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In and Around Eugene, Oregon

Below are some highlights for a family visit to Oregon, as selected by a group of "ten something" age children who were my students.The Dorris Ranch at 220 South 2nd St, Springfield, 541/726-4335 was started in 1892. You can learn about how Mr. Dorris grew 9,200 filbert nut trees and harvested more than 50 tons of nuts each year....

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Virginia City, Nevada Attractions

Just an hour away from the Nevada casinos and resorts of Reno and Lake Tahoe, historic Virginia City is both fun and educational for kids of all ages. Families are probably used to visiting historic sites during their vacations, but touring Virginia City, Nevada is nothing like examining artifacts through a glass case—it's a literal step back in time. Women in fingerless gloves and feathered...

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Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort And Spa, Texas

Enjoy the great outdoors while staying in the lap of luxury at this resort outside of Austin.According to local legend, the majestic Loblolly trees of Lost Pines were brought to the area by Native Americans from Eastern Texas to comfort a homesick bride. Botanists, however, say the trees are remains of pine forests that covered Texas before the last Ice Age. Regardless of which story you choose...

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Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort And Spa, Texas

See a different side of San Antonio by leaving the city behind and experiencing Texas Hill Country hospitality at a deluxe countryside spa and golf resort. Just 30 minutes away from downtown San Antonio, Texas, the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa provides families with...

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Europe’s Top 5 Budget Beach Hotels

Located on the beaches of France, Spain and Portugal, these hotels offer families fun and sun with a European twist, for not too many Euros.As the dollar continues to drop against the Euro, a trip to Europe may not be the first vacation option for many American families. However, these reasonably priced, family-friendly beach resorts will give both parents and kids a reason to cross the Atlantic....

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Budapest, Hungary Hotels And Restaurants

Often referred to as the "Paris of Central Europe," this glamorous city is full of cultural sights and fun activities for families. Here are some ideas for where to rest after a busy day.Budapest is a strikingly cosmopolitan city, but one with much of its Old World charm still intact. The two halves of the city, separated by the majestic Danube River, not...

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Go West, Young Woman!

During my semester abroad, I traveled the many sides of China—Beijing in the north, Shanghai in the east, Guangzhou in the south and Sichuan in the west—but I can probably count the number of U.S. states I've visited on two hands. Most of the excursions were brief, one of those three-day, two-night bus trips along the East Coast. So, I've sailed Lake George, ran through the piers of Baltimore...

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Ride the Rails with Thomas and Friends

Last summer my family and I went to Great Britain's countryside and took a tour on the Mid-hants Railway.  Farmers used to call it The Watercress Line because they used it to get their crops to the people of London.  But we didn't care that much about how it all came about, we just wanted to see the Shining Time Station from the PBS show, based on Reverend W. Awdry's Thomas the Tank...

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Disney World: Rating the Rides 1-10

At MGM Studios in Disney World there is a new ride called The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. This ride was really very scary. Once you get inside what looks like an old abandoned hotel, you go into a library where people dressed as hotel bell caps put on a three- minute video from the old "Twilight Zone" TV show. Then you enter a giant elevator where...

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Boscobel Beach Resort, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

When my family and I ventured off to Jamaica to take a 10-day holiday in 1998 we chose the Boscobel Beach Resort so that there would be plenty for my sister and I to do and my parents could have the opportunity to lounge by the pool and soak up the sun. If you have active older children as both my sister and I were, they can hop down to the beach to learn how to water ski one day, sail the next,...

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Big Muskie Bucket, Ohio

This summer I learned there are many exciting, educational things to see in Ohio. I found something in my own “backyard” in Southeastern Ohio, The Big Muskie Bucket.  Big Muskie was the largest ever walking dragline, and the biggest machine that ever moved on land. I was speechless when I stood inside it. I felt like an ant!  Big Muskie was built because of the demand...

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My Trip To Italy With Grandparents

I was called up the other day by my grandfather and invited to go to Italy or whale watching. When I saw the pictures of the boats we would be using to see the whales in - so small that a baby wouldn't have leg room - we decided to go to Italy. I went to a small town in Tuscany named Cortona where we (Gramps and I) were met by the UCLA Alumni Abroad group in a small hotel called Santa Luca. I am...

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Roscoe Village, Ohio

On July 21, my family and I went to Roscoe Village. Roscoe Village is a restored town in Coshocton, Ohio. It is an historic town that has informational shops such as the blacksmith, pottery, weaving, printing, and much more. We arrived to see the "Civil War Re-enactment" take place. The program displayed the soldiers' uniforms and what the colors represented, such as red bands meant wounded....

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Rhode Island, The Freedom of Sailing

As a kid, my life is very controlled. At home I always have to do chores before going anywhere. Empty the dishwasher, vacuum the floor, weed the garden, make my bed – the list goes on and on. Things are even worse at school. There every minute of the day is planned for me. Teachers are always telling me when it is time to read a book, write a paper, or do some math. They even tell me when...

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Teens at Snowmass/Aspen: Colorado Skiing with a Girlfriend

Although Snowmass and Aspen are only about 20 minutes apart by car, they are two very different places to visit. Snowmass is more family friendly and Aspen is more geared towards adults. As a 17-year-old, I was somewhere in the middle. Resorts have been continually trying to create ‘teen programs’ to make the teenage years easier on the parents. However, they forget that these...

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Winter Vacation in Vail, Colorado

Upon returning to Vail in 2004 for the first time since I was little, the first thing I noticed was the lack of snowboarders. Snowboarding is becoming more and more popular, especially among teens, so at many ski resorts you often find the adults on skis, and the kids and teens on snowboards. Although this varies, I was surprised to see just how many people my age (I’m 17) were skiing. As...

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A World Lies Before Me: Alaska Expedition

From my window I can see the city skyline. The Empire State Building, the Twin Towers, the smoke stacks. This is home, my home, but beyond what seems to be that ever continuous skyline lies a world I never imagined; world Monet could fully express, world dreams could only possess. Being selected for the trip to Alaska is on my list of the greatest top three accomplishments. In the beginning, I...

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Northern Thailand’s New Sights and Tastes

The best vacation I have ever had was when I went to Thailand in 2003.  My mom had to write an article about it so I got to go with her. Thailand is much cheaper than the U.S. In Bangkok, I went to a restaurant like McDonalds, but it was much cheaper. I got a kids’ meal for about 75 cents.  Then I went to a Baskin Robbins, and got a small ice cream cone for about a quarter. A donut...

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Water Fun In The Poconos

The first thing I noticed when entering the huge, forest-themed lobby of Great Wolf Lodge was the large number of children ages six to 12.  Being one of the older kids at the luxury resort, I figured the place was more aimed at a younger audience and I would not enjoy my weekend there as much as I could doing something else. However, even though the atmosphere may be designed for a younger...

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