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Learn about Underground Railroad history in Buffalo-Niagara during Black History Month

Do your kids know who Harriet Tubman was? How about Frederick Douglass? Or William Still? These are some of the heroic ‘conductors’ of the Underground Railroad, the celebrated route to freedom for an estimated 50,000 African-Americans who escaped slavery by travelling along a network of safe homes and hideouts to
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DK Eyewitness Family Travel Guides
DK Eyewitness Travel Family Travel Guides: The Perfect Guide Book for Families Who Love to Travel

The thing I miss most about my backpacking days is this: waking up in a youth hostel, taking a dog-eared travel guide out of my backpack, and heading to a local café to read plan the rest of my day, or to map out my travels to the next destination.
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The City of PLAY! 7 reasons why Rochester, NY is the perfect cross-border family getaway!

I’ve always been a fan of cross-border shopping – any excuse to spend a few hours at Target and I’m in! But with the Canadian dollar reaching all-time lows this year, it’s been harder to justify traveling to the US just for shopping. If, however, there were a destination that
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6 Best Donut Shops in North America Photo Credit - Flickr Creative Commons - speakerchad
Donuts to die for: The 6 Best Donut Shops in North America

On a recent trip to Portland, I crowd-sourced friends before heading to “beervana” for suggestions on where to eat and drink. Everyone agreed – VooDoo Donuts was a must visit. As a travel writer, that meant just one thing. Though VooDoo received all the accolades from tourists, I would bet
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One World Observatory
One World Observatory in New York City

The events of 9/11 shook the world. The absent Twin Towers left a gaping hole in the iconic Manhattan skyline. Now a new tower has emerged on the familiar cityscape. This tower, at One World Trade Centre, near the 9/11 memorial sites and Ground Zero is among the tallest in
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Times Square New Years Eve Ball Drop
5 Ways to Survive Watching the Ball Drop in Times Square

After an amazing travel deal crossed our path, we decided to escape our lives and head to the concrete jungle of New York City for an impromptu girl’s weekend. We were going to be in New York to ring in the New Year and couldn’t resist the iconic experience of
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A winter break in New York City
A Wee Winter Break in New York

A long, long time ago, a single, sassy gal strutted through the streets of New York. Giddy with the excitement of being in the big city on her first real business trip (OK, it was a trade show, but whatever), she was thirsty for adventure. Wandering through a dense sea
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An Introvert’s Guide to New York City

New York City to me is claustrophobically narrow sidewalks and tall buildings, the sensory overload of hundreds of people and honking taxis, and the chaos of crowds and not quite knowing if I was going to end up where I wanted to be. As I expected, New York isn’t exactly a haven
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New York City Brooklyn Bridge World Trade Tower
A Movie Inspired Tour of New York City

“Wouldn’t it be cool if we got our flights mixed up and ended up in Miami like Home Alone?” asked my daughter as we sat in the airport departure lounge on a warm June day. Summer vacation started early for us when weeks of rotating teacher strikes led to an
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