama

Montgomery, Alabama, a place for leisure and sightseeing, is also a modern metropolis whose history and wonders turn this charming city into something grand for the whole family. Courageous, sassy and rebellious, Alabama was the twenty-second state to enter the Union. Montgomery was the first capital of the Confederate States of America, finally becoming the Alabama state capital...

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The Beach Club Resort, Gulf Shores, Alabama

The Beach Club Resort is the biggest destination resort in Gulf Shores and it’s on one of the prettiest and quietest, white sand beaches of all.  People jokingly call Alabama’s 30-mile long Gulf Coast the Redneck Riviera, but it really should be renamed the “Bargain Beachfront" since it’s a gorgeous stretch of sand...

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Top Family Camps In The South

Family sleepaway camp vacations offer fun, adventure and family bonding at reasonable rates. So, think about going to camp together with your kids this year. Plan ahead, and check out these great family sleepaway camps. Parents who wish to relive their childhood camp days---or who simply want to enjoy quality family time away from the distractions of modern technology---are flocking to family...

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Alabama’s Azalea Capital Is Mobile

Sweet Home Alabama is at its best in Mobile, where families can live the M-life touring historic sites and innovative museums.Like its neighbor 150 miles away, the lesser-known city of Mobile also has a Mardi Gras. But this is where it all started. Mardi Gras began here in 1703, more than 61 years before New Orleans borrowed the occasion, historians generally agree. And today, every February,...

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Alabama’s Shoals Attractions

This region of northwestern Alabama is a great budget destination for all ages, and ideal for multi-generational vacations. When you think of country music, you think Nashville. When you think blues and rock n’ roll, of course Memphis comes to mind, but in the Shoals area of northwest Alabama, just two hours from either city, you get to the real roots of all three of these American musical...

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