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Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee
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Destinations Where Black Lives Matter

Explore historic sites, institutions and Black culture destinations where Black lives not only matter, they fuel fascinating conversations about race and justice that too few travelers...

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pick your own pumpkin at Alstede Farms
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Apple Picking In New York: Farms To PYO And Enjoy

The late summer and early fall is pick your own apples time, and a day apple picking in New York at metro area U-Pick farms is the perfect staycation. Many area families with infants...

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Casino Pier at the Seaside Heights boardwalk
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A Weekend At The Jersey Shore

Forget what you may recall from the popular MTV series, the Jersey Shore is a great family beach destination. There are two wonderful kid-friendly beaches on the real...

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Teens love apples too.
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Massachusetts Apple Farms – U-Pick ‘Em And Enjoy

Massachusetts apple farms -- some even wind-powered -- are the ideal destination if you're looking for a bargain staycation near a u-pick fruit farm or family...

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Guest quarters at CordeValle Resort with patio overlooking the hills.
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A True Luxury Resort in Northern California

I love traveling en famille, but before I head out on a multi-gen vacation with our adult kids and their spouses -- especially to a luxurious retreat like CordeValle Resort...

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Playing chess on the sundeck of a Uniworld river cruise is fun for all ages. Photo c. Uniworld
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Cruise With Kids Vacations And Family-Friendly Ships

What happened to cruise with kids vacations during the pandemic? As everyone knows, they stopped. Then in April 2021, following...

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Man and woman look at an electronic board of shore excursions aboard a Princess cruise ship.
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Waited Long Enough? It’s Time To Cruise

Haven’t you waited long enough? It’s time to cruise, whether on a bucket list trip to Alaska, the Islands of Hawaii or...

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

Finally, we present our 51 great summer vacation ideas with hope for a more (somewhat) normal summer vacation. It was welcome...

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Blue dome church in Oia, Santorini, Greece.
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10 Reasons To Take This Mediterranean Cruise Now

After a very tough year for everyone, you probably don’t need 10 reasons to take a Mediterranean cruise. Just hearing about Atlas Ocean Voyages new Mediterranean cruise itineraries...

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Scenic view over the Ozarks from Buffalo Bar at the Big Cedar Lodge in Branson.
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Branson, Missouri Family Attractions

Discover the best Branson family attractions in Missouri’s capital of fun when you drive in along Missouri Highway 76. Highway 76 is Branson's main commercial stretch, with plenty...

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Grand Residences Riviera Cancun: Vacation Paradise for Families

Sometimes, luck is on your side and you choose a resort that suits your family as perfectly as milk goes with cookies, like Mickey’s made for Minnie, the way Fred dances with...

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Firefighter battles wildfire in field.
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Travel Insurance For Families

We love family travel insurance and won't leave home without it. Since the very first holiday spent battling storms and re-booking missed flights (at great expense), our family...

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People around bonfire at lake, Sunny Hill Resort, Catskills Mountains, New York
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Catskills Family Resorts For Summer Fun

For endless, summer camp style fun at relatively inexpensive rates, head to the traditional Catskills family resorts in New York's Catskills Mountains. Popular with tourists since...

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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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People in Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo Bear suits play miniature golf together at a Jellystone Park.
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Summer Camping Tops Activities List For Moms and Families

Let’s go camping! is a popular refrain, as summer camping beats out other family activities according to a new summer 2021 travel survey.

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Kids on hay bale at Edwards Orchard, Illinois
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Illinois Apple Farms – U-Pick ‘Em And Enjoy

Stick with us while we drive to countryside U-Pick apple farms in Rockford, Caledonia, Winnebago and other regions near Chicago,...

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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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apple on counter
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California Apple Farms – U-Pick ‘Em And Enjoy

The late summer and early fall is apple picking time for San Francisco and Bay Area families. Review our list of California apple farms and u-pick pumpkin fields in Mendocino,...

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apple on tree
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Oregon Apple Farms – U Pick ‘Em And Enjoy

Follow us to the countryside during the autumn months for some leaf-peeking, then head to U-pick Oregon apple farms, orchards and pumpkin patches outside Portland,...

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Screen of virtual tour of Fort Knox in Maine.
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23 Resources for Virtual History Lessons About America

History matters; whether experienced personally, studied in virtual field trips or confronted in our travels. American history is a major part of our educational curriculum and...

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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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Pale green daybed on lawn in front of pool.
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An Outdoor Makeover To Inspire Backyard Vacation Ideas

With summer on the horizon, it's time to create fresh backyard vacation ideas to keep everyone busy and happy. In this pandemic era, one thing families can rely on is their own...

