Taking the Kids to free attractions in Washington DC this spring
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Taking the Kids to free attractions in Washington DC this spring

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.

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Taking the kids on an adventure closer to home this summer
Innsbruck, petting zoo

Taking the kids on an adventure closer to home this summer

Will we be safe? Everywhere I go people have the same question about travel this spring and summer. So what’s a travel-loving family to do this summer?

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China Lights brighten the night in New Orleans through May 1
China Lights in New Orleans City Park

China Lights brighten the night in New Orleans through May 1

Welcome to China Lights, the exhibit of more than 30 bright silk-covered structures that will light up the Botanical Garden in New Orleans’ City Park through May 1.

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Getting the whole family outdoors in winter
Over 100 locations across the country offer WinterTrails events

Getting the whole family outdoors in winter

There’s nothing more fun than trying something new — wasn’t that one of your new year’s resolutions — especially in such spectacular country? And there’s no better time than January, which is designated Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.

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The sights, sounds and scents of Tokyo, Japan
Trimming tuna at Tokyo Fish Market

The sights, sounds and scents of Tokyo, Japan

It is eight in the morning and we are a few blocks from the hotel at Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Fish Market, Japan’ largest. More than 15,000 people work here; international tourists line up in the early hours of the morning for the chance to watch the famous fish auctions,

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Get away from electronics to a fall festival or pumpkin patch
Corn maze at Richardson Adventure Farm near Chicago

Get away from electronics to a fall festival or pumpkin patch

Take advantage of the glorious fall weather wherever you live to get them away from electronics — you too — for a day or a weekend and head to a fall festival, an apple orchard or a pumpkin patch.

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Getting out of the car at Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Summer Family Hikes

Getting out of the car at Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Are you a windshield tourist? That’s what they call the many visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park who simply traverse the park’s famous 30-plus mile Newfound Gap Road through the park and don’t get out of the car much, if at all.

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Jake and Tobey go on a Safari in Style in Tanzania
Tobey and Jake on Safari

Jake and Tobey go on a Safari in Style in Tanzania

Jake and Tobey Bill, ages 12 and 13 from Weston CT, went on a “Safari In Style” tour of Tanzania with the tour operator Abercrombie & Kent. They had heard great things about Africa and watched a few PBS specials about it, but nothing prepared them for what them saw and experienced in this amazing place.

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Lake Tahoe On a Budget: The Beach Retreat & Lodge
Hammock awaits visitor to Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe On a Budget: The Beach Retreat & Lodge

Lake Tahoe is one of the largest alpine lakes in the world, with a full menu of recreational options to match its grand size. Combine the cobalt blue water with miles of pristine nature trails and you’ve got a perfect match for lovers of the great outdoors.

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