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Taking the Kids — on a virtual adventure
You will have no worries about budget — or logistics – with our guide to the best virtual family vacation ideas. You don’t have to leave home during the pandemic to visits all these great places!

Taking the Kids — on a virtual adventure

Since we are all grounded right now, let the kids lead us all on virtual adventures (and they can safely share them with grandparents too)

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Taking the Kids — when they are on the autism spectrum
Autism Center at Beaches Ocho Rios

Taking the Kids — when they are on the autism spectrum

The 13th annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2. Thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes and communities were expected to be lit light blue in recognition of people living with autism

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Taking the Kids — to Philadelphia and celebrating women during women’s history month
The historic Betsy Ross house

Taking the Kids — to Philadelphia and celebrating women during women’s history month

For 2020, Philadelphia has officially changed the city’s “City of Brotherly Love” moniker to the “City of Sisterly Love,” acknowledging that women of color were not fully enfranchised until the 1965 Voting Rights Act

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Taking the Kids — on spring break
A Giants player signs autographs at Scottsdale Stadium

Taking the Kids — on spring break

Spring break is such a good time to get away. Hopefully, your kids will have that same week off. And you may find it easier to escape for a week or a long weekend than in the middle of the summer when everyone wants to get away

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Taking the Kids — and celebrating Black History Month
“1607 A Nation Takes Root” film at Jamestown Settlement features the story of Angelo of Angola

Taking the Kids — and celebrating Black History Month

African American History Month is celebrated with an ever-growing array of exhibits, festivals, discussions and performances around the country, including in locales and about topics you might not have considered

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Taking the Kids — on different kind of trip to Alaska
Kirk Hoessle, president and founder of Alaska Wildland Adventures

Taking the Kids — on different kind of trip to Alaska

You can’t get much more remote — or farther away from cruise crowds than at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, which opened 10 years ago — the first and only lodge in the national park and accessible only by a four-hour boat trip from Seward

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Taking the Kids — to a special Jamaican villa
The towel guy lounges on the beach at Sundown Villa

Taking the Kids — to a special Jamaican villa

The experience, of course, is entirely different, as I discovered. Think being on a mega cruise ship with morning-till-night activities vs. your own private yacht with a staff to cater to every whim

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