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Rainy Day Activities in Orlando

Hitting the Orlando theme parks may conjure up images of sunshine and blue skies, but especially in summer, families often encounter an overcast and damp day. You can still enjoy everything from Disney to Universal in the rain, though little and big kids alike may not find it the adventure they were hoping for. If your plans are flexible, venture past the theme parks and find something fun...

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Live Like a Local on Vacation

Going on vacation doesn’t have to resemble living out of a suitcase while your kids run wild. Vacation homes and condos make for a comfortable and relaxing stay, whether you remain in your own home state or travel across the country. We’ve discovered a few...

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Enjoy Thanksgiving Luxury at Marriott Palm Beach

Whether you're traveling to Florida, visiting Grandma, or just enjoying the sunshine in your home state; get out of the ktichen and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner in luxury this year.   Skip the generic restaurants with overcooked turkey and gather around a traditional holiday dinner at the

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Palm Springs, California Hotels And Resorts

The desert communities that have blossomed around Palm Springs, California, boast intimate bungalow colonies and big flop and drop resorts, so if you're unsure what your family is looking for, you've come to the right place. To explore outside the resorts, a car is definitely in order for those with older children, who will long to try out the Oasis Water Park, nearby tennis facilities, ghost town...

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Road Trip USA: Florida US1 From Jacksonville To Key West

Welcome to Routes 1 and A1A, the twin coastal roads along the Atlantic coast between Jacksonville and Key West that provide a great beach getaway road trip. U.S. Route 1 runs along the eastern coast of the United States for more than 2,000 miles between Key West, Florida and Fort Kent, Maine. Designed in the 1920's to cover a route similar to that of the old Atlantic Highway, it connects the major...

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Grapevine, Texas, Where Old is New

Grapevine is the product of a thriving airport and an Aussie traveler, both of whom dreamed the small Dallas suburb could become bigger and better… and it has. The airport is Dallas/Fort Worth International, which opened in 1974. It now welcomes 64 million passengers per year and pours millions into local tax coffers. The Aussie is Paul W. (P.W.) McCallum, who settled here decades...

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When Compassion and Travel Work Toward a Cure

October is the month to "Think Pink," the time of year we focus on breast cancer, a disease that affects more than 1.7 million new people each year and represents 25% of all cancers in women. In order to increase awareness of the disease, foster compassion for survivors and inspire them to travel, several companies have special offers and fund-raising deals. Here's a sampling, starting with...

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Plan Your Next Trip with America’s Most Popular Family Vacations

Are you among the majority of Americans who say they didn't take a vacation at all in the past year? Does that make you happy? The US Travel Association reported 9 out of 10 Americans say their happiest memories come from vacation, so what are you waiting for? Our latest e-guidebook, America’s Most Popular Family Vacations, sponsored by Diamond Resorts International®,...

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Gaylord Texan: Big Dallas Hotel, Big Gaylord Values

Make no mistake when you pull up to the enormous Gaylord Texan Hotel:  This is Texas, where everything is big and, at this country-chic resort, it's even bigger.  No matter what time of year you visit, the Lone Star flag flies above a grand front entrance carved from Austin stone, studded with copper stars. The posse of valet parkers herd families arriving in pickup trucks...

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Disney World Value Hotels And Camping

Disney World offers accommodations in all price ranges, including newer themed resorts for Disney fans on a budget. And even the least expensive lodging carries certain privileges like early admission to certain parks. Simple Rooms: The themeparks' best value hotels are comparable to an Orlando budget motel, but with more Disney design flair, fun pools and food courts, and the advantage...

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