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Best Staycation Ideas

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If you and your family don’t have time or money for a big trip, consider going on a staycation.  Most people don’t think to visit all the attractions in their own city or town. Now is the time to get out and start exploring! We recently asked the Mom It Forward community what they would like to do if they were able to go on a staycation and we were excited by their responses. We hope these staycation ideas …

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Road Trip 8 Tips to Survive a Family Road Trip

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The ultimate test of a family’s strength or sanity is going on a family road trip. This doesn’t have to be a cross country road trip… but anything over 2 hours usually will do it. Let’s face it, putting more than 3 people in a vehicle filled with luggage

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1-June 2014 001 Sea Pirate Campground

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Camping has and always will be a part of my life. My parents would to take us on a cross country trip every summer, camping the whole way, coast to coast. When I got married I happened to marry a man who enjoys camping as well, and has passed …

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what to do with your dog when you travel What to Do With Your Dog When You Travel

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Going on vacation soon? Wondering what to do with your dog when you travel? Consider a doggy boot camp, combining boarding and dog training, for your dog while you’re on your trip.

We recently took a 3 1/2 week family vacation to Europe. As part of our planning process, we

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Renting a Car in Europe-Spain Renting a Car in Europe: 10 Things to Know Before You Go

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Have you ever thought about renting a car in Europe? Does thinking about driving on the “wrong” side of the road in Ireland…, having cars fly past you on the Autobahn, and weaving through confusing and narrow streets in medieval cities in Spain scare you? If so, you aren’t

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Renting a Car in Europe-4 7 Benefits of Renting a Car in Europe

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Planning a family vacation in Europe? Trying to decide on the best form of transportation for your family and whether driving in Europe is the perfect solution for you…? These benefits for renting a car in Europe will help make your decision easier.
This post, focusing on the benefits

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washington dc capitol Family Vacation: 5 Places to Visit in Washington, D.C.

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There are so many places to visit throughout the United States. One of the areas in the country that is filled with history, politics, and beauty is Washington, D.C. As the nation’s capital, the city and surrounding areas are filled with sights that will educate… and entertain during a

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Park12 Staycation Ideas: Having Fun at the Park

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How many of you think you know everything there is to do around your community?  My sister moved to Lakeland, Florida last month and was telling me about an awesome park she found.  Common Ground Park in Lakeland, Florida is about an hour from where I live and on the …

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Lava_Hot Spring Break: Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

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Growing up, Spring Break was always a vacation week for my family. My dad was in the Army and he would take leave from work while we had the week off. We would load up the car and drive somewhere to visit for the week. Some of the places we …

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720smore Staycations: Labor Day Camping With S’mores

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Labor Day weekend is usually the last weekend of the year that my family goes camping. We love to take our motorcycles out with friends and enjoy one last camping trip before the cooler weather sets in and our weekends get filled with fall sporting events.

One of our favorite

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