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Visiting Two Happy Midwestern Cities Competing in the World Series

Baseball fans gathering in Cleveland
Whoever wins the World Series, visit Chicago or Cleveland this fall or holiday season and get a dose of happy along with great eats, world-class museums and holiday festivals. more
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Boston Children’s Museum hosts Spooky Halloween Celebration

Join in the Halloween celebration all weekend long at the Boston Children's Museum. more
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With strong dollar, beach vacation in Puerto Vallarta is a good bet

Our Lady of Guadalupe Puerto Vallarta
With the US dollar strong against the Mexican Peso, a beach vacation in Puerto Vallarta is a good bet this time of year. The town oozes charm, starting with Old Vallarta, the city’s 1930s town center complete with cobblestoned square. more
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At Vista Verde Ranch in Colorado – on a different kind of snow vacation

Horseride at Vista Verde Ranch
I wondered when I planned this trip if my gang of grown kids, who love nothing more than tearing down those steep slopes, would like a more laid-back holiday — at least for a few days on a week-long winter trip to Colorado. I needn’t have worried. more
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Relive History at Boston National Historic Park

At the Boston National Historic Park, relive history once again with an evening tour: Pirate or Patriot? more
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On a family vacation in Portugal

Shopping in Lisbon
Since 2010, Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts in Lisbon, Portugal have been providing family-friendly luxury accommodations, gourmet meals, facilities and activities to provide memorable holidays to family groups of all sizes and ages. more
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October is “Kids Free Month” in San Diego

Learning about Owls at the San Diego Zoo
No wonder families have been coming here for 100 years. San Diego, of course, is a great bet for families all year round — sunny weather, 70 miles of coastline (take your pick of 30-plus beaches), theme parks (SeaWorld and LEGOLAND) and plenty of history more
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On a fall cruise when family doesn’t necessarily mean kids

Norwegian Gem anchored off Bar Harbor ME
even without a lot of kids, the ship was still packed with families — mothers and daughters, aunts and cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, grandparents and young grandchildren, even four lifelong friends celebrating their 70th birthdays more
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Chicago Museum Week returns Oct. 13-23

When it comes to world-class museums and cultural offerings, Chicago is second to no city. To highlight the city’s extraordinary cultural institutions, Chicago Museum Week returns for its second year Oct. 13 – 23 more
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A spa treatment with a Balinese Guru

Balinese Healer Guru Made Sumantra
I am a fan of spas—especially on vacation—as a way for moms (and dads) to decompress and get some much needed “me time.” more
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