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Jennifer Thomas

Jennifer Thomas is a freelance travel writer who has traveled extensively through the U.S. and internationally, having lived abroad in Spain. A journalism graduate from Bowling Green State University and an Air Force veteran, she is the owner of the FSR Ventures public relations firm and Beauty Results PR. From skiing in Whistler to snorkeling in Bora Bora, Jennifer has had the privilege of traveling internationally and domestically. Valencia, Spain, is a personal favorite destination along with Tahiti, Hawaii and the Exumas. A visit to Napa Valley and Italy are on her bucket list. Jennifer resides in Fort Myers with her husband, Bill, daughter, Kylie, and golden retriever, Rosebud.

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Jeff Fay/special to SW FL Parent & Child

Florida has many legends and spooky places to visit — especially around Halloween. According to HauntedPlaces.org, there are 570 documented haunted spots in Florida. With the help of site owner Bill Spann, we put together a hauntingly good road trip. Read more

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Alaska, Florida’s polar opposite, provides quite a memorable family getaway. Read more

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

STEM-based travel helps bridge the summer learning gap. Read more

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Chad Baumer

We’ve got a vacation 'bucket list' of thrills and activities to keep you hopping all summer long — and they’re all just a short drive away Read more

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Chad Baumer

We’ve got a vacation bucket list of thrills and activities to keep you hopping all summer long — and they’re all just a short drive away. Read more

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

We’ve got a vacation bucket list of thrills and activities to keep you hopping all summer long — and they’re all just a short drive away. Read more

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Tranquil island life: St. George Island’s unspoiled setting allows families to step back and reconnect Read more

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

If it’s snow you seek, go west. A winter wonderland awaits in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, complete with snow, skiing, wildlife, two national parks and wintertime activities for the entire family. Read more

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Create — or relive — lasting memories of the season in the Big Apple. Read more

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When traveling to Northeast Florida, combine the historical wonder of St. Augustine with the urban attractions of Jacksonville. Read more

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A long day’s drive north, or a few hours’ flight, takes Southwest Florida families to a place where history, nature, adventure, fine cuisine and music wrap up into one delightful destination. Read more

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Old Florida grandeur meets coastal chic at the re-imagined Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale Read more

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Florida is home to numerous wet and wild amusement parks. If you’re looking for a cool weekend getaway this summer, try coordinating it with one of these great attractions. Read more

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For the first time ever at Universal Orlando Resort, guests will

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Summer 2018's new adventures include the opening of Toy Story Land and the Fast & Furious ride Read more

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Not only is Florida nearly surrounded by water as a peninsula, but the state is fortunate to have crisp, natural rivers flowing through its interior ecosystems that are great for tubing. Read more

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Atlantis

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This Bahamas resort has its own water park, an extensive marine aquarium, more than 40 restaurants, dolphin encounters and miles of turquoise blue waters Read more

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    Writer Jennifer Thomas, in the middle seat at right, traveled to Alaska with her family and their friends, the Zollers, of Cape Coral. Here, they're all on a summer sled ride. The dogs train year-round.