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Hotel Providence is Continuing Its Kid Spooky Tours

Oct 31, 2014
Now until December 1, Hotel Providence is offering tickets for the Providence Ghost Tour.

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WATCHING SEA TURTLES NEST


The 21-mile stretch of beach in Tortuguero, Costa Rica is one of the largest nesting sites in the world for Green Sea Turtles.
By Eileen OgintzTribune Media Services The beach is pitch black, except for the light from the stars dancing across the sky. The ocean waves pound. And right in front of us, a huge (more than 300 pounds and three feet more »
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Understanding where the food comes from


At the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco
Ever seen a cranberry bean? I’ve never seen so much luscious produce in one place -- heirloom tomatoes, white peaches, plums, big and tiny grapes, almonds and walnuts, various varieties of chili peppers…eggplants, potatoes…welcome to The Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market . more
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A gay wedding at City Hall and a visit to Alcatraz


Skyline view of San Francisco from the ferry to Alcatraz
These friends who live elsewhere and came to San Francisco for another family wedding are long time partners and figured they should take advantage of the law in California that makes same-sex marriages legal. Massachusetts is the only other state. Gay weddings are good business for California, bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars. more
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A visit to SF’s Zeum


Playground at San Francisco's Zeum
Here’s one place where no one is afraid to get their hands dirty. They’re bent over tables diligently making multi colored clay figures from wire frames and assorted other creatures -- dogs, sea lions, cats. more
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Five Days in San Francisco


Reggie at her new job in San Francisco
DAY ONE — As long as I was flying cross country to San Francisco, I thought I’d try Virgin America (www.virginamerica.com) . I always liked flying Virgin Atlantic to London. They were among the first to have individual seat entertainment more »
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TO AMSTERDAM


Amsterdam_Flower_Market
By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Media Services I’ve found vacation nirvana for teenagers and it’s a place parents will like just as much as teens do. Welcome to Amsterdam. It’s got everything, including teen-safe clubs, terrific outdoor markets that, despite the more »
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HITTING THE AIRPORT VIP LOUNGES


British Airways built a KidZone room into their Terminal 5 facility, the largest in the world.
Pancake, the much loved blue bear, seemed right at home among the oh-so-serious laptop-toting business people. So did his 4-year-old owner, Colin Blodgett. Colin, Pancake and Colin's parents were awaiting their flight from London to New York in British Airway's expansive $60 million Executive Lounges in Heathrow's new Terminal 5 more
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A new-style adventure by Disney — with no mouse ears in sight


Jack and Will Andrews do a little souvenir shopping in Durnstein, Austria along the Danube River.
We sniff the strong perfume that even kids used, since they bathed so infrequently (servants just once a year) and learn that even though royal children had servants to do everything for them (even brush their teeth), they didn't have a lot of time to play because they were expected at court (sitting quietly for hours). Still, our gang decided they'd rather be royals instead of servants. more
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