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Grandtravel Tour To Italy

Read La Nonna's account of seeing Italy through the eyes of her grandson, as she describes their experience on a special tour for grandparents and kids. [Editor's Note: Although the Grandtravel company is no longer operating, other tour operators are organizing grandparent - grandchildren tours of Europe that can make this dream come true for your family.] A...

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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center

Family travelers visit an amazing new branch of Smithsonian's Air & Space Museum in Virginia.Once the long lines diminished, I took Maddy (11) and Jamie (9) to check out the new Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center. Cut out of a forest at the southern end of Dulles International Airport's long runway, 25 miles outside Washington, DC, the museum annex is a cavernous...

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Pennsylvania Dutch Country See And Do

Learn about the lives and beliefs of the Amish and Mennonite people as you explore the history, customs and culture of this farming community.The Amish people emigrated from Switzerland to the United States at the end of the 17th century due to religious persecution. Once a small colony, their population in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania has doubled to about 18,000 in 20 years. Visitors will...

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Three Generations Enjoy The Hudson In Albany, New York

NY's state capital is celebrating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's arrival with refreshed historical sites, attractions and value.My family and I recently discovered that Albany, New York is a great family vacation destination for a fun and educational getaway. If you are planning a multi-generational family trip, Albany fits the bill well. My 77-year-old father, a life-long...

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San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo offers families small town charm, big city culture, history and old-fashioned fun.A delightful family getaway, the old mission town of San Luis Obispo is found amidst rolling pastures, vineyard and farmlands.  The town's friendly small town vibe gives way to an abundant supply of first-class attractions, activities and events, blending culture with lots of family fun. The vibrant...

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Family Hostelling In Ireland

Here are the pros n' cons of staying in an Irish hostel, from the perspective of one mom and her American teen, both new to shared accommodations.Have you ever been on a family trip, stayed up late, and been told it’s time for lights out? I have, and for the most part, it’s been from a concerned older relative. But on the first night of my vacation in Ireland with my mother...

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Custom Itinerary – Boston to Canada Roadtrip

Q - Joyce D. of North Reading, Massachusetts inquires: My husband and I, and our 9-year-old son are trying to plan a driving trip from Boston to Canada at the end of August. We will be traveling in an RV and staying in campgrounds. We are interested in swimming and watersports, hiking and biking and experiencing nature and culture. Do you have any ideas for us?

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Columbus, Ohio Summertime See And Do

Columbus shines with family activities throughout the summer. Here are some favorite family festivals and special events. June and July Events Early June: Columbus Rose Festival3923 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43214 614/645-3350Located in Whetstone Park, Columbus' Park of Roses...

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Euro Collectors Arise! New Currency To Horde

Find out how to collect the current European currency and how each Euro reflects the character of the country you are visiting. Since January 1, 2002, when 12 European Union nations formally converted to the new euro, the mathematical side of life has been easier for the family traveler. As of 2009, the Euro, written €, is used by 16 of the 27 members of the European Union...

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Underwater Adventures Afloat at Monterey Bay Aquarium

Interactive aquarium programming for children makes the Monterey Bay Aquarium a cut above the rest.A trip to California's Monterey Bay Aquarium (886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940; 831/648-4800) turned out to be an unexpected adventure for our 9-year-old daughter, Anna. On arrival, we discovered that the aquarium offered more...

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