North America Archives | My Family Travels
Amtrak ticket buyer in facemask.
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Health & Safety Guidance for Holiday Travelers

I won't tell you not to be among the holiday travelers, because my family is, but I will share the health and safety guidance that we practice to keep everyone safe. We follow...

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How To Avoid Typical Travel Ripoffs

As smart as we all are about buying vacation packages online, it's important to refresh our scam antennae to avoid travel ripoffs.

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Airline pilots wear face masks in the cockpit of a United flight.
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This Will Make Flying Safer

We really don’t have a way to make flying safer for you in the age of coronavirus, but it's a big topic as leisure air travel increases daily. As of October, U.S. passenger numbers...

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Dad and son watching holiday windows at Macy's Herald Square.
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Top Holiday Lights Celebrations Across America

We love the holiday season -- the decorations, starry lights, religious displays and multicultural celebrations that light up cities and towns everywhere from November to January.

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River in winter. Photo by Jake Frank for NPS.gov
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The Essential Guide to Camping in the Winter

Winter camping can be great fun, waking up with a frost covering the tent and a beautiful misty sunrise. But it can also be a truly miserable experience if you end up cold and...

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Grand Turk beach with Carnival Sunrise ship in the background.
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Cruise With Kids Vacations And Family-Friendly Ships

Coronavirus Update for Cruise Travelers - Nov. 2, 2020 –

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Haunted Houses, Halloween Ideas and Weekend Breaks

Take candy sales, haunted houses, halloween costumes and weekend breaks and you've got an estimated $9 billion holiday that won't fall flat this year. Who wants to give up the more than $300 million annually...

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Horses in a field outside Triangle-X Ranch in Wyoming.
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20 Fall Getaways For 2020

Let’s hear it for fall!  The changing colors are guaranteed to lift your spirts. So will the crisp air -- and crisp apples.

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Apple Picking And Pick Your Own Pumpkins

Whether you're hungry or looking for a cheap staycation, u-pick apple farms and pumpkin picking at a local orchard or farm are among Fall's best family getaways. This...

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Apple River Wisconsin fall foliage
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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 plus tips on the best places to see leaf colors changing en route. In this...

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