Weekend & Short Break

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Author: Matt Ryan

Tags : Beach, Blogs, Boston, City Break, Food & Wine, Massachusetts, Museums & Culture, USA, Weekend & Short Break

Boston Strong with the Ryan Family

When you have a young child and travel, your thoughts focus on how to keep them busy by educating and engaging them in activities that please the mind and body and help them to grow. The parents make the plans, but more input comes as children grow.

But what about adult children in their twenties? There is a shift. It’s more coordinating time off, picking a place to interest them, deciding whether friends will also come. I have learned to do more following than leading in the past few years. 

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Author: Katie Ambrosini

Tags : Food & Wine, Museums & Culture, North America, Rhode Island, USA, Weekend & Short Break

Small Town Charmer: Bristol, Rhode Island Delights Couples And Kids

Located just outside Providence, charming Bristol, Rhode Island offers a host of rural and cultural activities for everyone, plus fine dining for adults and hands-on summer camps for younger schoolchildren. Only a two-and-a-half hour train ride from New York and even closer to Boston, Bristol is the perfect weekend escape -- or week-long respite -- from the noise and rush of a big city.

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Author: Isabel Velazquez-Acero

Tags : California, Camping, Cheap Vacation, Eco-Tourism, Flee Market, Hiking, National Parks, North America, USA, Weekend & Short Break

Great Yosemite Lodging at Cheap Scenic Campsite

School is over and thousands are flocking to Yosemite National Park for summer fun in great lodging. But if you don’t want to deal with crowded camping sites, waiting for a permit or, worse, being denied one, go to Yosemite Pines RV Resort where you will have a fun and adventure-filled vacation. Here you will have the option of all types of lodging and will not only be nearby Yosemite Park but, also, have the chance to visit the Columbia State Historic Park.   

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Author: Judy Antell

Tags : Flee Market, Museums & Culture, USA, Washington, Weekend & Short Break

Mayflower Park Hotel and Seattle Hit Sweet Spot for Teens and Tweens

There are many well-known toddler attractions in Seattle, but once this verdant, hip city gets into your blood, you will want to keep returning even as your kids outgrow the Children's Museum and Pacific Science Center.  If you want your kids to really feel all grown-up, check into Seattle’s Mayflower Park Hotel for a special weekend getaway.
 

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Author: Rachel Coleman

Tags : Barcelona, City Break, Europe, Food & Wine, Museums & Culture, Spain, Water & Themeparks, Weekend & Short Break

Wild Days Out At PortAventura In Spain

Whether it's raining on the plains of Spain or not, we recommend a visit to Port Aventura for traditional theme park fun with a splash of Spanish flavor. For kids who love virtual reality rides, roller coasters, and high-tech attractions, make this a day trip from the wonderful city of Barcelona.

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Author: J.D. McClanahan

Tags : City Break, DC, Food & Wine, Museums & Culture, North America, Semi Finalist, USA, Weekend & Short Break

A Night for Remembrance

Author: Grace Garner

Tags : City Break, DC, Exploring, Food & Wine, Museums & Culture, North America, Quarter Finalist, USA, Weekend & Short Break

Dream Trip for the Fiercely Patriotic

I stood with nerves tingling among a small, shy group of teens at the airport. I, at fifteen years old, paid for my own tuition and plane tickets to come on this four-day Washington D.C. trip organized by TeenPact: together, the expenses totaled to $588.40. My parents paid for my week-long Metro pass ($30) and lunch money ($60).

Author: Elizabeth Gosling

Tags : City Break, DC, Food & Wine, Museums & Culture, North America, USA, Weekend & Short Break

Where are the spies in Washington D.C.?

As we stepped out of our car and onto the gravel parking lot, I knew we were going on an adventure that was completely new to me and my family. As we waited for the Amtrak train bound for Chicago to arrive, I was very anxious and excited to travel far away out of my home state, Wisconsin. Finally, we left for Chicago and one hour later, we arrived at Union Station in the Windy City. Could there have been people watching us?

Author: Brittany Shim

Tags : City Break, DC, Food & Wine, Museums & Culture, North America, Quarter Finalist, USA, Weekend & Short Break

My trip to the presidential state

                “May I take your order?” said the waitress politely “I’ll have General Tso’s chicken with fried rice” Is something my brother and I said almost every evening when we were in Washington D.C.

Author: Ashley Bower

Tags : City Break, DC, Food & Wine, Museums & Culture, North America, Quarter Finalist, USA, Weekend & Short Break

When the Cherry Blossoms Bloom

Washington D.C. is perhaps most beautiful during April when the cherry blossoms bloom. People come from all around the country to witness the sight of the blooming buds that cover the vast majority of the trees. Our family was there a few years ago to witness this.

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