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Apr 25, 2017
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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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Can flying actually be fun? Yes, but more likely on a foreign carrier


Littlest Flight Attendant aboard
If you’re thinking you wouldn’t find these amenities on an American carrier, you are probably right. “In the United States, you don’t see a lot of airlines offering amenities for kids,” said Brian Sumers, who covers airlines and aviation for the travel industry website Skift. more
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Taking the Kids to free attractions in Washington DC this spring


Just published - The Kids Guide to Washington DC - second edition
It doesn’t cost anything to visit the Lincoln Memorial at night, to play pilot in a mock cockpit at “America by Air,” a permanent exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum, attend a family event or one for young children at the Museum of African American History and Culture or visit the giant pandas at the National Zoo. more
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Celebrating Harry Potter in Britain on his 20th anniversary


Tower Bridge
It’s no surprise that Britain is planning a lot of celebrations in Harry’s name. The good news for all of the fans on this side of the pond: It’s an excellent time to visit London and beyond more
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Traveling with millennials in wine country


The Meitz Family at their winery
As millennials continue to travel with their parents — even before they have kids of their own — it’s the older generation that is likely to cause travel hiccups. more
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Keeping kids water safe on cruise ships over spring break


The first layer of protection is constant adult supervision, part of The Circle of Drowning Prevention, according to the American Red Cross
It’s easy — far too easy — to lose track of kids in a crowded pool, especially on a big cruise ship. Drownings happen silently in a matter of seconds. How to keep them safe. more
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Tips and pleasures for late season snow fun on and off the slopes


Keystone Resort, a great place for family fun
Wherever you opt to ski this spring break, expect plenty of sunshine, great deals and packages, even at the poshest resorts. more
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March is spring break month – some last-minute ideas


Barbara Dane, Vietnam Protest, 1964, to be featured in On the Road to the Summer of Love on view at the California Historical Society beginning May 12, 2017
Who says spring break is just for college kids? Certainly not the families impatiently waiting in line at Orlando theme parks, but at least it’s not as hot as in midsummer! more
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Finding hidden gems in snow country


Family snowboarding time, Homewood Mountain Resort
There are other hidden gems like Ski Cooper elsewhere in Colorado and around the country for snow-loving families, suited especially for those with young kids and families just learning. Here are five good bets: more
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Finding the value at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico


Making tortillas on the plaza at Azul The Fives
The family had chosen Azul Beach Resort the Fives, a Karisma Gourmet Inclusive Experience, just outside of Playa del Carmen, for their getaway, because it seemed to offer all they needed. more
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