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Pensacola: Beyond the Beach

Pensacola's still in hurricane recovery mode, but it's close, it's sunny, and it's a top spring break value. Read on...Long known for its stunning white quartz sand beaches, Pensacola had a rough time in 2004 thanks to Hurricanes Ivan and Dennis and suffered again, to a lesser extent, with 2005's infamous Katrina. While recovery efforts continue in full swing, the Pensacola...

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Springfield, Massachusetts Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Let your teens imitate Michael Jordan and your little ones play with the Cat in the Hat--all in Springfield, Massachussetts. Regular readers know that Massachusetts' Connecticut River Valley is one of our favorite regions for family car trips, largely because its rural roads are still so, umm... rural. Here's a look at some of the Big City quality attractions that have opened up in the area;...

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Obama Family Vacation: Oahu, Hawaii Estate is a Superstar

President Barack Obama and his family showed 2008 the door at Paradise Point Estates at Kailua Bay, a luxury beachfront estate complex in O'ahu. Mr. President Barack Obama and his family showed 2008 the door at Paradise Point Estates at Kailua Bay, a luxury beachfront estate complex in O'ahu. Mr. Obama vacations annually to the island where he lived from the...

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Oklahoma – Midwest Meets Southern Charm

Because of its unique place in history, this petroleum-rich town outside Tulsa offers mansions, museums, Wild West lore and more to visitors.Where can families see roaming herds of exotic animals on an oil baron's vast ranch, explore Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper, experience the art, culture and history of the American west, and shop for unique treasures? Bartlesville, Oklahoma,...

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Bus Bazaar Lee: New York to Boston

Every once in a while, some brilliant employee behind a desk at Megabus headquarters decides to bestow unbelievably low-priced tickets upon a lucky traveler such as myself. Taking advantage of the bus line’s free promotional tickets between East coast destinations and New York, I hopped on board to take a four-hour journey from the Big Apple to the beautiful city of Boston. Now, as...

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Hawaii By Sea

Cruising the Hawaiian Islands on NCL's American-flagged ocean liner means never packing and unpacking the kids as you tour around a state made to be seen by sea.Is exploring Hawai'i by sea the best way for families to gain in-depth knowledge of the destination? Okay, probably not, but first-timers to the region can get a taste of the major attractions and a sense of the Aloha spirit for...

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Mexico City Hotels And Resorts

Family Travel Forum's recommendations for the top family-welcoming places to stay in this massive and exciting city.For additional travel and lodging information, visit the México City Tourism Authority and see how much there is for families to enjoy in Mexico's capital, also known as "DF" for Distrito Federal. Unlike Europe,...

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Fairmont le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City

One of the city's most recognized symbols, it has been welcoming guests with a French flair and "once upon a time" atmosphere since 1893.One of the city's most recognized symbols, it has been welcoming guests with a French flair and "once upon a time" atmosphere since 1893. Nowhere does Quebec’s old-world charm spring to life more than in its provincial...

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Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, California

Hollywood's classiest upscale hotel transforms itself on request into an urban resort for sightseeing families.You might have heard of the Beverly Wilshire, a legendary hotel smack dab in the epicenter of posh Beverly Hills, especially if you've seen the movie Pretty Woman, filmed there some years ago. Fortunately, the glamorous reality lives up to the cinematic legend and...

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Yucatan Paradise in Tulum

We found a pocket of paradise about 2 hours south of Cancun, on the Yucatan coast at Tulum, and have just returned from our third visit. This community of 16 thatch roof cottages, next to the most gorgeous blue sea, is called the Zamas Beach Cabanas. There are no phones and no diversions, just a great seafood restaurant, friendly Mexican staff, and...

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