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A Historical Weekend In Mt. Vernon, Virginia

Here's an inexpensive way to step back in time at George and Martha's place as they celebrate the Washingtons' 18th-century lifestyle and teach kids with style.On the banks of the Potomac River just outside our nation's capital, the 500-acre Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens sit amidst rolling fields...

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Canalboating Along Florida’s Okeechobee Waterway

A canalboat journey is an ideal multi-generational vacation for the family who likes to earn their keep by navigating and fishing for supper. Only the sound of fish jumping nearby broke the silence of the early evening. We chose this anchorage for it isolation, having bypassed several possible overnight spots because of inquisitive cattle standing on the river bank solemnly looking at our...

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Single Parent Getaway: Mexico’s Riviera Maya

For a great single parents getaway, head to Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, where eco-activities and culture keep kids engaged. For a great single parents getaway, head to Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, where eco-activities and culture keep kids engaged. The Riviera Maya, located 40 minutes south of Cancun, Mexico, is a 50 mile stretch of beautiful coastline anchored by the...

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London’s Finest Values: Belgravia Bed And Breakfasts

For a bed in London, breakfast too, here's a look at some top value B&Bs with large rooms that welcome families. Delta is doing it, so is United. Several other airlines are reducing their fares to London. That, plus the most favorable exchange rate in years -- US$1 to ?1.46 -- is making that great city affordable again for 2009. Hotels too are offering deals, but the way for families...

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Alabama’s Azalea Capital Is Mobile

Sweet Home Alabama is at its best in Mobile, where families can live the M-life touring historic sites and innovative museums.Like its neighbor 150 miles away, the lesser-known city of Mobile also has a Mardi Gras. But this is where it all started. Mardi Gras began here in 1703, more than 61 years before New Orleans borrowed the occasion, historians generally agree. And today, every February,...

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Central Louisiana’s Rich History

Give your kids a quiet history lesson by exploring the cultural heritage of settlers and slaves in Natchitoches, Alexandria and the surrounding areas of Louisiana.Steeped in history and surrounded by natural beauty, central Louisiana offers accommodations that are just as historically valuable as its attractions. The cities of Natchitoches and Alexandria are especially interesting hubs for...

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Alabama’s Shoals Attractions

This region of northwestern Alabama is a great budget destination for all ages, and ideal for multi-generational vacations. When you think of country music, you think Nashville. When you think blues and rock n’ roll, of course Memphis comes to mind, but in the Shoals area of northwest Alabama, just two hours from either city, you get to the real roots of all three of these American musical...

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Some Mail From Two Cities In Israel

There are few cities in the world that take your breath away; Jerusalem is one of them. The entire city is built of Jerusalem stone, the unity of a beige city spanning thousands of years all in a particular tone is soothing. The light is golden and it is no wonder that the three major religions are spiritually connected to this place, which has spawned so much war through the years. It is worth...

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Bologna, Italy Attractions

Here are Family Travel Forum's suggestions for family-friendly sights in this old university town. Bologna is best known for containing the oldest university in Europe, and it is easy for visitors to observe how greatly the institution's presence has effected the city's development. The attraction of scholars from many different parts of Europe encouraged the once provincial Roman town...

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Following The Clinton Trail In Arkansas

Find out how Arkansas' tourism developed in the 1990s in response to its famous native, then-President Bill Clinton. Ever since Bill Clinton urged America to "come on down" to visit his home state after receiving the Democratic presidential nomination in 1992, "The Natural State" has been hosting tourists from all over the U.S. Visitors are attracted to Arkansas not only for its scenery...

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