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Custom Itinerary – Active Family Seeks New Venue

Q - Candace P of Glenview, Illinois asks: My husband and I and our 4 kids (ages 10, 13, 14 and 16) are planning a vacation at the end of July. We are interested in rafting, river floating, hiking to waterfalls, caving, etc. We have taken vacations in Steamboat, Colorado and Asheville, North Carolina, and, while we had a great time, are looking for a new location. Jackson Hole appeals, but we are...

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Custom Itinerary – Visiting Washington, DC: A Capital Idea

Q - Diane P of Hebron, Connecticut writes: We are planning a trip to Washington, DC with another family. All together there will be 4 adults and 6 children. We will be driving there, and are looking for the best ways to get around town to see as many sites as possible. We want to avoid sites with long lines. We need a plan to keep the kids (ages 4-10) interested but not exhausted. We also need...

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Wisp Mountain Resort, Maryland

Head to Deep Creek Lake for skiing at Wisp Mountain, dogsledding, winter sports and more in a little known, top value resort. Within driving distance of many East Coast and upper Midwest communities lies the under-discovered resort area of Deep Creek Lake. This massive yet cozy vacation community is nestled in the natural mountain heritage of the Appalachians. Back in the 1960s,...

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Charleston Is Making History

Charleston has long appealed to all age family members with its Southern charm, history, recreation possibilities and unique museums. The single best reason to visit Charleston, South Carolina is the area's history which is particularly rich with Civil War monuments. But there are also good museums, some fine natural attractions and much to do for the entire family, making it a great draw for...

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Smith Fork Ranch

Have you ever thought about truly getting away and enjoying nature? Sitting in a rocking chair looking at the beautiful mountain scenery? Breathing in fresh crisp air? Riding horses (trails, team penning, barrel racing) and fly fishing in ponds and rivers? Hiking, white water rafting and archery? Campfires, campfire songs, and smores? Oh, did I forget to mention the exquisite meals and outstanding...

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Deep Creek Lake – Maryland’s Seashore In The Mountains

Maryland's Deep Creek Lake has watersports and mountains, fishing and hiking, keeping tadpoles and tree huggers happy, too.Maryland's Deep Creek Lake has watersports and mountains, fishing and hiking, keeping tadpoles and tree huggers happy, too. Summer vacation again – the beach or the mountains? Hmmm – I can never decide, but what about both at the same time? Well,...

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Broken Arrow Lodge caters to inner cowpersons

My wife and I have had inner-cowpersons forever. Despite the disdain for such things now shown by our grown children, we’ve wanted to ride something passing for range ever since it became clear to us that Dale and Roy were wearing neon cowboy shirts in those black and white TV pictures that showed up in our parents’ rustbelt homes, a dream that finally came true when we found the Broken...

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Where In The World Is San Mateo County?

From San Francisco, instead of heading to Marin, go south and check out the area between SF and San Jose for some great surprises.You may never have realized it, but if you’ve ever flown in or out of San Francisco International Airport, you’ve been in San Mateo County.  Located just south of the “City by the Bay,” it shares a 50-mile-long peninsula with its famous neighbor...

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Our Family’s Trip to New York, Rhode Island, Boston and DC

Just thought I'd send some feedback on the trip we made up and down the east board this August. We brought along our 16 year old son and daughters aged 13 and 4. We wanted to fly to the US non-stop and from our homebase in Portugal, Newark was the best option. TAP, the national carrier, has a fleet of airbuses. They are fairly basic - no screens in the back of the seat in front of you -...

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New Hampshire’s Lost River Valley

Take it from this camping enthusiast: Lost River is just the right balance of active family adventure and the quietude of nature in the White Mountains. The Lost River Valley Campground was featured as "The Best Family Camping" in a 2005 issue of Yankee magazine for good reason. Situated just four miles west of the scenic Kancamagus Highway (Route 112) in North Woodstock,...

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