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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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Randy Kambic

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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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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Stacey Sather

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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The Kennedy Space Center ignites a love of space with numerous awe-inspiring exhibits and experiences 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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    Randy Kambic

    More than 20 antique shops line historic downtown Arcadia.

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    Treasure Alley is one of 20-plus antique emporiums in Arcadia.

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    Libby Roller, co-owner of Oak Street Treasures in Arcadia, displays her extensive collection of fine china.

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    Fine ceramic pieces at Biggar are popular

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    The Old Opera House is one of 20-plus antique emporiums in downtown Arcadia.

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    Randy Kambic

    See old tools at the Biggar and Biggar Antique Mall in Arcadia.