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America’s Best Music Cities

America’s Best Music Cities

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Where can you find the best jazz, rock, folk, or symphony? From Austin to Nashville, Chicago to Branson, here are top ten music cities in North America. 1. New Orleans, Louisiana, www.neworleanscvb.com “New Orleans bleeds music – it’s in the air, in the water, in the people. You can’t go to New Orleans without the music […]

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Family travel on a Disney Cruise

Family travel on a Disney Cruise

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My Mickey ears were cast aside in my teens when I graduated to American Band Stand and Woodstock. Later in life, as a parent, I bought new ears on our numerous family visits to the Disney parks, but I thought our Disney days were over when our daughters reached their teen years. Not so! A […]

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Travel Advice. Three tricks to get the kids involved on a family vacation

Travel Advice. Three tricks to get the kids involved on a family vacation

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The Three Ps of Engaging Your Kids in Your Family Vacation Every year, I’d take my kids on a family vacation—the Grand Canyon, the Monterey Aquarium, Yosemite. When they were little, it was easy to keep them engaged and happy. Then they hit their teenage years and it was all I could do to get […]

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Machu Picchu’s siren call- to stand at the top of the world

Machu Picchu’s siren call- to stand at the top of the world

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It was a feeling that I yearned for. To stand on top of a mountain in the cool silence of dawn. Cliché? Perhaps. But nevertheless, I was certain that there were few moments in life more satisfying than that stillness.                                             And at last, after years of fantasizing, there I sat in an unassuming patch of […]

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Chef’s Holidays at Yosemite

Chef’s Holidays at Yosemite

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Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul – John Muir Hike through Yosemite Valley surrounded by waterfalls, or cross-country ski along the Merced River beneath granite walls, then return to the giant fireplaces and soaring ceilings at […]

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New York City Speak-Easy for Cocktails and Food

New York City Speak-Easy for Cocktails and Food

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Little Italy in New York offers much more than red sauce dining and the Feast of San Gennaro. Read more from New York City Contributing Writer, Meryl Pearlstein who shares the inside scoop with us. Perhaps you know a bit of the rich and tenacious history of the area, first populated by Germans, then by […]

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Connecting with Nature in the Tetons of Wyoming

Connecting with Nature in the Tetons of Wyoming

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Jackson, Wyoming is an Aspen-light mixture of hikers, cowboys, art galleries and families on vacation. The nine mile Wilson-Moose Road from Teton Village (ski resort), to the Grand Teton National Park Headquarters is a wildlife hot spot. The narrow road is lined with yellow and red wildflower-chocked meadows, Apsen groves and rushing mountain streams. Mama […]

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Big Island Big Adventure

Big Island Big Adventure

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As the jet makes its arching descent across Hilo Bay on the Big Island of Hawai’i, we’re mesmerized by the tropical tableau below – translucent blue water fringed with green rolling hills. The couple across the aisle compares the scenery to Ireland. But when my husband and I step off the plane the floral fragrances […]

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