South America

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Tags: South America

Chile

Honorable Mention 2007 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

I climbed onto the moon; I had been sick early in the day, but I still trudged up the sand dunes, climbing steadily in search of the perfect view of the sunset.

Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Water & Themeparks

The Very Best Spring Break Vacation Ideas

Spring is our favorite time of year -- a season of beginnings and growth -- and an ideal time to travel affordably between the pricey winter break and crowded summer months. Here are 37 fresh destinations and family adventure ideas selected with our partners at TakingtheKids.com. Use our guide today to make your spring break vacation planning easier, or just get a headstart on summer, and please share your own discoveries below.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : South America

Travel Insurance For Families

Get the latest scoop on travel insurance, what it means and why it's important for your next family vacation.

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Author: Mayer Nudell

Tags : Teens

Innocents Abroad: Students Traveling Alone

For teens and college students, the freedom of their first trip or study abroad program without parents can be a rush. Empower them to stay safe by sharing this advice.

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Author: Susan Finch

Tags : Volunteer

How To Volunteer On Vacation

It's no secret that volunteer vacations have rapidly entered mainstream travel trends, and families are taking notice. It's an opportunity to see the world, enrich lives, serve others and, for students, even give their college resumes a boost. Here are some tips to help families select an appropriate volunteer vacation, then make the most of it once all ages are on board.

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Author: Allison Hyman-Tibaldi

Tags : South America

Inca Threads, A Peru Immersion

Andean weavers are widely respected for their handiwork and, in the rural Peruvian highland villages we explored around Cusco, the woven textile tradition remains much as it has for centuries. Time seems to have stood still in most of the Inca heartland. We were astonished to find that many of the traditional ways of life, including the Quechua language and the mode of dress, are still intact.

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Author: AardvarkCompare.com

Tags : Adventure Trip, Air Travel, Blogs, Central America, Couples, Europe, Multigen, North America, South America

What are the Best Airfare Life Hacks?

What are some good ways to save on plane tickets and on air travel in general?

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Weekend & Short Break

August Getaways at September Prices

It may be the last few weeks of summer but several travel companies are lowering prices to capture last minute travel planners. If you have the luxury of traveling in September and October, take advantage of the season when rates and leaves fall together.  Here are some of our picks:

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Author: AndreaGuzman

Tags: Winner

Sonqoykipi Apakuway (Take Me in Your Heart)

We are all broken people living in a world that is filled with hopelessness, sorrow and hate. At times we ask ourselves if there is still humanity and love in this planet that we call home. However, there is something about traveling that seems to remind us that even “with all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams it is still a beautiful world” (Max Ehrmann). We are connected to this earth and each other; we crave a feeling that will remind us that we are alive. We can find peace among the noises in lands that contain none of our roots.

Author: Avery

Tags: Volunteering

Peruvian Cultural Immerison

Machu Picchu, llamas, and the Spanish language are things that come to mind when thinking of Peru. These ideas are important aspects of Peruvian culture, however, the country is more diverse and cultural than just these themes. In July of 2015, I had the privilege of visiting this “up and coming” tourist destination to explore and do volunteer work.

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