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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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Destinations

On a family vacation in Portugal


Shopping in Lisbon
Since 2010, Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts in Lisbon, Portugal have been providing family-friendly luxury accommodations, gourmet meals, facilities and activities to provide memorable holidays to family groups of all sizes and ages. more
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October is “Kids Free Month” in San Diego


Learning about Owls at the San Diego Zoo
No wonder families have been coming here for 100 years. San Diego, of course, is a great bet for families all year round — sunny weather, 70 miles of coastline (take your pick of 30-plus beaches), theme parks (SeaWorld and LEGOLAND) and plenty of history more
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On a fall cruise when family doesn’t necessarily mean kids


Norwegian Gem anchored off Bar Harbor ME
even without a lot of kids, the ship was still packed with families — mothers and daughters, aunts and cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, grandparents and young grandchildren, even four lifelong friends celebrating their 70th birthdays more
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Taking full advantage of Halloween season


Terror Behind the Walls, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia
You don’t need to wait till Halloween to put on costumes, not when theme parks, resorts and haunted attractions have already kicked off special Halloween events more
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A Multi-Generational Getaway to Charleston, SC


Biking on the Sand at Wild Dunes
I am always on the lookout for destinations with multi-generational vacation potential. Charleston SC met our expectations more
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Last day of cruise – at the Gilded Age mansions in Newport RI


View of The Breakers from the Cliff Walk
This is our last day aboard the Norwegian Gem—we return to New York City tomorrow and Newport, famous for its sailing and coastal location as well as these spectacular mansions, is a good way to end the trip more
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Ashore in Bar Harbor ME, Acadia National Park and St. John, New Brunswick


Norwegian Gem anchored off Bar Harbor ME
Our cruise on the Norwegian Gem takes us to Bar Harbor ME, the beautiful Acadia National Park as well as St. John in New Brunswick, CA more
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Halifax, Nova Scotia – History and Heroism Combine


Guide David Cunningham explains story of unknown child from Titanic buried in Halifax cemetery
Everyone knows about the Titanic, but few have heard about the Halifax Explosion of 1917 that killed 2000 people. Here in Nova Scotia history, tragedy and a beautiful city combine for some incredible stories. more
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10 fall festivals for families


: Celebrate the annual Elk Rut with bugling contests, Estes Park, Colorado
There are literally hundreds of Octoberfests around the country this fall — some kid-friendly — but there are also plenty of apple, pumpkin and harvest festivals from which to choose more
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Fall is Family Time on Mexico’s Pacific Coast


Puerto Vallarta beach scene
Fall is family time along Mexico's Pacific Coast whether you want to take a bike ride around town, practice your Spanish, head to a local festival or relax at an all-inclusive resort more
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