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Firefighter battles wildfire in field.
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Travel Insurance For Families

We love family travel insurance and won't leave home without it. Since the very first holiday spent battling storms and re-booking missed flights (at great expense), our family...

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schooner at sea
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Windjamming In Maine

Try a family cruise vacation on a windjamming schooner off the coast of Maine for something different, fun and unplugged. These classic schooners are only sailing on private charters during the pandemic...

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Two-story brick houses at the Intersection of Van Buren and Lovering Streets in Wilmington, Delaware.
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Why Joe Biden and Families Love Wilmington Delaware

“Our demonstration of black powder may not have much of a bang due to the rainy weather,” says our guide at Hagley, the du Pont estate in Wilmington Delaware. She presses a...

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What Jesus billboard in Colby, Kansas.
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Driving Kansas I-70, The Essential Road Stops

Driving Kansas I-70 is worth more in memories than 500 miles of 18-wheelers and corn fields. There are small towns with huge scale artworks, 50s cinemas, arts festivals, military...

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Having breakfast on the deck of the Celestyal Crystal off the coast of Mykonos.
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Heavenly Greek Islands Cruise with Celestyal

Greece is one of the world’s best multigenerational destinations, and a Greek islands cruise is one of the best ways to appreciate it. Activities at each port of call range from...

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Girl with fishing rod on a pier with Kids Fish Camp
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Let’s Go Fishing With Kids Florida Style

Wondering how to go fishing with kids on your next Florida vacation? If you don't picture jon boats and fishing poles when you think about a family beach vacation, this blog is...

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Space X Falcon 9 lifts a Space Dragon to the ISS
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Rocket Launches and Where to See Them

The Jumbotron was bellowing “T -6, 5, 4...” when suddenly the sky ahead burst into flames. We were on the shore of Banana Creek, about 4 miles from Cape Canaveral’s Launchpad...

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Aquarobics class on standup paddleboards off the coast of Palm Beach, Aruba.
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Aruba Travel Requirements For The Best Vacation Ever

If you’re looking for warm weather, pristine beaches, cheap airfare, great food and convenience, review the current Aruba travel requirements and start planning an Aruba family...

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Festive group toasting with wine at a dinner table.
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Ten Tips for Celebrating Family Milestones on Vacation

Celebrating milestones is one of the best reasons to plan a family trip, and an easy way to make indelible memories. You'll agree that having a loved one turn 90 is an occasion...

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Rendering of plaza at Al Wasl Pavilion where the native Ghaf tree will be featured.
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Dubai World Expo Is A Dazzling World’s Fair

The United Arab Emirates once anticipated welcoming millions of visitors to a dazzling Dubai World Expo in 2020 but their dream was posponted

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Whale sharks swimming off Cancun.
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A Swim with Whale Sharks Makes the Hit List

Well it wasn't on my Life's Greatest Hits list but with a birthday coming up and a son graduating from college I couldn't resist the opportunity to swim with whale sharks...

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Two families sit in front of a firepit on the patio of YotelPAD Park City in Utah.
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What Is Spring Skiing During COVID Like?

What will spring skiing during COVID be like in 2021? Many families are asking the same question as they plan a

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Cataract Hotel tableau
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Destinations Where Black Lives Matter

Explore these historic sites, institutions and Black cultural destinations where Black lives not only matter, they fuel fascinating conversations about race and justice that too...

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Gaylord Texan: Big Dallas Hotel, Big Gaylord Values

Make no mistake when you pull up to the enormous Gaylord Texan Hotel:  This is Texas, where everything is big and, at this country-chic resort, it's even...

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Couple standing inside a recess in Hocking HIlls State Park, Ohio
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Forest Bathing in Hocking Hills, Ohio

Get familiar with Shirin-yoku, the Japanese concept of forest bathing, to understand the appeal of a walk in the woods in Ohio’s Hocking Hills State Park. Immaculate...

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Court Square in Montgomery, Alabama
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Montgomery Confronts The Legacy of Racism

The city of Montgomery, Alabama has embraced America's legacy of racism and the heroic civil rights struggle with open arms. That big hug is what invites visitors of every skin...

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Two bike riders rest on the Mission Bay Bike Trail in the rain
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8 Easy Little California Road Trips From the Bay Area

Sharing eight little California road trips, wonderful overnights and easy escapes from the San Francisco Bay Area we've recently discovered.

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Amtrak ticket buyer in facemask.
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Health & Safety Guidance for Holiday Travelers

I won't tell you not to be among the holiday travelers, because my family is, but I will share the health and safety guidance that we practice to keep everyone safe. We follow...

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Logging truck in upstate California with Mount Shasta in the background.
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Next Stop: The Mountain Town of Redding

Redding, California, the center of outdoor recreation in the Northlands, is becoming the next stop for active families. Head upstate about 220 miles north of the Bay Area to experience...

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Dad working from beach palapa at Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba on Palm Beach.
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Trending Now: Work From Home Resorts

Satisfy your wanderlust safely at one of the new Work from Home Resorts  -- a hotel promising a change of scenery and a comfortable space to work online (WFH) during the pandemic....

