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All American Thanksgiving Celebrations

A Thanksgiving recipe for fun: FTF's A-Z guide to local events marking the settlers' gratitude, from traditional eats to marathons. Thanksgiving, the quintessential American holiday, was first celebrated in 1621 by the pilgrim settlers to show thanks for the bountiful harvest that would see them through the long winter. Throughout the years, we have continued the tradition by enjoying feasts...

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Apple Picking And Pick Your Own Pumpkins

Whether you're hungry or looking for a cheap staycation, u-pick apple orchards and pumpkin picking  at a local farm are among Fall's best family getaways. Read along as the apple-a-day FTF staff divulges the best places across America to pick your own fruit. As the days begin to shorten and the leaves begin to change, apple picking and pumpkin picking...

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Washington Apple Farms – U-Pick ‘Em And Enjoy

The late summer and early fall is apple picking time at the u-pick apple farms and pumpkin patches surrounding the city of Seattle. Did you know that Washington State is the country's Apple Capital? It's true, the state produces over a hundred million bushels of apples annually and, of course, is well known for its cherries as well. The...

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A Chihuly Summer in Gardens of Glass

Through October 29, the New York Botanical Garden will be showcasing more than 20 beautiful installations by world-renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. Chihuly, sponsored by Bank of America, features artwork and sketches from throughout Chihuly’s career, giving viewers a look inside the artist’s creative process. An experiment in light, color, and form, the nature-inspired...

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Lewis & Clark National Heritage Trail To Washington

Retrace the steps of America's greatest explorers from Pennsylvania west to Washington, and make your next family vacation an unforgettable expedition of discovery. Retrace the steps of America's greatest explorers from Pennsylvania west to Washington, and make your next family vacation an unforgettable expedition of discovery.In 1803, Virginian and frontiersman Meriwether Lewis prepared...

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Road Trip USA: The Pacific Northwest From Portland To The Olympic Peninsula

With its combination of sophisticated citylife in Seattle and Portland, and the scenic wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula, this road trip satisfies all ages.For families that want the flair of cities combined with the best that nature has to offer, a road trip through the Pacific Northwest is the perfect fit.  Along the main road of Interstate 5 travelers can find the major metropolises...

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Olympic National Park, Washington

Picture-perfect views of nature’s bounty capture the vivid beauty of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington’s Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by virgin coastline and carved by over 60 glaciers, the Peninsula celebrates the natural wonders of ancient rainforests, dense woods, sub-alpine meadows, rough-hewn ocean beaches, pristine lakes, rushing rivers, and bubbling hot springs. Rising majestically...

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Disney Cruise Ships Sail New Seas: Mickey Waves To New York, Seattle, Galveston

Disney Cruise ships will be sailing new high seas for 2012.  In an exciting event at New York's waterfront Chelsea Piers, Captain Mickey and assembled Disney Cruise Line team members unveiled the company's first-ever, far and wide sailing schedule for Disney cruise ships.Following the unprecedented success of the new Disney Dream (

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Seattle, Washington Attractions

Regardless of the ages you travel with, hip Seattle, Washington offers an abundance of entertainment options for all members of your family.  Considered the belle of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle's museums, world-class baseball stadium, traditional green markets, beautiful harbor, airplane factory tour and other activities make it a great family vacation destination at any...

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Mayflower Park Hotel and Seattle Hit Sweet Spot for Teens and Tweens

There are many well-known toddler attractions in Seattle, but once this verdant, hip city gets into your blood, you will want to keep returning even as your kids outgrow the Children's Museum and Pacific Science Center.  If you want your kids to really feel all grown-up,...

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