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200 Years Later – Celebrating Jane Austen’s short life in her hometown


Jane Austen's tiny writing table
This tiny house is where Jane Austen was her most prolific—writing in the morning after breakfast at a tiny table. She lived with her mother, her sister and a family friend during the last eight years of her short life. more
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Greenwich, England – famous for time, history and friends


Greenwich sites
In Greenwich, England, famous for "mean time." You can see famous sites any time. Sharing a meal with new friends…not so much. More ravioli please! more
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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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Taking Time at The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago


The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago will explore the urgency of nuclear weapons and climate change with one of the most provocative symbols of the 20th Century, the Doomsday Clock more
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A Weekend Trip to Boston for Baseball and History


Cubs vs Red Sox at Fenway Park April 29 2017
Boston has long been a city synonymous with history and sports, and while the Patriots and Tom Brady have had quite a successful decade, if you ask any sports fan in Boston who the number one team is, they will emphatically let you know this is a Red Sox town. more
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A Family Visit to Wales: Land of Legends


Caernefon Castle in Wales
Wales is celebrating 2017 as the Year of Legends. This country is known for its verdant natural beauty and rich history. Our recent trip exposed us to both. more
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Small, Quirky and Beautiful Town Worth Visiting in New Mexico


Taos, New Mexico is not a large booming city like Los Angeles or New York City. However, it’s certainly a place to visit worth considering for a family summer getaway. more
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Mount Vernon Remembers Revolutionary War


George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Virginia is bringing one largest Revolutionary War encampments in the area to life. more
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Taking the kids to San Francisco to commemorate the “summer of love”


Guide Stan Flouride explains mural depicting Summer of Love in 1967
Take the kids and grandkids to San Francisco where the city is marking the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love with a year’s worth of special events, exhibits, concerts and more. more
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Museum in Kansas City Remembers WWI on 100th Anniversary


On the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry to World War I, The National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City is on a mission to remind we were all connected. more
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