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A Very Cool California Road Trip

My husband and I are trying to squeeze a lot of family travel into our lives, since our firstborn son will be going away to college soon. That prompted us to take a trip to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon and then took us on a road trip from San Francisco to Yosemite and back along the Northern California coast this past summer. For nine days Ryan, aged 16, and his brother, Jared, 10, were stuck...

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Detroit, Michigan Attractions

Exploring Michigan's Motor City with kids, plus suggestions for lodging and dining.To car buffs, the HQ of General Motors and Ford make it "Motor City;" to filmmaker Michael Moore (Academy Award-wining director of the documentary "Roger and Me"), they make it the epicenter of American Imperialist Big Business. To fans of R&B and soul music, it's long been "Motown;" to rappers in the wake...

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Biloxi, Mississippi’s Family Beach And Mardi Gras

My first visit to the state of Mississippi brought me to the Gulf Coast for Mardi Gras, where the down-home locals have been welcoming tourists since the early part of the 19th century. Biloxi and the surrounding Gulf Coast towns have an egalitarian spirit that has little in common with the traditional, Southern gothic, Faulkneresque world that I had imagined. This is not necessarily...

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Berliner Mauer – Why The Fall of the Berlin Wall Matters

November 9, 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Perhaps more amazing than this passage of time is realizing that the so-called "peaceful revolution" among East and West Germans hoping to reunite their divided country has remained successful for more than two decades. I was struck by the significance of the Fall at a recent event hosted by the

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Exploring The Wild West In Fort Worth, Texas

For over 140 years, Fort Worth, Texas has fully earned its nickname, “Cowtown.” So, if you’ve come to Texas for a taste of the Old West, this is the place.From the late 1870s until the mid 1980s, the Fort Worth Stockyards (817/625-9715) was a major business, drawing cattle from all over the state.Originally it...

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Hopping Around Adelaide And Kangaroo Island, Australia

We began our Australia journey in the city of Adelaide, located in the province of South Australia. An odd choice, some might think, but we came mostly because my husband, a railfan, just had to visit the National Railway Museum

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Oaxaca, Mexico Attractions

Oaxaca (pronounced wah-HAH-kah) is a culturally diverse and charmingly compact center of Zapotec and Mexican arts which many liken to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The capital city of the state of Oaxaca in southwestern Mexico, it is a safe and friendly town whose attractions should be shared by the whole family, particularly if Mexico and its many wonders are new to your kids. If you begin your explorations...

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Digging Dinosaurs At Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaurs populated the planet so long ago it’s hard to fathom such a phenomenon that humans today never personally experienced. We’re not saying we would’ve liked to live among these scaly monsters, but in a way, we are. Dinosaur National Monument Park makes our Jurassic dreams come true, or at least something like them.The park, which...

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Cowboy Heritage In Oklahoma

Oklahoma may be America's most prominent place to study the truth behind the legends of the Wild, Wild West. Although the fascination with the American West and its cowboys has spawned museums all over the vast lands west of the Mississippi, one of the best is found in Oklahoma City. Formerly known as the Cowboy Hall of Fame, it has evolved into one of the world's most prominent collections.Exploring...

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Rome, Italy With Teens In Tow

One family tackles Rome, Italy with their teens, who adore the few days they spend in the beautiful city while learning all about the Colisseum. Italy. Just mention that you are going on vacation to Italy and people get that dreamy look in their eyes. Everybody loves Italy. What’s not to love: the art, the food, the scenery, the people... it’s all amazing. In Italy you get as much from just...

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