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Travel writer and mom Jennifer Thomas gives us her Top 12 family-friendly Florida resort picks. Read more

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Like Southwest Florida, the islands celebrate the holidays with lots of décor, surfing Santas and tremendous island fun. Read more

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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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Trip to Africa gives two Southwest Florida families new perspective. Read more

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Jennifer Thomas

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

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STEM-based travel helps bridge the summer learning gap. 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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The Ringling thrills all ages in Sarasota, plus there are several other family-friendly attractions nearby. Read more

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Music and history combine in fun harmony during a trip to Music City. Read more

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The Americana treasures of Arcadia captivate kids' imaginations, too. Read more

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The Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo near Lake Okeechobee rustles up many genuine experience activities. 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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Southwest Florida families shake up the holidays with trips instead of toys and gadgets as gifts. Read more

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

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Through December 15, the official Dry Tortugas National Park ferry is offering a discount 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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How to stay safe from seasonal poison mishaps. Read more

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Proper car seat installation doesn’t have to be difficult. 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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    Kids tubing at The Breakers Palm Beach

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    The main drive to The Breakers Palm Beach

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    Club KZ entertains ages 4-12 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida.

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    Island Grand at TradeWinds Island Resorts

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    The three-bedroom villa at Disney's Riviera Resort sleeps up to 12 guests and is the perfect place for the entire family to gather and stay year after year.

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    The architectural style of Disney's Riviera Resort is inspired by classic European designs and interpreted with modern elegance and a unique Disney flavor.