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Use your imagination and save some money

A family vacation doesn’t have to include fancy flights to far-off places or ritzy resorts to reap meaningful rewards. So clear the calendar and consider these five ideas that won’t break the bank. Read more

Dive into fun at these 5 cool pools, water parks

Diving boards and the deep end have been replaced by daredevil drops and surf zones. Here are five places where you and the family can splash together in cool pools and water parks. Read more

5 reasons to make vacation plans now

Have you been putting off making plans for that week at the beach, the trip to the mountains or the often discussed and never scheduled dude ranch adventure? Time’s a wasting! Read more

Wend your way through history on scenic water trails

The National Water Trails System, a network of 22 rivers, lakes and other waterway trails, designated as such by the U.S. Department of Interior, offers families recreational opportunities and history lessons in scenic regions of the U.S. Here are five trails to consider. Read more

You’re free to roam with one tiny chip

There’s an easy way to get zero roaming fees, inexpensive internet service and cheap phone calls when you travel. The trick is the SIM card, a tiny, removable chip, inside your phone. Read more

Airbnb suites coming to Rockefeller Plaza

Travelers to New York City will soon have the opportunity to book luxurious suites through Airbnb in one of the Big Apple’s most iconic buildings, Rockefeller Center. Read more

Beauty blooms in these 5 gardens

Awash in color, scent and texture, gardens are a gift from the natural world. Here are five places where beauty is blooming. Read more

Some page-turning venues to book

A good book can transport us to magical places and encourage exploration. Here five examples that may inspire your travels. Read more

SeaWorld Orlando now autism-friendly

Joining its sister parks, SeaWorld Orlando is now a certified autism center, a move that’s meant to make the theme park more accessible to people with disabilities, the company said April 2. Read more

What children can learn through travel

As you and your children begin to navigate the planet together, sharing your knowledge, while teaching them to make their own way, will create confident and compassionate travelers for the future. Read more

Airlines have gotten better at tracking your bag

Lost luggage is a deep-seated fear in the minds of many travelers, especially those who have heard horror stories — or have their own experiences. But that fear is based on outdated assumptions. Read more

Demilitarized Zone a hit with tourists

The Demilitarized Zone, which separates North and South Korea about 35 miles north of Seoul, has become one of the world’s most austere tourist attractions. Read more

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