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“Sea & Learn” Returns to the Dutch Caribbean Island Saba in October

Oct 6, 2015
The Dutch Caribbean Island of Saba announces the return of its annual “Sea & Learn” Environmental Awareness Month in October 2015.

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To the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park

San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park
We’re riding in a truck on a photo caravan into the heart of the large animal enclosures, which means, as we bump along, we get up close to not only the rhinos (Southern white, as well as greater one-horned) but also the giraffes (try feeding leaves to two giraffes at once!), Springbok, Cape buffalo, ostrich, Defassa Waterbuck, zebras and more. more
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What to do when you lose your passport while traveling abroad

I’m still not sure where or how it happened that day in Florence. Our passports were securely in my purse but that evening, the leather envelope I carried them in was gon more
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To Kauai — Now the Adventure Isle

Surf Lessons on Kauai
We’ve driven to the end of Kuhio Highway on the North Shore of Kauai to Ke’e beach — past some of the most luxuriant plants I’ve ever seen. Spectacular beaches abound here on Kauai, including Lumahai beach where Mitzi Gaynor “washed that man right out of her hair” for the filming of “South Pacific.” There’s also the town of Hanalei of “Puff the Magic Dragon” fame more
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Are you ready for ghosts and goblins?

Matt and Reggie Yemma in a Wisconsin pumpkin patch in the 1980s
This year, there are thousands of haunted attractions around the country to choose from that offer chills and thrills for most of the fall. Even Broadway is getting in on the act more
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To Steamboat Springs

Steamboat gondola
The story goes that in the early 1800s a French trapper heard a noisy hot spring that reminded him of a steamboat. When the railroad was built in 1908, the formations around the spring were changed and the chugging sound was lost. Still, the name stuck. more
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How to survive and have fun on college tours with your kids

Tufts University near Boston
Anyone who has ever toured colleges with a high school student -- and I was on my third round that Boston weekend --- knows that's no small feat. I've driven four hours to have my son refuse to get out of the car because he didn't like the look of the campus more
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Meeting Up with Some Ghosts and Goblins

Halloween in New Orleans
Halloween is no longer just about trick or treating in the neighborhood. That’s old school — apparently. Instead, you can take your pick of zoos, museums, theme parks, campgrounds, big cities, small ones — all of which have Halloween doings guaranteed to scare the teens and plenty of benign “spooky” fun for the littlest ghosts and goblins. more
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Tonight we’re going to watch the flamingos in the sunset!

Reggie in Atacama
The Atacama region (less than two hours flight from Santiago) is one of the most visited in Chile and it is easy to see why -- the spectacular desert landscape, the chance to hike to an ancient village, taste a llama kebob (you’ll see them everywhere here), hike to the top of a volcano at 18,000 feet or to the highest geyser field in the world -- El Tatio Geisers at 14,190 feet -- and visit unique nature reserves like this. more
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