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Dinosphere Gallery at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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How Kids Grow Up to be Dinosaur Hunters

They may study long-ago creatures some call “mythical,” but paleontologists today are anything but dinosaurs. Instead, at the Jurassic Mile excavation site in Wyoming, we met dynamic and multi-talented scientists searching for a deeper understanding of our planet and its history. The...

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Dubrovnik Croatia
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Enjoy Your Dubrovnik Holidays Thoroughly with A Local Guide

If you are thinking about going to an absolutely stunning destination with your family, or with your friends, then you must check out Dubrovnik. This beautiful old town is located in the southern part of Croatia by the Adriatic Sea. Dubrovnik is a seaport city that has now grown into a popular holiday spot on the Mediterranean Sea. Croatia is a fairly new country, as it was one of the republics...

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Boulderdash, Lake Compounce
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Lake Compounce – Fun Family Activities In Northwest Connecticut

The northwestern corner of Connecticut around Waterbury has many fun attractions for the family including the traditional Lake Compounce amusement park. Whether you’re going for a day or a weekend away, here are suggestions for popular and lesser-known attractions. Lake Compounce, a Classic Midway Bristol is home to Lake...

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Rodeo action is non-stop. Photo by Bree Anderson, c.Cheyenne Frontier Days.
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The Cowboy Life For Me At Cheyenne Frontier Days

Widely known as "The Daddy of 'em All," the annual Cheyenne Frontier Days is a 10-day summer festival (July 19-28, 2019) that celebrates all things cowboy and Indian. The centerpiece is the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) sanctioned rodeo (the prize purse tops $1 million) where you can watch bronco and bull riding and...

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Having breakfast on the deck of the Celestyal Crystal off the coast of Mykonos.
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Heavenly Greek Islands Cruise with Celestyal

Greece is one of the world’s best multigenerational destinations, with activities ranging from beaches to shopping, to historic sites and museums that entertain mixed ages and interests. If you do the Greek Islands with a Greece-based cruise company like...

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Roswell crash site model is on show at the International UFO Museum in Roswell.
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In Roswell, Aliens Among Us

When a loud noise forced foreman William Mack Brazel to hop in  his pickup truck and inspect Foster Ranch, he found such strange debris in a corn field that he assumed it was the wreckage of a UFO and the victims, aliens. That was July 2, 1947. About 75 miles away, the closest New Mexico town -- Roswell -- quickly became known as the “flying saucer crash site.” Roswell has long played...

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A miniature rendition of Parc Guell, in Barcelona seen at Catalunya en Miniatura
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Barcelona, Spain With Teens In Tow

If you need a spring break destination that teens will thank you for, Barcelona Spain -- with its own language, cuisine and arts -- is a favorite with this crowd and all ages. Whether your family's travel choices are guided by shopping, dining, history, the arts, Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" or just a general good time, Barcelona fits the bill.

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Public garden playspace at night in downtown Tel Aviv at Habima Square.
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16 Family Experiences You Can Only Share in Israel

Israel, usually marketed as a destination for religious pilgrims, has many unique sites that non-sectarian families can learn from. During my fully-escorted weeklong tour in December, 2018, I discovered 16 experiences that have had lasting impact. I also corrected several misconceptions, including that the climate was warm and dry; it's not necessarily so in winter. Jerusalem Highlights for...

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A black candle is lit
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5 Destinations Where Black Lives Matter

With a super-charged topic like race relations coloring the perception of many American cities, I suggest exploring five destinations where black lives not only matter, they fuel fascinating cultural institutions too few travelers know about. Here are some highlights of African American culture in Boston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Memphis and Washington DC to enrich your next vacation. Boston,...

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Top 10 Geek Sights In Silicon Valley

If you're tired of technology taking over your life, take back control in Silicon Valley, where you can see the 10 top tech sights of interest to any geek and nerd. Google is headquartered in Mountain View, Facebook in Menlo Park, Yahoo! and Twitter are in Sunnyvale – all suburbs within a half-hour of San Jose. But Silicon Valley –- silicon...

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