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Don’t Miss Waterville Valley NH Family Festival on August 8th

Aug 4, 2015
Families are invited to join Bruce the Moose, Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat at the Waterville Valley NH Family Festival on Saturday August 8th

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Hotel G: Cozy comfort in San Francisco’s Union Square


Hotel G lobby
We had one short night to spend in San Francisco before heading to our good friends' wedding, and I'm happy that we spent it at Hotel G, which opened in May 2014 in Union Square more
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In Edinburgh, where Harry Potter was written and history abounds


Victoria Street - inspiration for Diagon Alley
Welcome to Daigon Alley. No, this is not at Universal Studios Orlando. It's here in Edinburgh, where JK Rowling famously wrote the first book in a coffee shop. more
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At Gleneagles, falconry is more than for the birds


Eileen and Margo at Gleneagles
Margo is a Harris Hawk at the British School of Falconry here on the grounds of the historic Gleneagles Hotel, the first in the country and extremely popular with kids. In fact, we had an audience as I was learning to hold Margo and let her fly. more
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Gleneagles: a world-famous golf resort, now family friendly


Kids golfing at Gleneagles
Of course, Gleneagles is known for golf — it is home to three of Scotland’s best championship courses and it is where the 2014 Ryder Cup was played. But today, only 30 percent of guests play golf — and some of them may be kids taking lessons. more
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Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland – a foodie paradise


Chefs table at Gleneagles Deseo restaurant
What is vacation without good food and Gleneagles Hotel certainly delivers. It is home to Andrew Fairlie, chef of Scotland’s only two Michelin-starred restaurant. But the other restaurants offer something special as well—maybe trying Scottish food for the first time. more
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Gleneagles: Famous for golf but beloved by UK and US families


Walking in the maze at Gleneagles
Gleneagles is known for golf—it is home to three of Scotland’s best championship courses but today, only 30 per cent of guests play golf and Gleneagles is a kid-friendly resort that draws families from the United Kingdom as well as the United States back year after year more
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Cruising Ireland and Scotland on a Windstar yacht


Lunch on deck as ship is about to depart Dublin
We are on an eight-day Gaelic Explorer Windstar Cruise on a yacht with just 212 passengers can go to smaller ports. Windstar, known for its sailing yachts, has added three more yachts from Seabourn—these without sails--that after a $12 million refurbishment have joined the fleet. more
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A multi-gen foodie heaven at Ireland’s Ashford Castle


Porridge with a spash of Irish whiskey
The great food at Ashford Castle in Ireland is inspired by Lord Ardilaun, a scion of the Guinness family, who insisted on only the freshest and most varied of local produce, a tradition continued by new executive chef Philippe Farineau more
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Ireland’s Ashford Castle – beloved by American families


Ashford Castle
We are at Ireland’s School of Falconry—the oldest in the country—at Ashford Castle that dates back to 1228 on the shores of Lough Corrib, the largest lake in Ireland, and the River Cong, which is reputed to have the best salmon and trout fishing in Europe. more
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Touring London with a local journalist – curry anyone?


Lunch served at Tayab restaurant
Will Hide, a London journalist, jokes that locals say Chicken tikka masala should be Britain’s national dish. Indian food—especially “takeaway” is so popular. Vacations, of course, are a great time to try new cuisines and when in London, that means Indian food (actually mostly Bangladeshi). more
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