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Club Med isn't the only option available for parents traveling with kids, tweens, and teens. Here, discover affordable family-friendly vacation destinations and getaway ideas in the U.S. and abroad.

Ten locales with great schools, housing and community spirit.

Don't leave home without them. 

Whether you're an adrenaline junkie, a lounge chair fan or a bit of both, there's a perfect voyage for everyone.

In honor of National Take a Hike Day, we've rounded up the top five family-friendly (and warmer-weather!) trail destinations with the help of Foursquare.

  “We could pull a Thelma and Louise right here, Mom.” Ava (15) was pointing to the precipice falling away into oblivion before our car.

By Julie D. Andrews Recently, on my first trip to the Hawaiian Islands, I was gob-smacked at the number of families there.

After searching the country for perfect places to call home, we chose these communities for their stellar schools, affordable housing and giving spirit.

When our kids were little, my husband Dan and I planned road trips with an attention to detail that likely rivaled General Eisenhower’s strategy to invade Normandy.

This Nashville suburb has everything an outdoorsy family would want, plus top-rated schools.

With all its historic Queen Anne-style and Art Deco buildings, Apex, North Carolina is the pinnacle of quaintness.

This charming Cleveland suburb places great emphasis on academic achievement and giving back.

It's the simple pleasures like hiking and town festivals that residents love most about this Portland suburb.

Lake Mary, Florida is bursting with restaurants, stores and high-tech jobs, plus a top rated school district.

This Twin Cities suburb is perfect for large families with kids.

This leafy Boston suburb is a place where residents love to mingle.

Community volunteering and acts of kindness are the norm for this San Antonio suburb.

Residents of Westfield, Indiana say they love the town's affordable housing, stellar schools and sense of community.