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3 Ideas for Memory-Building Family Vacations


1. Learn

We can imagine the eye-rolls you’ll get if you tell the kids that your next family trip is all about learning, but using your brain doesn’t have to mean spending a gorgeous afternoon in a stuffy museum. Tour historic warships, spend an afternoon studying musical legends at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, take a trip through a haunted hotel, swim with dolphins, try whitewater rafting for the first time, get a behind-the-scenes look at your favorite amusement park – no matter what your family is interested in, you can find an active, engaging way to expand your knowledge without feeling like you’re back in school – and you’ll end up with plenty of conversation fodder for the trip home.


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