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With more online resources available, and larger multigenerational family groups traveling together, it's time your family explores the vacation rental option for your next getaway.   1. Why a Vacation Rental When Hotels are So Easy? Cost is a big factor. Vacation rentals, whether you are searching for a condo, beachfront villa, family home or timeshare available by...

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

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What the Experts Forecast for Summer 2017 Travel

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5 Reasons Families Favor Airbnb Vacations

Everyone looks forward to a family vacation, but planning for it, especially when there are so many new choices in transportation, lodging, reservations and more, can be overwhelming. After the decision about where to go is resolved, the next hurdle is where to stay. Factors to be considered usually include location, space, amenities and, often most important, the budget, which is where

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Baby Equipment Rental on Arrival

By serving tiny travelers and their parents from coast to coast, baby gear rental companies know what babies and toddlers need to travel in comfort and style, so take advantage of them and save on checked baggage fees.   Why Renting Baby Gear Saves Stress & Money Ensuring that baby's needs are met for a trip, it's easy to reach your limit – before you know it,...

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Family-Friendly Myrtle Beach Resorts for Every Budget

It’s tough to find a destination with more family-friendly hotels and resorts all in one location than Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Designed to entertain all ages both indoors and out, many Grand Strand resorts feature fun attractions like water parks, lazy rivers, arcades and even bowling alleys, not to mention miles of Atlantic Ocean beach -- adding to the area's appeal for...

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A Family Reunion On Lake Powell, Arizona

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The Travel #Ripoff – Legal Maybe, But Ethical?

This week, I found a $20.42 charge on my credit card bill from American Traffic Solution in Arizona. Wondering what in the world it was for, I called their phone operator and learned that on a recent Hertz car rental from the Palm Beach Airport, I was being charged a "convenience fee" of $4.95 per day for having a Florida Toll Tag on our rental car. When asked if that amount...

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Lake Arrowhead Resort, Lake Arrowhead, California

Lake Arrowhead, at an elevation of more than 5,200 feet in the San Bernardino National Forest, has attracted generations of southern California families with its cool climate, mountain breezes and pristine lake. The original, circa 1923 Arlington Mountain Lodge, known for its beamed ceiling and granite fireplace, has evolved into the multi-purpose Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, part of Marriott's...

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

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