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Educational family fun is a guarantee in D.C.

  • Written by Deborah Stone

Washington D.C. is a vacation destination magnet for families. It’s a vibrant place, where history comes alive, and children can get an up close and personal view of the workings of our nation’s capital. Visiting D.C., however, should ideally be reserved for a time when kids are old enough to appreciate and understand the sights and experiences this city offers. They need to have patience to stand in lines and listen to tour guides, along with the stamina to walk the necessary distances that the city demands of its visitors. It’s also advantageous for children to have studied or to currently be learning something about U.S. history and government in order for such a trip to have maximum benefit. That being said, kids of all ages can have an enriching experience in D.C., approaching it from whatever perspectives they possess.

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Experience the WOW factor of Sweetwater County, Wyoming

  • Written by Deborah Stone

Sweetwater County, Wyoming isn’t a destination on many travelers’ lists. In fact, most folks have never heard of the place. In comparison to the state’s more popular hot spots like Yellowstone and the Tetons, this area is relatively unknown. What people don’t realize, however, is that this hidden gem is an all-ages adventure playground, ripe for discovery.

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Experience la dolce vita at the pace of a paddle stroke

  • Written by Deborah Stone

IMG 4252Ah, Italy! Images of famed masterpieces, majestic churches and revered historical sights immediately come to mind. Not to mention the food, glorious food, and wine that seems to run like water in this fabled destination. Most people pinpoint a few notable cities when they talk about Italy, primarily the well-known, “must-see” triad of Rome, Florence and Venice. Such places are typically on every traveler’s bucket list and often serve as representative of the country as a whole. After touring these locales, many travelers feel they have seen Italy and opt to move on to the next European hot spot on their agenda.

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The indefinable magic that is Cuba

  • Written by Deborah Stone

Any reason is a good reason to visit Cuba. Maybe it’s the island’s legendary music that’s the allure. Perhaps it’s the colonial architecture and wonderfully preserved history that offers the appeal. Or possibly, the country’s political situation is of great interest to you. Then, of course, there are the people. Comprised of a colorful melting pot of cultures from Spain, Africa, Asia and elsewhere, they represent diversity at its finest.

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