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Baby Giraffe Gets A Playmate At The Santa Barbara Zoo In California

Mar 3, 2015
After the arrival of baby buttercup this winter, the Santa Barbara Zoo is expecting a second Masai giraffe to arrive this March!

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Debunking Thanksgiving myths at Plimouth Plantation


Corn was a valuable commodity in Plimouth Plantation.
There's no better place than Plimouth Plantation in Plymouth Massachusetts on a sunny fall day to debunk the myths of that first Thanksgiving and learn more about the adults and kids who lived here then. Just in November, some 70,000 people from around the world visit, some staying to dine with the Pilgrims. (Book early. The dinners, especially the traditional Thanksgiving Day feast, often sell out far in advance.) more
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A BFF weekend at Turnberry Isle


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I'm not a golfer -- I never have golfed, in fact, though my two friends, Sue Tober and Elise Carlton, do. Christina Trammell, the resort's director of golf is very patient. I'm pleased I can even hit the ball! One person in the clinic has just finished up two full days of lessons with Christina. more
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TO ORLANDO ON THE CHEAP


Quality slime-time courtesy of Nickelodeon
It's bad enough to say no to the kids all the time at home, much less on vacation. (No, you can't have that $40 sweatshirt. No you can't order that $20 steak...) Vacation, after all, is when we all want to indulge the kids and ourselves. But with the economy the way it is, I think we're all going to be saying no more often, until we figure out better ways to stretch those vacation bucks. more
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Despite the hassles, don’t give up on your vacation


I know when times get tough, vacations are the first thing to go. My husband already is grumbling about the Christmas trip I've tentatively planned for us. more
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Family adventures on the river


According to Hughes River Expeditions in Idaho, families now account for 60 percent of their business.
Welcome to the vacation world of family river rafting. You can go for a day, three days or longer on the Green River in Utah, which is mild enough for a 5-year-old or on others where outfitters suggest kids should be at least 12, in order to handle the rapids. Lewis, Kerr and Dr. Jacobsen give rave reviews to the trips down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River more
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Hitting the slopes this winter without busting the budget


Fun on the slopes at Big Sky in Montana
Eleven-year-old Nate Gourd, an avid snowboarder from Manchester, Vt., couldn't agree more. "You feel like you're flying when you come down the mountain," he says, adding that kids "definitely should wear helmets." Meet Vermont's vice presidents of fun. Bridget -- who says she's always waiting at the bottom of the mountain for her "slowpoke" family more
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