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‘Taking the Waters’ in Ancient Bath, England

At the Jane Austen Centre in Bath
People have been coming here to “take the waters” since the Romans first built the baths and temple here to worship Sulis Minerva, Goddess of the Thermal Spring. more
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London’s Athenaeum Hotel is a favorite for visiting families

Teddy at Athenaeum Hotel In London
London's Athenaeum Hotel is family run with whimsical touches –miniature toy soldiers or taxicabs mounted as room decoration, photographs of the Beatles and Spice Girls in the hallways, just reopened last summer after a multi million dollar make over more
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At Kensington Palace, learning how the princes and princesses lives

Princess Diana in Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace is one of London’s historic palaces where for more than 300 years Britain’s young royal families lived in the heart of Kensington Gardens more
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Flying can be pleasant – upgraded on British Air flight to London

Artist rendering of upgraded JFK Terminal 7
In expected the usual indifference of US carriers at JFK. Instead, the British Airways staff couldn’t have been nicer and I breezed through security. The gods must have been smiling on me because I got upgraded! more
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Quick wash and dry travel underwear

Scrubba Wash Bag
I’ve long been a fan of ExOfficio’s undies because it is light weight, moisture wicking and will dry overnight after being washed in a hotel sink. more
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To Dubai – Theme Parks, Deserts, Beaches and Culture

Desert camel ride
We’re in the middle of the Arabian Desert at a nearly 140-square-mile Desert Conservation Reserve about an hour southeast of Dubai riding in a four-wheel drive SUV up and down 6,200-foot-high sand dunes. more
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Dare to Let Children Plan Your Vacay – advice from Eileen in the WSJ

“Maybe one kid is all about the thrill rides and another kid is a foodie. You can allow each of them to have a voice, and then they’re each exposed to something new,” Ms. Ogintz says in the Wall Street Journal. more
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Cool clear water – in stainless steel travel tumblers

Tiger’s new stainless steel tumblers available from Amazon will keep beverages hot or cold with a special vacuum insulated structure 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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51 Great Ideas for Your Best Family Summer Vacation Ever

We know everyone’s schedule is jam-packed and every vacation day—every vacation minute—really counts. We also know you are seeking memorable adventures with your kids and grandkids. That’s why we’ve partnered with Family Travel Forum to offer you the best 2017 family summer vacation ideas more
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