Educational Vacations to take this Summer

Educational Vacation

While waterparks and amusement parks have their places in a fun summer vacation, there’s not a whole lot of educational value to roller coasters and tube slides (unless, of course, you’re explaining the laws of physics to your kids as they ride!) So how do you plan a vacation that combines the same kind of excitement and sense of play with a little out of school learning? Pay a visit to one or more of these educational attractions for kids. First, some general advice. Museums are almost always a good option, as they are practically inexhaustible resources of artifacts, works of art, and educational exhibits for kids to see. However, not all museums are equally kid-friendly. Before you go, check into the offered exhibits. Does the museum include kid-specific areas or programming? Do they cater to different age groups and interests? Depending on how old your kids are, certain … [Read more...]

Top Ten U.S. Cities for Traveling

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The U.S. is a large mixing pot full of culture and vast amounts of excitement.  With so much ground to cover, it's difficult to pick one spot suitable for traveling to, so we've narrowed it down to the top ten.     Chicago Chicago is a bustling city filled with beautiful structures and rich attractions.  For fans of great architecture, you'll enjoy the Sears Tower (now called Willis Tower), which was formerly the tallest tower in the world, as well as the Chicago River, which is bordered with remarkable sky scrapers.  A sightseeing boat trip around the river is a great way to view the many historical structures the city has to offer.  Chicago is also known for being at the forefront of public art, for instance, a popular attraction has always been the Cloud Gate, lovingly dubbed "The Bean" by locals, due to its peculiar shape. San Diego San Diego is … [Read more...]