Taking the Kids — on spring break 2019
Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy of Washington.org)

Taking the Kids — on spring break 2019

Whether you have just a long weekend — perhaps tacked onto a business trip — or a week, whatever your budget, there is no better time to get away than during the kids’ spring break

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Taking the Kids — on spring break, without busting the budget
Collecting autographs during Spring Training at Scottsdale Stadium

Taking the Kids — on spring break, without busting the budget

It’s not too late to book a spring break, whether for a week or a long weekend. If you plan smart, you might snare a deal. The Taking the Kids 2018 Very Best Spring Break Ideas can help.

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Visiting Chicago in summer: Baseball, pizza, burgers and The Bean
First stop Pizzeria Uno of course

Visiting Chicago in summer: Baseball, pizza, burgers and The Bean

Everyone told my mom and dad that the first thing we should eat was get deep dish pizza. We made our way to the original Pizzeria Uno in downtown Chicago.

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A Weekend Trip to Boston for Baseball and History
Cubs vs Red Sox at Fenway Park April 29 2017

A Weekend Trip to Boston for Baseball and History

Boston has long been a city synonymous with history and sports, and while the Patriots and Tom Brady have had quite a successful decade, if you ask any sports fan in Boston who the number one team is, they will emphatically let you know this is a Red Sox town.

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Off the rails and trails in Arizona for Cubs Spring training
Green Zebra ATV Tour near Phoenix AZ

Off the rails and trails in Arizona for Cubs Spring training

A quick father-son trip to spring training in the Cactus League to see the World Champion Chicago Cubs (yes that's still sinking in). Air travel misadventure our first day followed by adventure in the Sonoran Dessert on day 2.

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Baseball teaches an important American history lesson in Kansas City
Major League Baseball Play Ball Initiative

Baseball teaches an important American history lesson in Kansas City

They were among the best baseball players in the United States, traveling cross-country to play the game they loved before cheering fans. But they were often forced to sleep on their bus and eat peanut butter crackers.

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Baseballs, burgers, crepes, water parks and family time in Arizona
Ethan at the Colorado Rockies spring training camp

Baseballs, burgers, crepes, water parks and family time in Arizona

Once we land, I talk the rental car lady and my Dad into getting us a cool Mustang to ride around in instead of this family looking car they had for us. My dad tells me I have rental car swag.

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Enjoying a week of baseball spring training in Arizona with a young cousi
Matt and Ethan at Cubs camp

Enjoying a week of baseball spring training in Arizona with a young cousi

Matt Yemma and his 12-year-old cousin Ethan Sitzman spend a week shagging baseballs, autographs and enjoying the waterparks and sunshine of spring training in Arizona.

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