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Michigan’s Gem: Grand Rapids

The city's rich cultural landscape, different from so much of Michigan, makes it an edutainment playground for families.Whether you’re a kid or kid at heart, Grand Rapids has a continuous array of events, a spectrum of cultural offerings, and many new ways of having fun. Set in an amazing natural environment along the western coast of Michigan, it was first inhabited it in the early...

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A Historical Weekend In Mt. Vernon, Virginia

Here's an inexpensive way to step back in time at George and Martha's place as they celebrate the Washingtons' 18th-century lifestyle and teach kids with style.On the banks of the Potomac River just outside our nation's capital, the 500-acre Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens sit amidst rolling fields...

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Rosemary Beach Rising – Florida Utopia

An idealized resort development take the Florida beach vacation in a new direction; your family guide to local resources. It takes some imagination to envision what Rosemary Beach, Florida will look like when it's built out by about 2012. But not much. Look just beyond the ever-present construction of new homes and you'll see a sensible balance between new urbanism and luxury resort -- and...

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Exploring Aspen And Snowmass, Colorado With Teens

Post X Games, a noted ski specialist totes teens to Colorado's top mountain resorts to evaluate just how hip it is.I couldn’t resist the chance for an all-girl getaway to Aspen and Snowmass with my teen-age daughter Madeleine, and my friend Mimi, and her teen daughter Christina. It would be a chance for some mother-daughter bonding, yet would allow each of us time with someone our...

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Isla Cozumel

The Mexican island of Cozumel is an exciting place for all ages to learn to snorkel and dive. Find out the best places to stay and play. Sitting just a few miles off of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in the pristine Caribbean, the island of Cozumel has long been a popular stop on the world-wide scuba diving circuit. Though it may be best known for its amazing coral reefs and diving schools,...

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Canalboating Along Florida’s Okeechobee Waterway

A canalboat journey is an ideal multi-generational vacation for the family who likes to earn their keep by navigating and fishing for supper. Only the sound of fish jumping nearby broke the silence of the early evening. We chose this anchorage for it isolation, having bypassed several possible overnight spots because of inquisitive cattle standing on the river bank solemnly looking at our...

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Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort And Spa

If everybody's gone surfing, it may be because of this hip new Orange County beach resort and how easy they make it to Hang Ten on the Surf City beachfront! Huntington Beach, one of the picturesque beach towns of Orange County, is about 45 miles south of Los Angeles, and a great location for a family vacation. Originally known as Shell Beach and then Pacific City, it was re-named in 1904...

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Old McDonald Had A Farm… And A Fax Machine, And A Web Page!

Explore the many family farms in Massachusetts that open their homes to visitors who seek a taste of the old days. It's likely Old McDonald wouldn't recognize the family farm today with all its savvy marketing and high-speed technology like fax machines, web pages and e-mails. On the other hand, the venerable and mythological gent (some say there really was an Old McDonald and...

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Sanibel And Captiva are Great for Family Reunions

Beach house rentals at America's top coastal resorts, such as Florida's Gulf Coast, make planning and enjoying a small family reunion easy and fun.Beach house rentals at America's top coastal resorts, such as Florida's Gulf Coast, make planning and enjoying a small family reunion easy and fun. If your family members are scattered between Portand, Maine and Portland, Oregon,...

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Single Parent Getaway: Mexico’s Riviera Maya

For a great single parents getaway, head to Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, where eco-activities and culture keep kids engaged. For a great single parents getaway, head to Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, where eco-activities and culture keep kids engaged. The Riviera Maya, located 40 minutes south of Cancun, Mexico, is a 50 mile stretch of beautiful coastline anchored by the...

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