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Four Great Days In Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok's mix of modern and traditional keeps boredom at bay, making it a great destination for dynamic families touring southeast Asia. People are praying to a statue of Buddha built on the street, with their hands pressed together and knees on the sidewalk. Candles are lit around the statue and the ornamental flowers are beautiful. So calm and sacred it sounds, yet right beside the statue,...

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It is Paris; it is drizzling. We are at Place de la Madeleine in front of a Parthenon-style church built by a Napoleon who couldn’t decide whether to brag about his victories or act humble before God. As I try to squeeze the columns into an Instagram frame, I understand why it took 85 years to finish construction. I lower my phone to see a woman right beside me. She is small, maybe 50....

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Lodging, lift tickets, lessons and rental equipment all make ski holidays seem expensive, so we often avoid what could be the winter trip of a lifetime due to cost. Now, home exchange is here to help the family budget, and services like GuesttoGuest make it easy. In case you're not familiar with them, GuestToGuest is the...

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Starting in early September, carved pumpkins, spooky ghosts, and candy treats permeate every corner for Halloween in New York City and spreads the spirit of autumn across the five boroughs, from early October through All Hallows' Eve. Whether it's watching the world-famous Village Halloween Parade or taking the family to discounted Broadway shows, there is no shortage of Halloween...

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Within a few hours of well-lit Manhattan, the dark dreary forests, fog-shrouded bogs and haunted houses of the Hudson Valley come to life for a spooky New York Halloween. This tranquil region along the Hudson River and upstate New York in Westchester, Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties is bursting with fun things themed to the holiday.

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Halloween Monster Madness And Kansas City Haunted Houses

Every October brings the expectation of a great Halloween, especially in places like Kansas City where the fun crosses over from Missouri to Kansas and places in between. Kansas City haunted houses and spooky fun, here we come!

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California Haunted Houses and Halloween Happiness

If ghosts, haunted houses, goblins, and Halloween costumes are on everyone’s mind, there’s now something ghoulishly fun for all fear tolerances including California haunted houses, theme parks, and other Halloween fun. Since the fright industry has grown so quickly, both mild and terrifying fun are available throughout the fall. We’ve found some great events (many of them free) in San Francisco,...

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Orlando Haunted Houses and Spooky Thrills in Orlando

Say the word Orlando and "vacation" may come to mind, along with theme park rides, thrills, and characters. But come Halloween, some people prefer the spooks and chills of the hauntingly horrifying holiday complete with Orlando haunted houses. Others, especially those with younger children, may seek a more light-hearted approach to the autumn occasion. We’ve found a few fun Halloween...

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Guide To Orlando’s Disney And Universal Theme Parks By Age

Planning a theme park vacation in Orlando can be overwhelming because so many of the newest attractions come from movies, video games, or other familiar media, that each family member may clamor for a different ride or show. We suggest you research the best bets at both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando for younger kids, older kids, and the family together (grandparent-safe) with this guide;...

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Time travel to Virginia City, a Nevada town that offers families the chance to experience what life was like in a 19th-century mining “boomtown” -- and see how fast camels can run. Located just a 45-minute drive from the Reno-Tahoe area, you’ll step back in time as you visit historic buildings and old-fashioned saloons. Kids of all ages should enjoy taking a mine...

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