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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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A Quick Spring Getaway to Aspen


Hotel Aspen
Hank and I went on short spring getaway to Aspen. Although only 12 miles as the bird-flies from where we live in Crested Butte, in the winter it takes about 4 hours to drive around the mountains. more
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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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Montreal Celebrates 375th Anniversary


Christopher at Asterix et Oubelix
In 2017, the city of Montreal is celebrating its 375th anniversary, and the festivities run all year long! With activities ranging from festivals, shows and more, there is always something new to explore more
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Hotels in San Francisco: so much choice, convenience and history


View from Cityscape at the Hilton SF Union Square
This year, San Francisco is comemorating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, a yearlong celebration of the city’s counter culture with exhibits, performances and more. Here are some hotel picks. more
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On the Russian River in Sonoma County CA


Kayaking on the Russian River
We’re kayaking in the mouth of the Russian River in Jenner, CA as one harbor seal after another pops up his head. We see Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Ospreys with fish in their mouths, going to their nests presumably. more
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Sonoma County CA: a foodie paradise


Reggie enjoying dessert at The Girl and The Fig
There are about 500 restaurants in Sonoma County—places to get fresh crab and sandwiches on just-baked bread, freshly made soup and all varieties of cheese. more
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Three days in Sonoma County – a birthday treat at a special spa


Thermal pool at Willow Stream Spa
I’m soaking in a natural thermal pool that’s heated to more than 90 degrees. Even better, the setting couldn’t be more bucolic—flowering shrubs all around. We’re at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn Willow Stream Spa, 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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New Punta Cana Bahia Principe Resort Takes Family Vacations To An Entertaining Level


Poolside entertainer at Bahia Principe
Punta Cana does not lack all-inclusive resorts. This Dominican Republic beach town is crammed with hotels that cater to vacationers seeking sand, sun and surf. 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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