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Taking the Kids — to family reunion central


Playing GaGa Ball at YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park CO
As fun as Colorado is in the summer, there’s something more important going on here at the YMCA of the Rockies. “It’s eating and joking around with all of our cousins." more
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Disney Parks and Resorts announces new attractions


Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has announced a line-up of brand new attractions and experiences coming to its parks and resorts around the world more
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Walking in Jane Austen’s footsteps in southern England


At the Jane Austen Centre in Bath
VisitBritain is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death (July 18, 1817) with a year’s worth of exhibitions, talks, walks, writing competitions and performances here and elsewhere, like in Bath, where fans come to walk the streets that Austen more
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Road trip advice without the electronic gadgets – Eileen in Travel+Leisure


Eileen offers Travel+Leisure readers advice for keeping kids busy on road trips without resorting to electronic gadgets more
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On the hiking trail – handy hydration and a comfy “Skort”


I’ve discovered on a day hike, what I want most is a hydration system so that I can get water when I want it without stopping to get out a water bottle. more
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Canadian Museum for Human Rights Gains Top Ranking from USA Today


Families looking to travel to the “Great White North” have a multitude of top-rated attractions to choose from. more
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One Big Adrenaline Rush at Adventures on the Gorge in West Virginia


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While a lot of people are still trying to figure out what an “adventure resort” is, Adventures on the Gorge is showing their guests of all ages what a vacation destination should look like more
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Allianz: Americans will spend more than $100 billion on vacations this summer


Americans are spending more on summer vacations this year, topping $100 billion for the first time, according to the eighth annual Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index more
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Travel T-Shirts: one keeps bugs off and one may bug certain politicos


Craghoppers Insect Shield Bayame
Two new travel T-Shirts that Taking the Kids Correspondent Andy Yemma (Eileen's husband) highly recommends. One keeps the bugs off - the other may bug certain twitter users. more
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South Carolina Summer Festival Celebrates heirloom tomato


Summer is sizzling, and the party continues in South Carolina. On August 5th, The Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival celebrates the heirloom tomato. more
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