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5 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy Your Next Family Vacation


2. Look Close to Home

Nothing gets a trip off to a rough start faster than airport lines, weekend traffic, or a train that pulls out just as you’re reaching the platform. Minimize these potential hassles by looking for a vacation destination near where you live – especially if you have small kids who aren’t pro travelers. Chances are good that your nearest big city, beach, or mountain area has a tourism board of its own – and that other people travel from far away to visit a place practically in your own backyard – so you can reap all the benefits of getting away without the stress of getting there.


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