California Archives - My Family Travels
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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Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights Monster
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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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Girl with dog dressed up in pirate's outfit.
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High Times at Fall Beer and Wine Festivals

Fall for fun beer and wine festivals with their many free outdoor activities this season. Despite the resurgence of the pandemic, there are many options for adult getaways, whether...

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Oahu four men on standup paddleboards
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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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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 feel as secure as your own home away from home. Just select your destination resort carefully.

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Pool bottom at Surfjack Hotel in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
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6 Family Boutique Hotels That Get What Families Want

While millennials continue to book vacation rentals, demand for family boutique hotels has increased for short stays and road trips. We all know you can book the major chains'...

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Kids stand at water's edge while a man does cartwheels on beach.
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Surfing Resorts In California And Hawaii

I have been an avid surfer since I was a kid, so when my wife and I vacation with Hannah, now 2, I expect to go to a surfing resort. The

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Guest quarters at CordeValle Resort with patio overlooking the hills.
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A True Luxury Resort in Northern California

I love traveling en famille, but before I head out on a multi-gen vacation with our adult kids and their spouses -- especially to a luxurious retreat like CordeValle Resort...

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Man and woman look at an electronic board of shore excursions aboard a Princess cruise ship.
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Waited Long Enough? It’s Time To Cruise

Haven’t you waited long enough? It’s time to cruise, whether on a bucket list trip to Alaska, the Islands of Hawaii or...

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