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A Family Gets Away to Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains

We work-weary urbanites found a way to escape to the woods during…
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Secluded Shores and Bustling Boardwalks in Virginia

Virginia Beach, with its 38 miles of coastline, offers a rare combination of secluded shores and a bustling beach town. My goal was to explore both in the same day.
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Palm Beach County, Florida

This southern Atlantic Coast county has many ritzy mansions,…
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Down-Home Away from Home: 8 Great Farm Stays for Families

A farm vacation connects you and your family with nature and a simpler way of living. You’ll spend your days completing chores or tromping through creeks, pastures, and barns.
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7 Companies You Can Trust for Great Family Vacation Packages

Planning a successful family vacation is work—but not if you let a packager do the work for you. Buying a vacation through a tour operator frees you from the tedious details of deciding where to stay, what to eat, when to visit each attraction, and how to get to each place.
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Where to Stargaze: Dark Sky Parks in the U.S. and Europe

Look up at the dazzling display of thousands of stars at…
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10 Top Vacation Ideas for Families with Teens

Curious and active, teens can be great travelers, especially when they're involved in the decision-making and given plenty of downtime for relaxing and bonding. But you may need some help getting started, depending on what you and your teen are interested in—outdoor adventures, lounging by the sea, gorging on local culture, or gorging on local cuisine. Here are some ideas for putting together a vacation that everyone in the family will cherish for years to come.
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The Best Ways for Families to Explore the Great Smoky Mountains

The most visited national park in the United States is Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where more than a half million acres of craggy peaks and forested ridges are caressed by the swirling mist that gives the mountain range its name.
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See Cool Gadgets and Test Your Espionage Skills at D.C.’s New Spy Museum

The new and improved International Spy Museum, which opened May 12 in Washington, D.C., claims to house “the world’s largest public display of authentic spy tools and gadgets.”
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Top Lake Resort Vacations for Families in the U.S. and Canada

Like ice cream on a steamy day, lake getaways have their own special flavors and pleasures.