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Niagara Falls Canada

Niagara Falls is arguably Canada’s most recognized destination worldwide. While the U.S. side has the more natural New York State Park protecting its pretty shoreline, the commercially developed Canadian shore actually does boast of a closer and more dramatic view of the Falls. Yet, both the Canadian and American sides of Niagara Falls attract a wide mix of visitors, from the typical honeymooners...

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Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park

From NASCAR to Dollywood to Sevierville, this region offers an unusually interesting array of manmade and natural attractions. The Great Smoky Mountains in eastern Tennessee is one the most beautiful places in North America to visit any time of year. The buds of spring brighten up the valley of the Forks of the Little Pigeon River below, in summer the mountains are thick with foliage, autumn...

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Louisville, Kentucky: It’s All In The Family

General George Rogers Clark founded Louisville, Kentucky on the banks of the Ohio River in 1778. Throughout the century when the Ohio River represented the dividing line between America's North and South, slaves would swim from Louisville to freedom in Indiana. The states' historic ties are celebrated today in the seven counties of Greater Louisville. Pronounced Looavul, LUHvul, Lou-EE-ville,...

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Cruising The Baltic With Kids Aboard HAL Eurodam

Cruise-lovers know all about summer voyages to Alaska and the Caribbean, and now more than ever cruise companies are offering an alternative family cruise vacation to the Baltics and Northern Europe, including Holland America’s grand Eurodam.    Your 10-day sea adventure is chockfull of sights-to-see for school-age children and older, plus an...

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Malaysia Adventures Welcome All Ages

It's safe, prosperous, progressive and a great value: This southeast Asian country welcomes all visitors with a surprising array of attractions.It's safe, prosperous, progressive and a great value: This southeast Asian country welcomes all visitors with a surprising array of attractions. Families visiting exotic peninsular Malaysia are being taken for a ride and loving it. Themepark...

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Coastal Connecticut’s Mystic Country

Come explore Mystic Country: an area of southeastern Connecticut and Rhode Island that has maritime museums and early American history the whole family will enjoy.A reproduction of Amistad, known around the world as the 'Freedom Schooner' depicted in the Steven Spielberg film, is just one of many reasons to visit Mystic Country,...

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South Texas Welcomes Families

Travel throughout the Corpus Christi, Rio Grande, and South Padre Island regions of the Lone Star State. As children, we all can remember the excitement surrounding the annual family vacation. As parents, we can now appreciate the efforts our parents made to ensure a fun time was had by all. Now, it's our turn to chart out a trip to suit the wants of our entire clan. Somewhere fun...

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Los Angeles: Why They Call It La La Land

Southern California has a wealth of beautiful scenery and must-see sites, but save those pennies - living like a movie star is far from cheap... As we packed our bags into the car, we sang, "California Here We Come," thinking of Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel as set out to see Hollywood. Could we, grandkids in tow, discover the glamor of this state and create our own La La Land adventures?  To...

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Newport Beach, California Soothes Little Souls

Stay in pretty Newport Beach, California and enjoy the best of both worlds -- with Disneyland nearby and beautiful beaches right beneath your feet. Southern California's picturesque Newport Beach, only 20 minutes from Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure theme parks, offers families torn between a resort...

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Ontario, Canada Country Hotels And Resorts

The lush countryside north of Toronto boasts major manor houses for family getaways that are the prestigious luxury inns of Canada's Cottage Country .The lush countryside north of Toronto boasts major manor houses for family getaways that are the prestigious luxury inns of Canada's Cottage Country . Ontario Country Resorts for Family Reunions Ontario's Lake District has been...

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South Africa’s Garden Route

Between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, there's so much for your family to experience. Take your time and enjoy all the natural beauty, luxury accommodations and adventure that South Africa has in store.The bottom of Africa is tops when it comes to a breathtakingly beautiful vacation, and as costs drop in response to the current global economic downturn, you might even call an African adventure...

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South Africa Tour Companies

If personalized service is a must for your family's South African tour, consider these three companies. Each offers flexibility and a different array of options for a more thoroughly unconventional approach to guided travel. Visitors to South Africa seeking a vacation off the beaten path can look to small independent tour guide companies that specialize in showing their guests, including...

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Bahamas: Island Hopping

Follow this reporter as she plans her island-hopping itinerary through the Bahamas, with a special focus on Grand Bahama Island and its attractions. Lately, when we think about the Bahamas, hurricanes, shark attacks, swimming dolphins and the enormous Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island all come to mind. But the Bahamas is so much more -- spectacular scenery, great adventures...

