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Top 10 Orlando Vacation Hotels and Resorts

Where to stay in Orlando?  We offer some suggestions on the Universal Orlando campus, as well as some other fun options (Sponge Bob, anyone?), golf resorts, condo rentals and more for your consideration. 1. Gaylord Palms Resort - In the family...

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Camp Salmen Nature Park Slidell, LA

Our family loves to take road trips, and this summer was no exception. We decided to venture out of our hometown of Lafayette, LA and head east to Jacksonville, FL so that our kids, ages 3 & 5, could experience the beach for the first time. Our first stop while on this summer's road trip was in Slidell, LA to get a bite to eat. We picked up our food (hot dogs and pizza from Sam's club...

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Short Breaks And Weekend Getaways From San Francisco

We love vacationing in San Francisco and its environs, but sometimes even families lucky enough to live there have to get away for a weekend. California is such a large and varied state that families planning a weekend from San Francisco, traveling by car, usually stay within state lines. With so many cultural institutions, outdoor adventures, snowsports resorts, mountain lakes and national...

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Short Breaks And Weekend Getaways From Philadelphia

The big state of Pennsylvania offers many possible weekend getaways, but there's also big city life, sand beaches and coasters near Philadelphia families.  As one of America's oldest cities and a magnet for any family interested in American history, Philadelphia is one of our favorite all-time destinations for weekend getaways, short school breaks, or even a month-long vacation -- there's...

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A Day of Amusement at Elitch Gardens in Denver

When in Denver, the list of family activities is plentiful, but there is a fun and historic place to go that the kids will be begging to go back to. Located near the Broncos Stadium in downtown Denver, Elitch Gardens offers fun for all ages. It first opened in 1890 as a botanical garden and zoo and has slowly evolved into...

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Short Breaks And Weekend Getaways From Dallas Fort Worth

Many families from the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area enjoy spending their short breaks in Hill Country or along the south coast of Texas. Whether your family is looking for a short break holiday, a cheap vacation package, a fun last minute getaway or a weekend get away from the stress of everyday life, there are lots of fun destinations within...

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Star Trekking: Thomas Stays at the Hilton

In this month's celebrity travel column, we stalk Thomas the Tank Engine, the friendly blue train engine that could, and has, captivated the imaginations of every preschooler (and many adults) in 100 territories and 40 languages around the world. And where is he staying between August 1 and September 4? Thomas & Freinds are staying at the almost as famous 1,932-room...

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Road Trip USA – Around and About The Big Island of Hawaii

From stops for golf or astronomy, white and black sand beaches, volcanoes, or macadamia nut factory tours, circling the Big Island of Hawaii makes for a rich and varied family road trip. Hawaii or the “Big Island” is one of the chain of islands that comprises the state of Hawaii. Also known as the "Island of Adventure," it is twice the size of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Lanai and Molokai combined, and,...

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Free National Park Family Programs

Combining a road trip with a national park visit makes one of the top budget family vacations we know, especially when there are so many free children's activities. Thanks to federal funding, the National Park Service (NPS) has expanded many Junior Ranger programs to incorporate fun physical fitness activities with learning about nature. Now overseeing...

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Shelby American Las Vegas – Experiencing the Legend

"I'm not an engineer or a designer but I think I know what people like." - Carroll Shelby I'm so inspired by the humility of a man who grew to be one of the biggest idols in car history. Prior to visiting the Shelby Heritage Center, I thought I knew who Carroll Shelby was....

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