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Melinda Crow

Melinda Crow is the author of four Falcon Guides, including the newest editions of Camping New Mexico and Camping Colorado. Daughter Alyssa traveled with Crow and photographer husband Gary from the age of 3 months. Together they covered more than 30 states and 25 countries, traveling by plane, train, car, and cruise ship.  Crow’s writing, primarily about soft adventure and culinary travel, has appeared in regional and national magazines and online on Travel Pulse, Yahoo Travel, The New York Post, Fox News, and her own website,FirstRead.me. Follow her on Twitter: @MelindaCrow and on Facebook:Melinda Crow Writes.

Coastal Slovenia with Kids – Slovenia Family Travel Guide

EUROPE, Coastal Slovenia with Kids – There’s a sense of anticipation when you visit Slovenia with kids, as if around every turn in the road there might be something yet more wondrous. From castles to caves (even castles within caves!), from white horses that leap to rocky shores jutting into the sea, Slovenia feels like …

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Ten Things You Should Know Before Planning a Cruise with Kids

Planning a family cruise vacation can seem daunting, especially if you haven’t cruised before. Travel agents who specialize in cruises can be a trusted resource, but even if you have assistance from a professional, there are things you should know before you book that first cruise with kids. 1. You may or may not need …

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Northeastern Puerto Rico with Kids – Caribbean Family Vacation Guide

Northeastern Puerto Rico with Kids – Jutting from the deepest waters of the Atlantic Ocean, where it meets the Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico encompasses roughly 3,500 square miles of rugged mountainous terrain. It’s covered in lush tropical forests, much of it is inaccessible except on foot. Geographically, it’s almost like dropping Yellowstone National Park in …

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Dallas with Kids – Texas Family Vacation Guide

TEXAS, Dallas with Kids – Think big. The Dallas-Fort Worth “Metroplex” sprawls across two Texas counties encompassing more than 9,000 square miles. The two cities and its neighbors burst with opportunities to explore history, art, and science. With temperate weather most of the year, there is also plenty to see and do outdoors, including lakes, …

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Milan with Kids – Italy Family Vacation Guide

ITALY, Milan with Kids – Visiting Milan with kids is a natural choice: It attracts smaller tourist crowds than Rome or Venice, and it hums with family-friendly activities ranging from hands-on science experiments to sporting events. Yet it pops with the all the artistic brilliance and architectural design that draw travelers to Italy. Milan is …

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Bonaire with Kids – Caribbean Family Vacation Guide

ABC ISLANDS, CARIBBEAN: Bonaire with Kids – Situated deep in the Southern Caribbean, just fifty miles off the coast of Venezuela, Bonaire is part of the island string known as the “ABC Islands” of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. With its pristine reefs, Bonaire has long been known as a diver’s paradise. It’s one of the …

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