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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

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MassMOCA: A Weekend In North Adams, Massachusetts

This contemporary art museum in the rehabilitated mill town of North Adams proves that contemporary art can have family appeal, and can attract some quality lodging for visitors.Are you interested in how America's Yankee roots have been incorporated into design's cutting edge? Western Massachusetts has just what you're looking for. Within a half-hour of where the states of New York, Vermont...

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About two months ago my friend, Paul, told me about the line up for HARD Haunted Mansion.  I was still in Ireland and had already missed out on seeing Soulwax when they were at Ibiza Rocks.  I thought it was a sign, but my road trippers did not want to add Ibiza, Spain to our itinerary. This time no one was going to stop me from getting...

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My Church Pilgrimage Trip

Our mission was to help the people who live in Calais, Maine. Many of them are poor and they live in houses that need to be painted. Some just need a friend to talk to. We were to be divided into groups, each with a different service task to tackle. Some volunteers would journey to a local Boys and Girls Club and act as a big brother or sister to a lonely child, while still others would...

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Rollin’ through Yellowstone National Park

Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing," said Helen Keller. This summer, my family, my mom, dad, sister and I, went on an adventure. Our family vacation was to Yellowstone National Park. In Salt Lake City, we rented an RV and drove to the park. Some of our sights include geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, mud pots, and animals. We saw many beautiful views, animals, and had lots of fun....

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Football Heaven

About two years ago when my family took our first real vacation, we traveled from our home in Fort Riley, Kansas, to the middle of Colorado.  We three kids were teens by this time, and that trip was the last one we took before my elder sister Kait went off to college.  We were gone for two or three weeks at the end of August, and we had an awesome time. After camping in Colorado Springs...

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Riding The Back Roads

Our annual motorcycle trip began early Sunday, when my parents and I left Murfreesboro, Tennessee via the back roads to Thomasville, Georgia for a few days then north to Greeneville, South Carolina, the site of our annual Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) rally.  The plan was to get south of Atlanta and park for the night.  Easier said than done. By early afternoon we were...

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Craziness to San Diego

On the last week of June this summer, I went on a last minute and crazy trip to San Diego with my uncle, three cousins, and one weird stranger who tagged along. My cousin Annie realized she had to go to orientation at UC San Diego and the idiots that...

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