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New Cookbook Perfect for Foodies

May 22, 2017
The Chubby Vegetarian: 100 Inspired Vegetable Recipes for the Modern Table is a creative, veggie-inspired cookbook from award-winning authors

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The Force Awakens ahead of the movie at Disneyland

Eileen and Darth Vader
The Force Awakens at Disneyland today, just in time for the holidays –and of course the much-awaited Star Wars movie debuting Dec 18. more
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Taking the Kids to Montana, which offers outdoor fun all year

Mel and Reggie snowshoeing near Old Faithful
I love Yellowstone in winter — no crowds, lots of animals and the chance to see Old Faithful and other thermal features without any crowds. (Did you know Yellowstone has more thermal features than anywhere in the world — 10,000 bubbling mud pots, hot springs and geysers?) Honestly, we felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. more
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So much invention in Seattle: Inspiration for Kids

Pike Place Market in Seattle
The Museum of History and Industry, now in the historic Naval Reserve Armory at Lake Union Park, boasts the largest heritage organization in Washington State with nearly 4 million artifacts. It is a good place to start any family visit to Seattle. more
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Baseball teaches an important American history lesson in Kansas City

Major League Baseball Play Ball Initiative
They were among the best baseball players in the United States, traveling cross-country to play the game they loved before cheering fans. But they were often forced to sleep on their bus and eat peanut butter crackers. more
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Kids (and grownups) learning something about the world aboard a cruise ship

Stargazing at Sea on the Diamond Princess
Listen up parents and grandparents. If you think great sites are the reason you are treating your children and grandchildren to a cruise, think again. A lot of what they learn about the world takes place right on board in the kids’ and teen clubs, especially when they are meeting so many youngsters from different cultures and countries. more
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Ireland’s Ashford Castle: very popular with American families

Ashford Castle in Western Ireland
Ashford Castle, in western Ireland on 350 acres along the shores of Lough Corrib and the River Cong, is famous for its fishing and falconry but if you're a boy just staying in a bona-fide castle is the real attraction. more
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Taking the kids to a Colorado resort that’s no longer hard to reach

Sun cresting on a mountain peak at Telluride CO
Tiny Telluride is a popular place. Nestled in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado, the mountain range has the highest concentration of 13,000 and 14,000 foot peaks in North America more
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It’s October: time to celebrate Halloween everywhere all month

Halloween in Colonial Williamsburg
No, I’m not a little early, though Halloween is nearly a month away. That’s because everyone from hotels to theme park to attractions to campgrounds to museums now have special Halloween doings that typically go on all month long. more
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Taking a local tour of Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market

Elizabeth McClure with samples of Beechers mac and cheese
We’ve signed on for Seattle’s only chef-led tour of the market with Elizabeth McClure’ new company Eat Seattle Tours. She also does cooking classes in the Market’s Atrium Kitchen, shopping with the students first for ingredients . more
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Hotels restaurants increasingly focusing on local food and healthy choices

Eggs in hell at Sazerac
It is Friday night in Seattle. But what’s interesting is the Sazerac with its distinctive chandeliers and hip-but-casual vibe and food best described as modern South meets Northwest is in Kimpton’s Monaco Hotel. more
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