Fall is an awesome time of year to travel with the kids for a quick weekend getaway. It usually means lower rates, mild weather, and fewer crowds too. These family vacation ideas are sure to get you planning and packing with the family soon this fall season.

The Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee not only offers beautiful fall foliage, but a host of family friendly things to do. Enjoy hikes in Smoky Mountain National Park and go ziplining to take in all the wondrous colors from above. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! features numerous attractions, including a haunted adventure, mini-golf, an aquarium and more. Dollywood over in Pigeon Forge is a must experience for families, with rides, shows and more. And, in October, you can check out all of the illuminated jack-o-lanterns as well.

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Love the scenic and beautiful mountains? Then take a family trip amid these mountain vacation places this year.

Petersburg, WV: Families looking for a memorable vacation spot or those wanting a romantic getaway can find it in Grant County West Virginia. Grant County WV tourism and attractions include family recreational opportunities like hiking in places such camping, fishing, rafting and more.
Info: http://www.guestquest.com/listings/grant-county-convention-visitors-bureau/

Northeast Tennessee, TN: Northeast Tennessee is a region characterized by small towns, rolling hills and rich history. Often referred to as Southern Appalachia, the entertaining attractions are literally limitless across the dynamic landscape. Festivals and numerous historic sites celebrate a strong folklore and frontier past.
Get Info: http://www.guestquest.com/listings/northeast-tennessee-tourism-association/

Endless Mountains Area, PA: The Endless Mountains of Northeastern PA is the perfect place to go for fun, adventure or relaxation any time of year. Winter lovers will find some of the best skiing, snowboarding and cross-country experiences, and there is never [...]

Canaan Valley, WV: Canaan Valley, nestled in the scenic Hills of West Virginia, boasts world-class skiing, snow shoeing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, hunting and fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing and golfing. With easy access to National Forest Lands, Wildlife Refuge, Wilderness areas and two State Parks, explore the endless possibilities here.
Info: http://www.guestquest.com/listings/mountain-top-realty-rentals/

Houghton, MI: Isle Royale National Park, a northwest Lake Superior archipelago wilderness, is only accessible by seaplane or boat. There are no roads or cars on the islands. Rock Harbor Lodge, MI offers the Park’s only lodging (housekeeping cabins, lake front rooms, plus a full-service restaurant and grill onsite).
More Info: http://www.guestquest.com/listings/rock-harbor-lodge/

Logan, OH: Autumn Ridge has four unique Ohio vacation lodging facilities located in the scenic Hocking Hills: Lazy Hollow Log Cabin, Autumn Memories Country Home, Wind Chime Cabin and Barton Meadows. All of them are comfortably furnished with amenities including hot tubs, charcoal grills, fully equipped kitchens [...]

Do you enjoy going camping? Book a family trip among these camping and RVing vacation spots this year!

Angola, IN: With Indiana’s most beautiful state park, two wineries and a craft brewery, buffalo preserve, scenic golf courses and outlet shopping, Northern Indiana Lakes Country is family-friendly and conveniently located less than 200 miles from Cleveland, Indianapolis and Chicago.
Info: http://www.guestquest.com/listings/northern-indiana-lakes-country/

Jonesborough, TN: For a memorable stay, book a hotel room at Country Inn & Suites. Our rooms and suites have plush beds for a good night’s sleep, flat-screen TV, microwave, refrigerator and coffeemaker. Upgrade to a Two-Room Suite and enjoy some time to yourself with fireplace, whirlpool tub, two king beds and a sitting area.
More Info: http://www.guestquest.com/listings/country-inn-suites/

County of Kent, MD: The County of Kent, on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore, is that place. Less than a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, Kent County MD tourism’s scenic peninsula on the [...]

North Myrtle Beach, SC: Tilghman Beach and Golf Resort reminds folks that “home is where the heart is” by introducing residents to an area that is just as welcoming as your front door. Delicious fare, national attractions and live entertainment open your eyes to an unforgettable beach culture that only wants to see you back on the coast
Info: http://www.guestquest.com/listings/tilghman-beach-golf-resort/

Ocean City, MD: The Lighthouse Club & The Edge at Fager’s Island Refresh and renew at Fager’s Island’s elegant bayfront all-suite boutique hotels. Set amidst the Isle of Wight Bay, The Edge and The Lighthouse are two of Maryland’s premier hotels providing elegance, service and comfort in Ocean City, MD.
Get Info: http://www.guestquest.com/listings/lighthouse-club-edge-fagers-island/

Jekyll Island, GA: Days Inn & Suites a Jekyll Island GA hotel features 40 Oceanfront one-bedroom suites, 76 double-bed guest rooms and 8 King rooms. All rooms contain “free” in-room coffee, micro-fridges, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, clock radios, and [...]

Pigeon Forge, TN: Island Drive Lodge is lodging that offers affordable accommodations and a family friendly atmosphere. With its excellent location, Island Drive Lodge offers a free breakfast, seasonal outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. The facility features outdoor entrance rooms, a variety of room types and does not allow pets.
Learn More: http://www.guestquest.com/listings/island-drive-lodge/

North Wildwood, NJ: The Aruba Family Resort is located in beautiful North Wildwood, New Jersey. Our 2.5 mile historic boardwalk is great for sightseeing, biking, jogging, or just a walk to look out over the beach and stroll through the stores. Everyone in your family is sure to find something they will love about the summertime in Wildwood!
Info: http://www.arubamotel.com/

Varysburg, NY: Byrncliff Resort & Conference Center is a year-round resort nestled in the rolling hills of Wyoming County in Western New York State. Byrncliff offers an 18-hole Golf Course, a full service restaurant, overnight lodging, cross country ski/snowshoe trails, [...]

It’s a common worry while traveling that your important and sensitive documents will be lost or stolen. The best way to avoid this is to have specific safe places to stow such documents, such as driver’s license, passport, money, and medical information. Here is a list of the best ways to travel with these things in a safe way.

A money belt can be a great investment for a regular traveler. It is a garment worn underneath the clothes with a pouch or several to house your money, but can also be great for passports and the like, as they stay on your person and are safe from pick-pockets. You can find money belts at most travel or department stores.

Another option is to get a travel wallet, and though it’s not really any different from a regular wallet, it is at least one specific location where you know your sensitive materials are, so there [...]

Many who enjoy the luxuries and benefits of travel do so with one thing missing: Their furry friend! It’s common for pets to be kenneled, or for a sitter to be found, which can be nice, but wouldn’t it be nicer to be able to bring them with you? If you’ve ever wanted to try it, you may want to look into getting a Pet Passport.

The idea of the Pet Passport came from the United Kingdom; since there are so many surrounding countries it is necessary for a safe and easy way to travel without having to leave pets behind. The passport is designed to allow your pet to travel without having to deal with the red tape and time-consuming list of “procedural security measures”. The “member” countries, or countries that the pet passport will allow travel to easily are: The U.K., the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, most of the countries in Western [...]

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