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Two bike riders rest on the Mission Bay Bike Trail in the rain
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8 Easy Little California Road Trips From the Bay Area

Sharing eight little California road trips, wonderful overnights and easy escapes from the San Francisco Bay Area we've recently discovered.

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Family in snow gear outside Alta Lodge, Utah
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The Best Ski and Snow Family Vacations

Winter is a great time to get outdoors with the kids, whether it's a ski and snow family vacation at one of North America’s top mountain resorts, snowmobiling, snowboarding or...

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Logging truck in upstate California with Mount Shasta in the background.
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Next Stop: The Mountain Town of Redding

Redding, California, the center of outdoor recreation in the Northlands, is becoming the next stop for active families. Head upstate about 220 miles north of the Bay Area to experience...

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Garden of the Gods Resort hotel rooms with view of deer and mountains
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Trending Now: Work From Home Resorts

Satisfy your wanderlust safely at a Work from Home (WFH) Resort  -- a hotel promising a change of scenery and a comfortable space to work online during the pandemic. With...

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California State Capitol in Sacramento
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A Sacramento Staycation Worth the Trip

Take the capital of America’s most progressive state, let busy lawmakers work from home and Sacramento becomes a laidback town with big city dining and amenities for staycation...

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Our Cross Country Family Road Trip 2020

The New York Tough Get Going should be the name of our cross-country road trip from New York to California. We are heading West to visit our son and stay awhile, then...

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Dead Exposure: Patient Zero skulls.
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Surviving Halloween Horror Nights

Having survived a night of gleeful terror at Universal Orlando Resort’s annual Halloween Horror Nights, I can report that #HHN is a blast. Sadly, this frightful...

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Apples on tree
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Apple Picking And Pick Your Own Pumpkins

Whether you're hungry or looking for a cheap staycation, u-pick apple farms and pumpkin picking at a local orchard or farm are among Fall's best family getaways. This...

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apple on counter
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California Apple Farms – U-Pick ‘Em And Enjoy

The late summer and early fall is apple picking time for San Francisco and Bay Area families. Review our list of apple orchards and pumpkin farms of Mendocino, San Mateo...

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Hikers walking the Badwater Trail in Death Valley National Park.
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5 Great Kid-Friendly Hikes Near Las Vegas

Within a few hours of Las Vegas lie areas of breathtaking natural beauty, offering families with young children five great, kid-friendly hikes in the unspoiled wilderness of nearby...

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