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NY Hotel Offers Babymoon Package for Expecting Moms

Apr 27, 2014
The W Hotels of New York have teamed up with pregnancy expert Julia Beck to offer expecting moms the ultimate Babymoon package. Available through October 31

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April 2012 – Calendar of family events around the USA


(Have we missed a great family event in your area? Please post a comment below so it’s on the calendar next time. Or if you’ve got a great family event to recommend, please comment on that too – event, date(s), City, State and weblink.) more
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Lower Manhattan is New York’s must-see destination


We’re talking about Lower Manhattan — specifically the area south of Chambers Street that’s surrounded by water on three sides. In 2011, a record 9.8 million tourists visited Lower Manhattan — 800,000 more than the previous year. more
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March 2012 – Calendar of family events around the USA


(Have we missed a great family event in your area? Please post a comment below so it's on the calendar next time. Or if you've got a great family event to recommend, please comment on that too - event, date(s), City, State and weblink.) more
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23 ideas for Spring Break 2012


Families have discovered that it is easier — and often cheaper — to get away in the spring than in the summer when camps and summer jobs — not to mention work schedules and peak travel season perils — wreak havoc with family vacation planning. more
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It’s not too late to plan a spring break — or think about summer


Spring Training
The good news is it’s not too late to plan a spring getaway (check the rest of my website for ideas) whether you’ve got just a few days or an entire week to spend and there’s still time to find a great deal. more
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Taking the Kids doesn’t mean leaving the romance behind


Wine tasting on an O.A.R.S river trip
I love traveling with my children, their pals and various other pint-sized relatives. I do it all the time. But there’s something deliciously decadent about an adult-only trip, whether you manage just a night away in a nearby hotel or a trip of a lifetime. more
Backyard Vacations, Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Travel Topics, Weekly Column | 1 Comment


At the 9/11 Memorial on a cold, snowy morning


ABC Westport boys at the National 911 Memorial in New York
Every one of our boys parents are immigrants—from Africa, Mexico, Jamaica and Trinidad, from other places. They learned that had they been immigrants in the 1870s living here, they would have worked 10 hours a day rather than go to school... more
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Seven teen-aged boys at a Penthouse in NYC for a weekend


ABC Westport boys sizing up the Penthouse at the New York Hilton Hotel
Some of my friends thought I was nuts. When I won a weekend stay at the Hilton New York’s five-bedroom penthouse, I invited along seven teenagers to share the fun at New York’s largest hotel. more
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Over the holidays, take your kids to a museum


Leave the crackers and chips at home; ditto for the carbonated drinks and smelly cheese. No, we’re not talking about what grub not to pack for your next road trip or flight. We’re talking about foods that are banned in outer space. more
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This year do you want new-style holiday gifts, or a family trip?


I’m not filling any stockings this year or piling presents under the tree. No presents for Hanukah either. (We celebrate both holidays in our house.) And my gang couldn’t be happier. more
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