China Archives - My Family Travels
Aerial view of the Harbin International Ice Festival illuminated at night. Photo c. Modern Hotel, Harbin, China
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Harbin International Ice Festival, China

Unlike many places, Harbin, China transforms ice and snowflakes with the help of winter weather into mesmerizing gifts, ice sculptures and lanterns to entertain...

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Old man and woman kneel on ground to garden.
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Teen And Family Volunteer Vacation Opportunities

Family volunteer vacations, once known as voluntourism, are back in action as the global pandemic comes under control. From community service to building homes, environmental research...

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The coastline of Shanghai, China with the round Oriental Pearl Radio and TV Tower among the skyscrapers of the skyline.
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4 Surprising Reasons You Must Visit Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China's largest metropolis, exists in a contradiction. One half of this major megalopolis is wealthy and attractive, while the other half is old and rustic. That contradiction...

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Thanksgiving in China! The most interesting Thanksgiving of my 24 years…

I have lived in Wuhan, China for three years now, teaching English at Wenhua College, while returning home to America each Christmas and Summer break. This leaves a few holidays...

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Pumpkin headed man with dark stage background, from Universal Studios Florida.
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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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Shanghai Disneyland's new character costumes.
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Shanghai Disney Celebrates 5!

With the rapid pace of world change, it’s hard to believe that Shanghai Disney Resort is turning five years old this year. We are able to accept that five years has passed quickly....

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Camel caravan of thousands at Echoing Sands National Geopark, Dunhuang, China
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Highlights Along The Silk Road, Journey Of A Lifetime

Trek 4,000 miles from the Kingdom of Xi'an west across the Gobi Desert, through the oases of Dunhuang, Turpan and Kashgar, across the Stans to the courts of India, Persia...

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China Trip Planner Itinerary for First Time Visitors

Preparing for your grand tour of China, including creating an itinerary to meet your family's interests and managing your time, may be a little easier with these useful tips. When I began planning our...

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Prague Castle is one of the port excursions on a Uniworld river cruise. Photo c. Uniworld
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Family-Friendly River Cruises

With 17 ships in its fleet, Uniworld is considered a first-class river cruising company. The company has been recognized by both...

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