Weekend & Short Break Archives - My Family Travels
New Year's Eve fireworks over harbor of Puerto Vallarta
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11 Great Mexico Fall Festivals to Celebrate in Puerto Vallarta

Planning your visit during a local holiday or one of Mexico's fall festivals is a special way to enjoy the country's cultural traditions and heritage, often at no cost. Celebrations...

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Sightseeing boats and attractions line Chicago's Navy Pier.
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Chicago, Illinois Attractions

With museums, theatre and outdoor fun galore, Chicago is a happening destination packed with family attractions for travelers of all ages. Even during the pandemic, things are...

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Kwazimodo is the woolly worm that won the 2014 Wooly Worm Festival in North Carolina.
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North Carolina Fall Festivals Offer Local Color

In autumn, North Carolina fall festivals abound -- they're mostly free -- and focus on an array of subjects from food to animals. Altogether, these authentic local events make...

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Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights Monster
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Surviving Halloween Horror Nights

Having survived a night of gleeful terror at Universal Orlando Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights, I can report that #HHN is a blast. Before you die, take one...

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Girl with dog dressed up in pirate's outfit.
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High Times at Fall Beer and Wine Festivals

Fall for fun beer and wine festivals with their many free outdoor activities this season. Despite the resurgence of the pandemic, there are many options for adult getaways, whether...

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Outside of Williams Inn, Williamstown
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Leaf Season in The Berkshires of Massachusetts

Fall foliage, great museums and Hancock Shaker village are among the winning attractions that make up the Berkshires family vacation.

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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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Autumn Adventures In A Corn Maze

We think visiting a farm -- one with a huge corn maze the kids can puzzle on while enjoying the outdoors -- is a great autumn family getaway. Despite the...

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3 kids on floaties in a hotel pool at Southcape Wyndham Resort
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New England Fall Family Beach Vacations

Looking for New England fall family beach vacations that are an alternative to leaf peeping? Once the shopping malls start stocking Christmas wreaths, get into the autumn spirit...

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