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Cape Town, South Africa

Use Cape Town as your launching point to explore the base of South Africa. There is much for families to do and see both within the city and its surrounding areas. When people think of visiting South Africa, safaris come to mind. However, the city of Cape Town is well worth being included on your itinerary. In addition to an exciting urban experience, there are numerous opportunities for day...

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Amarillo Texas For History, Horses And So Much More

From cowboy museums to red rock canyons to Route 66, this region offers a true variety of family activities. No wonder Texans take so much pride in their state.When you think of great museum cities with plenty of family-friendly activities, Amarillo in the heart of the Texas Panhandle may not come to mind, but it should. The surrounding area boasts a number of informative museums including...

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Kenya’s Enticing

Your Go-To Guide for Kenya, where family-oriented tour operators combine rustic charms with natural treasures for safari-goers.Kenya is a coastal country in East Africa. Its geography is spectacular, from snow-capped Mt. Kenya in the central highlands to the coast's tropical beaches to the lakes and craters heading west, upcountry along the Great Rift Valley. Despite the U.S. State Department's...

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Malta Attractions

Find out about the history, culture and beach fun that Europe's small Maltese Islands have to offer family travelers. Mickey Mouse lives in Disney World, but Popeye makes his home at Sweethaven Village. The actual film set of Robert Altman's Popeye, the 1980 musical starring Robin Williams, is situated on the Mediterranean island of Malta, surrounded by 6,000 years of historic...

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Bahamas: Nassau, New Providence And Harbour Island

Using planes, boats and bridges, this author revisits two of her favorite islands: New Providence (better known as Nassau) and quite Harbour Island. When I was invited to join an "Island Hopping Through the Bahamas" press tour, I could not resist the opportunity to go back to some of my favorite childhood vacation spots. The biggest and busiest island we visited was Providence Island, better...

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South Korea: Land of Unexplored Beauty and Love

Far different from the images seen in the media, South Korea is a land of cultural attractions and welcoming people where families can find great fun.Unfortunately, most of our knowledge of this land called Korea comes from history books, news clips, and M*A*S*H reruns on TV. However, travelers wanting to experience this part of the world, problems and all, will find a number...

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Malaysia Adventures

South Asia's safe and prosperous country of Malaysia surprises families with myriad historic, cultural, culinary and even theme park attractions. Families visiting exotic peninsular Malaysia are being taken for a ride and loving it! Theme park resorts are popping up all over the mainland; the Malaysian provinces of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo provide their own family adventures...

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Cyprus – Island Of History And Hospitality

Attraction and lodging ideas, along with the island's cultural highlights, for those traveling to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. When I was invited on a press trip to discover the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, I wondered why North American families would want to travel halfway around the world to a country known to many of us because of war. After all, more than 50 percent...

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Curacao: Dolphin Encounters And Family Adventures

By land and by sea, the Caribbean island of Curacao offers a unique blend of family adventure. Whether interacting with dolphins, spending a week at Sea Camp or just chilling out on the beach, you'll be sure to find something that sparks your interest. Just imagine swimming in the blue Caribbean Sea off of the largest island in the Netherlands Antilles, laying your hands on the dorsals...

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Club Maeva Miramar, Mexico

The family-friendly perks at this Gulf coast resort in Mexico make it a top value all-inclusive getaway for Southerners.Tampico is a vacationer's paradise, and, as of late, one of Mexico's best-kept secrets. During the first half of the 20th century, Tampico was such a Mecca for international celebrities that during the 1950's bandleader Stan Kenton had a number one hit titled "Tampico," in...

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Trinidad And Tobago: Caribbean Carnival at its Best

Trinidad and Tobago's spring Carnival will amuse your family with great costumes and amazing creativity.If you like pulsating music, dancing in the streets, spectacular cultural events and parading masqueraders, then tropical Trinidad and Tobago's annual spring Carnival should not be missed. The islands of Trinidad and Tobago, just off the coast of South America, boast of an ethnically...

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Ottawa, Canada -The Sights Are No Secret

Canada's charming capital, on the border between Ontario and Quebec, offers great summer festivals and low-cost national attractions.Canada's charming capital, on the border between Ontario and Quebec, offers great summer festivals and low-cost national attractions.Ottawa sits on the border of Ontario and Quebec. As a whole, Canada’s Capital Region consists of Ottawa in Ontario and Gatineau...

