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Six Steps to Family Travel Planning

Six Steps to Family Travel Planning

August 10, 2011 No Comments I’m about to embark on a two week trip tomorrow, up and down the Eastern Seaboard. The trip is both a tour promoting my adult daughter’s acoustic folk rock career, and an exploration of things family and friendly for kids of all ages. Some cities I’ve never been to, some this will be a second ...

 

Travel with Kids – Essential Planning Tips

Travel with Kids – Essential Planning Tips

July 16, 2011 No Comments Traveling with children can be a challenge whether it is by airplane or car. A little planning can make the difference between a dream vacation and a travel disaster. Here are some tips to make it go more smoothly. Plan Ahead with a List Make a list and check it twice (or thrice). Jot down ...

 

Amarillo Texas Family Attractions and Texas-Size Fun

Amarillo Texas Family Attractions and Texas-Size Fun

July 2, 2011 No Comments I know what you may be thinking. Amarillo, Texas? What’s there to do there, and what’s there to do for kids? Well the answer to both questions is plenty in this town with tons of western heritage, scenic sites, inexpensive accommodations and much, much more. Amarillo’s in the Texas panhandle, a part of Texas that ...

 

Space History Comes to Life: Johnson Space Center

Space History Comes to Life: Johnson Space Center

June 10, 2011 No Comments Dad and I are both enormous space history buffs. He grew up during the space program’s infancy, and the launches were easy to see from his Central Florida home. I was a small child during the early shuttle program and particularly loved night launches, despite the fact that they apparently couldn’t compare to Apollo night ...

 

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Family Style in the Florida Keys

Family Style in the Florida Keys

June 3, 2011 No Comments Want a real family resort in the Florida Keys? Check out the well known, six-decade-old Hawks Cay Resort. With four kid-friendly pools, and one adults-only option, this comfortable resort is great for kids of all ages, and parents after some rest and relaxation, too. With families making up a growing portion of visitors to the ...

 

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5 Top National Parks for Families

5 Top National Parks for Families

June 2, 2011 No Comments National Parks have delighted families for generations with their natural beauty. Offering so much to see and do, these parks are a wonderful venue for families to bond, learn and grow together in the splendor of nature itself. The parks below (listed alphabetically) are 5 of the best national parks in the United States, and ...

 

Top 10 Best Waterparks in the United States

Top 10 Best Waterparks in the United States

May 25, 2011 No Comments Nothing brings out waterpark enthusiasts like a hot summer day.  Selecting a waterpark adventure can be a dizzying experience with so many choices throughout the world.   The list below comprises 10 of the best waterparks in the United States (listed alphabetically).  Each is highly rated and uniquely designed, featuring a wide variety of family-friendly attractions, conveniences, amenities and overall ...

 

Top 10 Family Resorts on the West Coast

Top 10 Family Resorts on the West Coast

May 16, 2011 No Comments  Below is our top ten list of family vacation resorts on the West Coast of the United States.  Listed alphabetically, any one of these wonderful family vacation spots will appeal to even the most discriminating travelers.  California, Arizona, Oregon and Washington state are included in this list.  Everything from the resort’s accommodations and family features, restaurant options, on and off site recreational activities, child ...

 

Rock N Soul and History: Museums in Memphis

Rock N Soul and History: Museums in Memphis

March 30, 2011 No Comments Memphis Tennessee isn’t just about bar b q and the tourist-centered fun of Beale Street’s music emporiums. It’s not all about Elvis’ Graceland, with its myriad of tours and tourist hordes, either. While Graceland is synonymous with Memphis, there are many other historic sites and excellent museums filled with fascinating artifacts in Memphis. Some will be ...

 

Ghost Hunting in New Orleans’ French Quarter

Ghost Hunting in New Orleans’ French Quarter

March 15, 2011 No Comments New Orleans’ history is dotted with violence, disease, natural disasters and mysterious disappearances. Paranormal experts claim that the veil between the living and the dead is thinner in New Orleans, giving explanations that range from ley lines to voodoo curses. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, in New Orleans the truth is often stranger ...

 

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