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Not-So-Naughty New Orleans

A family visit proved that this Louisiana city is a great place to take the kids. Share a steamboat ride, swamp tour, cemetery romp, evening of jazz and some fresh beignets with the Munsons on one of their All-Time-Favorite vacations! New Orleans: the name conjures images of open sidewalks, bars, raucous Bourbon Street revelers, riverboat gaming, and notorious old red light districts....

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Southern Israel Is Great for Kids

Discover the fun-for-family attractions in Eilat, Jerusalem and other lesser-known destinations in the South of Israel. Be forewarned that a family trip to the south of Israel usually ends up in "ruins," and tourists are thrilled about it! But, visiting an ancient dig is just part of what Israel has to offer as a vacation destination. There's fun, sun, adventure, religious spirituality...

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A Charlie Brown Weekend

A fan of the legendary "Peanuts" comic describes his pilgrimage to the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa.Some Americans wait lifetimes to make pilgrimages to Gettysburg or Graceland. I made mine to Santa Rosa, California. Peanuts creator Charles “Sparky” Schulz moved to Santa Rosa in 1973 and ever since then, this city of 147,000 in California wine country north of San Francisco...

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Fort Lauderdale Learning With Grandchildren

A grandfather recounts a joyful day with his 4-year old grandson at Fort Lauderdale's Museum of Discovery and Science. It's a magical place with something of interest for everyone, at any age. I have some great memories of visiting educational attractions with my grandson in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.|"Will this ball bounce higher than Stephanie's head?" The demonstrator...

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Strolling Around Oakland, California

Here's some advice on sights to see and family-friendly places to stay in this vibrant Bay Area city in northern California.Sports fans know Oakland in northern California for its teams--baseball’s A’s, basketball’s Warriors and football’s Raiders. Business travellers know Oakland for the Oakland International Airport – the alternative to the...

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Wild Wild West

With another family, my family of four flew to California, and then rented two cars for 14 days to tour the West. Entering Nevada, the trunk lid on our car broke, but it didn't prevent the trip from being one of the best we've ever taken. Since we couldn't park the car anywhere full of luggage, we exchanged it at the rental agency for a minivan. What a great way to drive with kids! The boys...

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Westward To Kentucky

Recapture the historic charm of Southern and Eastern Kentucky, an integral part of America's frontier, on this rich road trip.Follow in the footsteps of Daniel Boone as he led the first group of settlers through the Gap in the Cumberland Mountains back in 1775. You can re-live the excitement of the pioneers as they moved north into Kentucky, blazing the trail that would become the Wilderness...

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Segwaying Your Way Through The World

Introducing kids to two-wheeled electric sightseeing aboard the innovative Segway personal transporter is a pleasure for adults, too. While in Paris last year, my family rented bikes for a leisurely biking tour through that magical city.  At the rental shop, we were struck with a massive attack of Segway Envy as we watched other families roll away from the rental shop for their guided tour...

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Alaska’s Yukon Territory From Ship To Shore

FTF's contributing editor joins Holland America Lines and learns how to explore Alaska's Yukon Territory by land and sea -- comfortably.One morning in '63 a new boy, Martin, from Dawson City in the Yukon Territory, walked into our Grade Two class.  As our teacher, Mrs. Brand, explained to us that Martin came from the land of the famous 1898 Klondike Goldrush, most of us kids were...

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Detroit’s Motown Winter Blast

Detroit, host of the NFL Super Bowl XL in 2006, produces a winter weekend-long festival that offers plenty of chill for families.Detroit was so excited about landing the NFL Super Bowl XL on February 5, 2006 that the city has started to party a year early - throwing the first annual Motown Winter Blast, a weekend festival chockfull...

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