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Taking the Kids: Flying smart with the littlest passengers

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There's no argument: babies and toddlers are precious cargo. That's why parents and grandparents wouldn't consider driving with a young child if they aren't properly restrained in a safety seat. Not only is it the law, but those seats save lives.

So why is it different on a plane? "We have to secure everything in the cabin -- from coffeepots to...Read more

10 of the best things to do in Seattle

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When it comes to iconic Seattle attractions, the Space Needle and Seattle Great Wheel might spring to mind first, but there is so much more to explore in this Pacific Northwest city. Whether you're looking to eat delicious food, explore the great outdoors or learn about the history and culture of the area, we've rounded up 10 fun things visitors...Read more

Tidy and Tiny: Top towns of coastal Ireland

Travel / Rick Steves' Europe /

When someone asks me about visiting Ireland, I tell them not to miss the southwest coast. This is the place to experience the wonders of the Gaelic language and old Irish civilization, as well as the country's contemporary charms. It's the most mystical, Celtic, spiritual and rugged region of Ireland -- and the towns along the way are just plain...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Scott Helman

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Canadian musician Scott Helman says that touring has taught him to be patient and to go with the flow. "I know it's corny, but whatever happens will happen," says Helman, 22. "Be on time, pack well, stay hydrated. These are things we can control. Everything else is for the world to decide. My most memorable experiences are when things go wrong ...Read more

Myscha Theriault: Lewes, Del., a uniquely American beach getaway

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If you're looking for a quiet weekend beach getaway that lets you skip the tacky trinket shops and overdeveloped strip in favor of quaint coastal charm, an intriguing history going back to the United States' earliest days and a surprisingly well-developed shopping scene, there's a tiny town in southern Delaware that might be just what the travel...Read more

Luxury log cabins, 'National Lampoon' references make this small Kansas town cool

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An innkeeper, a Swiss banker and a journalist walk into a restaurant in Coolidge, Kan.

That's not the lead-up to some oddball joke -- that's just what happened this month in this little town near the Colorado state line.

Way out in far western Kansas -- that little sliver of the state in Mountain Time Zone -- Coolidge has become a quaint stop ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Hitting the newest, fastest, scariest thrill rides this summer

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Ready? Are you ready to drop more than 90 feet in seconds, twist, turn, flip upside down and back again at more than 50 mph? Or maybe you just want to take a selfie on one of the new, highly anticipated roller coasters and thrill rides debuting at theme parks this summer. Happy Memorial Day!

There are also plenty of new ...Read more

Diving into Western art at Colorado's Cloud Camp

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Here's the thing about Western art. Like rattlesnake steaks and Rocky Mountain oysters, it's an acquired taste. If your great-grandparents crossed the mountains in a covered wagon or homesteaded west of the Missouri River, it could be in your genes.

But when a friend from Connecticut scoffed at the genre's two most ...Read more

Rotterdam: Europe's showcase of bold modernity

Travel / Rick Steves' Europe /

When traveling in the Netherlands -- with its canals, windmills and tulip fields -- it all seems so cute and sweet; you may find yourself exclaiming, "Everything's just so... Dutch!" But for another side of the Netherlands, visit the no-nonsense "second city" of Rotterdam.

Mighty Rotterdam has a gleaming skyline and Europe's largest port. ...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Tiffany Boone

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Television viewers know Tiffany Boone from her work in "Southland," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Once Upon a Time." But it's her meaty roles in Lena Waithe's Showtime series, "The Chi," and Kevin Bacon's "The Following" that made her famous. Raised in Baltimore, Maryland, the actress fondly recalls a childhood trip she took with her mother: "I was 8 ...Read more

Come sail away at this fun northern Minnesota resort on Lake Vermilion

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Gliding across northern Minnesota's Lake Vermilion on a sleek, deluxe racing sailboat known as an A-scow is like any other lake-sailing experience -- only with the adrenaline cranked up to 10.

My group of four friends, along with 4-year-old twin girls, were seated on the starboard deck of Pehrson Lodge Resort's fearsome 38-foot flagship, dubbed...Read more

Bismarck beckons with revitalized downtown, new breweries — and butterhorns

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BISMARCK, N.D. -- The state capital of North Dakota feels more like a small town than a surly legislative city.

It's the kind of place where people smile at you when you walk down the street. Stop to ask them a question, and you'll likely get an answer along with some hospitable banter about the weather.

In this town of roughly 72,000, no one ...Read more

Around the World: In Hawaii, Make Mine Maui

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Maui, the second largest of the Hawaiian Island, packs an awesome array of natural scenic wonders into its 728 square miles. The beaches alone keep tourists content for days, but there are Maui’s decidedly different but equally interesting towns to visit, and trek into the rugged mountains reveal exquisite island flora and spectacular ...Read more

Taking the Kids: When you can't let it rain on your parade

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We're soaked through, despite good rain gear. But no one is heading indoors. Did I mention we are on bikes? "This is the first time I've seen people actually choose to bike in the rain," my daughter Reggie Foldes said.

At least it wasn't cold -- or too hot. I'm impressed that our entire homeandleisure/travel/takingthekids/s-2081771">Read more

Once the sun goes down, Venice shines

Travel / Rick Steves' Europe /

I love Venice at night, and recently, I was reminded why. The evening started at one of my favorite Venice restaurants. The chef served up a seafood bounty from the lagoon, accompanied by deliciously grilled local vegetables and polenta. After dinner, twinkling from my sprightly Venetian white wine, I wandered through the tangle of back lanes, ...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Kirk Acevedo

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Growing up in New York, actor Kirk Acevedo says he learned early on to be self-reliant. "Having lived on my own since I was 16 in a big city taught me to be very self-sufficient," says Acevedo, who portrays Ricardo Diaz -- aka The Dragon -- on the CW series "Arrow." "I trust people very slowly. And then I suffer no fools. And for these skills I ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Following in the footsteps of royalty

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Didn't get an invite? You're in good company. President Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May and other world leaders also didn't make the cut for the May 19th wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. After all, St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle can only hold 800 people (600 have reportedly been invited to attend, with ...Read more

Britain's royal residences: Where the queen cools her crown

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Chances are you weren't invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle taking place at Windsor Castle -- neither was I -- but that doesn't mean you can't visit the place where it happened, or other royal residences in Great Britain. In addition to Windsor Castle, London's Kensington, Buckingham and Hampton Court palaces -- and the more...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go Away With MAX

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MAX's platinum single "Lights Down Low" was written as a love song for his girlfriend -- now wife -- Emily. Based out of New York City, the singer (born Max Schneider) met the Brit in Chicago. "The best travel memory I have is a proper Sunday lunch with my wife's family in Brighton, England, where she grew up," says MAX, 25. "It was just ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Useful gadgets and gizmos for the moms in your life

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Gadget or Gizmo? If you're thinking expensive flowers for Mother's Day, think again, as there are so many useful new affordable gadgets and gizmos, not to mention apps, which will be appreciated by the moms in your life every time they travel.

Of course, anything you can do to make a family vacation easier and more relaxing for ...Read more

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