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Enjoy Community Campfire at SF Presidio Twilight

May 28, 2017
The Presidio is always great to check when you are in San Francisco, and Presidio Twilight is an event worth going to.

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What’s in the garden for family vacationers at Chewton Glen?

Welcome to Chewton Glen
The resort, a five star Relais & Chateaux country house hotel is just over 50 years old but the house dates to the 1700s. more
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200 Years Later – Celebrating Jane Austen’s short life in her hometown

Jane Austen's tiny writing table
This tiny house is where Jane Austen was her most prolific—writing in the morning after breakfast at a tiny table. She lived with her mother, her sister and a family friend during the last eight years of her short life. more
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Planning a family summer vacation – let the kids help figure it out

On the beaches of Cape Cod, MA
I’m sure the kids have lots of ideas, and they may not all involve theme parks. It’s a good idea to talk to the kids about what you’re thinking for a summer trip more
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Greenwich, England – famous for time, history and friends

Greenwich sites
In Greenwich, England, famous for "mean time." You can see famous sites any time. Sharing a meal with new friends…not so much. More ravioli please! more
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Join the party in London this summer celebrating Harry Potter’s 20th

The Hogwarts Express at the Harry Potter Studio Tour
Ready to join the party? Britain is the host, celebrating Harry Potter’s 20th birthday. The first Harry Potter book was released on June 29,1997 more
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High Tea, a Musical and Cocktail – what could be more British?

High tea at the Rubens at the Palace
We were literally across the road from Buckingham Palace looking right at it while we had our own Royal Afternoon Tea at the newly renovated Rubens at the Palace more
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‘Taking the Waters’ in Ancient Bath, England

At the Jane Austen Centre in Bath
People have been coming here to “take the waters” since the Romans first built the baths and temple here to worship Sulis Minerva, Goddess of the Thermal Spring. more
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London’s Athenaeum Hotel is a favorite for visiting families

Teddy at Athenaeum Hotel In London
London's Athenaeum Hotel is family run with whimsical touches –miniature toy soldiers or taxicabs mounted as room decoration, photographs of the Beatles and Spice Girls in the hallways, just reopened last summer after a multi million dollar make over more
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At Kensington Palace, learning how the princes and princesses lives

Princess Diana in Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace is one of London’s historic palaces where for more than 300 years Britain’s young royal families lived in the heart of Kensington Gardens more
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To Dubai – Theme Parks, Deserts, Beaches and Culture

Desert camel ride
We’re in the middle of the Arabian Desert at a nearly 140-square-mile Desert Conservation Reserve about an hour southeast of Dubai riding in a four-wheel drive SUV up and down 6,200-foot-high sand dunes. more
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