Entries for June, 2011

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Space History Comes to Life: Johnson Space Center

Space History Comes to Life: Johnson Space Center

June 10, 2011 No Comments Dad and I are both enormous space history buffs. He grew up during the space program’s infancy, and the launches were easy to see from his Central Florida home. I was a small child during the early shuttle program and particularly loved night launches, despite the fact that they apparently couldn’t compare to Apollo night ...

 

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Off the Beaten Path in New Orleans: Smaller French Quarter Attractions

Off the Beaten Path in New Orleans: Smaller French Quarter Attractions

June 10, 2011 No Comments It would be easy to spend an entire vacation in New Orleans’ French Quarter just shopping, eating and catching the street performers. Bigger attractions like the Audubon Aquarium and Insectarium might grab your attention, or you might wander to the outskirts of the Quarter to visit St. Louis Cemetery Number One. However, no trip to ...

 

Touring Jackson Square New Orleans

Touring Jackson Square New Orleans

June 9, 2011 No Comments Jackson Square is the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter in Louisiana. Overlooking the Mississippi River, Jackson Square has been a free speech zone and hub of activity since the city’s earliest days. Today the Square is filled nearly 24 hours a day with a mix of tarot readers, visual artists, mimes, musicians, tourists and ...

 

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Ididaride: The Alaskan Sled Dog Experience

Ididaride: The Alaskan Sled Dog Experience

June 9, 2011 No Comments When Dad and I took an Alaskan cruise two years ago, I had a bucket list of things to accomplish, from eating crab to seeing glaciers. But the one that I was most excited about was dog sledding. I love animals, and I love new forms of transportation. Despite the rumors, however, most of Alaska ...

 

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Ojai, California – Laid Back Family Luxury

Ojai, California – Laid Back Family Luxury

June 6, 2011 No Comments We loved the green rolling hills of Ojai Not so far from the hustle and bustle of a Los Angeles morning, just off the busy 101 Freeway a hundred minutes away, you’ll find the charming community of Ojai, with its grand, grassy vistas, small town vibe, and elegant resorts.It’s a great place for small children ...

 

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Family Style in the Florida Keys

Family Style in the Florida Keys

June 3, 2011 No Comments Want a real family resort in the Florida Keys? Check out the well known, six-decade-old Hawks Cay Resort. With four kid-friendly pools, and one adults-only option, this comfortable resort is great for kids of all ages, and parents after some rest and relaxation, too. With families making up a growing portion of visitors to the ...

 

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The Key to Key West Florida with Kids

The Key to Key West Florida with Kids

June 3, 2011 No Comments The key to Key West in Florida is to just relax and go with the flow. Kids love the wonderful sunset ritual of fire-hoop-jumping cats, street musicians, balloon animals, clowns, and of course the beautiful sunset. They love the music spilling out into the streets, the funky sand under their feet at the delicious Blue Heaven restaurant, ...

 

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5 Top National Parks for Families

5 Top National Parks for Families

June 2, 2011 No Comments National Parks have delighted families for generations with their natural beauty. Offering so much to see and do, these parks are a wonderful venue for families to bond, learn and grow together in the splendor of nature itself. The parks below (listed alphabetically) are 5 of the best national parks in the United States, and ...

 

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