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Cuba is Closer at the American Museum of Natural History

Cuba, a Caribbean isle whose recently unmuted siren song is attracting sophisticated travelers, has just come a little closer. In conjunction with the island nation of Cuba opening up to foreign influence at political, touristic and economic levels, its culture and biodiversity have planted a beachhead in New York’s American Museum of Natural History. The new exhibit ¡CUBA! is...

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Illuminates the Imagination

I have a confession to make. I had never been to Disney’s Animal Kingdom until I stepped through the park gates as dusk approached to check-out their new evening initiatives. I was expecting a pleasant evening of animal viewing and light shows, but was dazzled by lights soaring across riverways, sunset safaris and high-energy. It was so much more than I expected. Over the years, I had...

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St. George Island, A Vintage Florida Family Vacation

Some people call St. George Island, part of the Gulf Coast, "Florida like it used to be" in its golden era. I suppose that would be true if a Florida family vacation in the old days inlcuded sophisticated restaurants, gorgeous beachfront homes at affordable prices and plenty of cool watersports.    But I think what they really mean is that there are...

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Head to the Tropics and Visit Flamingo Gardens This Summer

Inspired by the tropics? Pack-up the kids and plan a trip to Flamingo Gardens, also known as the Botanical Gardens and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary. Located in the Fort Lauderdale area, the attraction is situated on 60-acres of gardens and...

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Disney Springs Celebrates a New Era of Family Magic

If you haven't been to Downtown Disney for awhile, newly renamed Disney Springs, you're in for a big surprise. The area was once home to Pleasure Island with friendly nightclubs, comedy acts and lounges drawing in adults and parents weary after a day at the theme parks. A New Era for Disney Commerce Today, the area has rapidly transformed into a premiere destination...

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Florida’s Secret: Anna Maria Island

There is a place in Florida that does not have the very best in beaches, the most Caribbean-like climate, the best recreational opportunities or the hottest resorts or nightlife in the State.  So, why is an island peninsula community of 15,000 residents on the Gulf Coast considered by many to be a "best kept secret"?  For those in the know, it is an affordable...

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Vinum et Familia: California’s Hidden Multigen Reunion Destination

The Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley, California is an ideal destination for multigenerational vacations, family reunions and intimate destination weddings. On any starlit night, the Holman Ranch is the picture of a perfect California evening -- sprawling oak trees are silhouetted against a moonlit sky and a light sea breeze inspires us to linger around the firepit roasting...

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The Skier First Makeover Plan for Taos Ski Valley

Change continues at Taos Ski Valley, a New Mexico mountain resort whose 2013 purchase by billionaire hedge fund manager Louis Bacon had sent a shudder of anxiety rippling through the ski world. Since its founding in 1955 by ski pioneer Ernie Blake, Taos had been owned and managed by the Blake family, first by Ernie and his wife Rhoda and later,...

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New York’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Planning a visit to the Macy's-sponsored Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City? Grab extra blankets, a thermos of hot chocolate, and this list of the best viewing spots. Along with turkeys and football, it's time for the Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. This NYC tradition was begun in 1924 by Macy's first-generation immigrant staff which wanted to combine a celebration of this all-American...

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The Big Schlep: Grandparents’ Tips On Miami, Florida

We hope you'll benefit from what we, a multi-generational family that loves to get together, learned and enjoyed during a recent stay in Miami, Florida. Here are some of our most useful tips, especially handy during the busy holiday season. We think you'll like these budget-friendly activities if you love entertaining (and spoiling) kids and grandkids like we do. The Miami Climate Sunblock,...

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