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Travel with Kids: Storybook Tour of Europe

Traveling Europe with children and their favorite storybooks is a great way to get them involved in the trip and excited about what they are seeing and doing. With so many children’s authors coming from European countries there are a lot of opportunities for incorporating their favorite stories or the inspiration for them into your trip. It is easiest to either plan a trip around a favorite character, or plan stops in an already planned …

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Travel with Kids: 7 Natural Wonders of the United States

The natural world is filled with so many wonders and beautiful sights that we really should take every opportunity to see as many of them as possible. In the United States alone, there are several natural wonders that people travel to see every year. Kids enjoy visiting these natural wonders as much as their parents do, so with them in mind, it’s a great idea to find some natural sites that capture their interest. The …

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Ireland with Kids

A family vacation in Ireland is a lovely way to spend time together, learn about another country, and relax. After arrival at either Shannon Airport (near Galway) or Dublin Airport, picking up a rental car, getting lost three times finding the family’s weekly rental cottage (and, yes, expect this) and unpacking, the kids ask, ‘What’s next?’ Not only is the Irish scenery even more beautiful than neighboring Britain’s, Ireland’s cultural attractions and family outings are …

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Canal Vacations in the United States

The canals of America are no longer necessary to transport goods, which was their original purpose, but they do provide scenic waterways. After the railroads began to dominate the transportation scene, a lot of the canals that were created were left to fill, go wild or abandoned entirely. It wasn’t until years later, when communities began focusing on the need for more recreation areas that many of these old canals were rejuvenated, dredged out and …

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Vacations to Collect Gems, Geodes, Fossils & Stones

On a road trip or planning a road trip this year? Instead of stopping to see the world’s largest ball of yarn, why not plan a detour to mine for gems, find a diamond, dig for a fossil or hunt for geodes. Here are a few detours or trip additions that the entire family will love! CRATER OF DIAMONDS STATE PARK IN ARKANSAS There is a state park where families are welcome to come and …

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Exploring Yosemite With Kids

Time outdoors in our National Parks is the best way to teach kids about nature, how we need to respect the outdoors and do what we can to protect it. Yosemite is one of the most jaw dropping, incredibly breathtaking places in the world, and its right in our own backyard. The entire family has access to this pristine destination for less than the price of one amusement park ticket for a single family member. …

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Dark Sky Vacations that will Delight the Family

Dark sky is not something most children growing up in the city or suburbs are familiar with, even low light pollution levels create a lot of glow. Wide open spaces during the day are beautiful places to enjoy the view, but at night the star littered sky and Milky Way steal the show. Dark sky locations all over the world have been recognized for their work to both recognize and preserve these locations, and it …

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European Cities on the Water #familytravel

Cities that seem to rise up out of the water are enchanting and alluring for adults, so its understandable that cities that could one day be underwater seem like the coolest places in the world to children. All over the world people have looked to hard to reach places on the water to build cities, recognizing the strategic location and protection the water offered. In many cases, the city was not entirely cut off from …

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Why You Should Go RVing #GoRVing

We have talked about it for a few years now. At first, I have to admit that I was slightly against the idea. My husband had brought up the idea of driving across the country in an RV. He wanted to stop at national parks, visit various landmarks and most of all he wanted to spend time with his family. The thought of driving our own house around the country was intimidating to me. I …

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Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida @Kissimmee #RockYourVacation

Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida provides a huge number of different attractions that are suitable for all people of all levels of physical fitness and ability. Because the park only allows in 1,300 people every day, it is possible for all visitors to have an experience that will be memorable. The following attractions are available to those who purchase the Day Resort Package from Discovery Cove. EXPLORER’S AVIARY The Explorer’s Aviary offers a tremendous amount …

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