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Bike Share Extends Reach of Public Transportation in 65 US Cities

May 3, 2016
Forty-six bike share systems in the U.S. offer a total of 2,655 bike share stations in 65 US cities, with most in close proximity to transit stops, according to a new report

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Into Havana on a “people-to-people” tour from the first American cruise ship in 58 years


Kids from the Adonia mugging for the camera in Old Havana
Cubans lined the Havana shoreline, cheering loudly as the ship sailed in. Those on board lined the decks cheering, waving Cuban and American flags as Adonia, became the first American ship to enter Havana Harbor in 58 years more
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How kids like making history on first American cruise to Cuba


Kids table on the Fathom Adonia enrollee to Cuba
The Russell kids had spent the last two weeks in the Dominican Republic where they joined in volunteer activities that ranged from wrapping chocolate bars at a women’s collective to helping to lay cement floors for several families. more
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On the first American sea voyage to Cuba since the Revolution


Provisioning for first American cruise to Cuba
Eleven kids are making history, though they may not realize it. The kids are among the 700 passengers aboard Fathom’s Adonia, the first American ship to win approval to sail into Cuba from American shores in more than 50 years. (Fathom is the newest cruise brand of Carnival Corp). more
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Taking the kids on an adventure closer to home this summer


Innsbruck, petting zoo
Will we be safe? Everywhere I go people have the same question about travel this spring and summer. So what’s a travel-loving family to do this summer? more
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National Parks Week is the time to introduce your kids to the outdoors


Horseback riding through Rocky Mountain National Park
Throughout National Parks Week, many parks will also host Every Kid in a Park events, which encourages fourth-grade students to visit national parks and other public lands by offering a free annual pass. more
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New Fathom Cruises combine love of travel with desire to make a difference


Fathom cruisers making water filters in the Dominican Republic
Sure cruises are meant to be fun in the sun. But you want something that will offer more than that to your family. Welcome aboard Fathom, a different kind of cruise that combines one’s love of travel with the desire to make a difference in the world more
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When someone in the family has special challenges


Adaptive skiing at Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
Adaptive sports programs are about much more than the activities themselves, Disabled Sports USA, has some 124 chapters across 42 states, including 75 at ski resorts more
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Vacationing like a 1 percenter in a staffed villa in Jamaica


Porch view on one of the Villas by Linda Smith in Jamaica
It’s easy to see why these vacations are so popular with multigenerational families. No one is doing all the chores that typically come with a house rental. more
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Bringing City of Light to City of Stars


Prepation for Mother Goose with Installation
The Walt Disney Concert Hall never fails to deliver exquisite music to its audience, especially with the current on-going concert series: City of Lights: A Century of Music From Paris. more
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In Aspen, a hotel with great vibes and amenities – The Limelight


Riding the Silver Queen Gondola to first tracks on Aspen Mountain
We’re atop Ajax—as Aspen Mountain is known—with just a handful of others for “First Tracks” at 8:15 a.m.—before the Mountain has opened. more
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