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Best In Family Travel 2013

by Sandra Foyt

With only eighteen summers to create memories that will last a lifetime, every family vacation is precious. Drawing on Lonely Planet’s recommendations for travel in 2013, we’ve combed through the best trends, destinations, journeys, and experiences for where to take the kids this year. US […]

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Pearl River Mart – NYC Shopping At Its Quirkiest

by Gina Martin

We don’t always shop in SoHo, one of New York City’s most hip and swanky neighborhoods, but when we do, we make sure to stop by Pearl River Mart. Pearl River Mart is not what you’d call upscale, but for pure quirky imported goodness, it […]

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8 Reasons Why Utah Just Might Be the Most Underrated US State

by Guest Post

My husband Jacob and I, as permanent tourists who live outside of the States , meet a lot of travelers from other countries. As you might imagine, these folks have dreams of visiting the States, and I like to ask them where they plan on […]

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10 Best British E-Bike Breaks

by Guest Post

Whether it’s the rugged Cornish coastline, mystical moors, winding lanes around picturesque lakes, or breathtaking views at the top of dramatic peaks, Britain has got it all – as long as you have got the legs and lungs to see it! But a great deal […]

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The Opening of The Hobbit – Reflections on My Unexpected Journey Through New Zealand

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

The long awaited The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey movie, the first in the trilogy opens tomorrow in theaters.  With all of the buzz around this latest masterpiece by Peter Jackson I’ve been thinking  back to my nearly six week journey to New Zealand in 2000.  […]

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Seahorse Sailing and Snorkeling In The Bahamas

by Sandra Foyt

Even though one could easily spend the entirety of a weeklong cruise exploring all that Royal Caribbean has to offer aboard the Oasis of the Seas, it would be a shame to miss out on the shore excursions. The Eastern Caribbean itinerary includes stops in […]

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Sailing Away On the Oasis of the Seas (Photo Essay)

by Sandra Foyt

Growing up in the Virgin Islands, I’ve seen many cruise ships come and go. In the heyday of Caribbean tourism, it wasn’t unusual for St. Thomas to host up to fourteen cruise ships and I could see them all from my perch atop Crown Mountain. I saw […]

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Get to Know Texas at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden

by Sandra Foyt

One of the best ways to get to know a place is through its plants. For families with young children, botanical gardens are a win win attraction. They are a feast for the senses, great for working off excess energy, and a wonderful way to […]

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JFK Tribute – Retracing President Kennedy’s Final Days

by Sandra Foyt

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~JFK On November 9, 2012, Fort Worth unveiled a tribute to President John F. Kennedy commemorating the city’s place in history as […]

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A Day Trip to Old Sturbridge Village

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

My family loves day trips.  We get a chance to break out of routine, escape for the day and usually recharge our batteries. Over Veteran’s Day weekend we took a day trip to Old Sturbridge Village  in Massachusetts.  OSV is a living history museum comprised […]

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