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Fifth Night Free A Good Bet for Families at Caribbean Resort


What better way to chase away your winter blues than with a trip to the Turks and Caicos Islands! The Sands at Grace Bay luxury resort has just announced a special 5th Night Free deal for guests staying five nights or more from January 3rd through February 13th, 2014. more
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Save on Room Rates at Vermont Resort with Autumn Glow Package


Visitors to Vermont can enjoy special savings when booking a stay at the picturesque Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa this fall. The resort is offering a unique Autumn Glow package at 15 percent off regular room rates. The package, available Sundays through Thursdays during September and October, includes accommodations, daily breakfast, a 20 percent off voucher for the resort’s spa, and more. more
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In the Bronx, Kids Celebrate Halloween with Boo at the Zoo


Boo at the Zoo returns this year on October 5th for five fun-filled weekends. Adopting a dragons and dinosaurs theme, the Bronx Zoo has a host of activities planned to help families celebrate the Halloween season. Visitors can tour the Museum of UnNatural Mysteries, catch a magic show, try their luck in the hay maze, or explore the Extinct Animal Graveyard. more
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Ghost Tours Return to Mark Twain House and Museum in Connecticut


October 4th marks the return of Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours to the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, CT. Over the course of an hour, participants will learn about the house’s haunted history (featured on an episode of SyFy’s Ghost Hunters) and see the places where guests and staff have reported paranormal encounters. more
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Special Dining Program at Daytona Beach Restaurants


Enjoy great food at a great price this October through the Dine Around Daytona Beach program. All month long, select restaurants in the Daytona Beach. FL, area will be offering fixed price three-course dinners for $20 or $30. Diners can also take advantage of the many hotels in the area offering exclusive deals to program participants. more
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Celebrate World Space Week at Indianapolis Children’s Museum


Ever wondered what it’s like to be an astronaut? Here’s a chance to find out! Visit The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and meet Dr. David Wolf, a former NASA astronaut and the museum’s current Extraordinary Scientist-in-Residence. Celebrate World Space Week (October 4-10) by exploring the galaxy at the museum’s SpaceQuest Planetarium. more
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Visit Ponzi Vineyards, Fly Case of Wine Home Free of Shipping on Alaska Airlines


Visit Ponzi Vineyards in Oregon this fall and tour a state-of-the art wine-making facility that has only recently opened its doors to the public. Participants in the Ponzi Harvest Tours, held October 5-6, will learn about wine-making and enjoy a fall-inspired meal complimented by signature Ponzi wines. To top it off, Alaska Airlines is offering a special promotion allowing passengers to check one case of wine at no cost when flying out of select Oregon airports. more
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Mom makes most decisions on family vacations (but we knew that!)


Priceline.com has released some fun and interesting data on family and travel trends. Turns out, when it comes to family vacation, Mom is the boss (like we didn't already know that!) According to the survey, Mom is 30 percent more likely than Dad to decide what the family is going to do for vacation. She's also 60 percent more likely than Dad to determine how the family vacation is spent. If there's somewhere you're hoping to go on your next family vacation, now's the time to get on Mom's good side! more
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Take your family to learn theater art skills in New York City


Inspired by shows at the New Victory Theater and taught at the new 42nd Street Studios (where Broadway shows rehearse!) New Victory Family Workshops in New York City are a great way to explore and perform new art skills as a family. On Saturday, October 19 at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., attendees can learn the techniques of shadow puppetry and bring puppets to life. The 45-minute long workshops are best for ages four and up and no experience is necessary. more
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New app lets families make road trips more interesting


We know all too well that any trip in the car can be a stressful endeavor, but with the help of this new app, that may all change! 52 Things to do in the Car is a family-friendly app for everything from road trips to grocery-store trips, available on the App story for only 99 cents. The app features 52 guessing games, sightseeing challenges, tongue twisters, riddles, art projects and more, sure to keep your little ones entertained and the whole family thinking. more
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