National Parks Archives - My Family Travels
Aurora Borealis and full moon seen over Wiseman, Alaska.
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10 Best Winter Activities in Alaska

From November to April, unique winter activities in Alaska make America’s 49th state one of its most desirable pandemic-era destinations. Whether you’re interested in being...

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Top 10 Gulf Coast Activities In Naples And Everglades City, Florida

Our top ten Gulf Coast activities in Naples and Everglades City represent the yin and yang of family vacations. Why not embrace variety and enjoy a taste of both cities?

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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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Crossing the Rio Grande at Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park, Texas
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Lajitas And Big Bend Texas

We checked into the Lajitas Golf and Spa Resort panting, trying to catch our breath after an exhilarating, five-point zip line adventure above the Big Bend of Texas.

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Inside of Luray Caverns are double columns of stalactites of enormous size.
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The Throwback Charms Of A Big Shenandoah Valley Roadtrip

A "Big Valley" or Shenandoah Valley road trip combines small town Americana charm, natural wonders and a multitude of attractions that are tailor-made for kids -- even those with...

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

It's time to review our 51 great summer vacation ideas and plan yours with hope for a more (somewhat) normal summer vacation.

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Holland America's Oosterdam in Alaska
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Alaska Cruise Options Return for Summer 2021

The restart of the US cruise industry has taken a major step forward now that some Alaska cruise options will resume in mid-summer. Ships will sail from Seattle without any port...

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Natural vista of mountain views seen from Lake Apgar in Glacier National Park.
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Explore Wilderness In Glacier National Park

Pristine lakes, mountain goats, snow-capped mountains, stunning views: Glacier National Park in northern Montana has it all, but may lose its glaciers before long. To see it while...

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