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Shuck ’em and Eat ’em: PEI Mussels

Shuck ‘em and Eat ‘em Prince Edward Island’s Malpeque Oysters and Blue Mussels have earned Canada’s smallest province a big reputation worldwide. “Ten years ago, customers were ordering 200 pounds a week,”  says mussel man Brian Fortune of Atlantic Aqua Farms in Orwell Cove. “Now, they’re taking 16,000 pounds a week.”With...

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FamilyMoons: The Honeymoon of Second Marriages

Chrissy and Herb Strickland from Florida were getting married.  But this time, a second marriage for both, it wasn’t just between them. They had kids from their previous marriages and there was no way, Chrissy says, that she and Herb were starting their new lives with out the children being involved.In fact, the Stricklands opted to involve their extended families...

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Hans C. Andersen Reads from Thumbelina: Denmark’s Sounds

It’s been a while since I last visited the land of the Little Mermaid, so when the assignment came up, I was eager to revisit Copenhagen, the Lilliputian capital of the Kingdom of Denmark, the oldest monarchy in Europe.I was also eager to visit my dear friends, Pia, Liva and Vaun, who rewarded me with new insights into this vivacious city by the sea. 

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Junk, Junk and Fun: City Museum, St. Louis

The generically named, City Museum is anything but a generic museum. This St. Louis museum is more like a fun house or carnival than a museum.Made almost entirely of found parts, used objects and throw-aways, the museum is a terrific study in creative approaches to materials where kids can dive into the mouth of a whale, play on slides of oddly matched...

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Penalizing the Single Traveler

The math is simple but deceptive: If a hotel room cost two hundred bucks, that’s a hundred bucks per person, because hotels assume two people are sharing the room.But if you’re not a couple and are traveling alone, you’re still paying $200.00, which amounts to a penalty for single travelers...

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Dude Ranches for Families

When 180 horses’ hooves pounded the ground a few feet from me, manes flaring and breaths misting ghost-like in the chill Colorado mountain air, this city boy was transfixed.It was the 5:30 morning roundup at the C Lazy U Ranch in Granby, Colorado, up in the snow-capped Rocky Mountains.The whinnying echoed in the nearby corrals as we walked the short distance to the campfire...

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Family Travel Down the Amazon

Family Bonding, Family Travel or Family Vacations should build memories. And few Family Adventure Travel experiences build family travel bonds better than a family vacation along Peru’s incredible Amazon River.There’s awe and wonder at such beauty. Such diversity.There are funny creatures, winged beautiful ones with caring guides to guide the family

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Banning Kids From Flying

Most Americans aren’t anti-kids. Just the ones that fly it seems. A recent on line chat had a curmudgeonly majority of flyers saying kids don’t belong on planes. Or if they must travel, then there should be a Family Travel section in the back of the plane. We were taken aback at the grumpiness of the “no kids allowed” crowd. What’s bugging them?It...

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Lost Luggage Nightmares

Lost Luggage Nightmare Kaleel.tvp@gmail.comIt’s a nightmare. We drag our luggage through security and customs. And break our backs jamming them in the overhead bins.Then there’s the very real possibility of never seeing your bags again.You can’t leave them behind, much as you’d love to… but you can have them picked up, security wrapped and delivered to your destination...

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Honeymoons to Familymoons

 Honeymoons to  FamilymoonsChrissy and Herb Strickland from Florida were getting married.But this time, a second marriage for both, it wasn’t just between them.They had kids from their previous marriages and there was no way, Chrissy says, that she and Herb were starting their new lives, their honeymoon, without the children being involved.In fact, the...

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