Washington Archives - My Family Travels
Backpackers disembark at the Amtrak train station at Whitefish, Montana
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5 Top Train Trips for Exploring the West

Simplify your family vacation planning with these five top train trips for exploring America’s Western states. Each of these rail travel adventures are sure to make for interesting...

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apples
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Washington Apple Farms – U-Pick ‘Em And Enjoy

The late summer and early fall is apple picking time at the Washington apple orchards and u-pick farms and pumpkin patches surrounding the city...

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Apples on tree
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Apple Picking And Pick Your Own Pumpkins

Whether you're hungry or looking for a cheap staycation, u-pick apple farms and pumpkin picking at a local orchard or farm are among Fall's best...

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Holland America's Oosterdam in Alaska
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Alaska Cruise Options Return for Summer 2021

The restart of the US cruise industry has taken a major step forward now that some Alaska cruise options will resume in mid-summer. Ships will sail from Seattle without any port...

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Cowboy holds up a girl so she can groom her horse at Elkhorn Ranch in Arizona.
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Sun, Snow and Wide-Open Spaces at a Family Dude Ranch

Picture yourselves on horseback galloping across wide open spaces at a family dude ranch. Have you ever ridden through deserts dotted with giant cactus?  

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American Song docked at a pier along the Columbia and Snake River route.
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The All American Cruise Lines Small Ship Experience

We’re in an era when made in America and stayed in America travel experiences are what families are looking for and, for the right family, the all American American Cruise...

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Twilight themed hotel room at Pacific Inn, Forks, Washington
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The Ultimate Twilight Hotel Experience in Forks, Washington

Are you ready for a "Twilight" hotel in Forks, where you can experience the series and follow Bella Swan throughout her journey in western Washington?  Did you know that Forks...

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Screenshot of lobby from National Museum of Natural History on Smithsonian VR tour
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7 Great Destinations Offering Virtual Visits from Home

Whether you’re sheltering in place by choice or command, we hope you’ll enjoy touring seven great destinations offering virtual visits from home.

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Blue Princess at Snowflake Lane
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Snowflake Lane: The Most Magical Winter Wonderland

Experience falling snow and more during the most festive season at

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