August 25, 2016

Active Adventure, Veg-Friendly Food Scene Available on St. Lucia

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† If you thought sunbathing and spa treatments were your only itinerary options on the island of St. Lucia, think again. This Caribbean destination boasts nature trails, rainforest zip-lining, interactive volcano experiences and a developing food scene with serious potential. Headed there soon? Consider including the following activities and venues on your St. Lucia tourism [...]

Greenville, South Carolina Offers Great Family Travel Value

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This South Carolina destination is large-dog friendly and offers a sense of Seattle chic in the South Atlantic with plenty of classic Americana thrown in for good measure. Main Street offers a scenic place to stroll, with a variety of shops and sidewalks wide enough to accommodate canines of all sizes. A free trolley system, [...]

Chestnut Horse on Trail

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This gorgeous horse awaits a trail ride with his owner in Virginiaís Shenandoah National Park. Horseback riding is one of the many activities you can choose for enjoying this park thatís within a dayís drive for many on Americaís eastern coast.

Explore RV Travel for Less

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While many dream of hitting the open road with their family in a bus-sized recreational vehicle, the thought of the gas bill and loan payments as high as a traditional mortgage can dampen the enthusiasm of actually giving it a go. If youíre willing to think outside the box with regards to vehicle size and [...]

Sarasota Offers Circus Heritage, Canine Support and More for Families

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Beach time and bay kayaking arenít the only things to do when visiting Sarasota, Florida. The city is also known for its circus heritage, shopping and support infrastructure for families traveling with children, grandparents and even pets. Here are a handful of activities to include on your tourist itinerary the next time youíre in the [...]

Step Back in Time with a Trip to Mackinac Island

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Free of automobiles and reachable by Sheplerís Ferry for a mere $22 per round-trip ticket, Michiganís Mackinac Island is the epitome of time travel on a budget. Horse-drawn carriage taxis and delivery carts, picture-perfect period buildings and bicycle liveries abound, making for a coupleís or multigenerational family getaway you wonít soon forget. Fun: The islandís [...]

Family-Friendly Adventure Travel a Hit with Kids

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Itís no secret that children love adventure. Including activities with wow factor on your next family getaway is a sure bet against boredom. Here are a handful of tips for doing just that. Flexibility: Mike and Catrell Cooney of Cooney World Adventure took their three teenage boys on a world tour.† When the family missed [...]

Top Tips for Flying with Children

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When it comes to family vacations, flying with children is likely one of the largest logistical dragons youíll slay. From toddler tantrums and teen boredom to infant ear pain and stroller storage the list of potential issues is long indeed. I talked to some of my favorite family travel gurus for inspiration. Hereís what they [...]

Making the Most of Family Vacations

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After handling the logistical hurdles of flying with children, perfecting your family packing system and searching out the best bargains available, the main objective is to start having fun once you get where youíre going. From transportation to activity access, these tips represent some of my favorite ways to maximize family vacation getaways. Parks: National [...]

Making the Most of Theme Parks Requires More than Energy

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Getting up at the crack of dawn and standing in line after line to access fried foods, photo ops and amusement rides might seem like a good idea for your first theme park visit. Try it for a day with screaming toddlers however, and you may find you feel differently. From saving money to getting [...]

Photo Feature: Family Travel

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Traveling as a family can be an intimidating pile of logistics.† What type of trip do we take? Do we make it an educational trip? Maybe one for science geeks?† Or maybe we should make our destination a one-stop shop. A family resort of some type. There’s bound to be [...]

Photo Feature: Family on Bicycle Tour

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This image of a family taking a bicycle tour is a perfect example of how active travel can be incorporated into family vacations. Biking trips can be enjoyed around the world, including South America, Asia, the United States and even Scotland. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Making the Most of Family Resorts

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Itís a common scene for those traveling with children. Parents trying to tempt their kids away from the perfectly-picturesque pool at their chosen family resort with tickets to an over-priced theme park just down the street. A theme park that may offer only slightly more in the way of water-based fun. Toss in a toddler [...]

Top Tips for Traveling with Children

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From pre-teen power meltdowns to hungry toddlers, being on the road with children requires additional planning and flexibility. Throw in a food allergy or two, and having your parental ducks in a row becomes critical. I asked three road warrior moms for their top family travel tips. They had plenty of advice. Infants: Social media [...]