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Winter at the Shore: Unexpected Delights

Most people don’t consider visiting the Jersey shore in the winter. But I’m here to suggest that winter is a fantastic time to hit the beach. First of all, I’m a big fan of visiting anywhere in the off-season, especially…


National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, the Midwest has a hidden gem in the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium. Visiting the museum on a family vacation to Dubuque, Iowa, this…