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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Blogs, Cheap Vacation, Multigen, Museums & Culture, North America, Texas, USA, Weekend & Short Break

Ennis Texas Polkas On

Start practicing for the National Polka Festival and a party of 50,000 coming for Memorial Day weekend to the tiny Czech town of Ennis, Texas.

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Author: Fran Falkin

Tags : Watersports

All American Thanksgiving Celebrations

A Thanksgiving recipe for fun: FTF's A-Z guide to local events marking the settlers' gratitude, from traditional eats to marathons.

Thanksgiving, the quintessential American holiday, was first celebrated in 1621 by the pilgrim settlers to show thanks for the bountiful harvest that would see them through the long winter. Throughout the years, we have continued the tradition by enjoying feasts with family and friends, acknowledging our gifts, and connecting with those who sustain us.

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Author: Selina Andersson

Tags : USA

Houston Halloween Fun And Autumn Weekends

Autumn is the season is time to start planning the ghost stories you're going to share with the family on a scary Halloween family break in Houston, Texas. Although this city was hard hit this hurricane season, local families are determined to get out and celebrate as they have in the past. Be sure to double check our listings, below, to make sure they're open.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Wyoming

10 Places To Focus Your Eclipse Watching Skills

With today's total solar eclipse crossing America, interest in the universe is sky high. Since everyone in the United States can observe a partial to total eclipse of the Sun for the first time since 1918, we suggest you watch our Eclipse Watching Tips piece posted on the FTF Blog.

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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: Emily Humble

Tags: Winner

Galveston: The (Not So) Pristine, Sunny and Glamorous Beach Getaway

It rained so hard on the drive down to the island that the only thing I could see sometimes was the taillights of the car in front of us. Since the sun rose the sky had been grey, and the car crept forward slowly as we prayed we wouldn’t be washed off the road. It was the worst possible day we could have picked to go to the beach.

But the rain cleared as my friend Sydney and I crossed the bridge to Galveston Island, the closest and most popular beach getaway for Houston, Texas.

Author: Starr Morgan

Tags: Vacations

Roadtrip to Friendship

On June 30 of 2016, I left my home in Washington State to go on a two-week adventure with my grandparents. For me, the main goal of the trip was to meet my best friend in person, for the first time ever. She lived a mere 2,139 miles away from me in San Antonio, Texas. After four years of friendship, we were finally going to break that distance. I was more than excited, and I consider this to be the best birthday present I could have been given.

Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Blogs, Kansas, Kids, North America, Teens, Texas, USA, Water & Themeparks, Weekend & Short Break

Wet And Wild At Schlitterbahn Waterparks

It hasn't been voted the "World's Best Waterpark" for 19 years for nothing; Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort is a fun, imaginative, aquatic entertainment center. Since its opening in 1979, the 70-acre resort in New Braunfels, Texas -– both an amusement park and a hotel with 238 rooms -– has been one of the top-attended amusement parks in the country. The name is German for 'slippery highway' -- a good description of what it offers.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Weekend & Short Break

Grapevine, Texas, Where Old is New

Grapevine is the product of a thriving airport and an Aussie traveler, both of whom dreamed the small Dallas suburb could become bigger and better… and it has.

The airport is Dallas/Fort Worth International, which opened in 1974. It now welcomes 64 million passengers per year and pours millions into local tax coffers.

The Aussie is Paul W. (P.W.) McCallum, who settled here decades ago and, as executive director of the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau, has transformed Grapevine into a tourist attraction and marketing hub for the Texas wine industry.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Weekend & Short Break

Gaylord Texan: Big Dallas Hotel, Big Gaylord Values

Make no mistake when you pull up to the enormous Gaylord Texan Hotel:  This is Texas, where everything is big and, at this country-chic resort, it's even bigger.  No matter what time of year you visit, the Lone Star flag flies above a grand front entrance carved from Austin stone, studded with copper stars. The posse of valet parkers herd families arriving in pickup trucks with antlers on the grill; wedding parties in Hummer limos; and conventioneers on tour buses.  

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