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New York’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Planning a visit to the Macy's-sponsored Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City? Grab extra blankets, a thermos of hot chocolate, and this list of the best viewing spots. Along with turkeys and football, it's time for the Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. This NYC tradition was begun in 1924 by Macy's first-generation immigrant staff which wanted to combine a celebration of this all-American...

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The Big Schlep: Grandparents’ Tips On Miami, Florida

We hope you'll benefit from what we, a multi-generational family that loves to get together, learned and enjoyed during a recent stay in Miami, Florida. Here are some of our most useful tips, especially handy during the busy holiday season. We think you'll like these budget-friendly activities if you love entertaining (and spoiling) kids and grandkids like we do. The Miami Climate Sunblock,...

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Family-Friendly Nights At The Museum

Picture yourselves bundled in sleeping bags, waiting for the dinosaur skeletons to walk and the mummies to exit their sarcophagi -- it's a night at the museum a.k.a. Family Museum Sleepover. Imagine spending a night with educators at a world-class museum packed with science displays, historical artifacts, rare art work and ancient sculpture. Several of America's premier learning...

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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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