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    Fun Activities for Kids at Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival

    Kids will love visiting this 25th edition of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. Here’s how to make this an exciting day. Topiaries—A Conversation Starter The nearly 100 topiaries found throughout the park are perfect for talking about the movies in which they are seen. Some can be combined with a fun ride or a meet-and-greet. Frozen fans will delight

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    2018 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic Preview

    The 2018 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic is returning to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Friday October 26th and Saturday October 27th. The 9th edition of the festival features returning favorites such as Oven roasted beef rib eye from Shula’s Steakhouse and Dragon sushi roll from Kimonos. Notable new dishes include Vietnamese Lemongrass Meatballs “On a Stick” with Vermicelli noodles, pickled

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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