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Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, Missouri
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Branson, Missouri Hotels And Resorts

Make Branson, Missouri hotels your fun basecamp in this Midwest playground for all ages. Here are a few hotels we like that are conveniently located. Whether you're elders who...

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Natural vista of mountain views seen from Lake Apgar in Glacier National Park.
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Explore Wilderness In Glacier National Park

Pristine lakes, mountain goats, snow-capped mountains, stunning views: Glacier National Park in northern Montana has it all, but may lose its glaciers before long. To see it while...

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Shanghai Disneyland's new character costumes.
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Shanghai Disney Celebrates 5!

With the rapid pace of world change, it’s hard to believe that Shanghai Disney Resort is turning five years old this year. We are able to accept that five years has passed quickly....

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kids watching tent setup
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Camping 101: How To Look Like An Experienced Camper To Your Kids

Camping is not easy, but these eight Camping 101 tips will help you look like an experienced camper to the kids -- especially useful for weekend warriors who haven't polished their...

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schooner at sea
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Windjamming In Maine

Try a family cruise vacation on a windjamming schooner off the coast of Maine for something different, fun and unplugged. These classic schooners are only sailing on private charters during the pandemic...

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Aierial view of houseboating in Glen Canyon, Arizona
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Houseboating on Lake Powell

Houseboating on Lake Powell, previously a winner of "FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Family Reunions" Award, gets a fresh look as a vacation option in 2019.

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Kids on scooters and bikes in Brook Run Park, Dunwoody, Georgia
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Exploring Dunwoody Georgia

Dunwoody Georgia is a family-welcoming city that has sprouted nearly 17 miles north of Atlanta. Although it's considered an Atlanta suburb, close-to-home travelers looking for...

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Poodle in the driver's seat of car.
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Top 5 Dog-Friendly Vacations

Over the past year, many of us have spent long, dog-friendly hours at home but have been starved of vacation opportunities. Of course, this has been the least of our problems....

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Two-story brick houses at the Intersection of Van Buren and Lovering Streets in Wilmington, Delaware.
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Why Joe Biden and Families Love Wilmington Delaware

“Our demonstration of black powder may not have much of a bang due to the rainy weather,” says our guide at Hagley, the du Pont estate in Wilmington Delaware. She presses a...

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What Jesus billboard in Colby, Kansas.
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Driving Kansas I-70, The Essential Road Stops

Driving Kansas I-70 is worth more in memories than 500 miles of 18-wheelers and corn fields. There are small towns with huge scale artworks, 50s cinemas, arts festivals, military...

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Having breakfast on the deck of the Celestyal Crystal off the coast of Mykonos.
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Heavenly Greek Islands Cruise with Celestyal

Greece is one of the world’s best multigenerational destinations, and a Greek islands cruise is one of the best ways to appreciate it. Activities at each port of call range from...

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boy holds apple
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Pennsylvania Apple Farms – U-Pick ‘Em And Enjoy

September and October are our favorite months to tour the Pennsylvania apple farms for u-pick fruit and pumpkin picking. Even a day in the fields can make a long weekend in the great family-friendly...

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Parents and kids are scrambling over rocks on summer hike in Vail Valley.
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13 Reasons to Try a Top Value Mountain Resort in Summer

Ski mountain resorts offer great summer values at rental condos, which also feel as secure as your own home away from home. Just select your destination resort carefully.

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Tourists visiting Rome with extended family
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UK Citizens Will Enjoy Visa-Free Travel Post Brexit

If you're planning summer travel post Brexit to the UK and other European countries, do keep in mind the ever-changing COVID-19 related travel restrictions. According to a recent...

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Airline pilots wear face masks in the cockpit of a United flight.
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This Will Make Flying Safer

A lot has been done to make flying safer since the age of coronavirus began. Yet, it's still a big topic as confidence in leisure air travel -- and crowds -- increase. U.S. passengers...

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tennis playing boy
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Top Family-Welcoming Tennis Resorts

Here's your go-to resource for the top-ranked tennis resorts and tennis training camps in the world which accommodate families and their tennis-playing children. It's time to get...

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Surfing Banzai Pipeline and Oahu’s North Shore

Enjoy a hot vacation in the tropics, with lying on the beach, napping in the sun, taking dips in the ocean and surfing Banzai Pipeline. While relaxation may seem like the ultimate...

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Mom sits at laptop computer with young girl on her lap.
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Is Travel Possible While Homeschooling?

The past year has been trying on a number of extremely serious levels, for travelers and those homeschooling. The fact that travel has been impossible or limited throughout almost...

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Girl with fishing rod on a pier with Kids Fish Camp
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Let’s Go Fishing With Kids Florida Style

Wondering how to go fishing with kids on your next Florida vacation? If you don't picture jon boats and fishing poles when you think about a family beach vacation, this blog is...

