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Discovering history and fun in the countryside outside London


View of part of Sudeley Castle
After seeing London’s great sites, it’s a joy to explore Britain’s famous Cotswolds towns, which are just about a two-hour train trip from London’s Paddington Station — ideal for a day or a weekend when you’ve had enough of the city, as fun as it is. more
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Families get acquainted with Thomas Jefferson at historic Monticello


Griffin Discovery Room at Monticello
It is only fitting that the home of our third president and the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence is so kid friendly. Jefferson was very fond of his 12 grandchildren, many of whom lived here with him after his retirement. more
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Teen Ambassadors offer unique perspective on 9/11 Memorial Museum


Westport ABC Scholars and teen guides from Stuyvesant High School at 911 Memorial Museum
David Rothblatt and Fia Hargil are among the six members of the inaugural class of teen ambassadors trained to work with children who visit the National September 11 Memorial Museum, which opened at the new World Trade Center this past May. more
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The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield, IL Turns 10


The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL turns 10 in 2015 and will mark the milestone with a full year of special events, theater presentations, lectures and exhibits. more
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At the 9/11 Memorial Museum with unique teen guides


Westport ABC Scholars and teen guides from Stuyvesant High School at 911 Memorial Museum
David Rothblatt has been a New Yorker all his life but his sole memory of 9/11 was being with his mom as she searched for a store to buy milk. Fia adds that next year’s high school freshmen will have been born after 9/11. “Kids need to know even if it is hard,” she and David agreed. more
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The New York Met and Madame Tussauds through the teen lens


Westport ABC scholar Christopher Morales and James Bond was figure at MME Tussauds NYC
If only the Metropolitan Museum of Art had life-sized wax figures of Degas, Monet and Picasso. I’m joking, of course, but I was thinking that watching how much fun our group of high schoolers was having at MME Tussauds NYC. more
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A taste of Olde England and its literati in St. Louis, MO


Grizzly bear antics at Cheshire Hotel in St Louis
We’re not in England though it feels like it. We’re in suburban St. Louis at the locally owned Cheshire, celebrating its 50th anniversary. more
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Taking the Kids annual family cruise guide


For family vacations or family reunions, or just to get away, cruising is increasingly popular for all generations. Whether you choose the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska or far-flung destinations like the Galapagos Islands and even the Arctic, you’ll find all-inclusive deals and the advantage of packing and unpacking just once. Welcome to our Taking the Kids Cruise Guide for 2015 more
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Teaching the kids about civil rights at our national monuments


Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
If you want to expand on what the kids are learning in school, then head to a national park. That’s right. There are many national historic sites that figured into the fight against slavery and the civil rights movement and are ideal for out-of-the-classroom learning opportunities, especially when so many are offering special activities this month. more
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In Northern Italy, a little-known gem of history and culture: Mantua


Pasta machine at work in Grazie Italy
You won’t find that many tourists here, but you will find the quintessential Italian experience — restaurants spilling out onto cobblestoned piazzas, locals starting their morning with a cafe, the weekly market that takes over the entire Piazza Sordello more
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