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How To Volunteer On Vacation

Choosing a volunteer vacation when so many have entered mainstream travel options can be a daunting task, especially for families and teens. It's truly an opportunity to see...

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Finding Holiday Magic at the Gaylord Hotel in Washington DC

Situated on the National Harbor, the expansive Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center...

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Las Vegas Christmas: A Big Party in Las Vegas for the Whole Family

Did Santa pack a Las Vegas Christmas vacation for your family this year? This city, known for its lights year round, is a fun family destination because businesses go all out with holiday décor, free...

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3 Great Florida Beach Towns to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

A family vacation to Florida over New Year's can be a low-cost, beachside adventure with hiking, biking and plenty of attractions. The cities and quaint oceanside towns dotting Florida's Gulf Coast are...

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No-Cost Fun In Indianapolis, Indiana

Head to Indy for concerts, museums, history, transportation and endless fun throughout spring, summer and fall (winter's cold!) The best things in life are still free, at least in Indiana's capitol of...

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10 Family-Friendly Ways to Spend the Holidays in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known for it's over-the-top live shows, casinos and adult-sized fun. But there's plenty for kids and families to do, especially during the holidays. From multiple Santa sightings to light...

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Jacksonville’s Great Outdoors (And Beyond)

As we packed up the car and double checked our contraband (sugar-free suckers, charged up kindles, books, and markers), my daughter asked again what the place was called we were going. "Jacksonville!...

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Gathering The Clan, Reunions At Florida’s Disney World Resort

There's no easier way to plan a togethering vacation -- what small family reunions are sometimes called -- than at a Disney theme park with grandparents in tow. Let's look at some recent stats. 

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The Lotz House in Tennessee

Nashville is more than music, riverfront, and great food. Its surrounding area also has a rich history dating back to the Civil War era. My family and I recently took a trip to the city and explored...

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Giddyup for Upscale, Cowboy Living at Westgate River Ranch Rodeo

Westgate River Ranch Rodeo will change everything you thought you knew about Florida...

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Legoland Florida Resort: Is the Hotel or Beach Retreat Better?

When we opened up the door to the LEGOLAND Florida Hotel room, I knew whoever had designed it must have had children of their own. The...

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The Latest News on Disney Price Increases

On its opening day in 1955, Disneyland opened its doors to families willing to pay just $1 for adults and $0.50 for children to create their first magical memories and

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Spend Three-Days in Florida’s State Parks

Give me 72 hours and I'll show you a side of Florida you never imagined. Planning a Florida family vacation usually involves rushing from theme park to theme park to hop on the latest ride and pose...

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Illuminates the Imagination

I have a confession to make. I had never been to Disney’s Animal Kingdom until I stepped through the park gates as dusk approached to check-out their new evening initiatives. I was expecting a pleasant...

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Disney Springs Celebrates a New Era of Family Magic

If you haven't been to Downtown Disney for awhile, newly renamed Disney Springs, you're in for a big surprise. The area was once home to Pleasure Island with friendly nightclubs, comedy...

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Columbus, Ohio Attractions

The capital and largest city of Ohio, Columbus has a collection of affordable entertainment and attractions that makes family travelers very happy.

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Rainy Day Activities in Orlando

Hitting the Orlando theme parks may conjure up images of sunshine and blue skies, but especially in summer, families often encounter an overcast and damp day. You can still enjoy everything from Disney...

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Live Like a Local on Vacation

Going on vacation doesn’t have to resemble living out of a suitcase while your kids run wild. Vacation homes and condos make for a comfortable and relaxing...

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Celebrating Oktoberfest in Florida

Oktoberfest has always been a reason to celebrate whether you're traveling with family or reveling in the fun and sampling German "Bier" without the kids. You can find an Oktoberfest festivity in just...

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How to Go to Disney for Free and Score Deep Discounts

According to Walt Disney World's website, going to Disney on select...

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10 Best Kid Friendly Hotels in Las Vegas

Las Vegas hotel deals conjure up images of glittering high rise casinos, high-rollers and high-end luxury. But the City of Lights has plenty to offer families from outdoor fun to indoor amusement parks....

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Year-Round Fun in Panama City Beach

Known for its sugary white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, Panama City Beach has rapidly grown from a quiet beachside military town to spring break partyland and finally a family-friendly destination. ...

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My Kind of Beach at Playa del Carmen

Situated on Mexico's Caribbean coast, Playa del Carmen is a waterfront refuge that attracts domestic and international tourists to its thriving main...

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Canada’s Quebec Province Celebrates Diversity as a Gay-Friendly Destination

As same-sex marriage gains a legal foothold, more gay families are looking for the perfect honeymoon combining romance and family-friendly fun.With the recent expansion of same-sex marriage laws...

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Disney Simplifies Generational Travel

Stepping out to curbside with suitcases, car seat, toddler and travel crib in tow, I was already overwhelmed. Disney was still a few hours away and we had to get through the busiest airport in the world,...

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Why Beaches Turks and Caicos Is A Favorite Family All-Inclusive

While there are plenty of resorts and accommodations to choose from, Beaches Turks & Caicos paves the way for the most family-friendly, all-inclusive beach resort...

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Introducing Golf To Kids: Directory Of Learning Programs

If your kids are showing signs of taking the PGA circuit by storm, follow these tips on introducing them to the world of golf. We recommend ways to to find the best Junior Camps, how to plan family...

