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Finding Freedom At Boston’s Liberty Hotel

Hip, new Boston, Massachusetts hotel -- families looking for a happening place to stay can find a "Get Out of Jail" pass at Boston's reformed jailhouse.Most of us will never spend a night in jail, but at Boston's Liberty Hotel, you can come close by sleeping  in an elegant hotel built upon the former Charles Street Jail building.   There's no punishment involved, as the mid-19th-century...

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San Antonio, Texas Restaurants

San Antonio, Texas is a city teeming with distinctive neighborhoods full of great restaurant options for family travelers in search of good food and fun. Our family had several terrific meals, but a few stand out. Note that Riverwalk restaurants are typically more expensive than those in the city, but it's worth it on a nice evening, when kids can stretch their legs while you relax at an outdoor...

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A Weekend in Seattle, Washington

Come to Seattle, a perfect hotspot of fun for teens, and the whole family! Teenagers are very busy people. Hours of homework, community service requirements and extra-curricular activities fill our son's weekdays and evenings, and hanging out with friends just about takes care of most of the free weekend time he may have. We want him to study hard and we're really pleased when his guitar...

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News… The High Line Park Opens in New York City

The High Line, opened in the spring of 2009, is one of NYC's newest "must sees." With its fascinating history and bright future, it is attracting Big Apple visitors, as well as many native New Yorkers. Dating back to 1847, a street-level railroad was built in the "Meatpacking District" along the west side of Manhattan, to aid with deliveries in the borough's largest industrial...

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San Francisco Loves Little Ones

California's golden city of San Francisco has lots to offer kids of all ages, even the youngest in your family.Although many people discover San Francisco as an adult, my favorite memories of the city are from my childhood growing up in the Bay Area. My experiences of the biggest city in Northern California are that of a young child exploring the various beaches, playgrounds, aquariums...

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Buried In Time At Pompeii, Italy

Learn how the Romans lived when you visit the ancient city of Pompeii, a fascinating family destination outside the southern Italian city of Naples.The stone streets are gouged by the tracks of chariot wheels. Mosaics depict ferocious canines, warning household visitors to beware of the dogs that once barked within. Shop counters with built-in urns line the streets, conjuring up the fragrances...

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Iceland: Land Of Ice And Fire

Before you travel to Iceland, read Family Travel Forum's visitior's guide. Brush up on your history and learn how to get the most out of your trip. In 1783 the Laki volcano in this glacier-covered country erupted in a violent and prolonged paroxysm, killing a fifth of the country's population. For 10 months, 30 billion tons of lava and sulfuric acid belched forth, creating a noxious...

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Guided Through Marrakech

One celebrated guide shares his experience of walking visitors through the lanes and souks of Marrakech, a kasbah in Morocco. Morocco is one of the most engaging and satisfying family destinations we know. The country's timeless culture, enduring traditions, and stylish French manners combine for a stunning travel experience. To children, Morocco offers a land of contrasts. Refined...

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Germany In Summer: Arts Festival Fever

If medieval castles or jazz festivals interest you, then southern Germany may be the vacation spot for you. Travelers seeking a more local, intimate cultural experience can add a visit to the nearby state of Baden-Wurttemberg in southern Germany. Well-known for historic cities like Stuttgart, Heidelberg, and Freiburg, for...

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Costa Rica’s Capital of San Jose

The area around Costa Rica's capital is rich with cultural history and natural wonder. To discover some key attractions in San Jose and beyond, read on. This sprawling low-rise metropolitan area has close to one million residents and serves as the hub of Costa Rica. Although it may not be the most picturesque of this country's many lush and naturally beautiful destinations, it...

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