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Cultural Vacations

7 Great Brewery Towns That Are Also Fun…

by Karon Warren

Yes, you can bring the kids to breweries and brewery towns on your next trip.…

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10 Vacations That Will Change Your Child’s Life

by Karon Warren

Sure, vacations are for relaxing. But they're also for spending time together and making lasting…

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Cultural Vacations

12 Epic State Fairs Every Family Should Experience

by Karon Warren

Across America, state fairs are a summertime tradition. In many states, this annual celebration dates…

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13 Most Unusual Overnight Experiences for Families

by Karon Warren

Imagine waking up next to a giant whale, or sleeping while suspended from the trees.…

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9 Historic Sites Your Kids Won’t Learn About…

by Karon Warren

 Many of us have at least a couple recollections of doze-worthy history lessons in…

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8 Tours You Didn’t Know You Can Take

by Karon Warren

You know you can tour the Empire State Building, Grand Canyon and even Alcatraz. But…

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9 U.S. Museums Every Kid Should Visit Before They Grow Up

by Karon Warren

 Museums provide endless opportunities for learning and entertainment. But when it comes to inspiring creativity in kids, some museums are simply better than others.…

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Dive Into Adventure: 9 Resorts Where You Can Learn How to SCUBA Dive

by Andrea Guthmann

Imagine having your children learn about the ocean ecosystems by swimming alongside a turtle, octopus or dolphin in their natural habitat. Not only does SCUBA…

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11 U.S. Road Trips Kids Should Experience Before They Grow Up

by Courtney Elko

 The classic family road trip should be experienced by every kid at least once in their lifetime (more if you can withstand the are-we-there-yet’s!).…

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8 Best Places for Stargazing in the U.S.

by Julie Bielenberg

Come nighttime on vacation, many parents get excited for kid-free evenings and uninterrupted time with a glass of wine, perhaps in front of the TV…

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6 Old Wild West Towns Your Kids Will Go Crazy For

by Amanda Norcross

Sure, you can take your kids to Old West-themed amusement parks and yes, they’ll learn about the Old West in school. But why not let…

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8 Best Instagram Tours for Teens

by Courtney Elko

If it’s not on Instagram, did it really happen?! Ask any tween or teen and the answer is a resounding “no.” So why not embrace…

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12 U.S. Cities You Probably Never Thought to Visit with Kids—But Should

by Beth Luberecki

Maybe these cities have never screamed “family vacation” to you, or they just never came to mind when planning your next trip. Well guess what?…

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14 Unusual Attractions That Will Leave Your Kids in Awe

by Diana Lambdin Meyer

Inspiring kids to think big and develop their critical thinking skills is a challenge for parents and educators. We want our kids to figure things…

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11 Best Travel-Inspired Subscription Boxes for Families

by Andrea Guthmann

Are you pining over that freshly brewed local coffee you once had on a mountain top, or the mouthwatering pasta you had while dining al fresco…

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11 Fairytale Castles That Are Closer Than You Think

by Courtney Elko

Medieval castles, Victorian palaces, and stone masterpieces dot the U.S., many of them offering immersive tours, afternoon tea, and even overnight stays. Plan a visit…

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A [Tongue-in-Cheek] Guide to Surviving the Oregon Trail With Kids in 2018

by Cynthia J. Drake

The Oregon Trail was a brutal journey 175 years ago, slightly more fun when it was remade into a game, and miles better in person…

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10 U.S. Bucket List Vacations Every Family Should Take

by Tamara Gruber

There are 18 summers before your kids leave the nest. Plot your family vacation plans with these bucket list destinations across the U.S.

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10 Historic Family Road Trips You’ve Never Heard Of

by Diana Lambdin Meyer

These historic road trips bring history to life in ways even the best classroom teacher could never do. Choose one of these historic family road…

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7 Most Underrated Mexico Family Vacations

by Cynthia J. Drake

These less-traveled Mexico destinations go relatively undiscovered by tourist throngs, though they still have plenty to offer intrepid family travelers. Choose one of these underrated…

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10 Best Natural Wonder Family Vacations

by Lara Dunning

Have your kids ever seen a firefly tree? What about glowworms? These natural wonders, located across the globe, offer unique experiences you won’t find anywhere…

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15 Best Cool and Geeky Family Vacations

by Jeff Bogle

From the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to a gravity-defying road in middle-of-nowhere Pennsylvania, these U.S. attractions encourage you to let your inner geek out.…

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5 Best Places to Introduce Kids to Afternoon Tea

by Christine Koubek

In the harried world of parenting, an entire uninterrupted hour to sit and sip hot tea and nibble on tiny cakes and sandwiches sounds blissful.…

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10 Touristy Family Vacations That Live Up to the Hype

by Tamara Gruber

Is the Grand Canyon as good as everyone says it is? Is Disney World worth the cost? We’ve highlighted 10 touristy family vacation destinations that…

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6 Vacations That Let You Trace Your Family History

by Courtney Elko

Discover your family’s genealogy on a family history vacation in one of these unique (and surprising) destinations.

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7 Museums Your Teen Will Want to Share on Social Media

by Courtney Elko

  “Boooooring” with an eye roll might be the reaction you get from your teen at any mention of a museum. But for social media-loving…

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This Way to Walley World: 3 Ways to Recreate a Griswold Family Vacation

by Cynthia J. Drake

Throw on your Walley World T-shirts, tell Aunt Edna you’re en route, and take the long way down the “Holiday Road.”

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10 Coolest Brew Pubs for Families

by Cynthia J. Drake

These craft breweries provide entertainment, amenities and specialty menus for pint-sized kiddos while their moms and dads enjoy the actual pints.

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10 Family-Friendly Food Tours You Need to Experience

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Food tours are a unique and delicious way to experience a new destination. Consider one of these for your next getaway with the kids.

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7 Exotic Family Vacation Spots Where English Is Widely Spoken

by Amanda Norcross

English is commonly spoken or it’s the native language in these gorgeous vacation destinations for families.

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How to Survive (and Actually Enjoy) a Family Vacation With Your In-Laws

by Judy Koutsky

Let’s face it — even if you have the best relationship with your in-laws, seeing them for a Sunday BBQ and spending a week’s vacation…

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