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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 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, its rich musical history goes way beyond Elvis and is celebrated all over town.  Nashville may own Country Music, but Memphis IS the Blues, and from the blues came Rock ‘n Roll, and then there was Elvis. And...

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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. Located in the northwestern corner of Montana, Glacier National Park was the United States’ tenth designated National Park, celebrating its centennial anniversary...

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Zipping To New Heights At Hunter Mountain

With snow or without, Hunter Mountain in the Catskills has zipline adventure tours that enable families to zip through and above the trees at thrilling speeds.If you’ve ever dreamed of soaring through or even above the trees, taking in scenery from a birds-eye view with the wind whipping past you, then you’ve got to try “zipping.” Zipline tours are currently the fastest growing form...

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Star Trekking: Beach Getaways for Celebrity Stalking

If you’ve got the funds and your family feels like doing some star-gazing while you hang out on the sand, here are some of the A-Listers’ favorite getaways this summer.The Maldives: This small chain of islands on the Indian Ocean is a favorite getaway for the A-list couple of Beyonce and Jay-Z. The beaches here (pictured above) are set around a series of coral reefs and...

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Fall Festivals Offer Local Color In North Carolina

Autumn in North Carolina features festivals both big and small, mostly free, focusing on a array of subjects from food to animals -- it's a great excuse for a quick family fall getaway.Throughtout September and October, North Carolina offers fall colors to feast your eyes on, as well as festivals in various towns. Focusing on a dizzying array of subjects ranging from the outdoors to cuisine,...

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Outdoor Fun in New Hampshire’s White Mountains

For active and outdoorsy families, the White Mountain region of New Hampshire offers bountiful outdoor fun for all seasons with some of the most beautiful mountain scenery on the East Coast.In the upper half of New Hampshire lies a quietly hidden treasure of protected wilderness: the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) 603/536-6100. ...

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Short Break From NYC – Hudson Valley Weekend Getaway

Tarrytown, New York and the historic Hudson Valley have a multitude of things for families to do, while offering small town charm and a brief escape from the city.If a busy schedule or a tight budget prevents you from taking vacations with your family to exotic locales, you’ll be pleased to find that nearby locations can offer fun weekend getaways despite their close proximity. One such...

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Saskatchewan Celebrates The Royal Canadian Mounties

Saskatchewan’s capital city of Regina has lots of cultural offerings, and the RCMP Heritage Center honoring the Mounties is one of the best for families.For over 100 years, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have kept crime to a minimum across Canada, policing over 200 communities. In 2007, they were honored by the nation with the

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Finding Vacations On A Family Or Mom Blog

The Family Blog, Travel Blog, Mom Blog, Baby Blog... These personal journals are a great resource for traveling families, so we recognize some of the best. They have only been around for a little more than a decade, but blogs are rapidly taking over cyberspace.  And now with the advent of Twitter and other social media venues, there is no better time for bloggers to connect with their...

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Grownups Guilty of Texting While Driving – Sound Like You?

Adults seem to most often blame teens for texting while driving. However, a surprising new study shows that adults are just as often the culprits behind distracted driving. A recent survey by the Pew...

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Even Beyoncé Gets A Ticket For Texting While Driving

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Family Attractions On Vancouver Island, BC

From outdoor adventures to afternoon tea, Vancouver Island is a great Pacific Northwestern getaway for the active and cultured family. Vancouver Island, located in southwestern British Columbia, just north of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, is the largest island off the west coast of North America. It also boasts one of the world’s most...

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Joy on the Beach For The Mobility Impaired

Individuals with special needs can have “Joy on the Beach” with a new wheelchair. During the summer, the essential way to beat the heat— and have fun doing it— is to get in the water. From the beach  to lakes to swimming pools, water is often a crucial part of a summer getaway. However, those who are mobility-impaired can find it difficult to navigate the water...

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Travel Search Engine Smackdown Reveals Cheapest Airfares

FTF tests out travel metasearch engines to find which site returns the most results and cheapest flights. And the winner is Momondo.com. When looking for cheap fares for airline tickets, there are a few websites that most people know to search, such as Expedia and Travelocity....

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Midwest Weekend Getaway With A Tropical Vibe At KeyLime Cove

This resort's huge indoor waterpark offers an affordable family weekend getaway for all ages -- all year round -- plus coaster rides at the Six Flags nearby.If you’re searching for fun in the sun and your budget is tight, you don’t have to travel all the way to Florida to have an adventure-filled, tropical, family beach vacation. An affordable family weekend getaway, or short...

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Explore Cambodia Along The Mekong Discovery Trail

A well planned network of hiking, biking and boating trails for all ability levels is helping promote ecotourism in the Mekong River region of northeastern Cambodia. If you’re looking for something really off the beaten path, an extended journey along the new Mekong Discovery Trail in Cambodia...

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Country Inns and Suites: Homey Rooms for Families

If you're looking for a hotel brand that provides the comforts of home for traveling families, look no further than Country Inns and Suites, with locations worldwide.Hotel design seems to be trending towards modern these days. However, traveling families don’t always need to stay somewhere where everything is sleek, white, and ultra-contemporary. Often, families want somewhere to stay...

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Star Trekking: Katy Perry Heads to Atlantis Paradise Island

Pop princess Katy Perry’s newest single “California Gurls” is currently on its way to becoming the hottest jam of the summer. In addition to burning up the charts, Perry will be making a splash this July at the Atlantis: Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas. On July 17th, currently her only scheduled summer...

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Kids Can Travel The World By Snail Mail

There are lots of fun and inexpensive ways for kids to learn about different countries and cultures by launching their own explorers and getting back reports. Kids who dream of traveling around the world don’t have to wait until they’re older. There are lots of ways to explore and learn about other countries that don’t require your kids to board a plane to an exotic place....

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How To Plan Vacations With Senior Family Members

If you're planning a vacation with an elderly or mobility impaired family member, these helpful tips will reduce the stress of your trip.If you're planning a vacation with an elderly or mobility impaired family member, these helpful tips will reduce the stress of your trip. Family vacations are just that — meant to be taken with family, no matter what limitations some members...

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OMG! Texting, Driving, iPod Distractions Kill Teens

I know how easy it is to get distracted while driving. There are always a million things to divide my attention—texts to be read, a song to choose on my iPod, directions to read, and of course my coffee to grab from the cupholder. Though these distractions might seem like a normal and everyday part of driving, it turns out that taking your eyes off the road is more dangerous than it...

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Hudson Valley Weekend Getaways In Dutchess County New York

Take advantage of the sightseeing, outdoor activities, and scenery the Hudson River Valley offers on a weekend getaway just a few hours from major cities. Many families living in the New York - New Jersey - Connecticut metropolitan area are looking for a last-minute weekend getaway beyond their local pool or park. If an affordable weekend getaway is what you have in mind, Dutchess...

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New Brunswick Attractions

With ocean bordering three sides, this Canadian province of New Brunswick is filled with maritime fun and adventures ranging from whale-watching to leaving footprints on the ocean floor.First settled by the French in the early 1600s, today New Brunswick is Canada’s only official bilingual province. The largest of Canada’s three Maritime Provinces (the others being...

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