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An Impossible Victory: National World War II Museum

An Impossible Victory: National World War II Museum

May 20, 2011 No Comments Opened in 2000, New Orleans’ D-Day Museum was officially designated the National World War II Museum by Congress in 2003. A massive recent expansion brought the size of the museum to over 70,000 square feet, more than triple the size of the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History. Although the official recommendation is to ...

 

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San Diego Family Vacation – Days Hotel Review Hotel Circle

San Diego Family Vacation – Days Hotel Review Hotel Circle

May 19, 2011 No Comments Recently my little family—comprising of my husband, three-year old son, ten-month old daughter, and myself—set out on a 7-hour drive from our home in Southern Utah to San Diego, California.  It was actually closer to an 8 ½ hour drive when considering the number of stops we had to make for bathroom breaks and diaper changes.  Our vacation ...

 

Eat a Bug: Audubon Insectarium, New Orleans

Eat a Bug: Audubon Insectarium, New Orleans

May 19, 2011 No Comments The Audubon Nature Institute has been a part of the New Orleans family since 1914, when the Audubon Commission was established by state law. The Commission’s first project was the development of Audubon Park, an urban green space on the site of the United States’ first commercial sugar plantation. The park, originally named Upper City ...

 

Stingrays, Penguins and Hurricanes, Oh My! Audubon Aquarium, New Orleans

Stingrays, Penguins and Hurricanes, Oh My! Audubon Aquarium, New Orleans

May 19, 2011 No Comments Established in 1914 as the Audubon Commission, the Audubon Nature Institute operates 10 parks and attractions throughout the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Opened in 1990, the Audubon Aquarium is located on the edge of the French Quarter where Canal Street meets the Mississippi River. The Aquarium was one of the first attractions to establish ...

 

Meet the Rare White Alligators: Audubon Zoo, New Orleans

Meet the Rare White Alligators: Audubon Zoo, New Orleans

May 18, 2011 No Comments The Audubon Nature Institute consists of 10 parks and attractions throughout New Orleans, all devoted to conservation. The Institute got its start in 1914 as the Audubon Commission, established by state law to manage what was then Upper City Park. Now known as Audubon Park, it was built on a portion of the nation’s first ...

 

Top 10 Family Resorts on the West Coast

Top 10 Family Resorts on the West Coast

May 16, 2011 No Comments  Below is our top ten list of family vacation resorts on the West Coast of the United States.  Listed alphabetically, any one of these wonderful family vacation spots will appeal to even the most discriminating travelers.  California, Arizona, Oregon and Washington state are included in this list.  Everything from the resort’s accommodations and family features, restaurant options, on and off site recreational activities, child ...

 

Mount Gay Rum Distillery, Barbados

Mount Gay Rum Distillery, Barbados

May 11, 2011 No Comments Mount Gay Rum is the world’s oldest rum, dating back to 1703. Although it may not be your typical children’s venue, we did take ours along (ages 7 and 9) for the short informative tour (being a short tour kept their interest as well as ours), but skipped the tasting session. It was interesting to learn ...

 

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Atlantis Submarine Tour, Barbados

Atlantis Submarine Tour, Barbados

May 11, 2011 No Comments The Barbados Atlantis Submarine is a fun, safe and comfortable way for people of all ages to explore the rich marine life in the dazzling waters of the Caribbean Sea.  We took our 2 children (ages 7 and 9) on this exciting tour. After a short ferry ride on a boat that took us out ...

 

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Welchman Hall Gully Barbados

Welchman Hall Gully Barbados

May 10, 2011 No Comments A tropical lush rain forest, the Welchman Hall Gully in Barbados is a sensual delight for hiking and nature lovers. With its dense vegetation, one gets the feel for what the island was like a few hundred years ago when it was first discovered. It is like a place out of the movie Jurassic Park. We ...

 

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St. Nicholas Abbey Plantation, Barbados

St. Nicholas Abbey Plantation, Barbados

May 9, 2011 No Comments One of Barbados’ most historic landmarks, St. Nicholas Abbey is a Jacobean Mansion built in 1658. The plantation and its buildings appear as they did for several centuries, and include the great house, a rum and sugar bond, a boiling house, and the plantation itself. The residence is open for touring by the public where ...

 

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