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  • Welcome to our Travel section. Enjoy tips and travel logs for individual and family trips, including domestic travel (in the United States), international travel, trips to national parks, road trips, staycations, and theme park and cruise vacations. This list highlights our most popular posts, or scroll down for the most recent tips.

Best of — Family Vacation Tips

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Vacations are a great way to expose your children to the wonders of the world, whether it’s a trip to a magical theme park, a relaxing trip to the beach, or time unplugged in the fresh mountain air. To me, planning a vacation has a magical quality. It creates excitement…

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Road Trip Time: 4 Ways to Reduce Travel Costs

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If you’re planning a road trip this summer you’re probably already cringing at the price of gas. But even with high gas prices, a road trip can still be cheaper—and often more fun—than a vacation that involves flying. However, unexpected expenses and poor planning can quickly inflate a road trip…

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Travel: Five Tips to Green Your Summer Vacation

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With warmer weather in full swing and Independence Day… just around the corner, you’ve likely already planned your family’s summer vacation. I know the to-do list is long, from stocking up on sunscreen and bug spray to bringing the sandals and bathing suits out of winter storage. This year, don’t

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European Family Travel on a Budget: 13 Tips for an Affordable Vacation

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Do you dream of taking your family to Europe? Do you quickly write off your future adventures almost as fast as you dream them up, figuring European family travel on a budget—on your budget—would be impossible? Well, I’m here to tell you to keep your dreams alive.
My family of…

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Tips for Planning the Perfect Family Vacation

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We all have the best of intentions when we are planning our family vacations…. We don’t anticipate there being any problems or stress since it is a vacation, right? If you don’t plan carefully, you will need a vacation from your vacation. Vacations are meant to be as stress

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Laguna Beach, California for Spring Break

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Along the southern route of the Pacific Coast Highway, through Orange County, California…, are sleepy little surf towns that line the coast. While cruising the PCH, if you blink, you very well could miss them, but it would be a whole lot cooler if you didn’t. Laguna Beach, California,

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Ireland Travel: Planning Your Irish Vacation

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Considering a trip to Europe? Think Ireland! Its charming and colorful cities, castles, cliffs, and countryside will exceed your expectations.
I went on a 7-day whirlwind vacation to the Emerald Isle this past January with three girlfriends. We had talked about Ireland travel for months, but when a Groupon …

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Travel: Top 5 St. Patrick’s Day Destinations

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How are you going to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day? Here’s a list of the top 5 St. Patrick’s Day Destinations in the United States.

Chicago, Illinois…
Watch the St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Chicago after watching the Chicago River transform into an emerald channel of Irish luck. This

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Travel Related Giveaway: $1,000 HomeAway Vacation Rental

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As a family, we’re all about family travel. What we’re not about is the price tag associated with family vacations. We have found entering a travel related giveaway—like this $1,000 HomeAway vacation rental giveaway… (see below for more details)—to be a great way to offset the cost of a family

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Family Travel: Vacation Rental Tips and Recommendations

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Are family travel and volunteering two things that interest your family, either together or separately? If so, you’ve come to the right place.
Mom It Forward is thrilled to support Passports with Purpose—a great organization with a unique fundraiser, where every $10 donation equals an entry for a chance to…

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