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I Love NY selfie spot at LaGuardia Airport Terminal B
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Why LaGuardia Terminal B Is The Future of Airports

LaGuardia Terminal B represents the future of airports with spaces to feed the body and soul and artwork, safety features and conveniences to love.

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California State Capitol in Sacramento
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A Sacramento Staycation Worth the Trip

Take the capital of America’s most progressive state, let busy lawmakers work from home and Sacramento becomes a laidback town with big city dining and amenities for staycation...

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Our Cross Country Family Road Trip 2020

The New York Tough Get Going should be the name of our cross-country road trip from New York to California. We are heading West to visit our son and stay awhile, then...

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Michelle and Barack Obama in Hawaii with their daughters.
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9 Lessons Learned: Michelle Obama on Becoming a Family Traveler

I recently learned some family travel lessons from former First Lady Michelle Obama. As one of the most traveled women in the world, she spent some of her White House years becoming a family traveler. Anyone...

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Family fishing on Keen Lake, Pennsylvania
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What’s Your Camping Style?

Determine your camping style if you’re dreaming of sleeping under the stars – will it be an RV, cabin or tent experience? The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything, so...

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Couple in face masks at hotel elevator
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Are Hotels Safe in the Age of Coronavirus?

Having tested negative for COVID-19 after a two-week road trip where we slept in a B&B, Airbnb, motel, historic inn, boutique resort and several chain hotels, we can confirm...

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An Adventure Themed room at Legoland Hotel in Florida.
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Legoland Hotel Brick By Brick

It takes the high-pitched energy of hundreds of little boys and dozens of brick by brick how-did-they-make-that? Lego sculptures to create the wild ambiance at the Legoland...

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enjoying dinner at our rustic cabin at Jellystone Park
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Hey there Boo-Boo! Catskills Camping At Jellystone Park

Our Catskills camping adventure at a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort ranks among our top Mid-Atlantic summer vacations. Along with

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Glamping tent area at Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort
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Poconos Camping And Kayaking At Keen Lake

Our Poconos camping and kayaking adventure at Keen Lake Campground and Cottage Resort is one of three outdoor family vacations we experienced in the Mid-Atlantic this summer, along...

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Kids with inner tubes on lawn.
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RV Camping In the Pennsylvania Dutch Country At Circle M

RV Camping at Circle M RV & Camping Resort in the Pennsylvania Dutch country is one style of outdoor living we tried this summer while figuring...

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Woman poses with Alligator statue in Gift shop along the Boudin Trail of Southwest Louisiana.
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Lake Charles Louisiana Knows How To Party

Given a limited budget, an unlimited appetite and an interest in local culture, you can’t go wrong with a weekend road trip based in Lake Charles, Southwest Louisiana. I...

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Girl with sun tan marks from face mask.
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Reopening Soon? Summer Travel in the Untied States

Look ahead to travel reopening during summer 2020 and you’ll know why we call it the Untied States of America. The...

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Two shoppers compare finds at the Vera Bradley Outlet Sale.
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Vera Bradley, Queen of Fort Wayne, Indiana Outlet Sales

It took me awhile to recognize the Vera Bradley label belongs on a dizzying array of quilted fabric accessories but, as soon as I did, I understood the appeal of the Queen...

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Private tub cabana at Riverbend Hot Springs, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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Hot Springs of Truth or Consequences

Spa going in the hot springs of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico is a quirky family endeavor that may start your kids on a lifelong path to wellness. It's also among the most...

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Permission To Travel and Travel Consent Letters And Why You Need Them

Adults traveling outside the U.S. with children under 18, other than their own, must have a Permission or minor travel consent letter from both of the minors' guardians. The travel consent letter also...

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Ski school lesson at Okemo with Sunburst 6 Bubble lift overhead
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Okemo and Stowe and the Vail Effect

Who wins when we compare the Okemo and Stowe mountain resorts in Vermont to see what they offer families and how they’ve changed under Vail Resorts' ownership? You do.

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Kanazawa students in traditional kimonos at Kenroku-en Gardens.
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11 Very Japanese Things To Love About Kanazawa

Kanazawa has so many very Japanese things to love – its own shogun castle, Geisha district, quirky museums, fish market -- that it’s earned the nickname “Little Kyoto.”...

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Young boy poses in front of the Taj Mahal.
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Falling in Love with the Taj Mahal in Agra

On your first trip to India, fall in love with the Taj Mahal in Agra, a monument to love that is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This UNESCO...

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Downtown Dubail skyline as of Oct. 2014.
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One Day Layover In Dubai

In Dubai, a one day layover is an ideal family adventure because this financial hub of the United Arab Emirates is a unique destination.

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Camel caravan of thousands at Echoing Sands National Geopark, Dunhuang, China
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Highlights Along The Silk Road, Journey Of A Lifetime

Trek 4,000 miles from the Kingdom of Xi'an west across the Gobi Desert, through the oases of Dunhuang, Turpan and Kashgar, across the Stans to the courts of India, Persia...

