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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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The Hideout at Flitner Ranch, Wyoming

Flitner: A ranch for the family that plays together and ropes cattle in Shell, Wyoming. If you find it hard sending your kids off to camp because you yearn to go with them, then you might want to book a family holiday at The Hideout At Flitner Ranch in Shell, Wyoming. Nestled at the base of the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains, this family-owned...

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Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, South Carolina

Family Travel Forum's overview of a great family resort tucked into a gated beach community in South Carolina. Located on a lush barrier island just a 20-minute drive from historic Charleston, Wild Dunes is more like a cozy, family-friendly town than a resort. Spanning 1600 acres, this secure, gated community offers a wide range of accommodations...

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A Wild Weekend In North Georgia

If your family loves to whitewater raft, hike, rappel or hang glide, this scenic area around Dawsonville could be your next road trip. From Atlanta, adventurous families can find a starting point to get away from it all and head for the mountains of North Georgia. The large city is an excellent departure point for road trips in the foothills of the rustic Appalachian Mountains. When the...

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Summer At Sun Valley Resort, Idaho

A traditional family resort in Sun Valley, Idaho offers recreation during both summer and winter seasons.Readers may remember my review of Sun Valley's spectacular ski experience a few years back -- and it remains one of my favorite places to take the kids for winter family fun. But once the snow melts, Sun Valley, Idaho is transformed into a summer playground with non-stop activities and a...

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Discovering Earthly Eco-Orlando In Central Florida

If your travel fantasies include snorkeling with a dazzling array of tropical fish, studying the markings on rare parrots and toucans, watching bald eagles soar overhead, admiring blue herons nesting in dune grass or being kissed by an 500-pound Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin, Orlando should be your destination. Yes... Orlando, Florida. It's an easy weekend destination serviced by frequent...

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The Cloister: Sea Island, Georgia

Discover a beautiful resort on Georgia's Golden Isles. Sea Island, one of Georgia's "Golden Isles" off the Atlantic coast, is the home of The Cloister (800/SEA-ISLAND) a gracious retreat offering Southern hospitality to families. Formerly the home of many private estates and the favored vacation spot of the Rockefellers,...

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The Greenbrier, West Virginia’s Grande Dame

This historic resort pleases the fussiest family member with the same style it caters to dignitaries and celebrities. Are kids and a famous, award-winning resort mutually exclusive? Not necessarily. Does a resort that has entertained numerous presidents and dignitaries make a good choice for a family vacation? It can, if the resort is The Greenbrier...

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Austin, Texas Restaurants

In Austin, the next meal never looked so good. Endless variety and great local specialties such as barbecue, chicken fried steak, cheesey chili dishes, grilled chicken and grilled steak sandwich, New Texas dishes and Mexican favorites make these great restaurants truly unforgettable. In Texas' big, hip capital city of Austin, the next meal never looked so good. Endless variety and great...

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