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Navigate Through Nature With Great Gear and Trail Tips

Following guidelines from Maggie Peikon, American Hiking Society social media coordinator, I took a summer weekend to experience and hike the beautiful landscape of Grand County, Colorado...
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The Ultimate Family Summer Vacation Checklist featured on Family Travel with Colleen Kelly

The Ultimate Family Summer Vacation Checklist

What should you bring for the baby? What are the travel essentials for a traveling mom and dad? How about the kids? Luckily, we've created the ultimate summer vacation checklist for the entire family.
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A grandma, a daughter, and two grandchildren laughing. Featured in The Ultimate Guide to Last-Minute Mother's Day Staycation and Vacation Ideas on Family Travel with Colleen Kelly

The Ultimate Guide to Last-Minute Mother’s Day Staycation and Vacation Ideas

Whether you're planning a family adventure or a solo "momcation," it's essential to find activities that cater to the diverse interests and preferences of every mom.
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The Best Tips and Tricks for Traveling with Babies, featured on Family Travel with Colleen Kelly

The Best Tips and Tricks for Traveling with Babies

Traveling with babies is a rewarding and enjoyable experience for the whole family. However, it can also be a stressful and challenging experience, especially when it comes to managing fussy babies during long trips. Fear not, fellow parents! The right preparation and attitude can make traveling with babies a breeze, allowing you to focus on
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People walking through an airport, featured in "Breaking down the difference between TSA vs Global Entry vs CLEAR"

Breaking Down TSA PreCheck vs Global Entry vs CLEAR

With so many ways to get through the airport quicker, you’re going to want to apply for what fits you best as a traveler. Read the difference between TSA PreCheck vs Global Entry vs CLEAR.
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How to Successfully Pack a Carry-on for a 2-week Vacation

How to Successfully Pack a Carry-On for 2 Weeks

Packing for a 2-week vacation with your family can be a daunting task, especially if you're trying to fit everything into a single carry-on.
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Kids with Woody and Buzz Lightyear at a putt putt course, featured in Tips for Taking Grandkids on Vacation – Without You!

Tips for Taking Grandkids on Vacation – Without You!

Hooray! Your parents have asked to take your child along with them on a family vacation. Everyone is super-excited about the wonderful experiences and memories they’re about to share.
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Winter Travel Packing Hacks

Winter Travel Packing Hacks

If you plan to travel in winter, the thought of packing for cold weather may seem daunting because of all the extra layers you need to pack....
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The Best Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers

The Best Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers

Have you thought about what to buy for your travel-loving friends, family members, coworkers, or partner this holiday season? If you haven't figured out the perfect gift that any traveler will love, this holiday gift guide 2022 will help you out!
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Airplane flying in sunset (The Top Tips for Planning Holiday Travel)

The Top Tips for Planning Holiday Travel

It's now time to start seriously planning holiday travel because this holiday season is expected to be both busy and expensive. So, here's what we suggest that you consider doing in order to create a better holiday trip for 2022.
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a woman sits at a campsite on a crisp day (from Fall Camping Gear Guide 2022)

Fall Camping Gear Guide

This is your simple, quick-hit list of essentials for fall camping equipment!
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Maze of colorful structures and shapes, from "3 Unique Chicago Activities for a City Day Trip"

3 Unique Chicago Activities for a City Day Trip

Here’s what you may have missed, and what you should plan next during your stay in downtown Chicago...
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