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Hocking Hills, Ohio

Discover adventures in exotic caves, churning waterfalls, and rolling hills -- without ever leaving the Midwest.When you think of wooded forests, sandstone rocks, cascading waterfalls, and ominous caves, the state of Ohio probably doesn't come to the forefront of your mind. But venture just an hour south of Columbus, 3½ hours south of Cleveland, or 2½ hours north of Cincinnati to discover...

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Along The Southeastern Winding Way – Adelaide To Melbourne

Two families with infants explore the natural beauty and coastal villages of southeastern Australia by car, finding serenity in the region's small town pleasures and beauty along the Great Ocean Road. Australia is one of the most child-friendly western countries families can visit. Clean and relatively cheap if you are traveling with American dollars and with a relaxed outdoor lifestyle,...

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Travel Trends 2009: Summer Shaping Up Local, Cheap And Unexpectedly Diverse

Trends Report, June 7, 2009. Families say they'll stay close to home and spend less, but if your kids are almost out of the house and this is your year to go.Trends Report, June 7, 2009. Families say they'll stay close to home and spend less, but if your kids are almost out of the house and this is your year to go. In early spring, FTFc,...

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A Road Trip Through Oregon

Pack your luggage, load the kids in the car, and let FTF tell you how best to enjoy a scenic road trip though Oregon.There's probably no better state for scenic touring than Oregon, and no better place to begin than its gorgeous coast. From Brookings in the south, to Astoria, on the banks of the Columbia River opposite Washington state, Oregon hosts a 360-mile length of US Highway 101, the...

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Maryland’s Chesapeake And Delaware Canal

This family discovers a B&B, fascinating local museum and other sites surrounding Maryland's C&D Canal. Snowbirds that we are, we usually look for interesting stopovers, off Route I-95, on our annual Spring odyssey between Florida and New York. This April we picked a winner: we saw the third largest canal in the world (after the Suez and Panama Canals) and in the U.S. at that! It...

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Family Togetherness–RV Style

Are you new to RV travel, or an old pro looking for fresh ideas? Here's how to make your next RV journey as comfortable and fun as possible. Are you new to RV travel, or an old pro looking for fresh ideas? Here's how to make your next RV journey as comfortable and fun as possible. Don't care for camping, you say? How about traveling aboard your very own luxury home on wheels...

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Built-In, High-Tech Backseat Entertainment

Here's a look at the in-car entertainment systems the major American manufacturers are installing to make road trips easier for all ages."Are we there yet?" Children have always bugged their parents with this age-old question.  But that may be about to change.  In-car entertainment systems have become the standard in most new cars and most of these systems have a minimum of...

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America’s Scenic Road Trips

Get on the road again with a tour of some nationally-honored Scenic Byways, whose history, culture and local importance have endeared them to travelers across the nation. "We took our children to the Limber Pine trail at the top of Logan Canyon," wrote Pete from Utah, on August 8. "Our daughter was excited to see the 'bent tree' and occupied the remainder of the hike searching for more of them."...

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Teens And Rental Cars

Reluctant to pay added fees for the "kids" to drive a rental car? Learn about the age limits of various car rental companies and where you can save.We took a look at the major car rental company's policies on renting your eldest a car for that next weekend road trip. Guess what?  It ain't easy!  Even a childcare provider under the age of 25 who you hired to take your kids to the...

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Camping In Massachusetts’ Mohawk Trail State Forest

This seasoned camper explains why a quiet and secluded state park in the Berkshires provides the ideal setting for novice adventurers. Any week between Easter and Halloween is appropriate for camping in New England, but late summer and early fall are especially opportune times to head out to the Berkshires for a family camping trip. The Mohawk Trail State Forest camping area is comfortably...

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