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Author: Kyle McCarthy

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5 Destinations Where Black Lives Matter

With a super-charged topic like race relations coloring the perception of many American cities, I suggest exploring five destinations where black lives not only matter, they fuel fascinating cultural institutions too few travelers know about. Here are some highlights of African American culture in Boston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Memphis and Washington DC to enrich your next vacation.

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Weekend & Short Break

A Real Kids Guide to Washington DC

Whether you're a visitor or a local, you are guaranteed to learn something fun from The Kid's Guide to Washington, DC (Kid's Guides Series, PPQ, 2017) by Eileen Ogintz.  Once again, this travel expert tackles a major family vacation destinatio

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : USA

Washington DC Family Attractions

Go on a Presidential tour of Washington DC with plenty of free attractions, inspiring monuments and a look at our nation's government -- all sure to inspire the kids.

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Author: Jennifer

Tags: USA

Mockingbird’s Call to Humanity

It was blasted cold, and being the Texas girl I am, I was bundled in layers of thick jackets and mittens. After having waited in a long line outside and then confronted by a picky squad of security, I sighed in relief. My sigh morphed into awe, as I took in my surroundings. You could not possibly miss the spectacular space rockets standing in all their glory nor the spacecrafts dangling above tourists’ heads like chandeliers.

Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Weekend & Short Break

When Compassion and Travel Work Toward a Cure

October is the month to "Think Pink," the time of year we focus on breast cancer, a disease that affects more than 1.7 million new people each year and represents 25% of all cancers in women.

In order to increase awareness of the disease, foster compassion for survivors and inspire them to travel, several companies have special offers and fund-raising deals. Here's a sampling, starting with a resort that offers comfort and support to survivors and their families all year round.

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Weekend & Short Break

Short Breaks And Weekend Getaways From Philadelphia

The big state of Pennsylvania offers many possible weekend getaways, but there's also big city life, sand beaches and coasters near Philadelphia families.

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Author: alyssalaur

Tags: USA

Remember Me

Shoes. Piles of dark, weathered, worn shoes. If they could speak, they would disclose secret tales, too ghastly to imagine. The leather-bound soles might sigh, weep, and hesitate to tell about the arduous roads they marched, and those souls who walked in them. However, that is exactly the point. They cannot speak. In fact, they have survived to this day only because they cannot speak. As the plaque above them denotes, the shoes were left untouched simply because they were composed of inanimate leather, and not humanity.

Author: Caitlin Boggs

Tags: USA

A Scenic Stroll to 1975

Four hours, three airports, two flights, one bus ride; we were here.  A sanctuary with greenery and decadent coloring, the aroma of Blackeyed Susans captivated my lungs; I felt at home, but more importantly, my mother did. Stepping out of the BWI airport and into the magnificent Baltimore, Maryland terrain brought me to the realization; I was in the same footsteps as my mother was years ago.

Author: Alex Johnson

Tags: Winner

The Blossoming of Compassion

"Anything will help. God bless you."

"Mother of 4."

"Homeless. In Need."

     Everyday as I drive to school I pass signs resembling these. I sit nervously tapping my foot on the gas pedal trying to avoid eye contact as I wait for the light to turn green. Guilt. Discomfort. These are words that I would use to describe how I felt around people who are homeless before my trip.

Author: Sam Kiss

Tags: Winner

On Painting Impasto

When people think about visiting DC, they create an impressionist painting characterized by swirling shades of patriotism: dashes of museums crowded with artifacts, towering monuments, and ribbons of ethnic restaurants mingling with office spaces.

This is the big picture. This is what we put on postcards and in picture frames.

The smaller picture is much uglier. A disabled veteran struggles to dream as he sleeps on the rough pavement. A few streets over generations of families squeeze into decrepit public housing. This is what we delete from our cameras and memories.

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