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Many Options for Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center

May 1, 2016
From a weekend getaway to a week-long vacation, Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center fit into any Greater Williamsburg Virginia itinerary.

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New in 2016: Great Smoky Mountains; New York City (updated)




Parks & Outdoors

Taking the kids on an adventure closer to home this summer


Innsbruck, petting zoo
Will we be safe? Everywhere I go people have the same question about travel this spring and summer. So what’s a travel-loving family to do this summer? 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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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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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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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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5 perfect family-vacation ideas for this summer’s adventure


Glacier National Park
The countdown to summer has started and right now is the best time to start planning your vacations 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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Angeleno Goes Full Cowboy in Colorado


City slicker with newfound friends Blue the Cat and Finn the Dog at Vista Verde Ranch in CO
At the Vista Verde Guest Ranch, it turns ranch life ain’t so bad. It also turns out, a city slicker can really look really really ridiculously awesome wearing a Cowboy hat. At the Vista Verde Guest Ranch more
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In Aspen, a hotel with great vibes and amenities – The Limelight


Riding the Silver Queen Gondola to first tracks on Aspen Mountain
We’re atop Ajax—as Aspen Mountain is known—with just a handful of others for “First Tracks” at 8:15 a.m.—before the Mountain has opened. more
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The mountain or the ranch – so many great choices


Our family group snoeshowing at Vista Verde Ranch
The staff at Vista Verde Ranch, about 25 miles outside the ski town of Steamboat Springs has obligingly left us an Evening Sky Map for this month. more
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