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Homesteading At The Homestead Resort, Virginia

A Family Travel Forum family takes their SUV to Homestead Resort in Virginia for some wintertime fun, indoors and out!We're always amazed that people continue to visit resorts in what can best be described as the middle of nowhere. The Homestead, one of America's beautiful grande dame resorts tucked in several thousand acres of Virginia's Allegheny Mountains, seems so remote as to...

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Aboard the RMS Queen Mary

Long Beach, California's restored museum ship welcomes the next generation aboard as her "daughter" ocean liner begins sailing the globe. Ah, the romance. The glamour. The echoes of a class system rejected by America. As you catch your first glimpse of the historic ocean liner R.M.S. Queen Mary's totemic black-and-red smokestacks, you may imagine yourself...

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Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Florida

Recently renovated, this ultra-ritzy Gulf Coast resort retains its Old World style while catering to families with new programs and amenities. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples is proof that this venerable hotel brand is giving more than lip service to its youngest guests. Friendly front desk staff on the lookout for newly arriving kids, separate pool areas for the active set and the serenity seekers,...

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Tallahassee, Florida Attractions

Think you know Florida? Make sure you don't overlook the capital city--Tallahassee has its own Southern charm and family fun.Think you know Florida? Make sure you don't overlook the capital city--Tallahassee has its own Southern charm and family fun. Why is the capital city of Tallahassee, located 25 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico, affectionately known as "Florida with...

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Wilmington, Delaware Restaurants

Here are some great choices when you hear,"Mommy, I'm hungry" in Wilmington, Delaware. For hearty Italian fare, head downtown to the neighborhood bordered by Union and Lincoln Streets and Pennsylvania and Lancaster Avenues to Wilmington's own Little Italy.  Among several choices, we picked Mrs....

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Alabama’s Azalea Capital Is Mobile

Sweet Home Alabama is at its best in Mobile, where families can live the M-life touring historic sites and innovative museums.Like its neighbor 150 miles away, the lesser-known city of Mobile also has a Mardi Gras. But this is where it all started. Mardi Gras began here in 1703, more than 61 years before New Orleans borrowed the occasion, historians generally agree. And today, every February,...

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Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club And Indoor Waterpark

With watersports, a scenic golf course, and an indoor waterpark for chilly weather, this popular Missouri resort makes a good base in the region.The result of a project to bring electricity to the city of St. Louis, Lake of the Ozarks was created in 1929 when the hydroelectric Bagnell Dam was erected across the Osage River. Opened for use in 1931 as the largest man-made lake...

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Central Louisiana’s Rich History

Give your kids a quiet history lesson by exploring the cultural heritage of settlers and slaves in Natchitoches, Alexandria and the surrounding areas of Louisiana.Steeped in history and surrounded by natural beauty, central Louisiana offers accommodations that are just as historically valuable as its attractions. The cities of Natchitoches and Alexandria are especially interesting hubs for...

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Alabama’s Shoals Attractions

This region of northwestern Alabama is a great budget destination for all ages, and ideal for multi-generational vacations. When you think of country music, you think Nashville. When you think blues and rock n’ roll, of course Memphis comes to mind, but in the Shoals area of northwest Alabama, just two hours from either city, you get to the real roots of all three of these American musical...

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The Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, Maine

Enjoy a family-fun, New England experience along the Kennebunk River at the 125- year-old Nonantum Resort.Originally built in the 1880s, the Nonantum Resort rests on the land that was once the home to many different Native American tribes. In the mid-17th century, under the leadership of Chief Thomas Waban, the diverse groups banded together and their settlement was named after the Algonquin...

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