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Haunted Houses, Halloween Ideas and Weekend Breaks

Candy sales, haunted houses, character costumes and spooky weekend breaks make all Halloween ideas an estimated $10.14 billion holiday. According to the National Retail Federation,...

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Leaf Peeker’s Guide To America’s Fall Foliage

Fall foliage tours and affordable leaf peeping road trips are easy to plan if you use this How-To, Where-To Leaf Peeker's Guide with tips on the best places to see leaf colors...

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Surviving Halloween Horror Nights at Universal

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 just...

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Apple Picking And Pick Your Own Pumpkins

Whether you're hungry or looking for a cheap staycation, apple and pumpkin picking U-Pick farms and local orchards are among

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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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15 Last Minute Summer Vacations You Can Still Take

Despite gas prices, Covid outbreaks and heat waves – or because of them -- American families are keen on last minute summer vacations. Since deals abound, let’s explore 15...

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Aerial view of Big Sur along California's Pacific Coast Highway.
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Top 10 Family Road Trips USA

Our Top 10 Family Road Trips USA awards go to the original family vacation: the road trip by car. Nearly 80% of Americans have said they consider road trips...

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Sea Swings at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.
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Santa Cruz With Kids – California From Surfing To Redwoods

From playing on the "SC" Boardwalk in summer to apple picking in the fall, some of the best family vacations happen when you do Santa Cruz with kids.

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Parents and kids are scrambling over rocks on summer hike in Vail Valley.
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13 Reasons to Try a Top Value Mountain Resort in Summer

Ski mountain resorts offer great summer values at rental condos, which also make a cozy home away from home. Just select your destination resort carefully.

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