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Hear The Whistle Blow On The Grand Canyon Railway

Come aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway for a comfortable train trip that will wow grandchildren. The journey travels through time between the Old West town of Williams, Arizona and the rim of the majestic Grand Canyon. Until I met my husband, I had never heard of anyone riding a train.  I don’t mean riding a train to get somewhere, but riding it for the sheer pleasure; such as taking a...

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Houseboating on Lake Powell

Houseboating on Lake Powell, previously a winner of "FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Family Reunions" Award, gets a fresh look as a vacation option in 2018. Lake Powell is at the heart of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, a 1.25 million-acre geologic playground straddling northern Arizona and southern Utah. The 186-mile-long,...

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10 Places To Focus Your Eclipse Watching Skills

With today's total solar eclipse crossing America, interest in the universe is sky high. Since everyone in the United States can observe a partial to total eclipse of the Sun for the first time since 1918, we suggest you watch our

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August Getaways at September Prices

It may be the last few weeks of summer but several travel companies are lowering prices to capture last minute travel planners. If you have the luxury of traveling in September and October, take advantage of the season when rates and leaves fall together.  Here are some of our picks: Luxury Resorts offering End of Summer Sales Omni...

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Finding The Grand In The Grand Canyon

At 277 miles/446 kms long and up to 6,000 feet/1,829 meters deep, the Grand Canyon, cutting through Arizona, Nevada and Utah, is truly spectacular. It's so enormous that some families mistakenly believe there is enough room for all who come to admire it. Not so! America's second most popular national park (behind Great Smoky Mountains) welcomes...

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A Family Reunion On Lake Powell, Arizona

This is the story of my family reunion aboard a houseboat on Lake Powell, and the power of natural beauty to keep us all entertained in Arizona's Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Back in the early 1960s, my father and his friends took off by private plane to satisfy their curiosity about the progress of Lake Powell. Construction of the Glen Canyon Dam...

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Family Road Trip USA: The Grand Canyon From Phoenix To Las Vegas

This great American family road trip takes you through Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada past red rocks, blue skies and desert on the way to the Grand Canyon. Passing through and around canyons, deserts, lakes, mountains, ruins and cacti forests, a family road trip from Phoenix 

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Leaving Las Vegas, A Western Road Trip

Our Road Trip: You may know the slogans: Vegas, Baby Vegas, What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. You may know the sites; the fountains at the Bellagio, The Pirates at Treasure Island, the Lions at the Mirage. You may know the sounds; girls cruising up and down The Strip in that fabulous convertible or checking out the hustle and bustle of Freemont Street in Old Downtown. Some...

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Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona

Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona, previously a winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Tiny Travelers award, get a fresh look in 2015.The...

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An Ideal Resort For Multigenerational Travel

The family amenity specs at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak are impressive when seen online:  563 all-suite accommodations; kids club; and a 4-acre River Ranch water park that features a winding lazy river, waterslide, and mini golf. And the reality at this Phoenix, Arizona resort is just as good.We recently spent four nights at the hotel for the annual

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