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Celebrate 150 Years of Frank Lloyd Wright

Jun 26, 2017
This summer marks the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright, America's most famous architect.

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Experiencing the All-New Animal Sanctuary & Grand Hyatt Amenities at Baha Mar


Kids feeding green sea turtles
After years of multiple false starts and financial headaches, the $4.2 billion, 1,000-acre development simply known as Baha Mar finally opened its doors to the public last April more
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200 Years Later – Celebrating Jane Austen’s short life in her hometown


Jane Austen's tiny writing table
This tiny house is where Jane Austen was her most prolific—writing in the morning after breakfast at a tiny table. She lived with her mother, her sister and a family friend during the last eight years of her short life. more
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Learning about mummies at the American Museum of Natural History


The Gilded Lady, completed sculpture
The new exhibition Mummies at the American Museum of Natural History gives us a rare glimpse into lives and cultures of the past, thanks to 21st-century tools and technologies 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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Taking the Kids to free attractions in Washington DC this spring


Just published - The Kids Guide to Washington DC - second edition
It doesn’t cost anything to visit the Lincoln Memorial at night, to play pilot in a mock cockpit at “America by Air,” a permanent exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum, attend a family event or one for young children at the Museum of African American History and Culture or visit the giant pandas at the National Zoo. 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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To Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands – a trip of a lifetime even for kids


Fur Seals, King Penguins and our ship Le Boreal
We walked amid thousands of penguins (we saw five species) not bothered by our presence and fur seals who were. The huge elephant seals ignored us, as did the humpback whales we watched from zodiacs. more
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Historic sites and museums to visit during Black History Month


The Apollo, Harlem, Manhattan
February is the ideal time to visit a historic site or explore a museum exhibit celebrating African American History Month, which is also celebrated in Britain and Canada. more
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Taking the Kids on a lengthy travel ‘sabbatical’


The Jacobsons in Halong Bay, Vietnam
For five years, David and Shari Jacobson saved as much as they could, but they weren’t saving for a dream house or college for their two sons. They were putting money aside for a dream family trip many thought would never happen. more
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Five ways to make food a fun part of your 2017 vacation


Waiters dance for guests as part of post-dinner entertainment aboard the Carnival Freedom, which operates year-round four- to seven-day cruises from Galveston
You can teach the kids a lot about the culture of a place through its food. Besides, it’s fun. Two-thirds of those polled for the 2016 Portrait of American Travelers say fine-dining is important on vacation. more
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