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Central U.S.

New Orleans-Louisiana's Favorite Family Adventure

New Orleans-Louisiana's Favorite Family AdventureShare Jill’s family Louisiana adventure with her husband and daughters in one of the liveliest cities of the south, New Orleans! It’s a celebration of the famous Madi Gras, along with Mississippi river boat cruises, Bourbon Street's  jazz and blues, Audubon’s animal and insect museums, and some of the finest dining in the south.

Unique Family Thanksgiving Adventures

Unique Family Thanksgiving Adventures Put an educational twist on Thanksgiving this year. Gather the family and visit a living museum with all the trimmings of a traditional New England Thanksgiving. Plan now, reservations go fast.

Catch The Polar Express to Christmas

Catch The Polar Express to ChristmasAll aboard... for an enchanted Christmas family adventure on a Polar Express Train Ride, departing from a train station near you.  Bring to life the children's classic, "The Polar Express"  by Chris Van Allsburg. Find a Polar Express train ride near you. Book your seats now to assure your kids a seat on a magical ride on the Polar Express.

Pumpkin Patches Galore!

Pumpkin Patches Galore!The rural fields have erupted in a rash of orange... for acres... it’s a pumpkin patch! Here are some 30 pumpkin patches located across the U.S. and Canada.  Pick one near you and take the kids on a romp through a full day of family excitement...

Family fun at your State Fair

Family fun at your State FairIt’s Blue Ribbon excitement at your State Fair. Nothing compares to the family-fun found at a State Fair. Grab the kids and head off to a State Fair near you - many celebrated far into the fall season.

Tulip Festivals - fun family getaways

Tulip Festivals - fun family getawaysDiscover fields of color – tulip, daffodil, and buttercup. Here are a few spring flower festivals to enjoy with your family on a weekend travel getaway. Pack a picnic, a frisbee, and don't forget your camera - it'll be a day to take lots of photos. Enjoy!

Fall - a season of celebration

Fall - a season of celebrationFall is a wonderful time of the year with its show of awesome colors... sounds of children’s laughter amid the rustle of fallen leaves, cold nipping at pink noses and cheeks, and the aroma and taste of hot apple cider--the season delights all the senses. There are many ways to celebrate fall...

'Explore America' Adventures

'Explore America' AdventuresFind regional and national parks, scenic byways, reserves, recreational sites and resource areas that stretch coast to coast offering families hundreds of opportunities to explore this great land of America. Here’s a sampling of 10 unique getaways you can find when you take to adventure and “Explore America.”

Dream Vacation Ideas

Discover how fun it can be to plan that dream family vacation. Find a variety of ideas to help create your own dream list of fun adventures... take to the open road, hop a train, set sail, pitch a tent, stay in a resort, join a tour, learn about a new culture, and oodles more. Choose from a multitude of possibilities.

Ask the Travel Agent

... answers questions about the Yucatan Peninsula, New Orleans, Cape Cod, Great Britain, Mammoth Lakes, Switzerland, San Francisco, Wisconsin, Seattle, and San Diego.  Also, ideas on grandparent travel, camping in Europe, taking a two-year-old to Morocco, budget travel, active teen vacations, and when to travel with a toddler.

Meet me in St. Louis

Meet me in St. LouisJoin CW and his grandpa on their wild river adventure down the Mississippi. First discover all the great fun to be had in St. Louis then navigate flooded rivers, pilot through locks, encounter egrets, turtles, and spoonbills, and come bow to bow with enormous river barges.

Mississippi River with Grandpa

Mississippi River with GrandpaCome along with CW and his grandpa on their wild river adventure down the Mississippi River. Navigate flooded rivers, visit river towns rich in history, pilot through locks, encounter cranes, turtles, and spoonbills, and come bow to bow with enormous river barges. The adventure continues on Lake Barkley in Kentucky--find lots of family fun here!
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Where was Solomon born?

This is Solomon, a new born Humpback whale. He provided hours of entertainment for our group of whale watchers. Where was Solomon born? Click here to find out.

Tips, Tricks & Tactics

...ideas to consider 

Tips on how to safely play under the summer's sun
and in the winter's cold.



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