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Backroads adding Portugal bike tour in 2017

Feb 26, 2017
Backroads, a leading active travel company, is now offering a new signature Bike Trip in Portugal, one of Europe’s top destinations.

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Taking The Kids was named one of the top travel websites by Parents Magazine in 2016
New in 2016: Great Smoky Mountains; New York City (updated)


10 Family Pleasing activities in Edinburgh, Scotland

Victoria Street - inspiration for Diagon Alley
Check out Daigon Alley! Not at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando or Hollywood, but in Victoria Street in Edinburgh, Scotland, where J.K. Rowling famously wrote the first Harry Potter book while seated in a local coffee shop. more
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National Parks Week is the time to introduce your kids to the outdoors

Horseback riding through Rocky Mountain National Park
Throughout National Parks Week, many parks will also host Every Kid in a Park events, which encourages fourth-grade students to visit national parks and other public lands by offering a free annual pass. more
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Congratulations! You’re taking your first trip to Walt Disney World. Now comes the hard part— the planning! Everyone has advice—different advice, of course. There’s so much research out there you feel overwhelmed and maybe intimidated. more
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Learning the consequences of war at five great war museums

Liberty Memorial World War I Museum in Kansas City
Stand on the “bridge” of the USS Enterprise, the aircraft carrier that was so critical to the Allied efforts in the Pacific. Walk through “Green Hell” in Guadalcanal, more
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New Fathom Cruises combine love of travel with desire to make a difference

Fathom cruisers making water filters in the Dominican Republic
Sure cruises are meant to be fun in the sun. But you want something that will offer more than that to your family. Welcome aboard Fathom, a different kind of cruise that combines one’s love of travel with the desire to make a difference in the world more
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In Albuquerque: an historic Inn and Organic Farm

Breakfast at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm in Albuquerque NM
Check out the peacocks! Smell the lavender! Tonight we’re at the family- owned Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm in Albuquerque, which was established in 1934. more
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New Mexico – Land of Enchanted Cuisine

Breakfast Burrito at Tia Sophia's on the famous Plaza in Santa Fe
Certainly you can eat well in New Mexico no matter what your budget. Do you want green or red chiles? If you want both, that’s “Christmas.” more
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Green Chile Cheesburgers and Bubbling Hot Springs – New Mexico tour

Green Chile Cheesburger in Abuiqiu NM
It’s a risk as well as an adventure – stopping for a green chile cheeseburger lunch (a New Mexico specialty) at a grocery store/gas station along the state’s Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail. more
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When someone in the family has special challenges

Adaptive skiing at Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
Adaptive sports programs are about much more than the activities themselves, Disabled Sports USA, has some 124 chapters across 42 states, including 75 at ski resorts more
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Five favorite urban parks for families to visit this spring

Balboa Park, San Diego
Urban parks have lots to offer visiting families — not the least of which is the chance to meet local families, or the chance to learn more about the city at a local museum. more
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