Summer Travel Destinations for Families

When school is out, many families hit the road. Read up on RV trips, camping and summer vacations in these articles.


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Top 10 Summer Travel Destinations for Families

Summertime means school is out and families are ready to escape town. But traveling with kids in tow requires a little extra consideration. What are 10 vacation spots that'll make everyone happy?

10 Things the Camp Counselor Doesn't Want You to Know

Sending your child off to camp this summer? If you've researched camps and bought all the clothes and gear, you know it's a big investment. Plus, you'll miss your little one, and you want to make sure she's taken care of. Do you really want to know the whole story? Here goes.

Everything I Need to Know I Learned ... Caribou Tracking

You're sure to discover some valuable life lessons while tracking caribou in Alaska. Take a moment to appreciate everything Alaska as to offer and explore our caribou tracking gallery.

Everything I Need to Know I Learned ... Halibut Fishing

You're sure to pick up some life lessons on summer vacation by halibut fishing in Alaska. See amazing pictures of halibut fishing and take in everything Alaska has to offer.

Everything I Need to Know I Learned ... Salmon Fishing

A famous author once claimed that he learned everything he needed to know in kindergarten. That may well be true, but you could also pick up plenty of life lessons during a day of say -- salmon fishing!

10 Things Alaska and Alabama have in Common

Two new TLC shows, "Sarah Palin's Alaska" and "Dixie Divas," may seem to feature two states without a lot in common: Alaska and Alabama. However, we did some digging and came up with 10 surprising commonalities between the two.

You Know You're In Alaska When ...

Alaska has some of the most dazzling light shows in nature. It is a wonderful place to relax and take in everything nature has to offer. Explore our Alaska pictures and find out what you've been missing!

Everything I Need to Know I Learned ... Panning for Gold

Regardless of what you learned in school, you're sure to pick up some life lessons on summer vacation by panning for gold in Alaska. Whether you hit pay dirt or not, you'll have tons of fun.

Everything I Need to Know I Learned ... White-water Rafting

Sure, reading is a fantastic way to learn. But sometimes you need to exit your comfort zone to learn life's real lessons. What will Alaska's river rapids teach you?

10 Must-haves for a Family-friendly Resort

Some resorts go the extra mile, offering special services and amenities that cater specifically to families. What items should be on your family resort must-have checklist?

5 Fun West Coast Travel Ideas for Families

Over a thousand miles in length, the West Coast is packed with potential travel destinations. Learn more about some of those popular vacation spots here.

5 Fun Southern U.S. Travel Ideas for Families

If you're looking to plan a vacation that takes you and your family to sunny, warm vistas, try out some of these destination locations in the southern portion of the United States.

5 Fun Northeast Travel Ideas for Families

Sure, it's fun to visit the Northeast during fall foliage season but did you know there's more to offer than leaves and cider? We've pulled together a list of five family destinations that will satisfy every type of traveler.

5 Fun Midwest Travel Ideas for Families

There's more than Lake Michigan to see in the Midwest. We've put together a short list of fun, family-friendly vacation spots to check out.

5 Fun Local Travel Ideas for Families

Whether you're looking for a sort of staycation -- aspects of fun usually enjoyed during a vacation but without leaving home -- or just something out of the realm of your usual weekend plans, you shouldn't have to travel far to have fun.

Getting Your Kids Ready for Summer Camp

Your job as a parent has just begun if you've identified the best summer place for your child. The next all-important goal: to soften his or her transition into camp-offered independent exploration and psychological growth.