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Top 10 Fun Things to Do on a Hawaii Family Vacation

There is no other state in the nation quite like Hawaii. Our 50th state is truly one of the most beautiful spots on the planet with dramatic geography dominated by volcanoes, palm trees, and pristine beaches.
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10 Best Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Why is Great Smoky Mountains National Park the most visited National Park in the United States? While the mountain top views from Newfoundland Gap Overlook and Clingman’s Dome are beautiful, this National Park has more than 10 million visitors a year because of its waterfalls, lakes, streams, and infamous “smoky” clouds. From scenic drives to...

9 Great Things to do at Presidio Park of San Francisco [with kids!]

If it weren’t for the views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge or historic Alcatraz, visitors could quite possibly forget they were in San Francisco. The forests of eucalyptus, cypress and pine trees in this park are lush...

Smoky Mountain Vacation: A Great Smoky Mountains Road Trip Itinerary

Do you have an outdoorsy family filled with an adventurous spirit? Plan a Great Smoky Mountains road trip through Tennessee! Families can see a national park, nature center, and museums, plus enjoy both city and small town life.
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The Absolute Best Things to Do in Moorea, Tahiti

Moorea island rises above the Pacific Ocean with towering peaks and spires of green. Moorea, Tahiti is an adventurer’s paradise where you can enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, outrigger canoeing, paddle or kite boarding, surfing, water skiing, hiking, bicycling, ATVing, or whale watching.  There’s even a challenging ropes course!  Here is the scoop on all the adventurous...

Your Ultimate Guide to Visiting Carlsbad Caverns [With a Day Trip to Guadalupe Mountains NP]

Some of my mother’s most vivid childhood memories are from Carlsbad Caverns National Park. She told me of her family entering on “a steep, slippery trail” to the “freezing caves.” Not surprisingly, I didn’t visit Carlsbad Caverns as a child. Thankfully, my family finally took a Southwest road trip including a visit to Carlsbad Caverns...

Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, NC – 14 Great Spots to Stop

The Blue Ridge Parkway, NC is one of the most scenic drives in the United States. From the Virginia state line to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Parkway stretches 469 miles along the mountaintops of western North Carolina. Families love short hiking trails to picturesque 360-degree views at places like Water Rock Knob and...
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