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Points of Interest: Ben Stiller Likes Iceland, Travelers Don't Like European Air Traffic Controller Strike

by Zach Everson. Posted Jan 29th 2014 11:18 AM
Associated Press
Ben Stiller gushing about Iceland, a European air traffic controller strike in Europe causing disruptions and Pittsburgh losing its US Airways facility are among today's points of interest.
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Travel Tip: London's Tate Modern Is Not a Kids' Playground (Yes, it Does Need to be Said)

by Zach Everson. Posted Jan 28th 2014 01:51 PM
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Untitled (1980) by Donald Judd is a sculpture owned by London's Tate Modern. Similar works by the American minimalist artist fetched around $3 million in 2006, according to Gawker. And while, functionally, Untitled could serve as a decent kids' jungle gym, with that location and price point, it probably shouldn't be. Alas...
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Home for the Holidays: A Thanksgiving Pilgrimage to Connecticut

by Don George. Posted Nov 27th 2013 08:00 AM
Don George

In my family, as in many families around the U.S., Thanksgiving has always been a day to gather with loved ones and celebrate family and home. So when I moved from Connecticut and began to raise a family in California three decades ago, my parents would often cross the country to celebrate the holiday with us. Eight years ago, when this trip became too difficult for them, I reversed the route to celebrate with them in Connecticut.
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Points of Interest: Essential Hotels, and an Xbox One Hotel

by Zach Everson. Posted Nov 12th 2013 09:56 AM
Essential hotels in major U.S. cities, an Xbox One hotel and squatting for free rides on Moscow's subway are today's points of interest:
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Beach House Diaries: 7 Tips for Hosting Kids

by Susan MacCallum-Whitcomb. Posted Aug 22nd 2013 11:30 AM
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I spend so much time running through the potential pitfalls of Pictou Island that the parents of some prospective young guests have asked if I was intentionally trying to discourage them: occasionally I am. Not every child is cut out for our kind of extreme beach housing; however, even if your place is a palace issues can still arise. Here are some tips for handling incoming kids.
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