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Tips for Using Dallas Light Rail with Kids

Using big city public transportation is key to our family travel budget. Besides just being pretty fun for kids to experience the ride and the scenery along the route, navigating the transit maps and the ticket options and payment systems becomes a lesson in geography, math, and technology. My kids are teens now and very […]

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Cherry Blossom Festivals for Families

Help! We’re drowning . . . Here in the Pacific Northwest, the cherry blossoms have burst open, saving the beleaguered denizens of the dark and damp. This winter, especially, has settled in like a watery vortex over our little corner of the country. But, just as we all cried a collective “Uncle”, the cherry trees […]

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Computer, Computer, On The Wall Who Has The Cheapest Flight Of All?

Airfare Search and European Discount Airlines: The research tool, SkyScanner, was recently brought to our attention when we were looking for a flight between Newquay, UK and Dublin, Ireland. Skyscanner helps travelers find the least expensive flights around the globe. Once a flight is selected, users are then transferred to the carrier or seller of […]

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Sleeps5–It’s Black History Month, let’s Celebrate!

What Is It? It’s Black History Month in the USA and the teacher in me just can’t help herself.  Readers will find below a collection of some of the sites that represent the accomplishments, contributions and stories of African-Americans in the United States. And for further information, I have included some links to various prominent […]

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Big Apple Christmas Album (NYC)

“This was Christmas Eve in New York. This was the city dressed in richest stone and trinkets. This was the city trying to match the gems from her endless treasure chest against the winking sparkling brilliants in Heaven’s vault. This was a city bathed in Christmas peace, breathing carols into the night. This was City […]

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Vicarious Gastronomic Travel

What it is and What it isn’t Upon re-reading of main title, I would like to clarify that this post is not about observing someone travel out of the room due to a meal of alien origin. Although, this has certainly happened to me either “vicariously” or in first person. No, this is about a yearning […]

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