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Real Christmas Tree Farms: Where and How to Harvest Your Own Tree

Family excursions make the holidays, so why not take the kids to harvest your own tree at a real Christmas tree farm? We make it easy with this guide to the...

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

Who knew? Despite strict COVID-19 protocols, including required reservations and reduced capacity at many resorts, the 2021 ski and snow family vacation season was the fifth best...

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The Santa Float makes its first holiday appearance at Philadelphia's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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All American Thanksgiving Events and Celebrations

FTF's A-Z guide to local festivals and Thanksgiving events, from traditional eats to marathons, is your Thanksgiving recipe for fun.

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Top Beach Breaks, Places to Surf and Surfing Schools

Looking for the top surfing schools and beach breaks because surfer slang has washed over your conversations? Book one of these places to surf and your family will learn the sport...

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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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Haunted Houses, Halloween Ideas and Weekend Breaks

Take spending on candy sales, haunted houses, Halloween costumes and weekend breaks and you get an estimated $10.14 billion holiday according to the National Retail Federation....

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California Haunted Houses and Halloween Happiness

Discover ghosts, goblins and Halloween costumes along with ghoulishly fun frights at California haunted houses, theme parks and other Halloween venues. Since the fright industry...

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Backpackers disembark at the Amtrak train station at Whitefish, Montana
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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...

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Surviving Halloween Horror Nights

Having survived a night of gleeful terror at Universal Orlando Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights, I can report that #HHN is a blast. Before you die, take one...

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