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A Los Angeles Museum with Kids? Anything’s Possible

Here's a museum that your kids will remember, and probably ask to return to. No kidding...A recent visit with a restless 6-year-old convinced us that the very picturesque Getty Center of Los Angeles, California (310/440-7300; closed Monday), with its thoughtfully-designed Family Room and incredible bookstore, is just terrific for kids of...

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Nikko, Japan

A Samurai-era living history museum and theme park, the beautiful Nikko National Park filled with temples, and UNESCO's World Heritage Sites are part of the charm of this central Japanese city.The Edo Mura Village outside Nikko was described to us alluringly as "Japan's answer to Colonial Williamsburg," and perhaps for the Japanese-speaker...

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Paris For Me And Morgan

A Family Travel Forum father describes his journey to France with his 10-year-old daughter. A three-day weekend offers many vacation possibilities. Add another day and you've got the makings of a short, off-season trip to Paris, by way of London. This was the journey I took recently with my 10-year-old daughter Morgan, a fifth grade student in Montgomery County's French Immersion program....

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Galapagos Islands Cruise With Lindblad

Play Darwin with your family on an educational, unforgettable trip around the ecologically amazing Galapagos islands with Lindblad Expeditions. We just finished our beginners' snorkeling lesson. As we went to retrieve our towels on the white sparkling beach of Gardner Bay in the Galapagos' most southeastern island of Española, we came across...

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Klutz Book Factory Makes Bookmaking Fun

For creative families, the Klutz Book Factory in northern California -- with new branches in New York City and at several museums -- is the place to go! "Create Wonderful Things, Be Good, Have Fun" That's the mission statement of publisher Klutz, who almost 25 years ago released their first 'how-to' book on juggling. Those of us who have enjoyed their boardbooks with...

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San Francisco’s SoMa District

Follow a family of movie buffs as they trace the steps of royalty from "The Princess Diaries" and find a little fun of their own in San Francisco, CaliforniaIf my family hadn't loved The Princess Diaries so much, we might never have decided to trail young Mia Thermopolis (played by Anne Hathaway) to her charmingly eccentric San Francisco neighborhood. Haven't seen Disney's...

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Doing The O.C. In The Real Orange County

Taking the kids to the real Newport Beach, California to live like the rich teen stars of Fox TV's legendary hit show, The O.C.Whether real or fictitious, "Peyton Place" or "90210," "The Blue Lagoon" or "8 Mile," the geography of popular culture has long appealed to travelers. Does seeing the real Middle Earth, the West Wing or The O.C. excite your otherwise slacker teens? If so, their...

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Children’s International Summer Villages

Find out here about a unique, international, peace-fostering summer program for children ages 11 to 18, and this exchange program's new schedule for ages 11 to 25.If you're wondering about options for summer camp, take it from us--our daughter participated in one program overseas that she will not soon forget. Children’s International...

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Tasmania, Australia’s Gentle South

Like a Champagne diamond hidden under other precious gems in a jewelry box, Tasmania is one of the most intriguing parts of Australia.Tassie, as it is affectionately known, is Australia’s smallest and most southerly state.  About the size of the state of Virginia, it is the place to go for a stunning foray into nature, for over half the island is wilderness, about 20% of which is made...

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Japan Journal: 2 Weeks with a 9-Year-Old

ENTRY #1: TURNING JAPANESE Welcome to our journal of two-week's traveling through Japan. We decided to visit the country my husband has always longed to see because the currency exchange rate is so good now, and Delta's new non-stop New York to Tokyo flight is being celebrated with introductory $399 fares ($299 for children under 12!) Our 14-hour flight is uneventful;...

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