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Mexico’s Day of the Dead – A Oaxaca Celebration

If you thought that in the States we had something pretty crazy with Halloween, wait until you spend Dia de los Muertos, the annual three-day holiday of October 31, November 1 and November 2, in Oaxaca, Mexico. Yes, like Halloween all over America, there are some kids dressed in costume, trick-or-treating for pennies. And, like in San Francisco and New York, there are parades...

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Road Trip USA: Florida US1 From Jacksonville To Key West

Welcome to Routes 1 and A1A, the twin coastal roads along the Atlantic coast between Jacksonville and Key West that provide a great beach getaway road trip. U.S. Route 1 runs along the eastern coast of the United States for more than 2,000 miles between Key West, Florida and Fort Kent, Maine. Designed in the 1920's to cover a route similar to that of the old Atlantic Highway, it connects the major...

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Grapevine, Texas, Where Old is New

Grapevine is the product of a thriving airport and an Aussie traveler, both of whom dreamed the small Dallas suburb could become bigger and better… and it has. The airport is Dallas/Fort Worth International, which opened in 1974. It now welcomes 64 million passengers per year and pours millions into local tax coffers. The Aussie is Paul W. (P.W.) McCallum, who settled here decades...

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Falling Peso Means Big Savings on Fall Trips to Mexico

In the last six months, the value of the Mexican peso against the U.S. dollar has decreased about 15%, making Mexico vacations more affordable than ever. New direct flights from Southwest have added to the airlift, which means airfares are lower, too. We’ll use Puerto Vallarta, a beach town we know well, as an example of all the reasons to travel this fall with fewer vacation...

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5 Places in Europe Every Kid Should Visit One Day

Europe is not only full of fantastic old buildings, churches, and museums but is also full of many places where every child, and every adult who’s a kid inside, can have the best time of their lives. Don’t trust me? Well then, let’s head to the list of five must-see-for-kids places in Europe brought to you by the team behind Travel Ticker. All these places are just perfect for educational,...

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Mexico City, Mexico Activities And Attractions

Here's a quick guide to Mexico City, Mexico, one of the world's largest cities, where interesting museums, parks, monuments and culture await the family. The Mexica, a branch of the Aztec people, founded Mexico City nearly 700 years ago. At that time, the city's name was Tenochtitlan.  According to legend, the settlers associated the city's establishment with a vision of an eagle biting a serpent...

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Road Trip USA: The Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco To Los Angeles

Perhaps the best known stretch of highway in America -- California's Highway 1 between Los Angeles and San Francisco is 400 miles of coastal beauty that's become our "favorite family roadtrip." What comes to mind when you think of California? Is it the cable cars climbing the hills of San Francisco, or is it the glamour of Hollywood and Los Angeles? While these cities are bursting...

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Planning a Brilliant Holiday in the English Countryside

Both inland, and along the dramatic coast of the English Channel, the countryside of South West England is picturesque, quaint, historic and full of delightful sights and quintessentially British people. Here, you are not far from the region of England that is home to Highclere Castle (or as many television watchers know it, “Downton Abbey”) and there are several posh resort...

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Cincinnati, Ohio Attractions

There's more than meets the eye in Cincinnati; from artisanal donut shops in restored brewery worker housing, to a waterfront park that would make cities twice its size proud, this is a southern Ohio town where family attractions abound in the least likely places. While many attractions are walkable from downtown, you can rent a bicycle from the public Red Bike system, or...

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Cody, Wyoming And The Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Authentic Wild West activities for all ages and a world class museum draw families to Cody, in the area of northeastern Wyoming known as Yellowstone Country. Drive into the small city of Cody, Wyoming on July 4th, and you won’t believe the traffic. Every year, families gather here from the surrounding wide open spaces for the Cody Stampede, a celebration with parades,...

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