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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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Kid-Friendly Restaurants In Boston

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Boston, Massachusetts Attractions

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Boston, Massachusetts Hotels And Resorts

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Why a Boston Marathon Victim is So Important to Our Business

On April 19, 2013, I did something I've never done before -- I used our company's email list of more than 75,000 family travelers to send out a plea for help for one of the Boston Bombing victims.  A former FTF intern, Julie Callahan, wrote us to say that her cousin had lost his leg in the terror attack of April 15th, and that he, his wife and their 5-year-old needed help...

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No-Cost Fun in Boston, Massachusetts

Step back in time on the Freedom Trail, see a movie at Boston Harbor, and make a work of art at the Children's Museum -- all for free!Step back in time on the Freedom Trail, see a movie at Boston Harbor, and make a work of art at the Children's Museum -- all for free! Boston may best be celebrated for its rich history, cutting edge art scene, academic achievements, political entanglements...

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