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Austin Adventures offers rare-event Ebola cancellation policy

Oct 30, 2014
It’s a highly unlikely event, but should health officials report a confirmed case of Ebola within 500 miles of an Austin Adventures vacation host city, the company is announcing that it will waive its trip cancellation fee.

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Taking the Kids Weekly Column for planning a family vacation. Search tips for a family vacations and find family friendly vacation ideas.

Take it from the kids: San Francisco is a foodie’s paradise


Kite store, Japantown, San Francisco
“Dim Sum is one of my favorite foods. Everyone likes Dim Sum!” said Andy, 14, one of the many local kids who contributed their ideas on what kids like for my new “Kid’s Guide to San Francisco.” more
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Taking the Kids to Deer Valley, where guests say ‘no snowboarders!’


Kids skiing at Deer Valley
Instead of frustrating hours at the airport, we spent a blue sky day on Deer Valley’s famously groomed slopes, stopping for an excellent lunch. (Deer Valley is as famous for its eats as it is for its grooming and customer service.) more
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Using interpretation and technology to revive the 18th Century in Williamsburg VA


A tinsmith explains his craft in Colonial Williamsburg
The idea in the Historic Triangle — home not only to this recreated 18th-century city but also to the living-history museums Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center, is to use interactive activities, 21st-century technology and costumed interpreters more
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Take the Kids to San Diego in October — they’re free!


Downtown USS Midway
There’s no better time to visit San Diego than October when kids are free all over town — from the zoo to harbor cruises, LEGOLAND California in nearby Carlsbad, nearly 40 museums, restaurants and activities from surf lessons to speedboat rides to golf and even fishing. more
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In London for the holidays: Paddington Bear returns to wow kids or all ages


Karen Jankel and Paddington at Paddington Station
Fifty life-sized Paddington Bear statues designed by artists, designers, athletes and celebrities will be placed all around London at museums, parks, shops and landmarks just as the movie “Paddington,” produced by David Heyman, who made the Harry Potter films, gets ready to open more
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How families can celebrate Halloween all October long


Flashlight maze at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
Halloween is coming. Here are some places to find haunted houses, corn mazes, theme park parties and more for your kids and family more
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Half Moon Bay, CA, gets ready for families with lots of pumpkins


Farmer John and one of his chickens
Farmer John Muller, a third-generation California farmer, is also the mayor of Half Moon Bay, which bills itself as the World’s Pumpkin Capital. The coastal climate here, with warm days and cool nights, is perfect for growing pumpkins. more
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When the kids aren’t in school yet this fall, get out and play


Curious George Goes to Town at the Kidzone area at Universal Studios Florida
For once, be glad you’re toting a stroller and safety seat. When everyone else has headed back to school, you can head off on vacation with your toddlers and preschoolers. more
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Families love Vermont in Fall for more than the colorful foliage


Sustainability Academy student at Children’s Farmyard
If you think visiting Vermont in fall is just about the foliage, glorious as it may be, think again. There are mountains to climb, golf and disc golf, kayaking, canoeing and mountain biking to try. more
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Small museums everywhere provide great value for families


Driving a Model-T at History Colorado Center
I realized when I stopped at the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco, how much fun a visit to a smaller museum can be for visiting families. more
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