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Mini Musicians: Eat Play Laugh for families

Aug 1, 2014
A stay at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront this summer can turn your family's little one into a music machine.

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Discovering the family and foodie side of Sonoma County CA


Love sculpture at Paradise Ridge
Sonoma County CA - Twenty coastal beaches… soaring Coas Redwoods… 11 state parks, 27 historical landmarks… 120 farms open to the public and 12 farmers markets… 400 wineries and more than 500 restaurants committed to bringing you food grown locally. more
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A Two-Nation Vacation to Roosevelt’s Campobello and Downeast Maine


Lighthouse on Campobello
Campobello is an island off the Maine coast, located in New Brunswick, Canada. Unless you’re a U.S. history buff, you might not know that our longest serving President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, spent countless summers vacationing on this Canadian island. more
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Learning about oceanography – and Titantic – in Woods Hole, MA


Braden Tierney guides our WHOI tour
WOODS HOLE, MA – Do you recognize the name of this small port on Cape Cod? It has something to do with the Titanic, right? more
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Families get up close and with the animals at Busch Gardens in Tampa


Get up close to the park’s collection of animal ambassadors
Welcome to the state-of-the-art Animal Care Center at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida — a unique 16,000-square-foot facility opened a little more than two years ago where visitors can watch how the park’s veterinarians take care of the animals that live here more
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At the Farm Institute on Martha’s Vineyard with the kiddie farmers


They learn about locally sourced food at a young age on Martha's Vineyard
Kids learning about food at the Farm Institute on Martha's Vineyard, MA. These 180 acres at the edge of Edgartown has been farmed since the first Europeans arrived in the 17th Century and before that by the local Wampanoag. more
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Families learn about wild animal care at Busch Gardens in Tampa FL


Giraffe feed teacher and class
We’re at Busch Gardens state of the art Animal Care Center where guests can watch the park’s vets do surgeries (like repairing a Bald Eagle’s broken wing), wellness exams and more as the park’s vet team works to keep 1200 animals healthy. more
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Kids learn to do grownup work at Tampa attractions


Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa FL
I love it when museums and zoos encourage kids to learn about their own communities—or the communities they are visiting. more
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Dreams come true for 12 year-olds at Cooperstown Dreams Park


Skills competition at Dreams Park
This is the Cooperstown Dreams Park, where every week more than 100 Little League teams comprised of 12 year olds convene for a week of baseball. more
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Generations love the game — at the Baseball Hall of Fame


Checking out historic equipment at the Baseball Hall of Fame
There is a lot to read at every exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, celebrating its 75th anniversary this month. This iconic place inspires conversation with parents and grandparents more
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Celebrate Yosemite’s 150th birthday with your family


Yosemite Falls and Merced River
This month marks the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act, which set aside Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove as the first protected wild land in the country — the first time scenic, wilderness lands were set aside specifically for preservation and public use by the federal government. more
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