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5 Great Kid-Friendly Hikes Near Las Vegas

All around Las Vegas lie areas of breathtaking natural beauty, offering families with young children the easy opportunity to explore unspoiled wilderness without traveling great distances. To compose this list, I tapped the memories of three experts: my children, who spent much of their childhoods hiking Southwestern trails with me. These came up as the five places they most enjoyed when they were...

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Appreciating Democracy At America’s Birthplace

The “Historic Triangle” of Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown is an energetic, living classroom, the place where the United States became a democracy. This genteel corner of Virginia is ideal for a mini family road trip because it also boasts theme parks, golf, boating and craft breweries. However,...

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You’ll Strike Gold in Northern California

In Northern California's gold country, the western frontier and gateway to the foothills of the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains, Tuolumne County came to be in 1850, the same year California achieved statehood. With the arrival of the thousands of prospectors, a few sophisticated but mostly lawless settlements sprung up. These pioneers were later joined by ranchers, loggers and frontier families that...

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Who Says Las Vegas Isn’t For Kids? On Strip Activities For Your Family

"In the end, kids won't remember that fancy toy or game you bought for them, they will remember the time you spent with them" - Kevin Heath How true are those words? Think of your own childhood, you remember the memories made and the time well spent as a family more so than any lavish toys you had. Most people think Las Vegas isn't the place for kids but as someone who grew up in...

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Tracks Across The Sabi Sands Of South Africa

Savanna Tented Game Lodge provides a surprisingly comfortable home base for a Sabi Sands safari for familes in 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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Road Trip USA: Florida US1 From Jacksonville To Key West

Welcome to Routes 1 and A1A, the twin coastal roads along the Atlantic coast between Jacksonville and Key West that provide a great beach getaway road trip. U.S. Route 1 runs along the eastern coast of the United States for more than 2,000 miles between Key West, Florida and Fort Kent, Maine. Designed in the 1920's to cover a route similar to that of the old Atlantic Highway, it connects the major...

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Road Trip USA: The Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco To Los Angeles

Perhaps the best known stretch of highway in America -- California's Highway 1 between Los Angeles and San Francisco is 400 miles of coastal beauty that's become our "favorite family roadtrip." What comes to mind when you think of California? Is it the cable cars climbing the hills of San Francisco, or is it the glamour of Hollywood and Los Angeles? While these cities are bursting...

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Camp Salmen Nature Park Slidell, LA

Our family loves to take road trips, and this summer was no exception. We decided to venture out of our hometown of Lafayette, LA and head east to Jacksonville, FL so that our kids, ages 3 & 5, could experience the beach for the first time. Our first stop while on this summer's road trip was in Slidell, LA to get a bite to eat. We picked up our food (hot dogs and pizza from Sam's club...

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Road Trip USA – Around and About The Big Island of Hawaii

From stops for golf or astronomy, white and black sand beaches, volcanoes, or macadamia nut factory tours, circling the Big Island of Hawaii makes for a rich and varied family road trip. Hawaii or the “Big Island” is one of the chain of islands that comprises the state of Hawaii. Also known as the "Island of Adventure," it is twice the size of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Lanai and Molokai combined, and,...

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Top 10 Family Road Trips USA

Our Top 10 Getaways for Family Travelers awards go to the original family vacation: the road trip.  While families looking for relaxation may choose the beach to kick back and refuel, others will venture onto hiking or biking trails, mountain slopes, roller coasters or cruise ship decks in pursuit of their ideal vacation. Most of us will, at some time, pack the car and hit...

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