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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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A Real Kids Guide to Washington DC

Whether you're a visitor or a local, you are guaranteed to learn something fun from The Kid's Guide to Washington, DC (Kid's Guides Series, PPQ, 2017)

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Washington DC Family Attractions

There are hundreds of free family attractions in Washington DC, the American capital where presidents and their legacies are celebrated, and now it's also a very cool city to visit, with fresh dining, art and cultural happenings. The only challenge is making time to do them all. What follows is a review of our favorite Washington DC attractions and activities for families. Try...

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When Compassion and Travel Work Toward a Cure

October is the month to "Think Pink," the time of year we focus on breast cancer, a disease that affects more than 1.7 million new people each year and represents 25% of all cancers in women. In order to increase awareness of the disease, foster compassion for survivors and inspire them to travel, several companies have special offers and fund-raising deals. Here's a sampling, starting with...

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Short Breaks And Weekend Getaways From Philadelphia

The big state of Pennsylvania offers many possible weekend getaways, but there's also big city life, sand beaches and coasters near Philadelphia families.  As one of America's oldest cities and a magnet for any family interested in American history, Philadelphia is one of our favorite all-time destinations for weekend getaways, short school breaks, or even a month-long vacation -- there's...

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Washington DC Hotels Welcome Spring and Cherry Blossoms

Although climate change is impacting all aspects of the travel industry, Washington, D.C.’s annual strong>National Cherry Blossom Festival is not to be tampered with. We’re happy to share the best of the travel deals we’ve found to enjoy the nation’s capital and the gorgeous trees during spring because it’s one of our

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Washington DC Hotels

Washington DC has 123 lodging options with 30,000+ rooms (Lodging Econometrics, 2015) ranging from economical chains to 5-star blowouts frequented by presidents and kings from the world over. The list below represents our favorites for adults traveling with school-age or older children because we know, with so many DC family...

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Short Breaks And Weekend Getaways From Washington DC

Capital region families are ideally poised to head north or south along the Atlantic coast for a variety of urban and beach getaways suited to every season. If you and your family live near The Beltway, the ribbon of highway that ties residents of the Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware area to the Capital, you probably lead a high-pressure life 10 months of the year. And when...

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Washington DC Family Hotel Serves Artsy Vibe and Holiday Grog for $180/N

Hotel Palomar Washington DC has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Luxury Hotels in the U.S. by TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice for 2011, yet it's a family-welcoming place as well. On a recent visit, I found this trendy Dupont Circle boutique hotel had an "Art In Motion" slogan that actually appeals to all ages. Guests are greeted by the dramatic...

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National Harbor – The Potomac Alternative To DC Hotels

­Families visiting Washington DC have a great new destination with lots of hotel choices, dining, shopping, recreation, and entertainment – all in one place. National Harbor (1-877-NATLHBR) is a still-evolving, urban waterfront community located along the scenic Potomac River in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

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