Road Trip Archives - My Family Travels
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6 Tips for a Successful Family Road Trip

How you prepare for family road trips dictates whether these adventures will be fun-filled or a terrible chore that will leave you tired and frustrated. It’s important to ensure...

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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 at a real Christmas tree farm? We make it easy with this guide to the...

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Dad and son watching holiday windows at Macy's Herald Square.
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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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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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Firefighter battles wildfire in field.
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Travel Insurance For Families

We love family travel insurance and won't leave home without it. Since the very first holiday spent battling storms and re-booking missed flights (at great expense), our family...

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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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City Meat Market dining room, Giddings, Texas
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Round Top, The Aspen of Texas

When I told Texas friends that Round Top is known as “The Aspen of Texas,” they started laughing. Round Top? That’s mighty high praise for a tiny, rural Texas town.

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Apple River Wisconsin fall foliage
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Leaf Peeker’s Guide To America’s Fall Foliage

Fall foliage tours and affordable leaf peeping road trips are easy to plan if you use this How-To, Where-To Leaf Peeker's Guide with tips on the best places to see leaf colors...

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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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