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Travel September 2012

Destinations, product picks and getaway tips.

Lauren R.D. Fox

Head South

The changing season offers an ideal time to visit Virginia. The locale provides the perfect backdrop to see fall foliage, run through corn mazes or enjoy hayrides. Plan your autumn getaway at www.vatravelstories.com.

Hidden Gem

Indulge in an upstate escape at Central New York’s Finger Lakes Region in Skaneateles. The region provides visitors with beautiful scenery and spacious accommodations. For quarters, Finger Lakes Lodging provides budget-friendly prices, high-speed Internet and endless activities for guests. To plan your jaunt, log onto www.fingerslakelodging.com.

Motherland Adventures

Take the trip of a lifetime to Lilongwe in Malawi, Africa. Robin Pope Safaris lets families experience safaris and water sports for a full week at the destination. Lodging amenities include Internet access and laundry. This vacation is great for families with pre-teens and teenagers. For more information, e-mail info@robinpopesafaris.net.

Easy Riding

Make long car rides less arduous with Seat Belt Snoozers, which help children take comfortable naps while en route. The road trip accessory easily attaches to most seat belts. Visit www.kalencom.com for details.


Thanks to Kiss-u Tissue Tube, you no longer have to search for tissues while driving. The tube fits in car cup holders and is sold at major retailers. For more insight, see www.kissutissue.com.

This column appeared in the September 2012 issue.