What a Way to Go: 12 Hot Family Travel Trends

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Nancy Schretter on May 16, 2012 at 11:08PM

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Whether you hit the road, sail the seas or stay close to home -- planning a family getaway is easier than you think. We got the lowdown from experts in the business on the hot, new trends in family travel. These new happenings are sure to give you some fresh ideas for your next great family vacay.

Remember camping back in the day? Maybe the great outdoors, hiking trails and camp fires bring back fond memories for you. You’re not alone. Nostalgia drives many American family vacations. And parents who have warm of their time spent in summer camps want to recreate that for their kids.

Harking back to simple times -- free of modern technology -- helps connect with one another. Cabelka of the Berkshire Outdoor Center says, "Families tell us that camps are a great way to spend time together and really be present with each other, without cell phones, televisions, computers, or other distractions." To find a family camp near you, use the American Camping Association's Find a Camp search feature at www.CampParents.org.

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