Cheap Vacation Archives - My Family Travels
Two women have picnic on grass field in site of mountains in San Luis Obispo, California. Photo c. Luke Bender for unsplash
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5 Free Things to Do Close to Home During Your Downtime

In this day and age, when the average American only has about five hours of...

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Kids in snowsuits scream while playing in the snow.
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The 23 Best Family Winter Getaways And Travel Deals

Sun or snow for your family winter getaway? Maybe you want to take that long-delayed trip to Orlando, go on a cruise with extended family or explore Paris through Emily’s eyes....

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Couples dancing to live music at the Sunday Jamboree in the Floyd Country Store, along the Crooked Road. Photo c. Floyd Country Store.
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Banjo, Folk, Country Songs – Driving The Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail

Spend time in Floyd or Galax watching fiddle pickers perform and fall in love with Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. Old time, bluegrass, folk,...

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Wedding gazebo on the beach at an interval ownership resort in Los Cabos.
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Is It Worth Going To A Timeshare Sales Pitch: What You Need To Know

We spent three hours of a recent vacation in Los Cabos, Mexico sitting through our first ever timeshare sales pitch. Here’s the reality of our experience. Read on to evaluate...

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Vintage photo of guests enjoying the Tiki Bar on the sand outside the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort. Photo c. Hilton
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3 Great Florida Beach Towns to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

A family vacation for a Florida New Year's can be a low-cost, beachside adventure. Enjoy hiking, biking and plenty of outdoor attractions by day and join holiday festivities at...

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A 400-pound Peeps chick rings in the new year in Bethlehem, PA.
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Celebrate First Night On New Years

Archaeologists believe the Babylonians were the first civilization to celebrate "First Night" or the New Year. They planned an 11-day holiday tied to the vernal (spring) equinox...

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Living area at the Cashe House hostel, part of the Anvil Hotel in Jackson, Wyoming.
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Skiing On A Budget

Mountainside hostels at ski areas -- as well as some private inns and Airbnbs -- make skiing on a budget possible. These cozy, new style ski hostels invite families to enjoy snow...

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Glittering trres and ribbon sculptures star at Blossoms of Light in Denver, Colorado.
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Top Holiday Lights Celebrations Across America

We love the holiday season — the decorations, starry lights, religious displays and multicultural celebrations that light up cities and towns everywhere from November to January.

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field of Christmas trees
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Real Christmas Tree Farms: Where and How to Harvest Your Own Tree

Family excursions make the holidays, so why not take the kids to harvest your own tree in the wild or at a real Christmas tree farm? We make it easy with...

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