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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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Kids learn to do grownup work at Tampa attractions


Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa FL
I love it when museums and zoos encourage kids to learn about their own communities—or the communities they are visiting. more
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How families can get great deals in the Caribbean in summer


Swimming with stingrays in the Cayman Islands
Many consider summer in the Caribbean family season because rates are significantly lower and there are so many value-added amenities. more
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Dreams come true for 12 year-olds at Cooperstown Dreams Park


Skills competition at Dreams Park
This is the Cooperstown Dreams Park, where every week more than 100 Little League teams comprised of 12 year olds convene for a week of baseball. more
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Rejuvenating a hotel and town near Cooperstown


The American Hotel in Sharon Springs NY
A New York City expat tells his story of rejuvenating an historic hotel and plans to do the same for the tiny village of Sharon Springs, 25 miles from Cooperstown more
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Families learn 19th Century farming in Cooperstown NY


Peg Young and Willa in the farmhouse
At the Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown, NY, Peg Young is making bread, fried bacon and potato balls all over an open fire. There will be rhubarb pie for desert. more
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Generations love the game — at the Baseball Hall of Fame


Checking out historic equipment at the Baseball Hall of Fame
There is a lot to read at every exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, celebrating its 75th anniversary this month. This iconic place inspires conversation with parents and grandparents more
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Kid-friendly Costa Rican resort not typical cookie-cutter


Beach Pool at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa in Costa Rica
Alison Tibaldi's recent visit to the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa in Costa Rica was the antithesis of the cookie-cutter experience that you get at some chain hotels. more
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Why families like ski country in the summer: 6 adventures


Fun at Winter Park CO
Ski country in summer, especially Colorado: you won’t run out of things to do. Many who live in ski towns say they originally came for the snow but stayed because they love the summer more
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Celebrate Yosemite’s 150th birthday with your family


Yosemite Falls and Merced River
This month marks the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act, which set aside Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove as the first protected wild land in the country — the first time scenic, wilderness lands were set aside specifically for preservation and public use by the federal government. more
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Beaches Turks and Caicos, a Teen’s POV


School kids in Turks & Caicos
After a long and stressful year at college, nothing could have been more eagerly anticipated than a weekend soaking up the sun at Beaches Turks and Caicos with my mom. more
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