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The 2019 Winter Market at Munich Airport
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Munich Airport, Unexpected Palace of Family Fun

If there's one airport in Europe to get stuck in, make it MUC in Munich, Germany, then follow this Munich Airport activities guide and discover its many surprising attractions and amenities. The sleekly...

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Aerial Tram view of High Camp at Squaw Valley
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12 Reasons to Love Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Those who recall Vice President Richard Nixon opening the VIII Olympic Winter Games here on February 18, 1960, know Lake Tahoe’s Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows resort simply as “Squaw Valley.”  And,...

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Infinity Pool in the Bahamas
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These Four Hotels Made Me Fall in Love with the Bahamas

Nassau and Paradise Island, among the beautiful Islands of the Bahamas not impacted by Hurricane Dorian, share a sparkling surf that melts from blue to green as it gently laps...

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The Promenade ties Fort Wayne's riverfront to its downtown.
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Family Ties To Fort Wayne

With many kid-friendly attractions, comfy and affordable accommodations and welcoming brewpubs, Fort Wayne, Indiana is the kind of place families immediately feel at home. I don’t...

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The Millennium Falcon is a highlight of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland.
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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, An Epic Adventure

Give in to the gravitational pull of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Walt Disney World because there’s just no resisting it. Whether or not you’re a Star Wars fan, whether...

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Dinosphere Gallery at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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How Kids Grow Up to be Dinosaur Hunters

They may study long-ago creatures some call “mythical,” but paleontologists today are anything but dinosaurs. Instead, at the Jurassic Mile excavation site in Wyoming, we met dynamic and multi-talented...

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Horseshoe Falls
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Awed By The Water World Of Niagara Falls USA

Having spent five days exploring Niagara Falls, New York, we are fascinated to see how water defines the...

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China Trip Planner Itinerary for First Time Visitors

Preparing for your grand tour of China, including creating an itinerary to meet your family's interests and managing your time, may be a little easier with these useful tips. When I began planning our...

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Soar with Hagrids Magical Creatures and Motorbike Adventure
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Universal Orlando Resort, Florida

Universal Orlando in Florida has been thrilling theme park goers for more than 25 years. Now three massive theme parks comprise Universal...

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Rodeo action is non-stop. Photo by Bree Anderson, c.Cheyenne Frontier Days.
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The Cowboy Life For Me At Cheyenne Frontier Days

Widely known as "The Daddy of 'em All," the annual Cheyenne Frontier Days is a 10-day summer festival (July 19-28, 2019) that celebrates...

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Roswell crash site model is on show at the International UFO Museum in Roswell.
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In Roswell, Aliens Among Us

When a loud noise forced foreman William Mack Brazel to hop in  his pickup truck and inspect Foster Ranch, he found such strange debris in a corn field that he assumed it was the wreckage of a UFO...

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Cincinnati Observatory
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Drive Me To The Moon In Ohio

If anyone in the family has caught the space bug, make Ohio your road trip destination and explore America’s space heritage in style. Did you know that Ohio, homeland of the Wright Brothers and...

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Selfie station for moon walkers at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.
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50 Cosmic Ways To Celebrate Space

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing when Commander Neil Armstrong took his “first step for man, giant leap for mankind.” It was a huge achievement for 1969 – meeting...

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Saving Euros on a European Adventure

Since summer is the most expensive time to visit Europe, we're sharing the euro-saving tips we learned from our own recent adventure. And, with the strong exchange rate, drop in tourism due to several...

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El Loco at the Circus Circus Hotel's Adventuredome is an indoor roller coaster.
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Gambling on a Good Time with the Kids

As summer approaches, one of the hottest destinations in America will be Las Vegas, a place where you don't have to gamble on a good time with the kids. Huh? If the idea of a Vegas ‘family...

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Connor Prairie living history museum welcome center
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Best of Indianapolis and Indiana for Kids

The heart of the Midwest and a city to emulate, Indianapolis, Indiana boasts several kid attractions as well as leading efforts in sustainable development and wellness. It's a place where families find...

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Water park at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak resort.
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An Ideal Phoenix Family Resort For Multigenerational Travel

The family amenity specs at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak are impressive when seen online:  563 all-suite accommodations including a separate living room, two flat-screen TVs, and a queen-sized sofa bed;...

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Navajo artisans display their jewerly in Gallup, New Mexico.
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Gallup True to Itself

From 200 feet up, the scrubby arid plains of the Navajo Nation surrounding Gallup look soft and inviting, welcoming visitors to pause along Route 66 for a closer inspection. This northwest corner of...

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Public garden playspace at night in downtown Tel Aviv at Habima Square.
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16 Family Experiences You Can Only Share in Israel

Israel, usually marketed as a destination for religious pilgrims, has many unique sites that non-sectarian families can learn from. During my fully-escorted weeklong tour in December, 2018, I discovered...

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Lake Tahoe from Northstar's Comstock Express lift.
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Northstar California Shows You How to Raise a Snowboarder

Anyone who has a passion for snowboarding and wants to excel should line up at the Burton Academy at Northstar California. At Northstar, snowboarding is more than a sport. “It’s a lifestyle we teach...

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