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Austin Adventures offers rare-event Ebola cancellation policy

Oct 30, 2014
It’s a highly unlikely event, but should health officials report a confirmed case of Ebola within 500 miles of an Austin Adventures vacation host city, the company is announcing that it will waive its trip cancellation fee.

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Backyard Vacations

Take it from the kids: San Francisco is a foodie’s paradise


Kite store, Japantown, San Francisco
“Dim Sum is one of my favorite foods. Everyone likes Dim Sum!” said Andy, 14, one of the many local kids who contributed their ideas on what kids like for my new “Kid’s Guide to San Francisco.” more
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Using interpretation and technology to revive the 18th Century in Williamsburg VA


A tinsmith explains his craft in Colonial Williamsburg
The idea in the Historic Triangle — home not only to this recreated 18th-century city but also to the living-history museums Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center, is to use interactive activities, 21st-century technology and costumed interpreters more
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After the wedding, time to explore the Charlottesville VA area


Saturday farmers market in Charlottesville
Correspondent Melissa Miller had time to spend touring the Charlottesville VA area after a spectacular wedding this month. Here is her report. more
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A family visit to New Bedford MA, once America’s whaling capital


Whaling boat in New Bedford
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the largest museum in the country devoted to the story of whaling and the history and seafaring traditions of Massachusetts' south coast region. more
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Monticello is super kid-friendly, just like Thomas Jefferson was


Guide Aurelia Crawford leads a family tour of Monticello
It is only fitting that the home of our third President and the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence is so kid friendly. Jefferson was very fond of his 12 grandchildren, many of whom lived here with him after his retirement more
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What the kids say about 18th Century Williamsburg VA


Kids playing with hoops in Colonian Williamsburg
What’s it like to see 18th Century history unfold in the street of Colonial Williamsburg, VA? We asked some of the “junior interpreters” what they thought. more
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21st Century meets 18th in Colonial Williamsburg – huzzah!


Turncoat Benedict Arnold arrives to hector the residents of 18th Century Williamsburg
21st Century meets 18th Century—that’s the idea of Colonial Williamsburg. The audience was enthralled by the street theater Revolutionary City where costumed interpreters play out different aspects of the politics surrounding the American Revolution. more
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Jamestown Settlement: the place to start your Historic Triangle history tour


Kids learning Native American culture at Jamestown Settlement
Jamestown Settlement is the place to start a visit to the Historic Triangle—and to teach a lesson in tolerance in the process as you learn the trials and tribulations of the settlers and the Powahatans learning to coexist. more
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How families can celebrate Halloween all October long


Flashlight maze at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
Halloween is coming. Here are some places to find haunted houses, corn mazes, theme park parties and more for your kids and family more
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Half Moon Bay, CA, gets ready for families with lots of pumpkins


Farmer John and one of his chickens
Farmer John Muller, a third-generation California farmer, is also the mayor of Half Moon Bay, which bills itself as the World’s Pumpkin Capital. The coastal climate here, with warm days and cool nights, is perfect for growing pumpkins. more
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