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$1 Million Light Parade to go to This Winter in Missouri

Nov 28, 2014
Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO has a new $1 million light parade this year that features Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

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Looking back on a memorable holiday trip to Ecuador


Matt Yemma checks out a blue-footed booby in the Galapagos Islands
Have you ever gone to a party on the wrong day? When we arrive Christmas afternoon, the hosts and their kids clearly aren't expecting company. In fact, we catch them snoozing. But we barge in anyway -- we have come so far, after all, to see them. Our hosts, the Sea Lion family, live on San Cristobal island in the Galapagos more
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SURVIVING THE RELATIVES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON


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Let's hear it for innkeepers who always have a smile for their guests -- and everyone else who is struggling to keep smiling when hosting family this holiday season, when the visiting toddler drops Goldfish everywhere and the teen refuses to be roused before noon from the family room sofa bed. Did I mention the uncle who falls asleep on the couch before dessert, snoring loudly? more
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SNARING A LAST-MINUTE HOLIDAY DEAL


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Honestly, I can't remember anything I saw that day. I could never find that field again (though I do have a picture of it somewhere.) But I'll never forget that glorious I-don't-have-a-schedule feeling. Of course that was long before responsibilities - like children and jobs -- curtailed my freewheeling travel style. more
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SEE THE RADIO CITY ROCKETTES


The world famous Rocketts in Radio City Music Hall's annual Christmas Spectacular
The next time the kids give you a hard time on vacation, remind yourself that you really are building memories to last a lifetime. Just ask Sheila Dennis. She was a wide-eyed 9-year-old when her parents took her to see the world-famous Rockettes perform at Radio City Music Hall in New York. It was her first trip outside Texas. "I loved the glitter and the color," she said. "I was thrilled." more
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The Rockefeller Center for the Tree Lighting Festivities


The holiday tree in Rockefeller Center
As I fought my way through the crowds to inch closer to Rockefeller Center I wondered to myself why anybody would venture into Midtown Manhattan for the annual tree lighting, yet every year they come. more
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GIVING THE ELVES SOME TIPS FOR SHOPPING FOR TRAVELING FAMILIES


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I'm lost! Hopelessly, completely lost on a winding, backcountry road somewhere in Westchester County, N.Y. Did I mention it was night and pitch-black? "How could you do this?" asks my aggravated 16-year-old daughter, Mel. more
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