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Backroads adding Portugal bike tour in 2017

Feb 26, 2017
Backroads, a leading active travel company, is now offering a new signature Bike Trip in Portugal, one of Europe’s top destinations.

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SKATEBOARDING WITH A CHAMPION


Douglas Cameron, the Canadian who manages the park and oversees the camp -- just in its second year -- says it’s as much for local kids as visitors. It has 64,000 square feet of ledges, boxes, v-hips, banks and stairs and half pipes, which to the uninitiated look like a lot of hills built into the cement. more
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CHECKING OUT THE BEACHES AND THE RESCUED IGUANAS


DAY THREE (June 13, 2009) — Finally, a Caribbean beach that’s everything a Caribbean beach should be — quaint, with hammocks strung in the palm trees. Crystal clear water perfect for snorkeling, white sand, a first rate beach bar (known more »
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TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS WITH TWO SKATEBOARDERS


The skate park is amazing -- all kinds of dips, jumps -- the boys got there around one and didn’t quit until it got dark just after 7 pm. (More about the camp tomorrow). more
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Kansas City here we come


This summer, when we're all watching our vacation budgets so carefully, let's remember there is a lot to see and do wherever you live -- and those cities -- large and small -- want and need your business as much as far flung destinations. more
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To sky country in summer


Yes, ski resorts in summer. They might just be the best vacation value going in this summer of great vacation values. Ski instructors around the country whisper that they came to the mountains for the snow but stayed because of the glorious mountain summers. more
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TO PRAGUE


Another day, another castle. But no one's complaining. Not in Prague, which many now call The Paris of the East. It's crowded with tourists on this brilliant summer day. more
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Checking out 21st-century resort kids’ programs


Hyatt heralded the movement toward kid-friendly resorts 22 years ago when it started the Camp Hyatt program here... Today you'll find innovative programs at resorts across the country and beyond more
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On the old-fashioned train to the Grand Canyon


It's that rare vacation moment when everyone is happy at the same time. And all it took was an old-fashioned train in a remote Arizona town and a singing cowboy leading the kids in a spirited rendition of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm." more
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To Innsbruck and beyond


Who says kids will be bored in Europe? Not in Austria. There's plenty of culture and history -- kids can dress up as royals, in fact, at the Schonbrunn Palace more
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LAST DAY IN ARIZONA — Meet Lance, Bailey and Sonora


DAY SIX (April 4, 2009) — Lance is a Hawk, Bailey a turkey vulture and Sonora a two year-old Bald Eagle. The kids’ eyes are huge. Lance, Bailey and Sonora were all injured and nursed back to health by Liberty more »
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