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Soft Adventures in Costa Rica

Costa Rica's land activities provide plenty of "soft" adventures for vacationing families with less active -- or more fearful -- loved ones.Costa Rica's land activities provide plenty of "soft" adventures for vacationing families with less active -- or more fearful -- loved ones. Nature has blessed Costa Rica with an ecosystem of scenic beauty and variety, from...

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Milan, Italy Attractions

Known for Fendi and Prada, gallerias of fine art and Leonard's "The Last Supper," Milan is a delightfully sophisticated introduction to the best of northern Italy.Although Milan is Italy's northern capital of high style and fine living, as a modern busy city it is not often the focus of extended tourist visits. However, there are many great works of art that can be appreciated by the...

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Florence, Italy Attractions

With good planning and careful choices, your kids can enjoy Florence and the best of Italy's fine art galleries. P.S. Don't forget the gelato.  The small but busy city of Florence is so striking in its architecture and fine arts collections that most adults dream of visiting one day. Go slowly with kids though - the crowds and long entrance...

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Family Travel: Today A Nightmare, Tomorrow A Memory

How to survive in-laws, missed flights, heatstroke, lost luggage, broken refrigerators and even a hurricane to have the best family vacation ever on Sanibel Island. As editor of a travel newsletter and website, I travel a lot. And because my specialty is family travel, I try to include my son and husband as much as possible, given school-work and work-work. But as a recent weekend in Florida will...

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Touring the Bull Run Battlefield at Manassas

History comes to life in a corner of North Virginia where National Park Rangers and an excellent interpretive center illuminate the origins of the American Civil War. A few years back, Disney unveiled plans to turn a chunk of northern Virginia land into an American history theme park. Although doomed from the start, the proposed project did manage to raise the profile of the adjacent Manassas...

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Wonderful Wales

Go off the beaten path in the United Kingdom with a trip to Wales - a fascinating country whose culture combines history, literary legends and natural mystery.Rising between the Irish Sea and the Bristol Channel, the ancient principality of Wales is perched on the rocky fringe west of England. Captivating fairytale castles echo the sounds of harps and merry Welsh songs, and enchanting childhood...

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Central America with Capricorn Leisure

Happy New Year! My husband, son, and I just returned from a Central American trip arranged by Capricorn Leisure and I wanted to report on it. We went through the brochures to plan our trip, but didn't find exactly what we wanted, so we worked with Jeanne at Capricorn, who arranged something especially for us. Belize We started with...

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Adventures Through the Great Classroom Of China

How much does the average kid learn in 80 minutes in a classroom? If they aren't sending text messages under the desk, they might learn a poem, learn to use their knees when shooting hoops, or figure out cell mitosis...  maybe. Over four jam-packed days last October, two hundred 6th graders from the Hong Kong International School made Beijing their classroom. Now, any tour company could...

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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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