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Space X Falcon 9 lifts a Space Dragon to the ISS
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Rocket Launches and Where to See Them

The Jumbotron was bellowing “T -6, 5, 4...” when suddenly the sky ahead burst into flames. We were on the shore of Banana Creek, about 4 miles from Cape Canaveral’s Launchpad...

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Goat with baby goats.
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Farms Stays and Agritourism Around the World

Use this directory of agritourism resources -- agricultural businesses that extend hospitality to guests -- to plan farm stays. Your kids will learn where food comes from and will...

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Aquarobics class on standup paddleboards off the coast of Palm Beach, Aruba.
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Aruba Travel Requirements For The Best Vacation Ever

If you’re looking for warm weather, pristine beaches, cheap airfare, great food and convenience, review the current Aruba travel requirements and start planning an Aruba family...

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Festive group toasting with wine at a dinner table.
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Ten Tips for Celebrating Family Milestones on Vacation

Celebrating milestones is one of the best reasons to plan a family trip, and an easy way to make indelible memories. You'll agree that having a loved one turn 90 is an occasion...

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Girl and boy explore seashells on the beach with a photo guide.
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Sanibel And Captiva are Great for Family Reunions

Beach house rentals at America's top coastal resorts, such as Sanibel and Captiva Islands off Florida's Gulf Coast, make planning and enjoying a small family reunion easy and fun.

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Rendering of plaza at Al Wasl Pavilion where the native Ghaf tree will be featured.
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Dubai World Expo Is A Dazzling World’s Fair

The United Arab Emirates once anticipated welcoming millions of visitors to a dazzling Dubai World Expo in 2020 but their dream was posponted

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Lady Gaga wax statue in London Madame Tussaud's wears the famous Telephone Hat from designer Philip Treacy
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Star Trekking: Lady Gaga Shrieks Viva Las Vegas

The Grammy's make us dream about the big year for Lady Gaga. When one of the world's most flamboyant and individual performers joined the A-list at Madame Tussauds in...

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Gentoo Penguin sitting on egg and squawking.
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Top Your Bucket List with an Antarctica Cruise Adventure

Get up close and (almost) personal with Blue whales, penguins and southern Elephant seals on an exclusive Antarctica cruise adventure. Wildlife abounds on the southernmost continent,...

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Three covers of the Negro Travelers' Green Book from the years 1947, 1948 and 1955 at the New York Public Library
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Making Our Travels More Meaningful

Isolated by the pandemic, angered by economic inequality, moved by social injustice -- powerful forces are persuading many families to commit to more meaningful travel when they...

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Skier looking down the slopes at base village of Camelback Resort in the Poconos.
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A Ski and Soak Weekend at Camelback Resort

In a winter where snow is scarce and COVID restrictions vary...

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Arches National Park in Moab, Utah
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The Very Best Spring Break Vacation Ideas

Now that we’ve put the dreaded year 2020 behind us, let’s cautiously consider some spring break vacation ideas. From very...

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Whale sharks swimming off Cancun.
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A Swim with Whale Sharks Makes the Hit List

Well it wasn't on my Life's Greatest Hits list but with a birthday coming up and a son graduating from college I couldn't resist the opportunity to swim with whale sharks...

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Base Lodge with skiers outside at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah.
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Sundance Mountain Resort, Where Stars Go To Play

Bathed in the glamorous glow cast by its annual film festival, the Sundance Mountain Resort is, at heart, an unpretentious mountain hideaway.  This central...

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The welcoming gates of Graceland, the late Elvis Presley's Memphis estate.
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We Love Memphis For Music, Music Shrines And Elvis

Exploring things to do in Memphis Tennessee is a blast for a lot of reasons—Elvis, music, Elvis, Ducks, Elvis, Civil Rights, Elvis. Sitting on the banks of the Mississippi River,...

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Bright pink flamingos on a lawn
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Head to the Tropics and Visit Flamingo Gardens This Summer

If you're inspired by the tropics and the palm-shaded outdoors, pack up the kids and plan a trip to Flamingo Gardens, also known as the

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Parents taking child out on skis outside Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado.
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The Best Family Getaways to Light Your Winter

As we contemplate the best family getaways to light this dark winter, we accept this year is very different from past ones. Our public health officials, family doctors, bosses,...

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Camera, laptop, travel magazine
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What Is ETIAS and How Will It Affect Travel to Europe?

There is big news for those planning to travel to Europe soon. The

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Two families sit in front of a firepit on the patio of YotelPAD Park City in Utah.
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What Is Spring Skiing During COVID Like?

What will spring skiing during COVID be like in 2021? Many families are asking the same question as they plan a

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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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