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National Park Vacationing Fun But Be Safe

Aug 26, 2016
The classic family travel is taking a trip to the outdoors, like a national park! As fun and exciting as it is, it is also important to be safe.

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Baseball, the Dodgers and the Honorable First Pitch


First Pitch
The particular game that I attended in April was a rivalry game against the San Francisco Giants. This series was tied at 1-1. more
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Visit to a Sea Turtle Hospital in Palm Beach County, Florida


Kids learning about sea turtles at Loggerhead Marinelife Center
More than just a place to observe, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a working hospital with the goal of rehabilitating its animal patients. In fact, it’s the preeminent sea turtle hospital in the United States and animals in need of treatment are carefully transported here from around the country. more
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Last Day of the Med Cruise – Sampling the great foods of Athens


Greek olives in Athens
I think the way to a city’s heart—or to understand its culture—is through its food. That’s why in Athens I signed us up for a “Beyond Feta” food tour offered by Context Travel, more
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Visiting Turkey, briefly, in a year of travel warnings


In courtyard at Nisanyan Hotel in village of Sirince on island of Kusadasi
Although the US State Department has warned about travel in parts of Turkey, we are far away from the unrest and terror threats in the tiny village of Sirince not far from the famous ruins of Ephesus more
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Shore excursions: cattle cars or on your own? Planning smart


Tour crowds on shore excursion
It seems as if all 4,000 passengers on the Carnival Vista, docked here, this morning are visiting Lindos, which means we’re jammed tight more
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The entertainment never stops aboard Carnival’s Vista


Sky Course on Carnival Vista
IMAX movie or Sky Ride? No, we’re not in Orlando. We’re in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea aboard Carnival’s new and largest ship VISTA. more
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No way to stay on diet with 19 restaurants on Carnival Vista


Guys Burger Restaurant on Carnival Vista
It’s nearly impossible to stay on your diet aboard Carnival’s new and largest ship Vista with some 19 places to eat. more
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Carnival’s newest and biggest ship – chock full of kids activities


A great place to cozy up with a book on Carnival Vista
Kudos to Carnival for what they have achieved for families on their new and largest ship, Vista, now sailing in the Mediterranean. more
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Off the beaten cruise tourism track on Italy’s Amalfi Coast


Twisting winding roads along Italy's Amalfi Coast
Every day, Maria Grazia, 80, walks thousands of steep stone steps to and from her home in Minuta, a tiny hamlet high above the Amalfi Coast in southwestern Italy that is among the oldest towns here, dating back before medieval times. more
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Scavenger Hunt in the Vatican Museums? You bet!


Swiss Guards at the Vatican
You wouldn’t guess the always crowded Vatican Museums would be a good place for a scavenger hunt, but it is an ideal vehicle to keep kids interested, says Eva Polino, an art historian and licensed guide more
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