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Custom Itinerary – Driving the Pacific Coast Highway and Visiting Yosemite National Park

Q. Amelia M. of Van Nuys, California writes: My family of four, including myself, my 73-year-old mother and two sons (ages 11 and 22) want to drive the PCH from Southern California, and visit Yosemite. We need help with an itinerary, lodging, and suggestions for what to do. We love swimming and watersports, touring and visiting interesting places.

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Tracks Across The Sabi Sands Of South Africa

Savanna Tented Game Lodge provides a surprisingly comfortable home base for a South African family safari at Sabi Sands, South Africa. For personal comfort level, expectations were kept in check when we arrived at our "tented camp" in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve of South Africa. Sabi Sands is adjacent to the more famous Krueger...

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Blue Ridge Parkway – An Outdoorsman’s Paradise

Running from Virginia south and west to the Carolinas, the Blue Ridge Parkway is one of America's most scenic drives.The Blue Ridge Parkway is more than just 469 miles of obscenely beautiful vistas and picturesque rainbow-colored trees in the fall. Stretching from the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the north, running southwest to the Great Smoky Mountains straddling the North...

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Branson, A Great Place to Take the Family

"Branson? Isn't that just for older folk and those who love country-western?"  That was my thought when I recently had an opportunity to be there.  It was not a place I ever thought I would go to on my own, or with my family but, after spending some time, I realized my perception about it being for the senior population, or for country-western lovers, was all wrong. If you decide to fly...

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Bozman, Maryland

We were RV camping on the Chesapeake Bay peninsula a few years ago, when I noticed on the map a town with my family name: Bozman, Maryland. We had to go visit, and soon discovered an almost timeless outpost of Americana on the shores of Chesapeake Bay, not far from the bustling-but-cute tourist haven of St. Michael's. Of course, we seized every photo op in town. We...

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Road Trips: Hitting The Open Road With Teens

FTF's annual teen travel writing scholarship reveals what teens really think about piling into the family car for the annual summertime roadtrip.As the traveling parent of a teen, this script might sound familiar: Parent: Roadtrip! Teen: Yeah! Parent: Wait, there's a catch! Roadtrip with the family!...

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Italian Villas For Your Euro Road Trip

Our kids wanted to go to Venice - my wife and I wanted to go to Tuscany. Here's how we hit the autostrada and did both. On a recent spring break in Italy, after wandering by boat and foot through the Venetian fairyland, we rented a really nice four-door Alfa Romeo at the Venice garage and shifted gears. The transition from Venice to Tuscany is arresting. Automobiles substitute for boats,...

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What’s Chillin’ In Chelan County, Washington

This scenic road trip promises recreation, offbeat cultural festivities and learning opportunities for all ages around Leavenworth, at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Washington state.Sometimes I hear about a place via word of mouth, from other moms or vacationing parents, and it sounds so great that I want to research more and share it with others. That's how I feel about Chelan...

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Kenya’s Enticing

Your Go-To Guide for Kenya, where family-oriented tour operators combine rustic charms with natural treasures for safari-goers.Kenya is a coastal country in East Africa. Its geography is spectacular, from snow-capped Mt. Kenya in the central highlands to the coast's tropical beaches to the lakes and craters heading west, upcountry along the Great Rift Valley. Despite the U.S. State Department's...

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Dorney Park Pennsylvania is a great deal and fun

We just got back from our family vacation, driving from Long Island to Washington DC, then to Pennsylvania for some theme parks.  Because I have 7 relatives from my husband's side of the family visiting from the Phillipines, it was hard to organize all of us.  We were happy to drive but had already been all over the Northeast.  My husband's mother is afraid to fly anywhere, and my father-in-law...

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