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Family-Friendly Summer Music Festivals of 2019

Family-Friendly Summer Music Festivals of 2019

My family and I love making the most out of summer festival season. Here are our favorite family-friendly summer music festivals

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Snacking on Gatlinburg

Snacking on Gatlinburg

A culinary road trip with the family to experience our favorite sights, smells, sounds, and tastes in Gatlinburg, TN.

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Reconnect and Unwind

Reconnect and Unwind

Whether indoors or out, you're sure to reconnect and unwind with fun to be had for the entire family in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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Snacking on Gatlinburg

Snacking on Gatlinburg

A culinary road trip with the family to experience our favorite sights, smells, sounds, and tastes in Gatlinburg, TN.

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Making the Great Outdoors Our Own

Making the Great Outdoors Our Own

“Guess what, guys?” I announced, surprising even myself.  “We’re taking a little impromptu trip and spending some time outside this weekend.”

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Wild and Wonderful

Wild and Wonderful

I couldn't possibly list all the available activities, but suffice it to say, rivers, lakes, trails, wildlife, and outdoor-loving outfitters make Southern West Virginia an incredible natural playground.

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Road Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park

By: Gary McKechnie

Road Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park

By: Gary McKechnie

As long as you’re ready to fill your life with as many enriching experiences as possible, at Rocky Mountain National Park, you’re in the right place.

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Dip Into The Secrets of Sauce

By: Christian Mader

Dip Into The Secrets of Sauce

By: Christian Mader

Things to think about when it comes to the sauce—crawfish dipping sauce.

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Road Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park

By: Gary McKechnie

Road Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park

By: Gary McKechnie

As long as you’re ready to fill your life with as many enriching experiences as possible, at Rocky Mountain National Park, you’re in the right place.

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Family Vacation Meets Valuable Education

Family Vacation Meets Valuable Education

My husband, Brian, and I like supplementing our kids’ classroom time with learning vacations. We discovered a new favorite destination for “studying” after visiting Sevierville, TN.

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Lake Charles Connections

Lake Charles Connections

We knew we had arrived at the right place when we spotted the rainbow of paddleboards atop the Paddle Up mobile!

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Who Knew About Knoxville?

Who Knew About Knoxville?

“If it can host a World’s Fair,” said my boss when he saw my raised eyebrows, “it can host 200 salespeople.”

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Up in the Air

By: David Hubbard

Up in the Air

By: David Hubbard

The sky’s the limit in and around Greater Phoenix. Aerial adventures across Arizona include ballooning experiences with Hot Air Expeditions, zip lining at Out of Africa Wildlife Park, and the exhilarating Skywalk at Grand Canyon West.

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Flavors to Go

Flavors to Go

The image was so perfectly Louisiana that it might as well have been a postcard.

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Anaheim for Families

By: Katie Joll

Anaheim for Families

By: Katie Joll

Disney has put Anaheim on the map for many families, but there is so much more to the city than the theme park, and, as we were to discover, plenty to keep a young family engaged.

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Museums for Every Taste

By: Jessica Dunham

Museums for Every Taste

By: Jessica Dunham

From music to art to history, local collections throughout Greater Phoenix will feed your soul.

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Sweet Sips

Sweet Sips

This year’s trip, our tenth, brought us to Duplin County, North Carolina, where we were excited to slow down from our busy lives and relax with a little bit of small-town charm and Southern hospitality.

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Plate Lunch Paradise

Plate Lunch Paradise

Though most visitors to Lafayette might sooner associate the area with our more famed Cajun and Creole culinary fare (jambalaya, crawfish, and gumbo), it is the rice and gravy-centric plate lunch that fuels the people of Louisiana's Acadiana region.

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Warm Days, Warmer Memories

By: Zac Harold

Warm Days, Warmer Memories

By: Zac Harold

There are few things better than spending a sunny summer day in small town USA, and there are few places that embody that Norman Rockwell ideal better than Buckhannon, West Virginia.

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Picture-Perfect Family Fun

By: Khaki Holman

Picture-Perfect Family Fun

By: Khaki Holman

We knew we would see even more wildlife, not to mention the iconic sulphur springs and geysers, when we road-tripped 50 miles the next day to the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

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A Romantic Tupelo Getaway

A Romantic Tupelo Getaway

We'd booked two nights in Tupelo, Mississippi, the birthplace of none other than the King of Rock ‘n' Roll, Elvis Presley.

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Crawfish 2.0

By: Christian Mader

Crawfish 2.0

By: Christian Mader

You can boil them, batter, and fry them; serve them in creamy sauces, on po’ boys, in casseroles, bisques, soups, and boudin. But that only scratches the surface in Lafayette.

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Never Too Teen for Family

Never Too Teen for Family

My husband and I decided it was time for a change of scenery, so we planned a vacation to the Smoky Mountains in Sevierville, Tennessee, with the kids.

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Warm Days, Warmer Memories

By: Zac Harold

Warm Days, Warmer Memories

By: Zac Harold

There are few things better than spending a sunny summer day in small town USA, and there are few places that embody that Norman Rockwell ideal better than Buckhannon, West Virginia.

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Florida's Hidden Gem

By: Gary McKechnie

Florida's Hidden Gem

By: Gary McKechnie

When I journeyed to Martin County to explore its great outdoors, my day was anything but routine. I found rivers, lagoons, wildlife centers, sanctuaries, and much more.

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The New Derby City

By: Louie Christensen

The New Derby City

By: Louie Christensen

While you would be remiss to skip over the “must sees” that make Louisville an American classic, there are some hidden tracks to explore in Derby City.

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10 Ways to Slay Winter in Western Montana

10 Ways to Slay Winter in Western Montana

Snow-covered mountains, miles of deep untouched powder, six downhill ski areas and acres of backcountry terrain, plus winter festivals and warm, cozy lodging in charming small towns all make for the perfect winter getaway.

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On a Mission in Martin County

On a Mission in Martin County

Taking travel goals to Martin County, FL: 1) Find a new place to eat and 2) Find a new place to shop.

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Accomplishing Adventure

Accomplishing Adventure

There are two big ways to get on two wheels in Alpharetta, Georgia.

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Historic Adventures in Platte County

By: Dina Mishev

Historic Adventures in Platte County

By: Dina Mishev

I hadn’t come to eastern Wyoming’s Platte County for Hartville, or any of its other four towns, but it’s because of those towns that I stay longer than planned.

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