August is one of the most popular months to travel for Americans, with millions of people squeezing in one final summer vacation before the weather cools down.
Choosing the perfect destination for an August vacation isn’t easy. You may find yourself favoring northerly locations that are simply too cold any other time of year — think Oslo, Norway, where the sun doesn’t set until close to 10 p.m., or Mackinac Island, Michigan, which draws thousands of travelers to its famous Fudge Festival each August.
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I would love to do a tour like this! I really enjoying focusing on a single topic. Maybe “food” or “music” or “public art”. It helps me to narrow down what I want to see and where I want to go when there are too many choices otherwise. Such a fun way to travel. This would be a spectacular way to visit London!
Visitors to London will invariably notice ceramic blue plaques dotting facades of houses and buildings in honor of famous former residents. There are more than 900 of them around the capital, managed by the English Heritage trust.
Some plaques bear the names of illustrious figures in music, including Chopin, Mozart and Bartok. For a deeper dive into musical history, here are some composers, performers and conductors whose names may be new to you, along with the addresses of their individual plaques.
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FOR MANY FAMILIES, summer is a time to hit the open road or fly to a far-off place. But it’s not the destination that matters. Traveling together is your chance to get everyone’s attention off their digital devices and onto each other as you experience something new.
With so much quality time together, your family trip is the perfect training ground to teach your kids the social and emotional skills they need to thrive in the real world. We’re talking things like resourcefulness, planning, compromise, compassion, bravery and communication.
By taking a few simple steps, you can make it not only a fun and memorable summer trip but a learning experience as well.
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There’s a reason why resorts are a hit for parents, but this destination delivers an exotic island experience that feels miles away from your classic all-inclusive holiday
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