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Historic Deerfield: Score One For The Native Americans

We think it's great that many of the colonial settlers in historic Deerfield, MA, who were taken captive by "attacking" Native American tribes opted not to return to the ways of the "white man."Perhaps the women and men were more emancipated under tribal rule than colonial law!But we're ahead of ourselves here.So, It wasn’t always this tranquil… this mile long stretch of...

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Reunions Can Be Tricky: How To Plan One

Travel for reunions is big business and getting bigger as families, communities, organizations and affinity groups  strive to stay in touch in an increasingly complex post 9/11 world.Travel for reunions is big business and getting bigger as families, communities, organizations and affinity groups  strive to stay in touch in an increasingly complex post 9/11 world.The...

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Travel Recipes We Found and Loved

Travel is about food!Sure, it’s about shopping and seeing the sights, but there's no better way to get to know a culture and its people than by sharing their food with them. Not cuisine, food!?? I mean the fabled falafel stands and savory street food in North Africa, the small tavernas of Italy and...

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How Not To Travel With Bed Bugs

A few heads were scratched at AOL Travel’s recent story about about bed bugs.We weren’t scratching from the bugs but from curiosity: Why would author Libby Zay do a piece on the nasty critters.A few heads were scratched at AOL Travel’s recent story about about bed bugs.We weren’t scratching from the bugs but from curiosity: Why would author Libby Zay do a...

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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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