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Tinker til you drop at San Francisco’s Exploratorium


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Step right into the Tinkering Studio at San Francisco’s Exploratorium where you can tinker until you make lights go on and buzzers sound, make music on a musical bench or create a toothpick sculpture, inspired by the giant toothpick sculpture “Rolling Through the Bay.” more
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Boston’s Freedom Trail: Where families travel back in time


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Welcome to Boston’s Freedom Trail, the 2.5-mile-long route over cobble-stoned streets that lets you travel back in time to when Boston was still a colony and people argued about what to do about the increasingly difficult demands from the king of England. more
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Five places for your kids to get up close and personal with dinosaurs


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You don’t have to be in New York or at The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., to get your dino fix, as wonderful as those museums’ exhibits are. Here are four others museums I’ve visited that are guaranteed to please. more
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Memories of Monet’s Garden: where a little girl (not Linnea) led the way


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From the time we told Melanie we were going to France that summer, she insisted we must visit Monet’s Garden. It wasn’t that far-fetched an idea. more
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The secret to vacation happiness — ask the kids to help planning!


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The lesson: Take the kids’ opinions into account when planning a family getaway, whether it’s a big-ticket adventure, a trip to Orlando, a camping trip or a weekend exploring a city. Believe me, if the kids aren’t happy, you won’t be. more
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Take your family to an art museum and explore it in new ways


At the Denver Art Museum
At the Denver Art Museum you can borrow a backpack. These days you’ll find plenty of activities to engage kids and the adults who accompany them to art museums across the country more
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Keeping your children safe around vacation pools and beaches


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As many of us head off to warm climes and cruise ships on spring break, it’s especially important to be mindful of water safety, particularly if young kids are along for the trip. more
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As spring breaks grow in popularity, how to plan one on the fly


Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC
Spring break these days is more for families than for college kids, as parents find it easier to grab a few days off in spring rather than summer when the kids have jobs, summer school, camp, sports practice and everyone at work is vying for the same vacation days. more
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Why families love the quintessential ski town of Breckenridge, CO


At Breckenridge CO on a blue bird day
Challenge is a good thing for all ages on vacation and Breckenridge offers it up in spades, whatever the kids’ ages and ability — from the Four O’clock run, which is 3.5 miles long, the terrain parks, the kids’ trails through the trees and kids’ terrain features with names like Rip’s Ravine and Dragon Trail. more
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The museums in Los Angeles have something for every family


Endeavour on display in Los Angeles
Here are five Los Angeles museum bets that are guaranteed to please even the I-hate-museum crowd more
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