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5 National Parks to Explore in 2016

Our national parks showcase the diverse and beautiful landscapes America has to offer. From the vast desert terrain of Death Valley to the rugged coastal wilderness of Acadia, there are over 400 national parks across the country for you to explore and reconnect with nature. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park […] Read More
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Best East Coast Summer Vacation Destinations

There are few better ways to spend summer vacation than exploring the beautiful coastlines, seaside cities, and quaint towns our shores have to offer. From beaches, to long winding roads, ocean views, al fresco dining, and beautiful boardwalks, there’s no shortage of things see and do on a coastal summer vacation. Grab your friends or […] Read More
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6 Can’t-Miss Summer Music Festivals Across the Country

Summer is the season of music festivals, and soaking up the sun while listening to your favorite performers is the ideal summer experience. From toe-tapping country jams to the freshest hip hop performances, you’ll find incredible festivals featuring A-list musical acts all across the country. Grab your friends, load up the car, and head out […] Read More
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6 Incredible Destinations for 4th of July Celebrations

The most patriotic weekend of the year is just around the corner! Cities and towns across the U.S. will be bringing out the red, white, and blue to toast our independence and spend quality time with family and friends. If you’re on the road or looking for a reason to road trip, this weekend is […] Read More
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Things To Do in Virginia Beach this Summer

Virginia Beach is a wonderful summer vacation destination, offering a mix of activity and relaxation for families, couples, or solo travelers. From leisurely days on the beach, to art installations, tours and sightseeing, and upbeat dining and live entertainment options, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Virginia Beach. Start with these 5 must-see and do’s […] Read More
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10 Summer Road Trip Essentials

Whether you’re hitting the road with the whole family in tow, or heading out on your own for an interstate adventure, you’ll need some summer travel basics to get to your destination with as few bumps in the road as possible. Taking the time to put together essentials before you depart will save you time […] Read More
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3 Road Trip Games to Play in the Car

Road trips are a fun and memorable thing to do as a family – and luckily, they’re often quite affordable compared to other means of family travel.  The only downside? If the kids are crammed into the backseat for extended periods of time, things could get a little out of hand if you don’t prepare […] Read More
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5 Coastal Drives to Enjoy on World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is a yearly observation that honors the oceans of the world, while celebrating the products the ocean provides (think seafood, and marine life for aquariums, pets, and more), the sea lines it provides for international trade, as well as taking the time to appreciate its natural value and beauty. On June 8, […] Read More
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5 Tips for Traveling with Teens

If you’re planning a vacation for the whole family, there are a few things you can do to ensure a pleasant experience for everyone — even the bigger kids! Traveling with teenagers may seem like a daunting endeavour, but with a little forethought and planning, you could be in for the vacation of a lifetime. […] Read More
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7 Cheap Eats in Virginia Beach

A beautiful, coastal city in southeastern Virginia, Virginia Beach is located where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. A popular destination for travelers from around the world, there is plenty to see, do, and eat in the Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads areas. And luckily for you, dining out doesn’t need to be terribly […] Read More