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Custom Itinerary – Visiting Washington, DC: A Capital Idea

Q - Diane P of Hebron, Connecticut writes: We are planning a trip to Washington, DC with another family. All together there will be 4 adults and 6 children. We will be driving there, and are looking for the best ways to get around town to see as many sites as possible. We want to avoid sites with long lines. We need a plan to keep the kids (ages 4-10) interested but not exhausted. We also need...

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Geocaching With Kids Teaches Map Skills

Entice your children with geocaching – a fun, interactive, technological, original way and cheap way to explore either your next destination or your own backyard. One of the latest phenomena in GPS technology combines a high-tech scavenger hunt, coordinates, mapping, and tourism into one game called geocaching. A hand held hiker's GPS, cell phones with GPS enabled technology, or other...

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Charleston Is Making History

Charleston has long appealed to all age family members with its Southern charm, history, recreation possibilities and unique museums. The single best reason to visit Charleston, South Carolina is the area's history which is particularly rich with Civil War monuments. But there are also good museums, some fine natural attractions and much to do for the entire family, making it a great draw for...

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Historic Budapest, Star Of A Hungary Vacation

Known as “Little Paris” or “Paris on the Danube,” Budapest is a fascinating city, rich in history, and cultural wonders.Budapest is more than just a stunning cosmopolitan city in Eastern Europe. Visitors flock here for exotic food, antiques, shopping, bargain prices, entertainment and history. Hungary’s struggle against both Nazi and communist occupation offers...

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Budapest, Hungary Hotels And Restaurants

Often referred to as the "Paris of Central Europe," this glamorous city is full of cultural sights and fun activities for families. Here are some ideas for where to rest after a busy day.Budapest is a strikingly cosmopolitan city, but one with much of its Old World charm still intact. The two halves of the city, separated by the majestic Danube River, not...

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Where In The World Is San Mateo County?

From San Francisco, instead of heading to Marin, go south and check out the area between SF and San Jose for some great surprises.You may never have realized it, but if you’ve ever flown in or out of San Francisco International Airport, you’ve been in San Mateo County.  Located just south of the “City by the Bay,” it shares a 50-mile-long peninsula with its famous neighbor...

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Our Family’s Trip to New York, Rhode Island, Boston and DC

Just thought I'd send some feedback on the trip we made up and down the east board this August. We brought along our 16 year old son and daughters aged 13 and 4. We wanted to fly to the US non-stop and from our homebase in Portugal, Newark was the best option. TAP, the national carrier, has a fleet of airbuses. They are fairly basic - no screens in the back of the seat in front of you -...

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Ottawa, Canada -The Sights Are No Secret

Canada's charming capital, on the border between Ontario and Quebec, offers great summer festivals and low-cost national attractions.Canada's charming capital, on the border between Ontario and Quebec, offers great summer festivals and low-cost national attractions.Ottawa sits on the border of Ontario and Quebec. As a whole, Canada’s Capital Region consists of Ottawa in Ontario and Gatineau...

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Singapore Swing

Singapore is such a great city to take children we are forever grateful that it is a main stopover from Australia (where we live) to most other places in the world. It’s the hub of the Southeast Asian region and offers a fascinating blend of East and West. Compact,...

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Michigan’s Gem: Grand Rapids

The city's rich cultural landscape, different from so much of Michigan, makes it an edutainment playground for families.Whether you’re a kid or kid at heart, Grand Rapids has a continuous array of events, a spectrum of cultural offerings, and many new ways of having fun. Set in an amazing natural environment along the western coast of Michigan, it was first inhabited it in the early...

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