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Angie Reedy loves traveling and writing. When life brings opportunities to combine these loves, she finds much joy. Although she lives next to Normal, Illinois, life there with her family, which includes her husband, three children, an anxious dog, and a hedgehog named Megan, is anything but normal. Angie is a freelance writer and editor who mixes travel writing alongside her work on a true-crime book. She's always looking for the next adventure wherever in the world it might lead!

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Two young girls run hand-in-hand along the sand at Oval Beach in Saugatuck.

10 Weekend Getaways Near Chicago Families Will Love

By Angie Reedy / August 2, 2021

Perhaps Chicago is home and you’re looking for a change of scenery for a few weekend getaways near Chicago for families. Or maybe you’re planning to visit the Windy City and want to know about other nearby options. No matter what type of adventure you’re looking for, you can’t go wrong with one of these weekend getaways from Chicago for families.

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Toddler in a car watching llama

6 Best East Coast Safaris for Families (Recommended by Real Parents!)

By Angie Reedy / March 3, 2021

Who wouldn’t love a trek to Africa to visit tigers, giraffes, and other exotic animals? Yet many who lack the budget or time are always left wondering alternatives. That’s why Families Love Travel has compiled this list of 5 US East Coast Safaris and Animal Parks for Families!

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Mom and daughter in Zion National Park in Winter

The Best National Parks to Visit in Winter with Kids

By Angie Reedy / January 5, 2021

Looking for an outdoor family vacation this winter? Using suggestions from our Facebook group, we’ve gathered and listed all the reasons why these are the best national parks to visit this winter. These national parks are the perfect escape from indoor activities, giving kids space to run around!

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Best Places To Travel In December With Your Family

By Angie Reedy / November 9, 2020

Are you looking for December vacation ideas to travel with kids? Then you’ll love this list of our favorite kid-friendly travels around the world! December is a great time to get away with your children, no matter what kind of trip you’re looking to find. Get inspired for your next family vacation!

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A young girl sitting on the edge of a pool looks behind her at a mama and baby elephant.

Family Vacations to Plan a Year in Advance

By Angie Reedy / October 14, 2020

Vacation planning is one of the greatest delights of family travel! Some vacations are easy to put together last minute because they require little planning. To help you start planning, we’ve put together this list the 6 Family Vacations to Plan a Year in Advance.

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Three people hike along a trail with Sedona's iconic red rocks in the distance.

12 Best Things To Do In Sedona For Families

By Angie Reedy / August 21, 2020

Kids will likely run out of energy before you experience all these 9 Best Things To Do In Sedona for Families! Want to plan your own Arizona vacation? Decide which best suits your little ones thanks to this list gathered with help from our FLT community!

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Two kids look over the bay at Crater Lake, the young girl points to something in the distance.

6 Best West Coast National Parks For Kids

By Angie Reedy / July 27, 2020

A visit to some of the best West Coast National Parks for kids will impress even the most seasoned adventurers! To help you plan a future vacation with kids, we’ve also compiled a list of the 6 Best West Coast National Parks For Kids. What could be better than a family adventure to one of these natural wonders?

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mom, dad and little boy in the car looking at the map. family road trip games

Family Road Trip Games Everyone Will Love!

By Angie Reedy / July 22, 2020

It’s not an exciting vacation with kids until you play some family road trip games! To help your family overcome this hurdle, we’ve collected the best family road trip games alongside a Families Love Travel printable packet.

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Dad with 2 little kids sitting on the side of the river

10 Exciting Midwest State Parks For Families

By Angie Reedy / July 13, 2020

The United States Midwest boasts so many great state parks for families! To help you decide which is best for you, we’ve compiled this list of 10 Best Midwest State Parks for Families!

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Two kids on the beach wearing a mask and looking at each other

Coronavirus Travel Tips for Families

By Angie Reedy / July 3, 2020

Coronavirus restrictions are now lifting across the country. We believe families need to make the best decision for themselves regarding travel at this time. Whether you choose to hit the road or are simply saving tips for future vacations, here are our Coronavirus Travel Tips for Families!

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