family-travel

“Memories made together last forever” The definition of family travel has been evolving over years. As families grow and as older generations live longer, a typical family vacation becomes more than a visit to a trip with mom, dad and the kids. Today, many family trips are multi-generational and include travel opportunities that combine everyone’s interests.


Four in Greensboro NC. Photo courtesy of Civil Rights Trail

Discover Black History and Culture While Traveling the USA

By Terri Marshall

As a Southern-born white woman, incorporating Black history sites into my travel plans never crossed my mind… until I married a Black man.   Read more

United States Family Travel History
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Safe and Spooky: Where to enjoy Halloween from a Social Distance

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Halloween is around the corner and the ghouls and goblins are coming for us whether we’re ready or not. This time they will be frightening us from a safe distance. But don’t worry because your adrenaline will still run high.   Read more

The World Family Travel Events & Festivals
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On the edge of the world at Iguazu Falls

By Devon Older

Iguazu Falls is the largest waterfall system in the world, made up of 275 cascades, drops, and falls. Standing at the edge of the Garganta del Diablo, which translates to the Devil’s Throat, a visit to Iguazu Falls truly feels as though you are perched on the edge of the … Read more   Read more

Central and South America Family Travel Landscape
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Teaching Children to Appreciate Diversity

By Breana Johnson

The best way to travel with the intent of exploring diversity is to ditch the touristy places. Sometimes, tourist attractions bring people from all over the world — the Grand Canyon or Disneyland, for example.   Read more

The World Family Travel Insights The Arts Social Responsibility
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Hope For A Partial Summer Holiday

Vacation planners who planned their 2020 summer vacation to sunny beach destinations like the Mediterranean and the Greek Isles months in advance can now start enjoying a partial summer vacation in some Caribbean Islands location. The optimism comes amid the coronavirus pandemic and some regions are still locked down especially … Read more   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Family Travel
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Back to my Roots: A Road Trip Brings Restoration and Hope

By Terri Marshall

As 2020 dawned, my travel calendar filled with big plans. The St. Olav Festival in Norway, gorilla trekking in Uganda, and truffle hunting in Croatia were among the adventures scheduled for the coming months. Sadly, those plans came to an abrupt halt thanks to COVID-19.   Read more

United States Family Travel
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Let Your Children Soar: Teach Your Kids Responsible Travel

By Ann-Marie Cahill

Travel is the greatest educator. It provides the greatest opportunity to open our minds and give practical application beyond anything we could ever learn in a classroom. However, it is a complete package. With great travel comes great responsibility… or something like that. As travel-loving parents, that responsibility includes teaching … Read more   Read more

The World Family Travel Social Responsibility
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Rediscovering and Reviving American Culture

By Jen Tousey

When we think of cultures on the brink of extinction the mind usually wanders to earth based cultures world wide being infringed upon by modern development. Another common image is that of oppressed peoples being forced to assimilate, flee, or possibly be put to death in a hostile regime takeover. … Read more   Read more

United States Family Travel History
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5 Tips To Enjoy A Spring Break Vacation Without Breaking The Budget

Many prospective travelers enduring the wintertime blues look forward to Spring Break to get away from the cold and snow. However, most people stay home because of the mistaken impression that spring break vacation costs too much to get away. Thankfully, this is a misconception. If you need to get … Read more   Read more

Budget Travel Family Travel
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SeaWorld Ending Surfing Dolphin Performances, PETA Cheers

After the 2013 release of the documentary Blackfish, SeaWorld made some significant changes. It terminated its orca breeding program. It ended all the whale dancing and kissing orca performances. The company also changed how people interacted with the animals, making it more educational rather than entertainment. The latest SeaWorld change … Read more   Read more

Family Travel Social Responsibility
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Travel greener in 2020 with these 5 incredible Amtrak journeys

By Katy Spratte Joyce

As travelers seek ways to minimize their impact on the environment while moving about the globe, Amtrak trains are standing out as an increasingly desirable option. The eco-friendliness of this transportation option is a big selling point, as the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that trains use about 50 percent less … Read more   Read more

United States Family Travel Rail & Road Travel Sustainability
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8 Must-Have Apps Families Can Use During The Holiday Season

There are thousands of smartphone apps that can help people find restaurants, stores and other things around town or on vacation. And, just like adults have their favorites, kids have favorites for themselves. Use their apps to help you keep your sanity and them occupied while you’re busy traveling during … Read more   Read more

Family Travel Events & Festivals
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Airbnb Listing Offers Visitors A Chance To See Santa’s Reindeer (Farm)

Airbnb offers all kinds of animal experiences for people to try, and now it’s bringing the Christmas spirit with a trip to Santa’s Reindeer Herd. The farm, which is located in Eatonville in western Washington, is a family-owned company that says they believe in Christmas’ magic. According to the Airbnb … Read more   Read more

North America Family Travel Events & Festivals
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Norway To Build “The Whale” Observatory For Visitors

Norway is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe, with its amazing countryside, mountains and fjords. You can also check out the Northern Lights from here. Soon, there will be another reason to check out the country. If you love sea creatures, Norway will soon allow you the opportunity … Read more   Read more

Europe Family Travel
Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona

The Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizonia

Explore a bit of Sedona, Arizona in this legacy video. Sedona is a desert town near Flagstaff, Arizona that’s surrounded by red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forests. Noted for it’s mild climate and vibrant arts community, some say that Sedona’s red rocks hold a spiritual energy.    We … Read more   Read more

United States Family Travel Landscape