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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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Summer with my Grandparents

In May of 2007 after attending my sister's high school graduation I left to spend a month of summer vacation with my grandparents. I wasn't sure about the trip because while I liked them a lot I'd never spent much time alone with them. I packed everything I could think of to keep me entertained on the long trip from Florida to Oklahoma. Though hard as it is to believe I had so much fun on their...

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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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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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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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Forget Trick or Treating Just Dance all Night Instead!

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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The Beauty of a Drive

  Immeasurable. Vast. Unbounded.   There is something infinite...

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