Taking the kids: summer travel, or not, in the new normal
Houseboating on Lake Powell (Aramark/TNS)

Taking the kids: summer travel, or not, in the new normal

What’s a family to do? If families get away at all, they are likely to drive and stay closer to home, suggests Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association

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In Portugal: the Park and Palace of Pena is a story of romance and sorrow
Looking up at the monastery portion of the Palace of Pena

In Portugal: the Park and Palace of Pena is a story of romance and sorrow

All kings had palaces but none more famous or arresting with its mishmash of architecture styles than the Palace of Pena near Sintra, Portugal

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Legacies of the 10th Mountain Division – all over Vail Colorado
10th Mountain Division Training for WWII at Camp Hale CO

Legacies of the 10th Mountain Division – all over Vail Colorado

The newly re-opened Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum (it’s free!) in Vail is a great place to learn about the tremendous influence those 10th Mountain Division veterans who founded the modern US ski industry

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From Army Post to nation’s largest urban park — The Presidio San Francisco
View from the Lodge at the Presidio at night

From Army Post to nation’s largest urban park — The Presidio San Francisco

Welcome to The Presidio, at 1,491 acres with 991 acres of open space—the largest urban national park in the country welcoming 7.5 million visitors a year

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Taking the Kids to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Lightning Rod, said to be the world’s fastest rollers coaster, Dollywood

Taking the Kids to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Welcome to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the country with nearly 10 million visitors a year — twice what the Grand Canyon gets.

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Five favorite urban parks for families to visit this spring
Balboa Park, San Diego

Five favorite urban parks for families to visit this spring

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.

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10-plus ideas for family summer adventures in ski country
Fourth of July at Cowboy Roundup Days, Steamboat Springs

10-plus ideas for family summer adventures in ski country

You’ll find increasing mountain-biking options at ski resorts across the country, whatever your level. You’ll also find free kid-friendly activities, festivals, farmer’s markets, mini and disc golf, tennis, challenge courses or, of course, the chance to hike, fish and river raft.

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Kids and grownups discovering The Wild in New York’s Adirondacks
Kids playing in the Unique Pines at The Wildl Center in Tupper Lake, NY

Kids and grownups discovering The Wild in New York’s Adirondacks

Inside the expansive Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY are interactive exhibits whether you want to open boxes of bones in the Naturalists Cabinet, mimic bird calls, take a stroll on the indoor Living River Trail past lakes, bogs, streams , rivers and waterfalls and forests to the summit of a high peak with more than 2,000 live creatures—frogs, fish and of course the Otters.

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