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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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Tinker til you drop at San Francisco’s Exploratorium


Exploratorium entrance
Step right into the Tinkering Studio at San Francisco’s Exploratorium where you can tinker until you make lights go on and buzzers sound, make music on a musical bench or create a toothpick sculpture, inspired by the giant toothpick sculpture “Rolling Through the Bay.” more
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Boston’s Freedom Trail: Where families travel back in time


Harborfest Drummers
Welcome to Boston’s Freedom Trail, the 2.5-mile-long route over cobble-stoned streets that lets you travel back in time to when Boston was still a colony and people argued about what to do about the increasingly difficult demands from the king of England. more
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San Francisco’s North Beach: a fun area for family touring


North Beach area of San Francisco
North Beach, of course, is not a beach but a famous San Francisco neighborhood first settled by Italian fisherman and laborers in the early years of the 20th century. more
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Children’s Creativity Museum: A San Francisco family treat


At the Children's Creativity Museum in San Francisco
The Children’s Creativity Museum in downtown San Francisco right at Yerba Buena Gardens, is unlike any children’s museum I’ve ever seen. For one thing, it appeals to all ages. more
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At the Tonga Room in SF, fun dining for families


Band on Boat in Tonga Room
The Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar has been a San Francisco fixture since 1945, famous for its tropical drinks and band that floats up and down the water on a thatched-covered barge more
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A new way with kids menus at San Francisco’s Exploratorium


Seaglass Restaurant at the Exploratorium
At the SEAGLASS restaurant in San Francisco's Exploratorium, families and kids step out of their comfort zone to eat healthier and what is in season. more
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Mellow Monarch Gives Families a Place to Chill


Monarch Lift
Don’t worry about buying new ski gear. Just pull your old ski gear out of the box in your garage; you’ll feel right at home at laid-back Monarch Mountain. more
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Memories of Monet’s Garden: where a little girl (not Linnea) led the way


From the time we told Melanie we were going to France that summer, she insisted we must visit Monet’s Garden. It wasn’t that far-fetched an idea. more
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Chiles and yogurt: family dining in Albuquerque NM


jim and griffin peeling a pepper
New Mexican cuisine is as much a part of Albuquerque as the museums and heritage, and there is no shortage of delicious places for families to dine when visiting the area. more
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10 family friendly things to do in Albuquerque, NM


Hot Air Balloon ride with Rainbow Ryders in Albuquerque.
Here are ten activities and destinations you will find in Albuquerque that are ideal for families traveling with children. more
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