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Woman gets temperature check at European airport
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This Will Make Flying Safer

We really don’t have a way to make flying safer for you in the age of coronavirus, but it's a big topic as leisure air travel increases daily. As of August, passenger numbers have risen to one-third of what they were last year, but that's up from 12% in June. Fortunately, air travel safety measures including contactless...

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Horses in a field outside Triangle-X Ranch in Wyoming.
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20 Fall Getaways For 2020

Let’s hear it for fall!  The changing colors are guaranteed to lift your spirts. So will the crisp air -- and crisp apples. The pandemic has changed our lives -- and our travel plans. But this fall, we want to focus on what we can do. With so many schools, colleges and universities starting the year with remote learning,...

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College student in a seminar class.
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Back To School: 5 Essential Tips For College Students Flying To Campus

Moving to college is never easy; especially for college students who fly. Not only do we have the standard stress of tracking down room keys, awkwardly meeting our roommate and climbing stairs with heavy boxes like everyone else, but we also wrestle with airfares, baggage fees, rides and more.

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Kids can see how aircraft are restored before display at the Udvar-Nazy Center of the NASM.
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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center

Family travelers looking for some "space" away from the crowds should plan a weekend around the recently reopened, and still amazing, Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Along with the National Zoo, it is the only part of the Smithsonian Institution currently open to the public.

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Families swimming off side of gulet in the Aegean Sea.
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51 Great Family Summer Vacation Ideas

Summer vacation is the traditional time for families to reconnect, with generations coming together to recreate favorite childhood memories and make new ones. But this year, what a roller coaster.  And we’re not talking about this summer’s latest theme park attractions. We’re talking about the havoc the COVID-19...

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Girl with sun tan marks from face mask.
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Reopening Soon? Summer Travel in the Untied States

Look ahead to travel reopening during summer 2020 and you’ll know why we call it the Untied States of America. The once united states are completely untied, vying with each other to keep their borders open or closed, to protect their residents’ health or to ward off economic ruin.

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5 tips to prevent spread of coronavirus
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How Coronavirus Will Affect Your Travel Plans

Updated Mar. 29, 2020. As Passover, Easter and summer vacations approach, families around the world are very concerned about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and its impact on health, safety and travel plans. The State Department has issued a Level...

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Turkish Airlines toy kit for travelers.
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See Istanbul with Free Sightseeing and Stopover Tours

We really appreciate what Turkish Airlines has done to make families feel welcome, by offering free sightseeing and stopover tours in addition to in-flight toys, family entertainment and healthy dining and drink options on their Trans-Atlantic flights.

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Family waiting on airport floor.
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Air Travel Tips To Ease Family Vacation Hassles

We're sharing some air travel tips because travel has never been as challenging for families, with road rage taking to the skies, confusion about carry-ons, misinformation on service animals, exorbitant fees for seat reservations, glitches in airport software and less than stellar customer service at most airlines.

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U.S. State Dept infographic
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How To Get Your Own US Passport To Adventure

Getting a U. S. passport (or replacing or renewing an old one) is a travel essential for any age traveler, since a U.S. citizen's birth certificate will no longer suffice to cross borders. It's a great souvenir of your family travels, too.  So whether your family has planned an exotic getaway, or has a new baby on board, whether your passport's about to expire or just needs...

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