National Parks Archives | My Family Travels
Two bike riders rest on the Mission Bay Bike Trail in the rain
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8 Easy Little California Road Trips From the Bay Area

Sharing eight little California road trips, wonderful overnights and easy escapes from the San Francisco Bay Area we've recently discovered.

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Logging truck in upstate California with Mount Shasta in the background.
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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 to experience...

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Garden of the Gods Resort hotel rooms with view of deer and mountains
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Trending Now: Work From Home Resorts

Satisfy your wanderlust safely at a Work from Home (WFH) Resort  -- a hotel promising a change of scenery and a comfortable space to work online during the pandemic. With...

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Aerial of Colorado River seen flowing through Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon Rafting, This Year’s Bucket List Experience

There’s never been a time like Fall 2020 for a Grand Canyon rafting adventure,...

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Two standup paddleboarders on a scenic river.
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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. During the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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Grave markers at Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg.
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Touring the Gettysburg Battlefield

The Gettysburg Battlefield is the place to relive a defining tragedy in American history. The site of the pivotal battle in the Civil War, July 1863, it's where 150,000 soldiers...

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Hikers walking the Badwater Trail in Death Valley National Park.
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5 Great Kid-Friendly Hikes Near Las Vegas

Within a few hours of Las Vegas lie areas of breathtaking natural beauty, offering families with young children five great, kid-friendly hikes in the unspoiled wilderness of nearby...

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RVs in campground with kids on bikes.
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Resources For Family Camping Vacations

An enthusiastic camper, let me share some resources for family camping vacations to help in planning your next big U.S. camping trip, whether you prefer a tent, RV or cabin, at...

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Twilight themed hotel room at Pacific Inn, Forks, Washington
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The Ultimate Twilight Hotel Experience in Forks, Washington

Are you ready for a "Twilight" hotel in Forks, where you can experience the series and follow Bella Swan throughout her journey in western Washington?  Did you know that Forks...

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Families swimming off side of gulet in the Aegean Sea.
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51 Great Family Summer Vacation Ideas

Summer vacation is the traditional time for families to reconnect, with generations coming together to recreate favorite childhood memories and make new ones. But this year, what...

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