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Beaches near Washington, DC: Flag Ponds Nature Park

Need a taste of salt air and the feel of sand between your toes but you can’t bear the thought of 4+ hours in Bay Bridge traffic? We’ll be featuring some of our favorite beaches near Washington, DC this summer. If you have a favorite, please let us know in the comments below. Just an more »

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From Reese’s to Jolly Rancher: Hershey Park for all sizes (Part 1)

Part One: Chocolate World I’m a wimp. I didn’t dare measure Jeremy before we left on our weekend trip to Hershey Park. I had heartbreaking flashbacks of his older brother Jacques at about that age, giddily walk-running on a slippery poolside only to be sent back from the waterslide inconsolably crying. I went to talk more »

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3 great places to cool off in Yosemite

We’ve all heard the famous Mark Twain expression, “the coldest winter I have saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco.” And it’s true, July can be downright blustery and damp, especially by the water. But travel just a few hours to Yosemite, and it’s a totally different scene. It’s not unusual for summer more »

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Greenloons and All Over the Map offer eco-friendly family vacations

Looking for an eco-friendly vacation for your family?

I was recently walking along the National Mall in Washington, DC, when I saw a family leaving the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. As they passed a trash can, the mother tossed in her empty water bottle. Her son stopped in his tracks and his eyes grew wide. “But Mom! That’s recyclable! You can’t put that in more »

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An abandoned building in Berkeley Springs, WV

#frifotos: Abandoned in #westvirginia

An abandoned wooden building near the railroad tracks in the small mountain town of Berkeley Springs, WV.

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All Over the Map is about experiencing the world as a family. We love family adventures, big and small, near and far. We seek cultural experiences through food, art, customs, and nature. We’re not about spending a lot of money on travel; we like to find creative ways to stretch the family travel dollar. We are independent bloggers and parents on the lookout for great experiences to inspire you.

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This Month: Summer family adventures

Where are you going for your summer vacation? We want to hear all about it.

Next Up: Fall traditions

Getting back to school and watching the leaves change color, wherever you are.

Our latest e-book

We are thrilled to announce the release of our e-book, Brussels with Kids, a guidebook for families traveling to the European capital. With added bonus - a comic book just for the kids by illustrator Sharon Emerson!

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