Kids on hay bale at Edwards Orchard, Illinois
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Illinois Apple Farms – U-Pick ‘Em And Enjoy

Stick with us while we drive to countryside U-Pick apple farms in Rockford, Caledonia, Winnebago and other regions near Chicago, Illinois then head southwest across the state to Alton to check out the orchards near the Mississippi River and St. Louis, Missouri. In our family, a day...

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5 Destinations Where Black Lives Matter

With a super-charged topic like race relations coloring the perception of many American cities, I suggest exploring five destinations where black lives not only matter, they fuel fascinating cultural institutions too few travelers know about. Here are some highlights of African American culture in Boston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Memphis and Washington DC to enrich your next vacation. Boston,...

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A Branson Missouri Family Christmas

If your hometown has been letting you down in the Christmas jollies department, a trip to Branson, Missouri can’t help but get you in the mood to make merry.  Starting in November, the Branson shows (and there are 100 of them in 50 theaters) shift to Christmas-themed performances, and you’ll see big production numbers all dressed up in tinsel, stars, Santa hats and glittery...

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Halloween Monster Madness In And Around Kansas City

Every October brings the expectation of a great Halloween, especially in places like Kansas City where the fun crosses over from Missouri to Kansas and places in between. Kansas City, here we come! We know that some of you might not want to be scared and spooked and up with kids suffering from nightmares, and that’s just fine. Kansas City has fun entertainment...

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August Getaways at September Prices

It may be the last few weeks of summer but several travel companies are lowering prices to capture last minute travel planners. If you have the luxury of traveling in September and October, take advantage of the season when rates and leaves fall together.  Here are some of our picks: Luxury Resorts offering End of Summer Sales Omni...

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Kansas City, Missouri Attractions

Welcome to the "Heart of America" where hundreds of majestic water-spouting monuments, haute culture and fun await families. The rich tapestry of Kansas City is made up of a motorcycle factory open for tours; a world-class art museum; a restored train station; and a jazz and blues district with a complex devoted to the contributions of African- Americans. For information on lodging and dining...

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Improving Content Quality is Focus of Fifth TMS Family Travel Conference

Media Alert: Nation’s Top Family Travel Media to Convene in Kansas City, Missouri for 5th TMS Family Travel Conference"Building Your Kingdom When Content Is King" is theme of professional enrichment conference KANSAS CITY, MO – The fifth TMS Family...

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Children’s Book Author Eric Carle Keep Kids Very Busy

In the charming "Very Eric Carle" exhibit highlighting the popular children's books, the/Children's Museum of Pittsburgh provides so much to crawl into, touch, read aloud, sit on, get dressed in, imagine, project, talk back to, jump over, get behind, tangle up, weave, open, close, pull, lie down on and play with, that the whole family...

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Big Cedar Lodge, Missouri

Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, Missouri, previously a winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Tiny Family Reunion Award, gets a fresh look in 2015.Why should you hold a reunion in Ridgedale, Missouri? Because that’s where, in the beautiful Ozark Mountains on Table Rock Lake, Big Cedar Lodge is located, and it’s a great top-value resort to host...

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Branson, Missouri Attractions

Branson, Missouri isn’t just for the older folks, or the Country-Western music lovers. It’s a great family vacation destination for all ages. Great Fun for the Kids(Toddlers to Age 10)Kirby VanBurch Show1835 W76 Country BoulevardBranson, MO 65616417/544-9075Award-winning magician...

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