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What is your favorite family-friendly vacation destination?

National parks, like Lassen, just five hours north of San Joaquin County, make for fine family vacation destinations!

Family-friendly vacation destinations – what is your favorite? With the holidays, families have the opportunity to discuss and plan a family vacation for the coming year. My own family, with two daughters, their husbands, three grandkids and we, the grandparents, have already begun the discussion. So, we are seeking your recommendation for best family-friendly vacation [...]

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Vacation recommendations from fellow travelers; northern CA and Oregon!

Trinidad State Beach showcases the rugged north California coast!

A few weeks ago, I put out a request to Facebook pals to share their favorite vacation destination, within a 5-6 hour drive of Stockton and San Joaquin County (and to send a picture or two, if they had one).  Here are a few early suggestions; I will share more as I get them: Bend, [...]

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