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Summer Fun At Cedar Point Amusement Park, Ohio

Cedar Point, the world's coaster capital in Sandusky, Ohio, promises big fun for thrill-seeking families and little fun for the youngest park fans. This 364-acre Lake Erie peninsula near Sandusky, Ohio, has attracted traveling families since 1870, when the famous themepark first opened as a Midwestern bathing beach. In 1900, businessman George Boeckling assumed control of the property and added...

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Back To School: 5 Essential Tips For College Students Flying To Campus

Moving to college is never easy; especially for students who fly. Not only do we have the standard stress of tracking down room keys, awkwardly meeting our roommate and climbing stairs with heavy boxes like everyone else, but we also wrestle with airfares, baggage fees, rides and more. The following tips won’t eliminate every obstacle standing before you on move-in day, but they will make...

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Value Vacations in Alabama Gulf Coast Getaway

Take a close look at Alabama's beautiful Gulf Shores, a bargain getaway and you'll know that Florida isn't the only southern state with great beaches.Alabama's Gulf Shores region is one of the American South's most popular tourist destinations. Although this fully developed beach boasts reasonable prices for waterfront accommodations in the summer high season -- at least,...

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Bethany Beach Is Delaware’s Quiet Resort

Bethany Beach is a small, family-friendly beach town that provides easy access to Delmarva's big attractions. Bethany Beach is a small, family-friendly beach town that provides easy access to Delmarva's big attractions. Picture your summer vacation at a popular northeast beach town – crowded beaches, tacky T-shirt shops and of course, droves of loud college kids who can turn...

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Celebrate Bastille Day Around the World

Join Frenchmen and Francophiles around the world in celebrating the mid-summer holiday of Bastille Day, an independence day for millions. Every July 14th, the French celebrate liberté, egalité et fraternité by commemorating the anniversary of the 1789 storming of the Bastille prison – an act of political rebellion that ignited the French Revolution....

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Changi Airport’s New 40-Foot Slide Free for Duty Free Shoppers

Forget rocking chairs and Cinnabon. Singapore’s Changi International Airport knows how travelers really want to spend their layover -– shooting down a jumbo twister slide of course!The installation of Slide@T3 in the airport’s Arrival Hall in Terminal 3 offers Changi visitors the chance to unwind before, between and after flights by sliding down four stories at speeds...

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Find Travel Inspiration With Lonely Planet’s 1000 Ultimate Experiences

Whether you need serious travel ideas or you are just looking to adventure vicariously through great photography and clever writing, be sure to peruse this inspiring guide. Most eccentric places to stay; Best places to have your midlife crisis; Greatest Little Known Neighborhoods. These are just a few of the lists you can expect to find in Lonely Planet’s new 1000...

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Fathers And Sons Connect In Cleveland

With an endless of amount of hearty food, professional sports and outdoor recreation, Cleveland serves up big, bonding portions of macho fun for fathers and sons. No longer does Cleveland warrant your extensive lists of mean-spirited nicknames. An urban renaissance that’s been sweeping though the city over the last few years has transformed the “mistake on the lake” into one...

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Canada’s Maritime Learning Experience Is Back On Track

For families who treasure the journey as much as the destination, VIA Rail Canada (888/842-7245) is returning the popular Maritime Learning Experience to its Montreal-Halifax line. From now through October 11, VIA will again combine onboard educational entertainment with comforts and views that are exclusive to train...

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Paris Flea Markets For A Treasure Trove Of Fun

If your family craves a genuinely French experience and more authentic souvenirs than you would typically find, check out the historic flea markets of Paris, France. Flea markets or les marchés aux puces are a French institution dating back to the late 1800’s when Napoleon III’s urban reformist, the Baron Haussmann, forced bric-a-brac merchants to set...

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Scotland’s Luxurious Gleneagles Resort

Looking for an authentic taste of Scotland on your family’s next trip to the British Isles? If so, consider a short break to unwind at this celebrated five-star resort. Located in Auchterader, Scotland, Gleneagles Resort is an 830-acre estate that sits like a royal palace in the lush countryside that separates Glasgow and Edinburgh. While perhaps best known for its golf courses,...

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CTO Reports Indicate a Rebound in Caribbean Tourism

Despite an unstable economy, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) – a coalition of 30 countries working towards the advancement of Caribbean peoples through the development sustainable tourism – is predicting moderate growth in 2010.   At a June 10, 2010 press conference in New York City, the CTO stated that 23 of the 33 CTO member countries are reporting a 4.5% increase...

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Golf Tips For Teeing Off With Kids

Golf is more popular with families now than ever. To ensure a fun outing for both you and your junior golfers, follow FTF's simple guide to multi-generational golfing. Golf is more popular with families now than ever. To ensure a fun outing for both you and your junior golfers, follow FTF's simple guide to multi-generational golfing. Gone are the days of golf being a sophisticated...

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Summer Fun Requires Safe Play Rules

Review the Consumer Product Safety Commission's tips for summer safety to keep your kids happy and healthy.For many Americans, summer means fun in the sun. The kids are out of school, adults are on vacation and it's time for outdoor activities like riding bikes and hosting barbecues. However, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns that summer also is the time of year...

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Indiana’s Holiday World

Take your preschoolers on a long summer weekend to Indiana to savor the kindest, gentlest theme park in the central US. "I'm thirsty!"  Gabby, my 5-year old complains.  The day we visited Holiday World Amusement Park in Santa Claus, Indiana is a scorcher, and she's starting to drag.  No problem!  There isn't much in this world that's free, but...

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Rehoboth, Delaware Promises Family Fun

Along the east coast, the shores of Delaware, especially Rehoboth, provide the ingredients for the ultimate family beach getaway.With a stretch of stunning, soft white sand and as part of the national seashore of the Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth Beach is one of Delaware's highlights. A very popular destination for a seaside family getaway, along with Bethany and Dewey Beaches, Rehoboth is the frequent...

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Scenic Road Trips From Moab Utah

Avoid the desert heat and enjoy Utah's beautiful Moab region from the comfort of your own car with this easy to follow scenic road trip.As you map out your family’s scenic cross-country road trip, be sure to include a drive through Utah's breath-taking Moab region. Home to high arches, picturesque canyons and mountainous horizons, this southeast Utah desert offers both well-paved...

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