Dreaming of the Unforgettable Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
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Dreaming of the Unforgettable Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic

I went to Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic to die dreaming. Which is to say, I went chasing the Dominican Republic’s heavenly “Morir Soñando” drink, a creamsicle-flavored combination of milk and orange juice, and found gold. What To Do In Monte Cristi El Morro National Park Near the border of Haiti, where desert scrub meets crystalline…

Plimoth Plantation – A Historical Day Trip from Boston to Plymouth MA
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Plimoth Plantation – A Historical Day Trip from Boston to Plymouth MA

There are a few places in the USA that every child should see, if possible, before they turn eighteen. Williamsburg, Boston’s Freedom Trail, Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, and of course, Plymouth top the list. In Plymouth, MA, they’ll see the legendary Plymouth Rock, climb aboard a Mayflower ship, and travel back a few hundred years at Plimoth…

The Real Pirates of the Caribbean: Hunting for Treasure in the Virgin Islands
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The Real Pirates of the Caribbean: Hunting for Treasure in the Virgin Islands

You never know when you might find a doubloon or two along a sandy shore or deep within a vine-covered cave in the Virgin Islands. The real-life Pirates of the Caribbean once made their home on these tropical islands, and who knows where you might unearth leftover loot. St. Thomas, one of a group of…

Best Bets for a US Virgin Islands Family Vacation
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Best Bets for a US Virgin Islands Family Vacation

Dreaming of a getaway to a Caribbean island? Make it happen with a US Virgin Islands family vacation. These islands are just a short flight from the East Coast, and because they are US territories, no passports are required. Here are recent publications of my best tips and recommendations: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands: The…

The Secret of Smart Kids and Great Families: Family Travel
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The Secret of Smart Kids and Great Families: Family Travel

What if there was a way to guarantee that your children would love to learn? Ensuring top grades in school and higher income prospects after graduation? And what if all this could be yours along with a happier, stronger family? Studies now show that the secret to all these wonderful outcomes lies in the family…

Discover the Old West at the Fort Worth Stockyards (and Other Cowboy Attractions)
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Discover the Old West at the Fort Worth Stockyards (and Other Cowboy Attractions)

The dream of the American West fires the imagination today, as much as it ever has. Even as a little girl growing up in Argentina, where I spoke little or no English, many an afternoon was spent in a fringed suede cowgirl outfit calling out, “Hi-yo, Silver! Away! Today, four million visitors travel to Fort Worth each…

JFK Tribute – Retracing President Kennedy’s Final Days
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JFK Tribute – Retracing President Kennedy’s Final Days

“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 the site of the charismatic president’s last speech. Situated at…