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A Food And Wine Lovers Family Roadtrip Through Tuscany

A food and wine infused Tuscany holiday is a fantasy shared by many. But when you throw kids into the mix, this dream can quickly turn sour. Do you dream of driving through sun-dappled vineyards and camera-ready hill towns where even a simple meal is a celebration? Do your taste buds long for a leisurely-paced, multi-coursed, wine-enhanced meal?  I know few children who would...

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Pregnant Women Should Prepare For Risks In Cars

Researchers estimate that thousands of unborn children die in car crashes every year and the problem hardly registers with parents, even considering the safety measures available -- like the mother not driving at all, or maybe even just staying out of cars altogether. "Since the risk to the unborn child in a car is almost completely avoidable," says Susan Winlaw, co-author of Car...

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Eurail Train Travel Options Explode for Families

Eurail Travel's multi-country train passes are welcoming families to Europe with discounts, kids free deals, more flexibility and new perks that totally refresh the Eurail Pass concept. Born in 1959 and now the lovechild of 28 different countries, it's great to see Eurail Travel expand their offerings in response to travelers'...

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The Throwback Charms Of A Big Valley Roadtrip

If you’re looking for a family vacation that combines small town Americana charm, natural wonders, and a multitude of attractions that are tailor-made for kids -- even those with disabilities -- meet the Big Valley, the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Budget-minded vacationers will find memorable attractions, and many moderately priced hotels, eateries and activities...

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Exploring Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast

The Emerald Coast of Florida's panhandle racks up annual accolades for its sugary beaches and emerald waters off the sea towns of Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Okaloosa Island. Aside from breathtaking beaches and ideal locale for road trip bonding, families love the relaxed vibe. The Emerald Coast is more laid back and easier on the wallet than the lovely boutique communities of Seaside, Watercolor...

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A Very Cool California Road Trip

My husband and I are trying to squeeze a lot of family travel into our lives, since our firstborn son will be going away to college soon. That prompted us to take a trip to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon and then took us on a road trip from San Francisco to Yosemite and back along the Northern California coast this past summer. For nine days Ryan, aged 16, and his brother, Jared, 10, were stuck...

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Single Moms Tame The West: Colorado With Kids

Upon our somewhat reluctant departure from Taos, New Mexico, we drive west across an unassuming but incredible bridge that spans the Rio Grande Gorge. It's not visible until the car is almost upon it; then, suddenly, it's almost as though we're crossing the Grand Canyon on our way to Colorado.Later, we stop in

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The Keys To The Florida Keys

The Florida Keys extend south of Miami in a string of narrow limestone and mangrove islands bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.  The main artery, Route US 1, offers one of the most scenic road trips in the country. You can rush down to Key West in about 3.5 hours or take a week and savor the many colors along the way. You'll...

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Free Family Fun In New York’s Greater Niagara Region

A fun, cheap, scenic alternative to more mainstream road trips - tour western New York state's Jello Museum, farms, minor league games, theme parks and so much more.This summer, when travelers are staying closer to home and spending less on leisure activities, we've discovered that the regions surrounding the really famous tourist attractions are usually a better value. The Greater Niagara...

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Banjo, Folk, Country Songs – Driving Appalachia’s Crooked Road

Spend a weekend in Floyd or Galax watching fiddle pickers perform and you fall in love with bluegrass, the lively melody of The Crooked Road in southern Virginia. This route that's dotted with music history highlights and performance venues overlaps much of the Blue Ridge Parkway and has really put Appalachia on...

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