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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 family vacation.




5 Places to Visit in Washington, D.C.

From museums to monuments, there are countless places to visit throughout the D.C. metro area. The city and surrounding areas are …

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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.




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traveling with pets Traveling With Your Pet

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Taking your pet on a vacation is a great way to bond and have quality time. Just like every member of your family, your pet has special needs that should be considered before you just get in the car and go. Here are a few tips to make sure your …

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summerfun3 .2 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.
Our summer field trips were born out of necessity. As a young mom, I learned that if I didn’t schedule activities, …

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reduce travel costs on your road trip 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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RV travel Family Vacation: RV Travel Makes Memories on a Budget

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Summer may be over, but it’s never too early to start planning your next family adventure. Whether you enjoy a sojourn over the holidays, taking advantage of a long fall break, or look ahead to next summer, an RV vacation can be the perfect ticket for family fun.




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DSC_0342 Family Travel: Road Trip on Illinois’ Route 66

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While on family vacation just outside of Chicago, we inadvertently found ourselves in Pontiac, Illinois on historic Route 66. We were inspired by Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering, Kathy Mangum, who spoke at the evo Conference… about how her team relied on creativity and storytelling to build

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Ferris-Wheel-1 Cleveland: Fun Cleveland Area Attractions For Families

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From downtown Cleveland to the shores of Lake Erie, from amusement parks to islands, the Cleveland area offers fun for every member of the family. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite area attractions for families.
Cedar Point Amusement Park
Cedar Point… was recently rated The Best Amusement Park in

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