Dude Ranches & Safaris

15 Best Dude Ranches for Families

by Julie Bielenberg

The ultimate family vacation has grown exponentially in terms of options and accommodations -- and…

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9 Best African Safari Lodges for Families

by Julie Bielenberg

Can you imagine waking up to a brilliant sunrise over the savannah before heading out…

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12 Bucket List Animal Encounters Your Kids Will…

by Julie Bielenberg

Families have so many options when it comes to up-close encounters with the world's most…

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7 Best U.S. Safaris for Families

by Julie Bielenberg

Who says you have to go to Africa to experience safari? While it's certainly the…

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8 Best Zoo Sleepovers for Kids

by Julie Bielenberg

Museums aren't the only attractions that offer sleepovers with after-hours access to the exhibits! These…

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7 East Coast Dude Ranches You Never Knew…

by Julie Bielenberg

Who says you have to go to the West Coast for a dude ranch vacation?…

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12 Best Vacation Destinations for Horse-Crazy Kids

by Julie Bielenberg

While dude ranches are a great option for horse-loving kids and families, there are plenty of other options for horse-themed vacations. Saddle up with one…

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10 Best Adventure Vacations for Families With Young Kids

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Many parents assume that once they have children, adventure vacations must be put on the backburner. Think again! Active experiences while traveling–whether it’s kayaking, hiking,…

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5 Free U.S. Zoos for Families

by FVC

Yes, they exist! These are five of our favorite U.S. zoos with free admission. The National Zoo – Washington, D.C. The National Zoo in Washington,…

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The Best Amusement Parks in Every U.S. State

by Lissa Poirot

Summertime has always meant exciting playtime for kids, and what better way to have fun than at an amusement and water park? First appearing in…

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Family Hiking in Grand Teton National Park

by Kara Williams

The Grand Tetons offer families an opportunity to spend time together in nature with stunning views. All ages will enjoy this kid-friendly hiking trail.

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10 Unique Dolphin Interactions

by Diana Lambdin Meyer

We kneeled on a wooden platform, leaning into deep pools where a pair of Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins swam. The dolphins came to us on cue,…

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12 Best Resorts That Get You Close to Animals

by Candyce Stapen

For animal-loving families, the highlight of a vacation is a close, yet fun encounter with their favorite critters. At these resorts located across the U.S.,…

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Summer Camps for Families

by Caroline Costello

Is summer camp right for your family? Consider the options, costs and more before making your decision.

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African Safaris for Families

by Andrea M. Rotondo

Looking to take your family on an African safari? Survive the animals, and your children, by planning ahead. See which 10 African safari tips rated…

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Dude Ranch Family Vacations

by Diana Lambdin Meyer

Not sure if a dude ranch family vacation is right for your cowboys and cowgirls? Consult our guide to room options, activities, savings tips and…

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