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May 26, 2009

Reader's Digest: Plan an Affordable Family Vacation

Us This month, global magazine Reader’s Digest takes planning affordable family travel to another level online. Reader’s Digest’s interactive map of the United States allows travelers to choose from a variety of summer trips that hit all 50 states, divided into four regions. Below are a couple of ideas from each region.


Western States:

·         Smith Rock State Park, OR: Smith Rock is known as one of the world's most popular rock-climbing destinations.

·         Alaska: Kotzebue, AK: See native Inupiat Eskimos nurture and raise wildlife in their natural habitat.

 Rocky Mountain States:

·         Rifle Gap and Rifle Falls, CO: Discover this remote mountain region featuring two state parks.

·         Snake River Valley Wine Country, ID: Tour Idaho’s wine country which is the perfect climate for growing grapes.

 Central States:

·         Villa Louis, WI: Visit one of the most beautifully restored Victorian homes in the United States.

·         Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, OK: See the location of the battle that killed Cheyenne chief Black Kettle in the surprise attack led by Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer.

 Eastern States:

·         The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, CT: Discover major trends in today’s art scene at this Ridgefield museum.

·         Amelia Island, FL: Visit this beautiful quaint and authentic Victorian seaport island for a quick trip back in time.

To take a closer look and discover other suggested trips using Reader Digest's interactive map, click here.


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