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In Britain, the kids are all right

Imagine being a kid forced to spend a big part of your summer vacation with robo-tourist Rick Steves (alias Dad). My kids Jackie and Andy did that a lot when they were young. I always considered it a great education for them, but they also had a lot of fun. One of their favorite destinations, Great Britain, enthralled them with colorful pageantry and evocative historical sights. Here’s what impressed them the most.

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In St. Augustine, the Castillo is a rock star

If there is one destination in Florida that encompasses the rich tapestry of the Sunshine State's 503 years, the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument - the iconic fortress in St. Augustine - is it. The massive coquina-and-tabby structure located on Matanzas Bay has been a sentinel standing guard at the city's gates since it's construction began in 1672, making it the oldest masonry fort - and the only 17th century fort in existence - in the United States.

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Golf rules at Myrtle Beach, but there's more to explore

Twenty years ago, Myrtle Beach was a top "buddy golf trip" destination, with foursomes or small groups of guys enticed by affordable stay-and-play packages and good weather in the shoulder seasons. Typically, they'd play 36 holes a day and, with whatever energy was left, cavort at night.

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Cheap times for Europe, best times for Washington, D.C.

I’m sad to report that there no longer seems to be any doubt that travel to Europe has been hurt by the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels. Trans-Atlantic trips from the U.S. currently are down by about 5 percent, and though the biggest drop has been to Belgium, most other popular destinations also have been affected. The result of that fall-off? It appears that some persistent folks are finding bargain-priced flights to Europe when they consult the Internet; one traveler I know was astonished to secure a $700 round-trip ticket between New York and London on a major carrier in the peak month of May.

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In Europe, say cheese

When I’m traveling, I become a cultural chameleon. I love a cup of Earl Grey tea when I’m in England, and I love a cheese course when I’m in France. For a cheese-lover, savoring Europe means savoring its cheeses – they’re not only part of the cuisine, they’re part of the culture. Here are just a few tips on how to be cheesy in Europe.

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