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avatarLisa is a full-time travel writer. She lives in an RV with her disabled father and writes about their experiences. Although she has no children of her own, Lisa loves being an Aunt to her own relatives and the children of all her friends. You can follow her adventures on her blog, Travel Confessions.
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Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg: Traditions of the Past

Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg: Traditions of the Past

September 19, 2010 1 Comment While it may feel like our Christmas traditions have existed since time began, this is far from reality. Modern American traditions are a hodgepodge of rituals brought to our shores by settlers from other lands. For example, Christmas trees were common in Germany by the 1500s, but were not popularized in the United States until ...

 

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Youth Hostels: A Budget Option, But Is It Right for Kids?

Youth Hostels: A Budget Option, But Is It Right for Kids?

September 19, 2010 3 Comments Long popular in Europe, youth hostels have gained some traction in larger American cities. The concept is simple: rather than being isolated in an entirely separate hotel room, you can share space with other travelers from around the world. Despite the name, youth hostels are generally open to travelers of all ages. You can rent ...

 

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Universal Orlando: Not Just for Thrill-Seeking Teens

Universal Orlando: Not Just for Thrill-Seeking Teens

September 7, 2010 1 Comment Universal Orlando opened in 1990 with just one park — Universal Studios Florida. The second gated theme park, Islands of Adventure, opened in 1999. Located just down the road from Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando has long been compared to its older sibling. The proximity of the two complexes has led to “fan wars,” with ...

 

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Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia: History Made Fun

Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia: History Made Fun

September 6, 2010 3 Comments It would be easy to dismiss Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia as just another roadside attraction. Seemingly plopped down in the middle of a tourist area with a Ripley’s Museum on one side and a Busch Gardens on the other, Colonial Williamsburg could seem like yet another way to part you from your money. But those who ...

 

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