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Perfect Time to Visit Hawaii

Apr 25, 2017
Spring and summer is the perfect time visit Hawaii, especially with new developments.

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Hit the Beach at LEGOLAND Beach Retreat in Florida


LEGOland bungalow
There’s a lighthouse just a stone’s throw from Orlando that’s calling your name. LEGOLAND Florida’s new Beach Retreat is a beacon for weary families looking for a place to unwind more
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Taking the kids to San Francisco to commemorate the “summer of love”


Guide Stan Flouride explains mural depicting Summer of Love in 1967
Take the kids and grandkids to San Francisco where the city is marking the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love with a year’s worth of special events, exhibits, concerts and more. more
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A Portland, Maine Family Vacation at the Inn by the Sea


A private boardwalk leads from Inn by the Sea, ME to sandy Crescent Beach
The Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. A private boardwalk leads through a wildlife sanctuary to an idyllic sandy beach, where you’ll see lobster boats and sunsets straight out of an Edward Hopper painting. more
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The Kids Guides — kids helping kids discover America


The Kid's Guides are pocket-sized books for kids ages 6-12 and chock full of tips from kids in the know more
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A Trip to Cubs Spring Training with my Dad


My dad is still skeptical of this selfie deal
I convinced my dad to join me this spring in Arizona for spring training. As coincidence would have it, two of his very best friends from his college years at The University of Texas were also planning a trip. more
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Off the rails and trails in Arizona for Cubs Spring training


Green Zebra ATV Tour near Phoenix AZ
A quick father-son trip to spring training in the Cactus League to see the World Champion Chicago Cubs (yes that's still sinking in). Air travel misadventure our first day followed by adventure in the Sonoran Dessert on day 2. more
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A Quick Spring Getaway to Aspen


Hotel Aspen
Hank and I went on short spring getaway to Aspen. Although only 12 miles as the bird-flies from where we live in Crested Butte, in the winter it takes about 4 hours to drive around the mountains. more
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Traveling with millennials in wine country


The Meitz Family at their winery
As millennials continue to travel with their parents — even before they have kids of their own — it’s the older generation that is likely to cause travel hiccups. more
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Montreal Celebrates 375th Anniversary


Christopher at Asterix et Oubelix
In 2017, the city of Montreal is celebrating its 375th anniversary, and the festivities run all year long! With activities ranging from festivals, shows and more, there is always something new to explore more
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Hotels in San Francisco: so much choice, convenience and history


View from Cityscape at the Hilton SF Union Square
This year, San Francisco is comemorating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, a yearlong celebration of the city’s counter culture with exhibits, performances and more. Here are some hotel picks. more
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