National Parks Archives - My Family Travels
Young boy throws leaves in the air.
22 Fall Getaways For 2022

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Logging truck in upstate California with Mount Shasta in the background.
Next Stop: The Mountain Town of Redding

Redding, California, the center of outdoor recreation in the Northlands, is becoming the next stop for active families. Head upstate about 220 miles north of the Bay Area. This...

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This pier leads to the port of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, a small islet off the coast of Bellize.
51 Great Family Summer Vacation Ideas

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Two standup paddleboarders on a scenic river.
Protect Yourself in the Great Outdoors

Vacations in nature top the escape list for many families, so it’s more important than ever to know how to protect yourself in the great outdoors. The COVID-19 pandemic prompted...

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National Park Service guides Justin and Kim lead the Harriet Tubman walking tour.
Keep Going: Harriet Tubman In The Finger Lakes of Central New York

Celebrate the legendary freedom seeker, suffragist and abolitionist, Harriet Tubman, in the Finger Lakes region during this year’s special Harriet Tubman Bicentennial...

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Aerial view of Big Sur along California's Pacific Coast Highway.
Top 10 Family Road Trips USA

Our Top 10 Family Road Trips USA awards go to the original family vacation: the road trip by car. Nearly 80% of Americans have said they consider road trips...

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Dusk falls over beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Enjoy A Cheap National Parks Vacation

Save money by exploring America's outdoors on a cheap national parks vacation with our eight budget-saving, trip planning tips.

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Vernal Falls at Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park For A Summer Vacation

Which Scottish-born writer credited Yosemite National Park as the finest creation of nature incomparable to any other on the face of the earth? It was John Muir who wrote, “All...

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La Fortuna Waterfall in Costa Rica.
The Best Places To Visit In Costa Rica With Kids

Visit Costa Rica with kids to explore the best natural attractions in a country known for its majestic and unspoiled terrain. Costa Rica is an affordable and attractive destination,...

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