Tagged With "Family History"

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Re: Family Friendly Attractions in Malta

GarryRF ·
Malta and its people certainly are unique Jason. I remember well the Blue Grotto when your hands turned blue under the water. Its on my list of places I must go back to. You make it sound more tempting ! Interesting blog! Thanks !
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Re: Family Friendly Attractions in Malta

DrFumblefinger ·
I hadn't really ever considered Malta as a family travel destination, but I have been educated by your post. Thanks for sharing all this information. Hope we can hear more about your travels!
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Re: Family Friendly Attractions in Malta

GarryRF ·
On my first visit to Malta I was exploring the Megalithic Monuments when a group and their guide arrived. She was explaining to the folks the stones where blood sacrifices were made. So I stayed within earshot for a free tour - at a discreet distance. Then she turned and pointed at me ! " where that couple are standing is a Fertility Temple! " Whoooa !! We moved away quickly ! But too late - we had been chosen by the Goddess of Fertility ! That was on the 29 December - and on the 29...
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Re: Family Friendly Attractions in Malta

DrFumblefinger ·
Well, I can see why Malta has such a special place in your heart, GarryRF!
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Re: Family Friendly Attractions in Malta

GarryRF ·
The Temple at Hagar Qim is believed to be the oldest in Europe at 3,500 BC,
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Re: Family Friendly Attractions in Malta

IslandMan ·
Hello Jason and thanks for the interesting and informative post about family Malta. I am resident here myself and I agree with the family attraction side of the island. It's a fun place to visit and I do notice many families enjoying their time together.
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Re: Family Friendly Attractions in Malta

Jason Briggs ·
That is okay, it must be great living there. Yeah I traveled there with my family and went to these locations, each one was great
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Re: What To Do In Miami When It Rains

PHeymont ·
Great blog idea! I remember when my kids were young (they're all in 30s and 40s now, bad weather was always one of the issues on vacation, and we had to scramble for things to do that would keep them occupied and happy. Some of your ideas here look great for adults and kids!
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Re: What To Do In Miami When It Rains

DrFumblefinger ·
That bookstore really looks appealing to me....always one of my favorite destinations on a rainy day. That, and a library. I love visiting libraries in cities when I visit. The quality of a town's libraries tells me a lot of that city's priorities.
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Re: 6 Fun Things To Do In Miami This Summer

Travel Rob ·
Some great ideas! Your love for Miami shows!
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Re: An African safari is a fun family affair!

Professorabe ·
I wouldn't try the 'hand feeding elephants' bit - you might not survive the experience. I am serious!
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Re: What To Do When You Visit Sanibel Island

Travel Rob ·
Katy thanks for giving me so many ideas for weekend trips. That has to be the biggest cup of fries I've ever seen!
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Re: Finding Reiner: Disaster to Discovery

PHeymont ·
Thanks for the start of an extraordinary journey, which also reminds us that travel isn't only for pleasure, or even always voluntary. It is also important for us never to reduce history to acts of state and leaders and lose sight of all the Reiners of the world.
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Re: Finding Reiner: Disaster to Discovery

Travel Rob ·
What a discovery! And thanks for taking us along. I can't wait to hear what happens.
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Re: Finding Reiner: Disaster to Discovery

DrFumblefinger ·
Baited, hooked and (almost) landed, like I'm some kind of reading marlin! Can't wait for the next installment! Wonderfully done, HistoryDigger! Thanks so much for sharing this story with us!
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Re: Finding Reiner: Disaster to Discovery

Sarah Towle ·
Fantastic! A WWII story, personal journey and travel story all rolled into one! I'm totally hooked and will be following your unfolding story this summer, Whitney! All luck!
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Re: Finding Reiner: Disaster to Discovery

vivie ·
Merveilleux!! Un vrai bijou! Thanks so much for sharing this amazing story. Can't wait to read more.
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Re: Finding Reiner: Disaster to Discovery

HistoryDigger ·
Merci bien, Vivie. À Dimanche.
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Re: Finding Reiner: Disaster to Discovery

Jessica Meddows ·
This really is a wonderful post, Whitney. I love the family history you have there. And fantastic photos! I'm looking forward to reading more of your writing.
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Re: Finding Reiner: Disaster to Discovery

HistoryDigger ·
Thanks, Jessica, for your kind words. I'll check out your blog as well.
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Disney's new idea: river cruising for families

PHeymont ·
The Disney empire, which seems to be almost as much a travel and resort company as it is a studio and park operator, has another new plan: change river cruising from an older-adult activity to a family plan. Adventures by Disney, which provides...
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7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Family

Samantha ·
Samantha shares these 7 tips to surviving the holidays with family. Hopefully they can help keep your family holiday adventure from turning into a holiday nightmare.
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March 11, 2020: Photographing the Photographer

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to the Denver Botanical Garden. She was with her inephew Jesse, who is an inspiring photographer. After a while she had fun taking pictures of him, taking pictures, lol
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University of Oklahoma, Home of Sooners Football

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband pay an unplanned visit to the University of Oklahoma Sooners' stadium. The found some of the nicest fans.
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April 26, 2020: Family of Man, Calgary

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a piece of public art, created for Expo 67, relocated after that event to downtown Calgary.
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They believe they can fly...but signs are not good!

