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Pennsylvania Apple Farms – U-Pick ‘Em And Enjoy

September and October are our favorite months to tour the Pennsylvania U-Pick farms for apple and pumpkin picking. Even a day in the fields can make a long weekend in the great family-friendly city of Philadelphia seem like a full vacation. If you're a history buff and are touring the great battlefield of Gettysburg, we have a few pick-your-own farms in that region...

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New York Metro Apple Farms – U-Pick ‘Em And Enjoy

The late summer and early fall is pick your own apples time, and a day at a New York Metro U-Pick farm is the perfect staycation or basis for a cheap weekend getaway for many area families. Follow my family to the countryside in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut for the best P-Y-O apple and pumpkin picking farms in the tristate metropolitan area. If...

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Massachusetts Apple Farms – U-Pick ‘Em And Enjoy

Have you considered a bargain staycation near a u-pick fruit farm in New England; if so, Massachusetts family farms -- some even wind-powered -- are your destination.  Farm stays are a great way to introduce kids to healthy eating and the wonders of nature, and experiencing a pick-your-own fruit farm will reinforce the message. If school has started, plan a daytrip to a local...

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California Apple Farms – U-Pick ‘Em And Enjoy

The late summer and early fall is apple picking time for San Francisco and Bay Area families. Review our list of apple orchards and pumpkin farms of Mendocino, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties for a fun weekend away or even a day's outing with the kids. Whether you are looking to pick fruit, go on a hayride, or buy fresh baked goods in northern...

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Dollywood And Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

This wasn't the Hamptons, and it wasn't Beverly Hills either. In fact, it may have been closer to the Beverly Hillbillies. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, home to Dolly Parton's Dollywood theme park, dozens of other country-coated attractions, and one of the largest centers of outlet shopping below the Mason-Dixon line, has...

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Becoming An Astronaut On Cape Canaveral

A wannabe astronaut delights in the many varied outer space-themed attractions, museums and classes in central Florida that are designed for all ages."One small step for a man, one giant leap..." Those words uttered by Neil Armstrong as he climbed down the steps of the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander convinced me of one thing: that I wanted to be an astronaut. Actually, I still do. But Florida's Space...

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Orlando, Florida Thrills Teens, Too

Theme parks amuse everyone, but sometimes your teen may feel a bit "been there, done that," so Family Travel Forum has a few ideas to keep him pumped about your trip to Orlando, FL. So you're heading down to Orlando, Florida one more time. Just as your teens were introduced to Minnie and Mickey years ago, the youngest of your clan now deserve the same opportunity to meet the mice,...

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Isla Cozumel

The Mexican island of Cozumel is an exciting place for all ages to learn to snorkel and dive. Find out the best places to stay and play. Sitting just a few miles off of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in the pristine Caribbean, the island of Cozumel has long been a popular stop on the world-wide scuba diving circuit. Though it may be best known for its amazing coral reefs and diving schools,...

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