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Book your Kids on the Wisconsin Polar Express Train this Year

Nov 23, 2014
November 21st through December 22nd, Wisconsin and Southern Railroads is holding its family getaway holiday package with tickets to the Polar Express Train Ride

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Discovering the beauty, charm and eco-friendliness of Nicaragua


Melanie on horseback ride on overlook of Morgans Rock
The San Francisco family was inspired to come to Nicaragua by friends who had visited with their kids, they said, and didn’t want to spend all their time on the beach — as gorgeous as it is more
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A high schooler leaves his comfort zone to help others in Costa Rica


Luis learning to surf
Luis Cruz had never traveled far from home. This summer he got the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica with a group that sponsors community service trips. This is his diary of the trip. more
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Take the Kids to San Diego in October — they’re free!


Downtown USS Midway
There’s no better time to visit San Diego than October when kids are free all over town — from the zoo to harbor cruises, LEGOLAND California in nearby Carlsbad, nearly 40 museums, restaurants and activities from surf lessons to speedboat rides to golf and even fishing. more
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When the kids aren’t in school yet this fall, get out and play


Curious George Goes to Town at the Kidzone area at Universal Studios Florida
For once, be glad you’re toting a stroller and safety seat. When everyone else has headed back to school, you can head off on vacation with your toddlers and preschoolers. more
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A Family Friendly Guide to The Florida Keys


The beach homes at Tranquility Bay feel like you're walking down a quiet cottage lane
Riding down the highway towards the Florida Keys, I caught a glimpse of aqua marine colored medians, and even they began to soothe my stressed soul. more
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Fish right out of the water, strawberries, goat cheese and more


Fresh crabs at Princeton Seafood
At Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay near, where we were staying at the Beach House, locals either have downloaded the free FishLine App or call 650-726-8724 to see what fresh-caught fish commercial fishermen are selling “off the boat.” more
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Half Moon Bay, CA — no crowds or rush yet near San Francisco


View from Beach House
My daughter is planning her wedding near Half Moon Bay. I can see why she loves this area -- between the mountains to the East and the Pacific to the west. The best part—it’s not busy or crowded, though we’re less than hour’s drive from San Francisco. more
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Families love meeting future baseball superstars on Cape Cod


Brewster Whitecaps and young fans
We’re sitting on the grass with several hundred parents and kids on a balmy summer night in Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod watching the Falmouth Commodores play the Orleans Firebirds. more
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At the Farm Institute on Martha’s Vineyard with the kiddie farmers


They learn about locally sourced food at a young age on Martha's Vineyard
Kids learning about food at the Farm Institute on Martha's Vineyard, MA. These 180 acres at the edge of Edgartown has been farmed since the first Europeans arrived in the 17th Century and before that by the local Wampanoag. more
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Exploring historic and family-friendly Martha’s Vineyard, MA


Bikes everywhere on Martha's Vineyard
Does a summer night get any better? Not on Martha’s Vineyard at the historic Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown that dates back 123 years. We loved sitting on the rocking chairs on the porch more
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  • Joe: Great article! Nicaragua gets overlooked so much because of the popularity of other Central American countries like Costa Rica and Belize. It is a great...
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