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The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield, IL Turns 10

Jan 25, 2015
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL turns 10 in 2015 and will mark the milestone with a full year of special events, theater presentations, lectures and exhibits.

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Fun in the snow at YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch in Colorado


DogSledding at YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch
You’ll certainly be warmly greeted at the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch, and many of the welcomes will come in the way of furry kisses by the adorable and powerful Snow Mountain Ranch dog sled team. more
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At the 9/11 Memorial Museum with unique teen guides


Westport ABC Scholars and teen guides from Stuyvesant High School at 911 Memorial Museum
David Rothblatt has been a New Yorker all his life but his sole memory of 9/11 was being with his mom as she searched for a store to buy milk. Fia adds that next year’s high school freshmen will have been born after 9/11. “Kids need to know even if it is hard,” she and David agreed. more
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The New York Met and Madame Tussauds through the teen lens


Westport ABC scholar Christopher Morales and James Bond was figure at MME Tussauds NYC
If only the Metropolitan Museum of Art had life-sized wax figures of Degas, Monet and Picasso. I’m joking, of course, but I was thinking that watching how much fun our group of high schoolers was having at MME Tussauds NYC. more
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A taste of Olde England and its literati in St. Louis, MO


Grizzly bear antics at Cheshire Hotel in St Louis
We’re not in England though it feels like it. We’re in suburban St. Louis at the locally owned Cheshire, celebrating its 50th anniversary. more
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Not just any sandy beach, Jumby Ban is a private island family paradise


Staff serving snacks and drinks at Jumby Bay
Karin Allyn is celebrating a birthday on a beautiful stretch of white sand beach under a thatched umbrella with her children and grandchildren. But not just any beach—she’s at Jumby Bay more
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Fish fit for a king, or a snorkeler, at Jumby Bay, Antigua


Roast pig served up at beach BBQ dinner at Jumby Bay
We’re at Jumby Bay on its own island just off the coast of Antigua--an all inclusive where the food isn’t like any other all inclusive I’ve seen—of course this is one of the most exclusive resorts in the Caribbean. more
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A friends getaway to Jumby Bay, Antigua; an upscale all-inclusive resort


View from our villa at Jumby Bay
Here on a pre-holiday annual getaway with my three oldest friends, I’m glad to be ensconced in this villa within the upscale all inclusive more
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Aboard the USS Iowa searching for a charming mutt named Vicky


Where's Vicky contest on USS Iowa
The USS Iowa, now a museum in Los Angeles Harbor, has a storied history but the story of its mascot, a little mutt named Vicky, charms visitors of all ages. more
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At Disneyland without the kids? Like yeah!


Small World decked out for the holidays at Disneyland
It might seem counterintuitive, but this past trip to Disneyland, we opted for grownups-only visit to the home of everyone’s favorite Mouse to take in all the holiday decorations. more
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A Sunday brunch to die for at the famed Hotel del Coronado in San Diego


Seafood bar at famed Hotel del Coronado Sunday brunch
At the Hotel del Coronado’s famed Sunday Brunch there are over 100 items to choose from—freshly made ceviche and crab legs, calamari salad, fresh oysters and smoked salmon, trout, prime rib, ham and smoked turkey carved in front of us. That's just to start! more
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