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Cruise ship in Antarctica with a helicopter flying above. Featured on Family Travel with Colleen Kelly

Top Ten Reasons to Adventure with Family in Antarctica

When planning for your family’s next winter vacation, especially with tweens, teens and college-aged kids, consider venturing south, far south, to a destination as rewarding as it is remote.
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Glacier in Iceland. Windstar cruises to Iceland.

Family Adventures Abound in Iceland

Cruises around Iceland June through September visit Heimay Island, the site of the Eldfell volcanic eruption in 1973 and the largest colony of Atlantic puffins. Here you can book tours such as ATV or RIB boat rides, a snowmobile and helicopter adventure, and a more sedate walking tour of town and the lava field.
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A tiny cabin with an outdoor picnic table at Getaway Starved Rock in Illinois, featured on Family Travel with Colleen Kelly

Unplug Amid Nature at Getaway Starved Rock

Finally, in the spirit of our adventurous weekend, the kids don’t complain about the less-than-al dente pasta that I attempt to boil on the burners. We cap off our check-in night with a few board games, and I’m amazed to not only watch my teens get along for more than a heartbeat but also laugh
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Cherry Blossoms in DC, photo featured in Family Travel with Colleen Kelly article Meaningful Moments and Action-Packed Fun in Washington, D.C.

Meaningful Moments and Action-Packed Fun in Washington, D.C.

A vacation in our nation’s capital, especially during peak tourist season in the summer, can prove daunting for first-time visitors. Don’t let the heat and humidity, crowds, or prospect of too much to see and too little time get in the way of what can be an amazing experience.
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Sundara Inn & Spa, featured in Weekend Getaways Close to Home

Weekend Getaways Close to Home

Looking to avoid winter doldrums, cabin fever or being cooped up during the seemingly endless stretch of a Midwest winter? Consider escaping closer to home and avoid the hassle of lost luggage, delayed flights and long travel times by venturing to an array of great retreats in your own backyard.
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Aerial view of Ottawa Parliament and the Ottawa River, featured in "Finding the Foreign and Familiar in Two of Canada's Top Cities"

Finding the Foreign and Familiar in Two of Canada’s Top Cities

For a vacation getaway that’s both familiar and foreign look no further than our neighbors to the north. These two cities in Ontario offer some of Canada’s top attractions and are well worth paying a visit.
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The Gateway Arch, featured in "Summer Tripping in St. Louis"

Summer Tripping in St. Louis

This Midwestern, mid-sized city packs in family fun with plenty of attractions, great eats and attention-grabbing sights to satisfy everyone from pint-sized explorers to temperamental teens and parents aiming to create lifelong vacation memories.
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Photography credits: David Marlow. Image provided by the Inn of Five Graces.

Top 12 Ways to Get Inspired in Santa Fe

Cover image photography credits: David Marlow. Image provided by the Inn of Five Graces. New Mexico’s capital city will take your breath away, and not just due to its high elevation. Located at 7,199 feet above sea level, Santa Fe is the highest capital city in the United States and it’s the second oldest city
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Sundara Spa: Quality Time Together Close to Home

There were only five of us on our afternoon hike amid the pines on a winding trail adjacent to a hilly golf course – me and my husband, a mother and her teenage daughter, and our knowledgeable guide. As our guide pointed out local flora and fauna, we learned the daughter was on her way
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At Play in Amsterdam and Bruges

Like many large cities, Amsterdam has plenty of things to see and do that are geared towards families. Spend a few days exploring, throw in a long weekend in Belgium’s nearby Bruges, and you’ve got the makings for a great family vacation.
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Off Season in the Mountains: Colorado During the Fall

Looking to escape to Colorado with the family during the off-season? Grand Lake offers many fun and awe-inspiring adventures for the family! Check them out.
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Keeping Cool in the Florida Keys

When it comes to planning a family getaway in the Sunshine State there’s no need to wait until winter’s chill sets in. The Florida Keys offer so much for families, you can justify a trip at just about any time of year. Even during the hot summer months, aquatic activities and amazing resort pools promise
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