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Summer fun close to home

Summer revelers often take to the skies, rails and waves to embark on a vacation adventure. With the kids out of school and relaxed hours at the workplace, individuals and families generally find that summer is the ideal time to plan a getaway. For those who find they don't have the funds this year, or simply prefer to stay closer to home, there are likely many different local events to enjoy instead.
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Benefits to bicycle riding are many

Bicycles have been around for more than a century. Many historians once believed that carriage-makers Pierre and Ernest Michaux, a father and his son, respectively, were responsible for the first bicycle. But some historians now say there is evidence that bicycles and similar vehicles existed before the 1860s. Regardless, the design of bicycles and the enjoyment of riding them have continued throughout their history.
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Make the most of your river cruise

Vacationers often want to make the very most of their escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In addition to seeing the sights and sounds their chosen destination has to offer, men and women on vacation also want to pencil in some time for some much-needed rest and relaxation.
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How to keep kids entertained all summer long

Summer vacation often starts with high expectations. Children are excited about the prospect of fun days outdoors playing with friends, while parents anxiously await relaxing months without the responsibilities of school and extracurricular clubs. But once summer vacation arrives and the first few days have passed, parents often find that the litany of cheers and giggles transform into a chorus of "I'm bored."
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Save on summer vacation

Over the last several years, families have increasingly focused on stretching every dollar they have. Rising fuel costs and an economy that is still struggling have inspired many families to permanently adopt a thriftier lifestyle.

While it's good to be financially prudent, families don't have to give up luxuries like summer vacations. Instead, parents can employ a few simple saving strategies that can reduce the cost but not the quality of a summer vacation with the family.
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