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Free National Park Family Programs

Combining a road trip with a national park visit makes one of the top budget family vacations we know, especially when there are so many free children's activities. Thanks to federal funding, the National Park Service (NPS) has expanded many Junior Ranger programs to incorporate fun physical fitness activities with learning about nature. Now overseeing...

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Lewis & Clark National Heritage Trail To Washington

Retrace the steps of America's greatest explorers from Pennsylvania west to Washington, and make your next family vacation an unforgettable expedition of discovery. Retrace the steps of America's greatest explorers from Pennsylvania west to Washington, and make your next family vacation an unforgettable expedition of discovery.In 1803, Virginian and frontiersman Meriwether Lewis prepared...

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Lanier Islands Resort, Georgia

This fully developed private island within an hour of Atlanta transports families into their own picture-perfect world for a weekend getaway from daily life.Composed of five islands and packed with recreation facilities, family activities, and holiday festivals, the full-service Lanier Islands Resort sits on the 40-mile Lake Sidney...

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Digging Dinosaurs At Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaurs populated the planet so long ago it’s hard to fathom such a phenomenon that humans today never personally experienced. We’re not saying we would’ve liked to live among these scaly monsters, but in a way, we are. Dinosaur National Monument Park makes our Jurassic dreams come true, or at least something like them.The park, which...

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Summer Fun At Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia

Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia is a great place to spend the chilly winter holidays, skiing and snowboarding with the family. However, the resort offers even more fun in summer for parents looking for adventure while their toddlers relax in the sun. After the snows have gone, activities at Snowshoe include relaxing on the resort's exclusive beach, playing in the sand...

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Explore Harry Potter’s England By Road

Harry Potter fans, inspired by new books and thrill rides, can tour Great Britain by car and visit many of the actual filming locations inspired by the book series. Harry Potter fans who want even more after experiencing the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort should get set to visit spell-binding England,...

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Safety Accountability On Cruise Ships

A historic bill designed to ensure accountability by the cruise lines for safety matters aboard their vessels becomes law in the United States.A new bill that will help tighten security and safety requirements on cruise ships was unanimously approved by the House and Senate, and signed by President Obama on July 27, 2010.   The...

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Japan Among Top Safest Travel Destinations

The result of the latest survey of Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) re-claimed Japan as one of the safest destinations in the world.  Their 2010 Global Peace Index (GPI), released on June 8, 2010, ranks...

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Wheelchair Friendly Beach Getaways In Florida

When you're traveling with someone who relies on a wheelchair, it's important that the fun stuff as well as necessities are easily accessible without a lot of fuss.When you're traveling with someone who relies on a wheelchair, it's important that the fun stuff as well as necessities are easily accessible without a lot of fuss. Most hotels and resorts offer handicap accessible...

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Adventurous Olympic Vacations In Park City

Experience a mountain of family adventures year-round in cozy, secluded Park City, situated in the breathtaking Rocky Mountains of Utah.Once a major gold and silver mining town, Park City, Utah has recently experienced a tourism boom by mining the year-round appeal of a pleasant town surrounded by majestic mountains. Many visitors fly into Salt Lake City...

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Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2010

I just got back from the most fun weekend I can remember having in a long time! I started in NYC, hopped on a plane to Utah, and drove 6 hours to Telluride, Colorado where I competed with my bluegrass band “The Coefficient of Pickin’” at the annual Bluegrass Festival.

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Star Trekking: Real Housewives Star as Themselves in the Hamptons

The Real Housewives of New York City stars Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin both reveal family vacation plans this summer to the Hamptons. With the kickoff of Frankel’s new Bravo reality show Bethenny Getting Married?, and the release of Zarin's advice book Secrets of a Jewish Mother, the two housewives have some relaxation planned at their Hampton estates. The...

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Day-date in Brooklyn

I haven’t lived in New York City for a very long time, but some of my most enjoyable days have consisted of taking the subway downtown to Brooklyn during a free Saturday. It’s a relatively simple excursion, but with the combination of the following four activities you’re sure to have a good time. First, take a subway downtown to the Brooklyn Bridge. Making a trek across...

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Duck Beach, North Carolina

For Memorial Day weekend I took a spontaneous weekend trip to Duck Beach in North Carolina. My roommate Louise, who is from Denmark, begged and pleaded with me to go with her to this gathering of young single adults (YSA’s as we like to call them) from my church that happens every year. For her, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to mingle with hundreds (some years it gets up to 800)...

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CMT Music Awards Nominations Celebration

Last night a co-worker and I were invited to attend the nominations party for the upcoming CMT Country Music Awards. From what I gather from my first couple of weeks living in New York City, most people out here aren’t too into the whole country music thing. I grew up in various different cities in the Midwest like Dallas, Denver, and Salt Lake City, so naturally I’m a huge country music...

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