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    More Free, Family-Friendly Activities Around D.C.

    Renee Sklarew, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Washington, D.C., shares more free, family-friendly activities in and around Washington, D.C., with us. One of the best reasons to visit Washington, D.C., is that there are so many free, family-friendly activities. Many involve the Smithsonian Museums that do not charge an entry fee, while others are part of the National Park Service. Take

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    Copper Creek Villas & Cabins: A Top-Notch DVC Property

    Liliane Opsomer, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids, recently stayed at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Here is her report. Over the years, Disney has opened very fine resorts and added luxurious properties to its DVC portfolio. Many offer amenities and views that are unparalleled, such as the Bora Bora Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian

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    Free, Family-Friendly Activities in Washington, D.C.

    Renee Sklarew, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Washington, D.C., shares with us six free, family-friendly activities in Washington, D.C. One of the best reasons to visit D.C. is that there are so many free activities to do. Many involve the Smithsonian Museums that do not charge an entry fee, while others are part of the National Park Service. Take

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    Top Five Counter-Service Meals at Disney Springs

    Disney Springs offers a wide array of counter-service meal options. Here are our top five choices, plus something extra for your sweet tooth. Blaze Pizza Here each fast-fired pizza is prepared in around 3 minutes after you select your toppings, Chipotle-style. Ignore the long line outside—it moves very quickly. Go light on the toppings for best results. If you can’t get

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    Live Entertainment at Disney’s Magic Kingdom

    It is impossible to take in all the live entertainment at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in a single day. To experience both the attractions and the live entertainment, guests should allocate at least two days to spend in this park. Following is a short list of daily events, all included in your park admission. The Afternoon parade, usually staged at 2