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Top 10 U.S. Family Vacation Destinations

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Jun 1st 2009 02:30 PM
Dads cling to the idea that everyone should be happy, but the deck is stacked against them. Sometimes, the more they try to enforce fun, the more their enthusiasm is rejected. Fun cannot always be coerced when kids are bored by an uninspiring locale. Picking a vacation destination that works for everyone can make the difference between a relaxed, fun drive and a white-knuckled, psycho dad.
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Secrets of National Parks

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted May 12th 2009 05:17 PM

Too many national park vacations are exercises in contradictions: explorations of the natural world...spent mostly in the car. A search for a tranquil Eden...in the company of hundreds of other photo-snappers. But the national parks are more than Mother Earth's answer to the fast-food drive-through: Get out and explore by foot (or raft, or kayak, or bike), and you'll be rewarded with a more fulfilling experience. Here, park insiders-rangers, guides, neighbors, and others-give us their best advice on how to avoid the crowds and even save a bit of money at a selection of ten parks, some well-known like Yellowstone, others way off the beaten path, like Canyonlands National Park in Utah.
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