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Ghost Towns of the American West

Up for a bit of a scare blended with historical haunts on your next vacation; discover the ghost towns of the Southwest in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, California, and Utah. Learn about the history...

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Six Easy Safety Tips For Theme Parks

Keep your family safe during your next theme park adventure with these six easy tips.Trips to the theme park are usually on the top of every child's wish list.  But when kids make a beeline...

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Top Cheap European Hotel Chain: Premier Inn

The Premier Inn chain based in the United Kingdom is a winner of FTF's Top 10 (Cheap) Getaways For Family Travelers 2008 award. Here is a look at the chain today. Booking budget hotels for the...

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Top Cheap Campground Getaway: Eurocamp

Eurocamp in Europe is a winner of FTF's Top 10 (Cheap) Getaways For Family Travelers 2008 award, and here is a look at the chain today. Camping always seems like a good idea for families. It's...

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Nashville, Tennessee Attractions

Learn about Music City Nashville's history, visit an 1800's print shop, cruise on a riverboat, and see the Parthenon without ever leaving the South -- and at great prices to boot. When...

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Club Med: Mexico And The Caribbean

Club Med remains on the top of our list for favorite family brands as one of the few family all-inclusive resorts, with good packages, award-winning baby care and Kid's Clubs (and you should all know,...

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Edinburgh, Scotland’s Royal Past

Take a walk down Edinburgh's Royal Mile and explore the city's medieval past, architectural wonder, sordid tales of gore, cosmopolitan flavor, and kid-friendly attractions. Edinburgh, Scotland evokes...

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No-Cost Fun in Boston, Massachusetts

Step back in time on the Freedom Trail, see a movie at Boston Harbor, and make a work of art at the Children's Museum -- all for free!Step back in time on the Freedom Trail, see a movie at Boston Harbor,...

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No-Cost Fun In Atlanta, Georgia

See the best of Atlanta -- its outdoor recreation, arts, science museums and live entertainment -- without spending a dime. Now that's a cheap family vacation. Atlanta, Georgia earns its...

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Beating The High Cost Of Family Vacations

Don't let a down economy ruin plans; use my tips, tricks, and deals on everything from airfare to vacation rentals worldwide and your foursome will travel as cheaply as one. When the economy...

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No-Cost Fun In Finland

With the Pound and Euro toppling our dollar, head to Helsinki for free attractions, kid-friendly festivals, and outdoor fun.Anyone who's been to the pump lately knows that skyrocketing gas prices...

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No-Cost Fun in San Diego, California

San Diego's temperate climate, rich history, ethnic culture, and art offer budget savings for family travelers.California's second largest city of San Diego attracts year-round visitors with...

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Carson City, Nevada

Take a break from Lake Tahoe's slopes and Reno's casinos with a visit to nearby family-friendly Carson City, Nevada, celebrated for its namesake legendary frontiersman and scout, Kit Carson. The...

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A Fairy Tale in Prague, Czech Republic’s Capital

Come see the spires of kid-friendly Prague, shop, party, dine and absorb European history without ever entering a museum.When you step into Prague, Czech Republic, you’ll think you’ve...

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No-Cost Fun in Jacksonville, Florida

Spend a week touring Jacksonville: see historical ships and concerts, indulge in chocolates, and play outdoors -- without spending a dime.Most families look to beach resorts, Disney World, Miami's...

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Miami Beach International Travellers Hostel

We were determined to discover Miami on a budget.  Looking for a reasonable hotel in South Beach for a girlfriend...

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Telluride And Mountain Village, Colorado

Telluride's summer festivals, hiking, mountain climbing, and nature walks make for a warm-weather getaway that's even more popular than its ski season.Telluride's pristine mountain valley...

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Little Five Points, Atlanta, Georgia

Last week I visited my parents in Peachtree City and headed to Atlanta to have dinner in Little Five Points at The...

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Visit New England's only oceanfront amusement park for old-fashioned rides, live entertainment, lobster dinners, and a walk through history.Old Orchard Beach, Maine, known as New England's...

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Geocaching With Kids Teaches Map Skills

Entice your children with geocaching – a fun, interactive, technological, original way and cheap way to explore either your next destination or your own backyard. One of the latest phenomena...

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Historic Budapest, Star Of A Hungary Vacation

Known as “Little Paris” or “Paris on the Danube,” Budapest is a fascinating city, rich in history, and cultural wonders.Budapest is more than just a stunning cosmopolitan...

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The John Lennon Wall in Prague, Czech Republic

While visiting the Czech Republic last week, we ventured out to see the infamous John Lennon Wall.  It was once just an ordinary historic wall without much significance to the city of...

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The 1956 Uprising of Hungary Against Communism

Hungary suffered through a double blow of dictatorship during its recent lifetime. First by the the Nazi regime, which was defeated in WWII, and again with Soviet communism. Communism invaded shortly...

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Memento Park, The Remains of Communism in Budapest, Hungary

It really wasn't all that long ago that communism was alive and well in Eastern Europe.  Until 1989, Hungary was a communist country and only after many years of protest and struggle was the country...

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Whisky Tour in Edinburgh

Last week I went to the Scotch Whisky Tour along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland.  It was a cold, rainy day and we needed some fun indoor options.  I had never given much thought...

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