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Greek Isles

The full original article can be found here: Greek Isles, Best Family Trips – National Geographic by Kim Brown Seely

Postcard Favourite
Photo Credit: “Postcard Favourite” © 2006 by Domenico Salvagnin (CC BY 2.0)

Need to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life? Consider heading to the Greek Isles, located on the southern tip of the “Land of Gods.” The country’s nickname is apt, since you’ll feel like you entered an entirely different realm, surrounded by the beauty and history that Greece is known for, as well as the modern yet relaxed accommodations that have been developed. And there’s no need to worry that your kids will get bored; there’s plenty to do on a family vacation,  from visiting ancient ruins to sailing the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean to sampling the local cuisine, including fresh calamari and sweet, sweet baklava. For more information about where to go or which activities to do in the Greek Isles, view the original post here.

Grand Rapids, Minnesota

For the full original post, go to: Grand Rapids: Your Minnesota Lakes Destination

The stunning remnants of a past iron ore mine. Photo Credit: "Red and Blue at the end of the Range" © 2011 by Scott Costello (CC BY 2.0)

The stunning remnants of a past iron ore mine in Grand Rapids. Photo Credit: “Red and Blue at the end of the Range” © 2011 by Scott Costello (CC BY 2.0)

Grand Rapids is the perfect summer getaway for your family. Even though it’s only a three-hour drive from the bustling Twin Cities, it will feel like you entered a whole new world of outdoor adventure or, if you choose, rest and relaxation. With activities ranging from shopping to golfing to fishing on one of the thousands of local lakes, you’ll never be bored. And at any one time, there are always plenty of cultural activities going on, like the upcoming Wizard of Oz Festival, which marks the 75th anniversary of the beloved classic movie starring Judy Garland, a Grand Rapids native. Check out what else this lakeside destination has to offer your family this summer by clicking here.