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Perfect Treehouse

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For kids, building a tree house can become an obsession. A private place to call their own, a high perch from which to watch the world, who can blame them?


Obviously, building a tree house is no small task--it must be...

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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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Wine Country With Kids?

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How to wine, dine, and design the perfect vacation for the whole family

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Tailor Camping Adventures to Your Family

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Be honest with yourself when planning a camping trip: Is your family the rugged or pampered type? Knowing what everyone's comfort level will help you pick the best destination for your family.

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Babies & Swimming

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Most babies just love splashing and paddling in the water. Many recreation centers and communities offer "mom-and-me-type swim classes." Find out which one is right for you and your baby!

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Family 5: Our Picks
for Most Unusual Summer Camps

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These days, summer camps are offering everything from adventure sports to fashion design.

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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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