Ultimate Family Travel

Pack up the family because Travel Channel is counting down the best family adventures, from a $100 tangle with alligators to a $57,000 Titanic voyage.

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Amazon Kindle 2011

Amazon Kindle 2011

At just $79, the fourth-generation Amazon Kindle is hands down the best inexpensive, easy-to-use ebook reader out there. 960 1280

Amazon.com  

CPG10 Grid It! Organizer

CPG10 Grid It! Organizer

No more fishing for your phone at the bottom of your backpack or laptop bag -- this versatile organizer will keep you organized and all of your gadgets in place. 960 1280

Cocoonbags.com  

WD My Passport Essential

WD My Passport Essential

This best-selling hard drive is compact, sleek and works with both desktop and laptop computers on campus, at home or on the road. 960 1280

Western Digital  

Apple iPad 2012

Apple iPad 2012

It's not the cheapest on the market, but with a stunning new screen, a better camera, a host of educational apps, access to Apple's iTunes U and 4G wireless options, studying will never be the same. 960 1280

Apple  

Livescribe Echo Smartpen

Livescribe Echo Smartpen

A ballpoint pen that saves digital copies of your notes to your computer and captures meetings or lectures with a built-in microphone? It may finally be time to convert to this smartpen. 960 1280

Livescribe   

Orbicule Undercover

Orbicule Undercover

Stolen Mac? The thief doesn't stand a chance if you've installed Orbicule's Undercover. With this software, you can see who is using your Mac, what they're doing and help authorities locate it. 960 1280

Orbicule  

New Potato LiveRider

New Potato LiveRider

If you plan on biking to school or work this fall, the LiveRider is a must. The first on-board computer for cyclists that connects your bike to your iPhone or iPod Touch measures your speed and pedal cadence. Once you download the LiveRider app, iPhones with GPS can provide real-time location and tracking. 960 1280

New Potato Technologies  

Roku HD

Roku HD

Who needs cable if you have a Roku? For only $60, the box can stream Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Pandora and more directly to your dorm room. 960 1280

Roku  

Logitech Harmony 650

Logitech Harmony 650

A $50 remote may not be high on your shopping list, but it’s worth it. With so much technology in dorm rooms these days, you can control up to 5 devices with just the touch of a button on this universal remote. 960 1280

Logitech  

Clocky Robot Alarm

Clocky Robot Alarm

Not a morning person? Constantly afraid you’ll sleep through an important meeting or test (thanks for nothing, roommate)? Then Clocky could be your savior. But be warned: If you hit the snooze button, it jumps off your night stand and rolls around beeping loudly until you get up and turn it off (take that, roommate). 960 1280

Nanda Home  

Explore the pristine shores of Lake Louise, a luxurious base camp for a tour of the Canadian Rockies. 960 1280

  

Park rangers provide plenty of educational adventures in the great outdoors at Yosemite National Park. 960 1280

  

Families can try trout-fishing at Sterling Pond, zoom down the Stowe Alpine Slide and sample Ben & Jerry's ice cream. 960 1280

  

The 14,000-foot Pike's Peak isn't Colorado's tallest mountain, but it inspired 'America the Beautiful.' 960 1280

  

Asheville is surrounded by towering mountains and national parks, including Great Smoky Mountain National Park. 960 1280

  

Take a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway outside of Asheville, and pack a picnic for lunch at Pisgah National Forest. 960 1280

  

Kids can explore Maine's rugged coast at Acadia National Park and set off on nature walks on the park's many trails. 960 1280

  

Head to northern New York for an Adirondack vacation with mountain views, zip-line tours and swanky resorts. 960 1280

  

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Young schoolgirls in China walk past farmers on their way to school. Some farmers' children have to walk 3 hours along a narrow mountain path to get to school. 960 1280

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Palestinian Students in Gaza

Palestinian Students in Gaza

Palestinian students sit at their school during the first day of the new school year in Gaza. 960 1280

Reuters  

Pupils salute as their teacher raises the Chinese national flag on the first day of their new semester at Gao'er Hope School located on the top of Xiaohuatan Mountain in Jinan, Shandong province. 960 1280

Reuters  

Students of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls make their way to the auditorium during the opening of the school in Meyerton. 960 1280

Reuters  

Students getting on a school bus

Students getting on a school bus

Students board a school bus on a rural road. 960 1280

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Uros kids in a boat going to school

Uros kids in a boat going to school

Uros children go to school on a boat near Uros island on Lake Titicaca. 960 1280

Reuters  

Girl walking home from Shimizu elementary school

Girl walking home from Shimizu elementary school

A girl walks with her mother after her first day of school at Shimizu Elementary School in Fukushima. 960 1280

Reuters  

Amish kids going to school

Amish kids going to school

Amish children head to their newly built schoolhouse in Nikel Mines, PA. 960 1280

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Students in Havana, Cuba

Students in Havana, Cuba

Students attend a ceremony on the first day of classes at Roberto Poland School in Havana. 960 1280

Reuters  

Boy walking to school in Jenin

Boy walking to school in Jenin

A Palestinian boy walks to school on the first day of the school year in the West Bank city of Jenin. 960 1280

Reuters  

Students in New York City

Students in New York City

Students arrive at PS 36 on Amsterdam Ave in New York City for the first day of school. 960 1280

Monika Graff  

School children in Mumbai

School children in Mumbai

School children wait for a train to stop at a railway station in Mumbai. 960 1280

Reuters  

school children in India

school children in India

After flooding, children in Cooch Behar get to school on a makeshift boat. 960 1280

Reuters  

Children walk to school in the Philippines

Children walk to school in the Philippines

Indigenous Aetas children walk on a trail to school for the first day of classes in Porac town, Pampanga province, north of Manila. 960 1280

Reuters  

A woman walks with children to school on the first day in Berlin, Germany. 960 1280

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Students in Jakarta, Indonesia

Students in Jakarta, Indonesia

A student hugs her friend as they sing a song during their first day of kindergarten at HighScope Indonesia in Jakarta. 960 1280

Reuters  

A boy plays the violin at Sulaimaniya Music Institute in Sulaimaniya, 160 miles northeast of Baghdad. 960 1280

REUTERS/Julie Adnan  

Schoolchildren pass a sugarcane field as they return home on horseback in the province of Cienfuegos, 130 miles from Havana, in central Cuba. 960 1280

REUTERS/Desmond Boylan  

Seven-year-old Thai student Chamaya Pamutito rides a scooter as she travels back from school along with her father and mother in Bangkok. 960 1280

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