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St. Petersburg FL resorts offer special deal for Dolphin Tale 2 premier

Sep 1, 2014
With the premiere of "Dolphin Tale 2" coming up on Sept. 12, TradeWinds in St. Petersburg FL - is celebrating with "Dolphin Tale 2 Getaway" - a three-night package beginning at $632

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All you need for date night – Denver’s Larimer Square


Larimer Square
Situated in the heart of Denver, Larimer Square is a host to many delicious restaurants, bars and entertainment - we never even left the square during our date night. more
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Small museums everywhere provide great value for families


Driving a Model-T at History Colorado Center
I realized when I stopped at the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco, how much fun a visit to a smaller museum can be for visiting families. more
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New Orleans, swamps, plantations and other family haunts in Louisiana


Alligator in Honey Island Swamp
Want a marshmallow? The 6-foot-long alligator, dubbed Otis by the locals, who’s minus one foot and swimming alongside our boat certainly does. more
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Families flock to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans


Inside the National World War II Museum in New Orleans
Jack Lucas became the youngest Marine ever to receive the United States’ highest military honor. The wallet he had in his pocket that day tells just one of the many stories at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. more
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Farm-to-table family fun on Martha’s Vineyard


Gardening at the Farm Institute
At the nonprofit Farm Institute on Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts, the local and vacationing kids who attend summer day camp here tend the expansive vegetable garden, gather eggs and care for the animals. Older kids may learn the art of composting and carpentry. more
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Learning about oceanography – and Titantic – in Woods Hole, MA


Braden Tierney guides our WHOI tour
WOODS HOLE, MA – Do you recognize the name of this small port on Cape Cod? It has something to do with the Titanic, right? more
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PLAY BALL! At the very family-friendly Cape Cod League


At the ballpark in Falmouth MA
Tonight they’ve gathered for another Cape tradition—the Cape Cod Baseball League—10 teams comprised of 350 elite college players from around the country who live with 200 local families for the summer season. more
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Old Saybrook CT: like Cape Cod but without the traffic jams


Three Stories at the Saybrook Point Inn and Spa
A short trip to Old Saybrook CT, which dates to 1635 when it was first settled by a company of English puritans. Yale University was founded here. more
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Six new places for families to experience a special July 4th


Fireworks off the deck of the USS Midway
Maybe you will march in a local parade or watch the kids march, host a barbecue or gather the gang to see the fireworks. Here are six unique ways to celebrate July 4. more
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Families learn about wild animal care at Busch Gardens in Tampa FL


Giraffe feed teacher and class
We’re at Busch Gardens state of the art Animal Care Center where guests can watch the park’s vets do surgeries (like repairing a Bald Eagle’s broken wing), wellness exams and more as the park’s vet team works to keep 1200 animals healthy. more
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