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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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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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Sneak peek at Disney’s Pandora — the World of Avatar


Navi River Journey at World of Avatar
the challenge is riding on the back of a giant Banshee high over floating mountains, plunging through ancient caves, splashing a scary giant sea creature 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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Hit the Beach at LEGOLAND Beach Retreat in Florida


LEGOland bungalow
There’s a lighthouse just a stone’s throw from Orlando that’s calling your name. LEGOLAND Florida’s new Beach Retreat is a beacon for weary families looking for a place to unwind 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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All the fun in one place – Grapevine TX – all summer long


Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
Fun is waiting for families at Grapevine, TX SUMMERBLAST all summer long—from Memorial Day thru Labor Day with day-night activities (even Friday night Fireworks!) and plenty of hotel deals. more
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A Trip to Cubs Spring Training with my Dad


My dad is still skeptical of this selfie deal
I convinced my dad to join me this spring in Arizona for spring training. As coincidence would have it, two of his very best friends from his college years at The University of Texas were also planning a trip. more
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Hyatt Regency Chesapeake bay offers recreation and learning activities for the entire family during spring break, April 7-23


Chesapeake Hyatt Regency
The 342-acre, Four Diamond Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina rolls out a daily line-up of activities for Spring Breakers staying April 7-23, 2017.  more
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A Quick Spring Getaway to Aspen


Hotel Aspen
Hank and I went on short spring getaway to Aspen. Although only 12 miles as the bird-flies from where we live in Crested Butte, in the winter it takes about 4 hours to drive around the mountains. more
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