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Kenai River view of distant fire.
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Fire on the Road: An Alaska Trip to Remember

It was before dawn on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula’s only highway when an official flagged down our rental car. “There is fire on both sides of the road,” she said. “It’s smoky. Be careful. And don’t stop to take pictures.” We didn’t. And it was scary. We were in the middle of a two-week trip to Alaska, on our way to go fishing on the iconic Kenai River, having left...

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Twister slide on Carnival Sunrise's Waterworks Pool Deck
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Trending: Taking the Kids on a Cruise

Is a family cruise on your vacation wish list? It turns out that the vast majority of people recently surveyed about vacations who have never been on a cruise — 94 percent — said they’d like to try cruising. The cruise trends survey of 1,000 Americans 18 and older was sponsored by Carnival Corporation. It’s easy to see why. The 30 million people expected to cruise this year will tell...

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Stars of the "LEGO Movie: 4D A New Adventure" await the family at LEGOLAND, where discounted family tickets are available through VisitOrlando.com
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Top 3 Bargain Winter Getaways for 2018

Looking for a bargain winter getaway with all the holiday fun and festivities but without the cold, the work or the stress? Read on for current winter bargains in Florida, the Caribbean and New England. Big Orlando Sale! Welcome to the holidays -- Orlando Style. The best part: You don’t have...

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desert safari on camels
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5 Don’t Miss Dubai Experiences

Between its exotic Bedouin history and futuristic architecture, the Emirate of Dubai has many attractions for visitors to see, making a guided tour the way to go on a brief visit. Families can begin with Dubai's roots, exploring the old city and harbor on a traditional dhow cruise, or attending camel races. The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa at 2,716.5 feet, is an example of the city's...

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Where Teens Want to Go in Philadelphia

Everyone knows if the kids are happy on vacation, so are parents and grandparents. That’s why it wasn’t surprising to learn from family travel research curated for our most recent TMS Family Travel conference that kids increasingly are influencing...

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3 Reasons to Go to Orlando in May

Lucky you, taking the kids to Orlando in May. Maybe your kids are toddlers, or aren’t in school yet, or you’re homeschooling. Maybe you live in a part of the country where the school year ends early. Maybe your kids are young enough to miss a few days of school when the grandparents announce they want to gather the gang for a family reunion vacation. Whatever your situation,...

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Orlando Magic! Autumn Vacations Are Unexpected Bargain

It’s not magic; September is the cheapest month of the year to visit Orlando, with room rates among the lowest all year. Yes, you can find a room for $50 per night and there are plenty of discounts everywhere in town.So if you thought a fall trip to Orlando was beyond your budget, think again. Even better for families with young kids, the summer crowds are gone.

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Family Vacation Survey Confirms That Vacations Are Worth Every Penny

The majority of adults polled for a 2013 U.S. Travel Association Family Vacation Survey said they were motivated to take family vacations by the desire to create positive memories for their children -- fond memories like they have. The majority...

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Crested Butte, Colorado

Crested Butte is one of the last family-owned ski areas. The pricing is excellent for families there. The kids pay a fee equal to their own ages (from ages 5 to 12) for a lift ticket, and it has a very cute little town.There's a free shuttle bus and numerous restaurants.  Other things to do in the area include free guided mountain tours, dogsledding, and ice-skating.

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Why We Don’t Mind Paying Top $ at Snowmass

A top travel writer share her "favorite family resort" with readers and explains why Colorado's Snowmass is worth the bucks.Snowmass (800/525-6200), the Aspen Skiing Company's bastion of family skiing, might be one of the most expensive places we've ever skied but...

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