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Meet Thomas and Friends This April

Mar 25, 2017
Thomas Land, the largest permanent Thomas & Friends attraction in North America, is set to reopen for its third season at Edaville, USA in Carver MA.

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Traveling with millennials in wine country


The Meitz Family at their winery
As millennials continue to travel with their parents — even before they have kids of their own — it’s the older generation that is likely to cause travel hiccups. more
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Tips and pleasures for late season snow fun on and off the slopes


Keystone Resort, a great place for family fun
Wherever you opt to ski this spring break, expect plenty of sunshine, great deals and packages, even at the poshest resorts. more
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March is spring break month – some last-minute ideas


Barbara Dane, Vietnam Protest, 1964, to be featured in On the Road to the Summer of Love on view at the California Historical Society beginning May 12, 2017
Who says spring break is just for college kids? Certainly not the families impatiently waiting in line at Orlando theme parks, but at least it’s not as hot as in midsummer! more
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Finding hidden gems in snow country


Family snowboarding time, Homewood Mountain Resort
There are other hidden gems like Ski Cooper elsewhere in Colorado and around the country for snow-loving families, suited especially for those with young kids and families just learning. Here are five good bets: more
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Historic sites and museums to visit during Black History Month


The Apollo, Harlem, Manhattan
February is the ideal time to visit a historic site or explore a museum exhibit celebrating African American History Month, which is also celebrated in Britain and Canada. more
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Woodstock VT: A Winter Weekend of Outdoor Activities


The Historic Woodstock Inn in Vermont
Vermont is loaded with quaint villages and covered bridges, but Woodstock stands tall even in state that’s chockfull of adorable. more
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Terranea, A Southern California Resort Respite


Terranea Resort - Resort Pool
Perched on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea is a rambling resort on 102 acres of land, pristine and brimming with flora and fauna more
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Six LA museums guaranteed to wow families and kids


Jeff Koons’ famous giant Balloon Dog at the Broad
But this wasn’t a big holiday sale. People were waiting for the chance to get free tickets to The Broad, Los Angeles’ newest contemporary art museum. more
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How about a quick pre-holiday getaway?


Gingerbread village, Crown Center, Kansas City
Make it an overnight when you head to see that favorite holiday light display or museum exhibit. Go see Santa somewhere else besides the mall. more
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Ushering in the holidays with cool light displays


Beggars, part of Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
For a lot of us, heading to holiday light displays has become as big a Thanksgiving weekend tradition as football and pumpkin pie. more
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