PHeymont ·
America's most persistent attempt at starting a new airline is out there again, looking for crowdfunding to get off the ground. First as Family Airlines, and since 2010 as Avatar Airlines, they've been trying for take-off since 1992, with plans for an...
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Family Travel: Lower Stress with Spa Services, Music, Food

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Jessica Kane offers solutions for reducing stress and enhancing the fun of a family vacation.
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Big Family Trips With Not-So-Big Budgets

Mattie Elsner ·
Mattie Elsner offers several suggestions to help you stick to your budget as you plan your next family vacation.
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Finding Reiner: Disaster to Discovery

HistoryDigger ·
On Monday August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. My son, my elderly German mother-in-law, Lütte, and I were hunkered down in my husband’s office at Tulane Medical School. Our decision to stay seemed smart at the time. My...
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What To Do In Miami When It Rains

Katy ·
Now that we are in full-blown summer mode there will be days that are total washouts and you won’t be able to spend the day on the beach. So what is there to do in Miami when it rains? I have put together a list for you to keep on hand whenever...
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What To Do When You Visit Sanibel Island

Katy ·
I have been going to Sanibel Island since before I was born, literally. Every time I go back to Sanibel there is always a story or two that's repeating and starts with, “Katy remember when you did this?” Because I have been going there...
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Family-Friendly Airlines? There's a Guide for that...

PHeymont ·
The website Family Vacation Critic has published an airline-by-airline guide for what amenities and services are provided for families traveling with children. It can be a big difference to know which airlines have diaper-changing tables (Delta...
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6 Fun Things To Do In Miami This Summer

Katy ·
Watch the World Cup I know we are all excited about the World Cup, right? Even if your country isn’t playing there is so much energy and passion right now in this city surrounding the games you will be sure to enjoy and take part with your...
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Jan. 1, 2017: Forest renewal at the New York Botanical Gardens

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visits the Garden's old growth forest, where only minimal maintenance is allowed to interfere with nature.
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Apr. 21, 2019: Picci Family Carousel, Florence, Italy

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a ride aboard an antique carousel in Florence Italy
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An African safari is a fun family affair!

Sophiawilliam ·
You may well have heard that this is a place for honeymooners – or retirees – or the solo adventurer – the guy who thinks he’s the great explorer out on his last adventure. Well, all these things are true and all these kinds of people do enjoy a trip to Africa, but make no mistake - an African safari is a fun family affair! On an Africa Luxury safari tour there really is something for the whole family. From Mom and Dad to the teenage members of the family, to the very young ones, Africa,...
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Say it Isn't so, Mickey ! Euro Disney numbers Down

Travel Rob ·
  According to the operator of Disneyland Paris, Euro Disney, the numbers of visitors decreased from 16 million to 14.9 million for the financial year ending September 2013. Read about it...
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Family Friendly Attractions in Malta

Jason Briggs ·
The island of Malta is a fantastic holiday destination home to many tourists each year. Malta is filled with wonderful blue water, colourful coves, and prehistoric ruins, so there is no question why over 1.2 million tourists holiday in Malta each year...
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PurpleDinner: new site is like Airbnb for dinner

PHeymont ·
PurpleDinner offers to match up hosts and guests for dinner while traveling.
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You’re Going Places, Baby (and Toddler and Teen)

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Daniel Sherwin offers some excellent suggestions on how to enhance the travel experience of families with children of all ages.
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Top 5 Family Holiday Destinations in India

Ruby Daub ·
Choosing the best destination for a family vacation in India, as with other topics, is not an easy task, thanks to the diversity and multitude of options available to the most demanding travelers. There are beaches, wonderful examples of architecture, adventure, culture and fun experiences for a full sense of family in India. Best holiday destinations for families Plan your trip, considering the weather and other conditions. We make sure you have a great time! See this if you travel in...
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Tips To Have An Economic African Safari Tour

Ailsa Smith ·
The number of national parks and the game-rich experience one gets while visiting safari destinations in Africa makes this trip a slightly costlier than other adventure trips. But, keeping a few simple tips in mind may help you enjoy your African safari tour better and won’t leave you economically burdened at the end of it. Here you go with quick-fix ideas for a cost-effective safari rip. Set a budget This should be the starting point for planning a safari trip. A pre-defined budget gives...
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Re: You’re Going Places, Baby (and Toddler and Teen)

Marilyn Jones ·
All excellent advice!
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Re: 7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Family

Marilyn Jones ·
All great advice! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family! Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!
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8 Easy Advice to Follow When Traveling with Children

MorganRose ·
No matter if you’re flying or having a short road trip with your family, you’ll need to prepare well. Kids are needy and naughty and even the best-behaved little ones often make a scene when travelling. However, there are things you can do to minimize meltdowns and make your trip full of laughs instead of tears. Get everyone on board Older kids understand what travelling is, but younger ones might be a bit confused by the concept. They might not understand that you’ll not be spending nights...
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