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Central Louisiana’s Rich History

Give your kids a quiet history lesson by exploring the cultural heritage of settlers and slaves in Natchitoches, Alexandria and the surrounding areas of Louisiana.Steeped in history and surrounded by natural beauty, central Louisiana offers accommodations that are just as historically valuable as its attractions. The cities of Natchitoches and Alexandria are especially interesting hubs for...

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Alabama’s Shoals Attractions

This region of northwestern Alabama is a great budget destination for all ages, and ideal for multi-generational vacations. When you think of country music, you think Nashville. When you think blues and rock n’ roll, of course Memphis comes to mind, but in the Shoals area of northwest Alabama, just two hours from either city, you get to the real roots of all three of these American musical...

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Key West Welcomes Gay Families With Fun

This "rainbow" Florida Key is especially welcoming to LGBT families, who will find many child-friendly places and things to do within a very accepting community of fellow travelers.The character and characters of Key West areas colorful as the rainbow flags flying on many a business door, welcoming gay tourists and their families to the community. “Key West is one of the original gay...

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Mexican Riviera Aboard the Golden Princess

Families interested in a taste of Mexican culture, beach time, and not having to worry about packing and unpacking, should try this cruise.(Editor's Note: For the 2008, 2009 and 2010 seasons, the Golden Princess will not be sailing to Mexico.  Instead, the ship's tropical itineraries will highlight Hawaii.  The following members of the Princess fleet will be traveling to the...

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Southern Israel Is Great for Kids

Discover the fun-for-family attractions in Eilat, Jerusalem and other lesser-known destinations in the South of Israel. Be forewarned that a family trip to the south of Israel usually ends up in "ruins," and tourists are thrilled about it! But, visiting an ancient dig is just part of what Israel has to offer as a vacation destination. There's fun, sun, adventure, religious spirituality...

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Strolling Around Oakland, California

Here's some advice on sights to see and family-friendly places to stay in this vibrant Bay Area city in northern California.Sports fans know Oakland in northern California for its teams--baseball’s A’s, basketball’s Warriors and football’s Raiders. Business travellers know Oakland for the Oakland International Airport – the alternative to the...

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Alaska’s Yukon Territory From Ship To Shore

FTF's contributing editor joins Holland America Lines and learns how to explore Alaska's Yukon Territory by land and sea -- comfortably.One morning in '63 a new boy, Martin, from Dawson City in the Yukon Territory, walked into our Grade Two class.  As our teacher, Mrs. Brand, explained to us that Martin came from the land of the famous 1898 Klondike Goldrush, most of us kids were...

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Detroit’s Motown Winter Blast

Detroit, host of the NFL Super Bowl XL in 2006, produces a winter weekend-long festival that offers plenty of chill for families.Detroit was so excited about landing the NFL Super Bowl XL on February 5, 2006 that the city has started to party a year early - throwing the first annual Motown Winter Blast, a weekend festival chockfull...

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The Hideout at Flitner Ranch, Wyoming

Flitner: A ranch for the family that plays together and ropes cattle in Shell, Wyoming. If you find it hard sending your kids off to camp because you yearn to go with them, then you might want to book a family holiday at The Hideout At Flitner Ranch in Shell, Wyoming. Nestled at the base of the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains, this family-owned...

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Israel: Eilat And The Dead Sea

Discover the luxurious, relaxing and safe side of Israel in these exotic waterfront areas bordering the Dead Sea.Due to the recent problems in Israel, many visitors to this Mediterranean country are opting for beach holidays in exotic locales and forfeiting traditional tours of holy sites. Israel’s most popular beach destinations are the mineral rich Dead Sea in Ein Bokek and the resort...

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Galapagos Islands Cruise With Lindblad

Play Darwin with your family on an educational, unforgettable trip around the ecologically amazing Galapagos islands with Lindblad Expeditions. We just finished our beginners' snorkeling lesson. As we went to retrieve our towels on the white sparkling beach of Gardner Bay in the Galapagos' most southeastern island of Española, we came across...

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Kamloops And Sun Peaks Resort

Cowboy culture to First Nations sites, ranching, and museums attract families to Canada's Kamloops and the nearby Sun Peaks mountain resort.Travelers touring the Rockies are familiar with Kamloops – often spending an overnight in this, the third largest city in British Columbia. However, this city, situated in the province’s interior region, is well worth a much longer stay....

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Sailing On The ms Westerdam

Holland America Line now welcomes grandparents, their kids and their kid's kids, and treats them all to a memorable and classy cruise vacation.Holland America Line's ms Westerdam is not a Disney ship, so if your kids or grandkids need a lot of stimulation, it may not fit the bill.  However, if you are looking for a fun family holiday that caters to all generations, then this...

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