Taking the Kids — to the world’s best birthday present, the Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty seen from the new visitors center

Taking the Kids — to the world’s best birthday present, the Statue of Liberty

Today Lady Liberty is a worldwide symbol of freedom — no more so than on July 4th. She attracts some 4.4 million visitors annually

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Taking the Kids — to the top of the city
Girl jumping on “The Ledge” at Skywalk ChicagoState Building

Taking the Kids — to the top of the city

Let’s hope you aren’t afraid of heights. We’re talking a hands-free walk 1,168 feet up on a 5-foot ledge — EdgeWalk at Toronto’s famous CN Tower holds the Guinness World Record for the World’s Highest External Walk on a Building

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Flying can be pleasant – upgraded on British Air flight to London
Artist rendering of upgraded JFK Terminal 7

Flying can be pleasant – upgraded on British Air flight to London

In expected the usual indifference of US carriers at JFK. Instead, the British Airways staff couldn’t have been nicer and I breezed through security. The gods must have been smiling on me because I got upgraded!

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Warm Up Under The Big Top – Big Apple Circus: The Grand Tour
Intermission pony ride.

Warm Up Under The Big Top – Big Apple Circus: The Grand Tour

What to do on one of the coldest weekends so far this winter? Stay in and curl up with some hot chocolate? No! Head out to see the Big Apple Circus' fantastic show The Grand Tour.

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The new One World Observatory in New York – breathtaking
View from One World Observatory

The new One World Observatory in New York – breathtaking

“It’s like you are on top of the world you’re so high,” said Aman Gaudani, from Oakbridge, NJ who was taking in the view from the newly opened One World Observatory, atop the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

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Audiences of all ages love the Blue Man Group
Blue Men on the liquid drums

Audiences of all ages love the Blue Man Group

It all started nearly 25 years ago, when three college-friends -- Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton and Chris Wink — developed a bald and blue character they called Blue Man (to evoke the word Human), who delighted audiences at this small theater

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Learning immigrant history on Manhattan’s Lower East Side
Tenement Museum

Learning immigrant history on Manhattan’s Lower East Side

The Tenement Museum is the place to learn about the history not only of this neighborhood, but of the pivotal role it has played in New York City’s immigrant history—and continues to play

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Five places for your kids to get up close and personal with dinosaurs
Siebel Dinosaur Complex at the Museum of the Rockies??????????????????

Five places for your kids to get up close and personal with dinosaurs

You don’t have to be in New York or at The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., to get your dino fix, as wonderful as those museums’ exhibits are. Here are four others museums I’ve visited that are guaranteed to please.

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Take your family to an art museum and explore it in new ways
At the Denver Art Museum

Take your family to an art museum and explore it in new ways

At the Denver Art Museum you can borrow a backpack. These days you’ll find plenty of activities to engage kids and the adults who accompany them to art museums across the country

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