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Taking a fun family vacation doesn't have to break the bank! Discover historic sites, scenic areas, and fun-filled attractions right in your own backyard.

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Kelly Merritt

Kelly Merritt is the author of the Everything Family Guide to Budget Travel and hundreds of articles on culinary travel, health and entertainment. Her work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Sentinel, Baltimore Sun, Gulfshore Life, Florida Weekly, Naples Daily News, At Home Magazine, AirTran's in-flight magazine, the Fayetteville and Charlotte Observers among numerous other publications. She previously served as the contributing travel editor for Uptown Magazine and was the lifestyle editor for Charlotte Health and Fitness Magazine. Kelly is a member of the International Thriller Writers Association, Crossed Quills Writers Group and the North Carolina Writer's Network. She is currently at work on her first novel, a thriller. Kelly is married to Captain Kevin Merritt, a fishing guide and writer in the Florida Everglades who reports on amazing fishing destinations.

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