Adventure Trip Archives | My Family Travels
Young boy poses in front of the Taj Mahal.
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Falling in Love with the Taj Mahal in Agra

On your first trip to India, fall in love with the Taj Mahal in Agra, a monument to love that is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This UNESCO World Heritage site divides the world into two kinds of people, said President Bill Clinton, “Those who have seen the Taj Mahal and those who have not.”

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Families compete in Water balloon toss at Camp Nawakwa.
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Top Family Camps In The Midwest

Family camps in the Midwest offer fun, adventure and family bonding vacations at reasonable rates. To plan sleepaway camp together with your kids, start by checking out these great family overnight camps and be ready to book one early in the year. Family Camps, a growing trend

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Couple on Red Clover Inn lawn
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The Red Clover Inn And Restaurant, Killington, Vermont

Couples retreat to Killington's Red Clover Inn for a warm welcome and easy access to nearby ski slopes, the hills or the golf course. Nestled in the Green Mountains near Killington, Vermont, The Red Clover Inn & Restaurant provides a charming New England experience. The restored 1840s Inn and Carriage House offers 14 accommodations for skiers, hikers,...

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Mt. Rushmore at night
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Mount Rushmore, South Dakota’s Shrine of Democracy

I finally scratched it off the list: the very best of South Dakota's Black Hills region including Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park and Badlands National Park! Ever since seeing the debonair Cary Grant and the beautiful (but dangerous?) Eva Marie-Saint climb atop the presidents' faces on Mount Rushmore in Hitchcock’s classic movie “North by Northwest,” South Dakota has been on my travel bucket...

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Family waiting on airport floor.
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Air Travel Tips To Ease Family Vacation Hassles

We're sharing some air travel tips because travel has never been as challenging for families, with road rage taking to the skies, confusion about carry-ons, misinformation on service animals, exorbitant fees for seat reservations, glitches in airport software and less than stellar customer service at most airlines.

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Horseshoe Falls
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Awed By The Water World Of Niagara Falls USA

Having spent five days exploring Niagara Falls, New York, we are fascinated to see how water defines the entire region. Of course it’s the home of Niagara Falls, one of the largest cataracts in the world and a site we all agree is worth the journey. But there’s so much more to experience we are almost...

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Polar bear in the wild
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Polar Bear Capital Of The World

If you want to see polar bears without the frigid temperatures, Churchill, Manitoba Canada is the place families can experience the tundra without the arctic chill. Here, July temperatures average a warm high of 61°F or 16°C -- great summer weather for viewing the wildlife that make the town of Churchill an ideal eco-adventure destination. With human settlements dating...

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Whale sharks swimming off Cancun.
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Swimming with Whale Sharks Makes the Hit List

Well it wasn't on my Life's Greatest Hits list but with a birthday coming up and a son graduating from college I couldn't resist the opportunity to swim with whale sharks on a recent press trip to Cancun. Really?  "Swim with whale sharks" was what it said on the itinerary for the day following a "Swim with Dolphins" excursion.  Sounded equally harmless. And PR people...

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Canoes offshore leave for Cozumel.
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Paddling to Cozumel: Sacred Mayan Journey

The spiritual traditions behind the Sacred Mayan Journey (Travesía Sagrada Maya), a canoe trip paddling to Cozumel in Mexico, have put this journey on many bucket lists.

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Hiking Arizona – The Red Rock Valley Of Sedona

"Dad, that man there, is that a real Indian?" I pointed my 11-year-old finger down at the lone figure wrapped in a blanket and perched atop a small gray peak below. My parents and I had climbed all the way to the top of Cathedral Rock in the red rock valley of Sedona, Arizona to stumble upon a solitary Native American man. My father turned and said to me, "I dare you to call...

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