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Wild Wild West

With another family, my family of four flew to California, and then rented two cars for 14 days to tour the West. Entering Nevada, the trunk lid on our car broke, but it didn't prevent the trip from being one of the best we've ever taken. Since we couldn't park the car anywhere full of luggage, we exchanged it at the rental agency for a minivan. What a great way to drive with kids! The boys...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Cultural Capital

Where the Midwest meets Broadway, Fifth Avenue, The Mall and more with great museums, outdoor concerts, theatre and historical sights. You may think brrr when you think of Minnesota, but in the summertime, the city of Minneapolis really heats up with great new music. Downtown, the business pace slows and the Nicollet Mall becomes a 10-block-long...

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Westward To Kentucky

Recapture the historic charm of Southern and Eastern Kentucky, an integral part of America's frontier, on this rich road trip.Follow in the footsteps of Daniel Boone as he led the first group of settlers through the Gap in the Cumberland Mountains back in 1775. You can re-live the excitement of the pioneers as they moved north into Kentucky, blazing the trail that would become the Wilderness...

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Alaska’s Yukon Territory From Ship To Shore

FTF's contributing editor joins Holland America Lines and learns how to explore Alaska's Yukon Territory by land and sea -- comfortably.One morning in '63 a new boy, Martin, from Dawson City in the Yukon Territory, walked into our Grade Two class.  As our teacher, Mrs. Brand, explained to us that Martin came from the land of the famous 1898 Klondike Goldrush, most of us kids were...

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

Chateau Lake Louise is a great place to hang your hat after a day of wildlife viewing in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Find out more about what this unique destination has to offer for family travelers.Snowcapped mountain peaks and formidable glaciers cradle Lake Louise's emerald depths in a natural icy amphitheater. Situated in the corner of Banff...

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Detroit’s Motown Winter Blast

Detroit, host of the NFL Super Bowl XL in 2006, produces a winter weekend-long festival that offers plenty of chill for families.Detroit was so excited about landing the NFL Super Bowl XL on February 5, 2006 that the city has started to party a year early - throwing the first annual Motown Winter Blast, a weekend festival chockfull...

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Maui, Hawaii

This mom chose to spend her vacation with the kid, as they enjoyed surfing, snorkeling, scenic drives, and other family fun in Maui. We went to Maui in search of endangered green sea turtles and exciting family adventure. I hadn't been to Hawaii since my honeymoon and was looking forward to exploring the island with my three children. Our plans were to spend the first part of the week in...

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SoCal, Where The Del Guarantees Happy Tweens And Teens

Here's a long-time classic Southern California resort that's reinvented itself as San Diego's coolest spa and sports getaway, with class and style.Looking for a way to amuse the kids while indulging in a pampering spa treatment? Here’s a twist – why not let them indulge along with you? While we’ve seen a rise in spa programs designed for children and teens in...

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Oregon And Washington: Columbia Gorge Visitors Guide

When we invited friends and family to our wedding celebration/housewarming party at our new home in the Columbia Gorge, we compiled a list of places to stay and things to do on both the Oregon and Washington sides of the river. Here are some ideas we wanted to share with you. Ways to Play There are a lot of things to do in our area, especially for active families. You can try whitewater...

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Single Parent Guide to Hawai’i: Maui, Kauai And The Big Island

Single parents are often challenged by finding a vacation that will keep kids active and engaged, and happy to be spending time with an adult who wants and needs their companionship. If that single parent is a woman, you have to factor in safety issues, as well. As a professional travel expert and single parent, I've found that the islands of Maui, Kauai and Hawai'i in Hawai'i answered...

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