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Visiting Normandy’s D-Day Landing Beaches with Teens

Reading in history class about the allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, doesn’t begin to tell the story that unfolds as your teens see the places where all this happened. Standing far above the sea on bluffs that were scaled to reach Nazi strongholds brings the monumental operation to life. The main sites […]

Sights to See in Bologna, Italy

While it may share the same name as the Oscar Mayer-brand deli meat you put on your kid’s sandwiches, Bologna is historically known as the capital of the Northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. Picture Medieval architecture, Renaissance-period art and a town square right out of a fairytale. One aspect of Bologna that makes it a […]

Ireland is for Lovers

Whether you’re traveling with a loved one to a romantic destination for Valentine’s Day or just looking for an excuse to escape with your partner to the Emerald Isle, Ireland has attractions for any of romantic (or not) occasion. Busy this holiday season? Make it a family affair any time of year and bring the […]

The Ultimate Route 66 “Road Show”

There’s nothing that amps up the joy of going to the movies more than Oscar season, which culminates on the last weekend of February with the annual telecast. Thanks to cable channels like Turner Classic Movies, we can take a trip through movie history with its yearly February celebration of Oscar-winning movies. Netflix and other […]

An Affordable Day in Turin, Italy

In northern Italy, just below the Alps, visitors find sweeping mountain views and rich landscape — all surrounding historic cities with towering architecture of its own, like Turin. Deep in the heart of wine country and the capital city of Piedmont, Turin is at the cultural center of northern Italy’s refined palate for all things […]

Visiting Manchester with the Family

Over in Northwest England, rich with industrial history and die-hard football (or soccer for us Americans) fans, Manchester is a city bursting with diverse attractions. The old-world architecture, Salford Quays dockyards and red-brick buildings may be leftover from a time gone-by, but are now alive with new appeal as shops, restaurants and boutique hotels. While […]