Tips To See Fall Foliage in a Whole New Way

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(ARA) – Every fall, many families pack up the car to travel to see fall foliage. Cooler temperatures and vivid colors make fall the perfect time to get outside and enjoy nature. Most regions have an area known for a vivid display of fall foliage, so families don’t have to travel too far to enjoy autumn colors.

* Research specific regions: Many private and public parks offer trails for visitors. Be sure to ask for trail maps of the area to get the lay of the land and determine the appropriate trails for your family’s experience level. Continue reading “Tips To See Fall Foliage in a Whole New Way” »

Some Like It Hot!: Great Girlfriend Getaways

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When the world is too much with us, it’s time for a weekend away with the girls (and I use that term loosely, being of a certain age). But girls we are, at least in spirit, and my favorite summer escape is to leave the marine layer that never burns off in Santa Monica for the dry heat of the desert, which warms the bones of those of us with runner’s knee and tennis elbow. Not only is it therapeutic, but it’s a bargain, with luxury hotel rooms at a fraction of the price (about two-thirds) of winter rates. We’re talking resorts, girlfriend, with spas, fitness centers, tennis courts, and golf courses. And even if you indulge yourself with facials, massages, afternoon mojitos, and 3-course dinners, the cost of a weekend is still less than the price of a good handbag.

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Try These Eco-Friendly Travel Tips

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Who doesn’t love to take a little vacation? Take a break from the norm and welcome an invitation to adventure. With a few tips gathered from ABC’s travel site, you can now travel in the most eco-friendly way possible. Continue reading “Try These Eco-Friendly Travel Tips” »

Good Sky Food?

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These days Airlines are charging for everything. We may be closing in on a time when we need a token to get into the bathroom. Isn’t it enough that we are now charged up to $45 for carry-on bags.  The carriers that still offer ‘meals’ have the gaul to charge for them. Their marketing strategy, the promise of a more appetizing meal than the traditional airline fare. Continue reading “Good Sky Food?” »

Eco-Traveling

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Want to explore the earth but not damage the earth?  Research ways to travel responsibly with the lowest amount of impact on the environment…and maybe even give back along the way.  Here are some resources and tips that can help.
Eco Traveling is a good site to explore with the motto that ‘Sensible Travel Can Save the Environment.’  Continue reading “Eco-Traveling” »

How You Can Help Preserve a 100-year-old Treasure

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(ARA) – In just seven years, the National Park Service will celebrate its 100th anniversary, and while the celebrations are starting out strong, the national parks are beginning to show their age. Threats of funding shortfalls, pollution, climate change, and encroaching development are competing with the parks’ natural and historic wonders. Continue reading “How You Can Help Preserve a 100-year-old Treasure” »

Americans Agree: Family Vacations Still Worth the Money

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(ARA) – Families that play together stay together – at least that’s the common wisdom. Even in tough economic times, family vacations are worth the money, Americans agree. In a national study by Expedia.com, 94 percent of Americans agreed it was worth it to take a family vacation. Why?… Continue reading “Americans Agree: Family Vacations Still Worth the Money” »

Tap Your Inner Adventurer in the Evergreen State

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(ARA) – More and more Americans are cutting back their vacation plans in an effort to combat the rising costs of travel. By cutting back, families are traveling across the United States, exploring the rich scenery and life of this country without spending a huge amount of money.

Washington state offers your family plenty of scenery to explore and adventures to experience. Continue reading “Tap Your Inner Adventurer in the Evergreen State” »

Fun Ways to Escape with your Family

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(ARA) – A smaller budget and busy work and school schedules don’t mean your family has to stay home all the time. There are lots of alternatives to an expensive family trip.

Looking for ways to escape your life for a few hours, a day and even a weekend? Disney Family.com — an online resource that was created to provide parents with helpful information from experts and other parents — has many tips to help you plan for an afternoon or weekend getaway. Continue reading “Fun Ways to Escape with your Family” »

Top Tips For a Safe and Fun Study Abroad Experience

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(ARA) – Studying abroad is one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences in a student’s life. And, although most trips are free from trouble, for both students and their worried parents, it pays to be prepared.

* Students should apply early for their passports and any visas. Parents should make sure they have a valid passport in the event an emergency arises and they need to travel to their child’s host country. Continue reading “Top Tips For a Safe and Fun Study Abroad Experience” »

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