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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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Basin Harbor Club, Vergennes, Vermont

A clubby lakefront resort offers roomy accommodations, tons of activities, an active children's program, great food and a laid back atmosphere.What makes for a perfect family resort? How about comfortable accommodations in a spacious cottage with a spectacular view of a beautiful lake? Add a wide range of activities and a well-staffed children's program, great dining options, and a tradition...

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Ottawa, Canada -The Sights Are No Secret

Canada's charming capital, on the border between Ontario and Quebec, offers great summer festivals and low-cost national attractions.Canada's charming capital, on the border between Ontario and Quebec, offers great summer festivals and low-cost national attractions.Ottawa sits on the border of Ontario and Quebec. As a whole, Canada’s Capital Region consists of Ottawa in Ontario and Gatineau...

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Sunset Key Guest Cottages, Florida

Find out if the exclusive Sunset Key Guest Cottages off the coast of Key West make the grade for those seeking privacy and service.One destination can equal two distinctively different vacation experiences when you stay on a quiet island a short ride away from big city excitement. This resort has golden sand beaches, warm water, and a relaxed and restful tropical-island atmosphere. And it's...

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Vermont Inns With A Storied Past

What do Norman Rockwell, Ethan Allen, Bob Newhart, and Maria von Trapp have in common? They are all somehow associated with inns in Vermont.After spending a day skiing Vermont's hills, how about spending a night in Norman Rockwell's bedroom or reading a good book in Ethan Allen's hideaway? Consider catching some Z's where presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson rested their weary...

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Utah’s Quiet Snows

An expert skier mom reviews what's what for families with all-age skiers at Utah's Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton mountain resorts.My family has enjoyed skiing Utah's mountain resorts ever since we realized that it's easier to fly to Utah than to drive from our home in the San Francisco Bay Area to the ski resorts in Lake Tahoe. Once we land in Salt Lake City, it's a 30-minute...

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