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Radiohead at Dublin

About the most touristy thing to do in Ireland is visit a castle. Little did I know that most castle grounds double as concert venues.  For Dublin, that place is Malahide Castle. For me, the concert was Radiohead. When I was going through my little teen angst...

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The Sherry-Netherland Redefines Old School with Fresh Family Deals

Looking for a trendy Manhattan hotel with exposed brick, stainless steel furniture and live DJ music? The Sherry-Netherland on New York’s swanky 5th Avenue isn’t it -- and the hotel aims to keep it that way. This iconic, Grand Dame property, which has been pampering guests since 1927, makes a point of offering the kind of Old World elegance you might find in a vintage Cary...

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Three generations travel to Paris

In spite of transportation strikes, demonstrations, threats of terrorism and flooding in the Seine, my June 2016 trip to Paris with my daughter, Nikki and eight-year-old grandson, Noah was great. Weather was perfect except for a slight drizzle the first day and the day of departure. Our apartment in the 11th arrondissement, east of the Marais, was very attractive and chic (owned by a Brit photographer)...

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Ahoy Matey! 10 Special Family-Friendly River Cruises

Cruise fans know that ships provide an effortless family vacation, a way to see the world without hauling suitcases or changing hotels. And while megaships accommodate adults and kids with a huge variety of onboard activities, it’s the relaxing and cultural focus of river cruising that has become popular with families, say 60% of travel agents polled by the trade association CLIA. Only...

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Road Trip USA – Around and About The Big Island of Hawaii

From stops for golf or astronomy, white and black sand beaches, volcanoes, or macadamia nut factory tours, circling the Big Island of Hawaii makes for a rich and varied family road trip. Hawaii or the “Big Island” is one of the chain of islands that comprises the state of Hawaii. Also known as the "Island of Adventure," it is twice the size of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Lanai and Molokai combined,...

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Merida, Mexico: An Authentic Taste of the Yucatan

Charming Merida is the capital of the Yucatan state. Its dreamy town center is bursting with crayon colored buildings and elegant Colonial architecture straight out of a Mexican fairytale. While many south of the border colonial cities are situated at a sweater-friendly high altitude, low-lying Merida is awash with tropical flair. Located only minutes from the sea, its steamy temperatures...

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Top 10 Family Road Trips USA

Our Top 10 Getaways for Family Travelers awards go to the original family vacation: the road trip.  While families looking for relaxation may choose the beach to kick back and refuel, others will venture onto hiking or biking trails, mountain slopes, roller coasters or cruise ship decks in pursuit of their ideal vacation. Most of us will, at some time, pack the...

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Best Wine Country Family Attractions – Sonoma And Napa With Kids

If you're visiting California's Napa Valley or nearby Sonoma County with kids under 21, here are some fun ways to spend the day before relaxing over a glass of Pinot Noir. Be sure to check each attraction's website, local tourist magazines and take-one local brochures for discount...

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Road Trip USA: The Blue Ridge Parkway From Virginia To Tennessee

The beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway will inspire your backseat passengers to sing "Country Roads, Take Me Home" as you cruise between the Shenandoah and the Smoky Mountain National Parks on this classic family roadtrip. Connecting the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains along the North Carolina/Tennessee border, the

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Europe by Eurail: A Student’s Tips

Join FTF's student correspondent as she rails across Europe with a Eurail Pass, a backpack full of guidebooks, and not-quite-enough funds. It seems that traveling across Europe by rail has become somewhat of a rite of passage for the world's young adults. And, in fact, it should be! There is simply no better way to see the continent. My friend Jessica and...

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