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Hawaiian Summers: Fly and Stay

May 26, 2016
Fly from Oakland or Los Angeles to Kauai or Kona on Hawaiian Airlines, where flight attendants are known to take passengers on a cultural tour of the islands during takeoff and landing

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Learning about our presidents from visiting their homes


Teddy Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill home on Long Island
All around us on a recent sunny Sunday, families were picnicking outdoors, gaping at all of the wild game heads inside and walking on the nature trail at Teddy Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill home. more
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Taking the Kids on a once in a lifetime adventure


Guests pose for a family portrait in front of King Penguins, South Georgia Island
Millennial families, according to the new 2016 MMGY Portrait of American Travelers, are more likely than millennial couples or singles, to travel internationally more
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Taking the Kids to Great Smoky Mountains National Park


Lightning Rod, said to be the world’s fastest rollers coaster, Dollywood
Welcome to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the country with nearly 10 million visitors a year — twice what the Grand Canyon gets. more
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TAKING THE KIDS – TO CUBA ON THE FIRST AMERICAN SHIP TO SAIL HERE IN NEARLY 60 YEARS


Young Cuban waves American flag in Havana
I’ve learned first hand that encouraging kids to be global citizens, to be comfortable outside their own comfort zones, helps them navigate unfamiliar and difficult turf in their lives as they grow up. more
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Mother’s Day gifts: what she needs in her travel tote


LL Bean’s monogrammed Boat and Tote bag
Mom's tote bag is so important. (Are you listening dads and kids?) You don’t want to end up like I did on my way out of the country with a bag that broke at the airport. more
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Taking the kids on an adventure closer to home this summer


Innsbruck, petting zoo
Will we be safe? Everywhere I go people have the same question about travel this spring and summer. So what’s a travel-loving family to do this summer? more
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10 Family Pleasing activities in Edinburgh, Scotland


Victoria Street - inspiration for Diagon Alley
Check out Daigon Alley! Not at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando or Hollywood, but in Victoria Street in Edinburgh, Scotland, where J.K. Rowling famously wrote the first Harry Potter book while seated in a local coffee shop. more
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National Parks Week is the time to introduce your kids to the outdoors


Horseback riding through Rocky Mountain National Park
Throughout National Parks Week, many parks will also host Every Kid in a Park events, which encourages fourth-grade students to visit national parks and other public lands by offering a free annual pass. more
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Learning the consequences of war at five great war museums


Liberty Memorial World War I Museum in Kansas City
Stand on the “bridge” of the USS Enterprise, the aircraft carrier that was so critical to the Allied efforts in the Pacific. Walk through “Green Hell” in Guadalcanal, more
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When someone in the family has special challenges


Adaptive skiing at Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
Adaptive sports programs are about much more than the activities themselves, Disabled Sports USA, has some 124 chapters across 42 states, including 75 at ski resorts more
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