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Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee
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Destinations Where Black Lives Matter

Explore historic sites, institutions and Black culture destinations where Black lives not only matter, they fuel fascinating conversations about race and justice that too few travelers...

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Teens love apples too.
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Massachusetts Apple Farms – U-Pick ‘Em And Enjoy

Massachusetts apple farms -- some even wind-powered -- are the ideal destination if you're looking for a bargain staycation near a u-pick fruit farm or family...

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Apples on tree
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Apple Picking And Pick Your Own Pumpkins

Whether you're hungry or looking for a cheap staycation, u-pick apple farms and pumpkin picking at a local orchard or farm are among Fall's best...

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Eric Carle Museum Brightens Amherst, Massachusetts

Anyone who knows the slightest thing about children's books will get a real kick out of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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Classic train waiting to depart the Strasbourg Pennsylvania station.
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7 Top Train Trips for Exploring the East

It’s a good time for thinking about family-friendly trip ideas, and these seven top train trips – all short ones -- are ideal suggestions for families with little ones and...

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Lighthouses For The Night

August 7th is National Lighthouse Day and if you've never thought about staying in one, this is your chance.  In 1789, the United States passed an Act in support of all lighthouses,...

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hiking in woods
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New England Camping For Novices

Are you ready to join an experienced camper and learn how to make New England wilderness camping more fun with young kids? Hope so! As a native of Boston, Massachusetts, I have often sought out more...

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All American Thanksgiving Celebrations

A Thanksgiving recipe for fun: FTF's A-Z guide to local events marking the settlers' gratitude, from traditional eats to marathons. Thanksgiving, the quintessential American holiday, was first celebrated...

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Halloween Witchery in Boston and Salem, Massachusetts

In search for Halloween ideas in New England? Ready to give up the Sunday football game to take the kids exploring? Nothing is as Halloween focused as

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