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Winter Family Travel

Snow bunny? Snorkeling fan? Pining for Christmas? Whatever you're after this winter, we've got plenty of great ideas for you to enjoy an unforgettable family getaway.

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Winter Travel: 10 Snowy Sites

When the winter chill sets in, you know it's time to get out there and play in the snow! From coast to coast, we've got some great ideas for the best places to take your tykes to see the white stuff.

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Winter Travel: 10 Warm Vacations

Dreaming of the beach and lolling at the shore? Your family will love an adventure in any one of these spectacular places perfect for a break away from the winter chill.

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Our Top Gear for Beach-Bound Parents

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Sunscreen? Check. Oversized towel? Check. See what else you need to make the most of summer in the sun.

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Surfing: Drop in on the Sport of Kings

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Learning to surf is fun, and not nearly as hard as it sounds. Most beach-vacation spots have instructors who can safely teach the whole family to ride the waves in only a lesson or two.

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Driving California's Central Coast

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California's not just about LA and SF, thank goodness -- it's also got a Central Coast that's known for its beaches, inns, castles, parks and elephant seals.

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An Easy Island Getaway to Alabama's Gulf Coast

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With miles of waterways, aquariums, parks, and petting zoos, Alabama's Gulf Coast offers a little something for everyone.

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Tide Pool Roll Call

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The pools of water that collect in rocky hollows along the seashore can be a great place for kids to enjoy a close-up view of ocean life-like the creatures.

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Eco Etiquette

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When snacking on the beach, make sure you throw away plastic bags and garbage, which can easily drift into the water.

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Sunscreen Smarts

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Whether you're in store for a beautiful weekend or the forecast shows some clouds rolling in, if you're going to be out and about, remember to protect your skin from the sun's UV rays. Sunscreen filters out the sun's dangerous -- and invisible -- UV (ultraviolet) rays, which can cause skin cancer.

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