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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.

Travel: Best Florida Beaches for Families

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One thing about living on a peninsula surrounded by water is that I have had years to explore the numerous beaches throughout Florida. And now as a parent of a rambunctious toddler who thinks she is a fish, I have spent the last few summers looking at our state’s beautiful…

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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 to the Ritz Carlton in Key Biscayne Florida: Perfect for Pampering and Family

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My travel experiences to Florida are largely made up of trips to Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando or boarding and disembarking from cruise ships in Ft. Lauderdale. Miami isn't a place I've frequented and Florida's beaches aren't a place I'm familiar with. But my travel to…

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Family Travel: Visiting “The Stockyards” in Fort Worth, Texas

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Last month, my family and I traveled for the weekend to Fort Worth, Texas. Our son attends the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas which is about 30 miles away, so we decided to "play tourist" and visit some of the surrounding area. Fort Worth is REAL Texas.…

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7 Tips for Successful Summer Staycations

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Since 2009, I’ve organized summer field trips. When I started, my daughters were just 4 and 2 years old, now they’re 8 and 6 and we’re still having fun.

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Our summer field trips were born out of necessity. As a young mom, I learned that if I

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Train Travel: Going From Boston to Portland Maine by Amtrak

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My husband and I are in a friendly competition to see who can get to all 50 US states first. We have driven from New York to Salt Lake City, jumped in front of plantation homes in Mississippi, and spent afternoons in national parks all in a quest to beat…

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