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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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Dreaming BIG when you take the kids


Even in the same family, travel styles—and travel dreams—differ widely. One person’s dream is another’s nightmare. You know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever been backpacking with someone whose idea of roughing it is a hotel without a blow drier or room service. more
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Plenty to do with little ones in the Orlando area


So go ahead. Bring the little ones. You don’t have to stay a week. And you don’t have to see everything. You can’t even if you try. more
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Spas aren’t just for grownups anymore


After a frenetic 10-day business trip that took me 10,000+ miles and included a final stop in Orlando, I decided to spend my last night at the Ritz (including a blissfully solo dinner at the hotel’s Vineyard Grill) and indulge in a couple of hours at the Ritz spa. I was so glad I did. more
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Learning to scuba dive at a Caribbean resort


We’ve just finished the most spectacular dive of the day off of Grand Turk Island called “anchor” so named for a historic 10-foot anchor deep in the water. We’ve seen a Manta ray and sea turtle, hog fish, huge grouper, eel garden ray, that flounder and all kinds of other big and little fish--blue and purple, silver and spotted...as well as all varieties of coral. more
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Stunning new exhibit on child refugees at Nobel Peace Museum


Welcome to an excellent exhibit at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway, where an amazing interactive exhibit for children about refugees-- Nansen and I-- has recently opened. At the same time, the Center is showcasing Transit, a terrific photo exhibit about Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Norwegian Fridtjof Nansen and refugees of today.... (more) more
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Interacting with rescued marine mammals at Atlantis in the Bahamas


The facility serves as the best marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation center in the Bahamas—the sea lions here were also rescued. Corbett shows us the lab which she proudly says is one of the most medically advanced in the Bahamas — for creatures or people, she jokes -- complete with ultra sounds equipment, digital x-rays, anesthesia machines and more. Experts here have the ability via the internet to consult with experts around the world. more
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Memories of a kayaking adventure off the tip of Cabo


Welcome to Lover’s Beach. No it isn’t so named because of affectionate couples. Apparently Jacques Cousteau so named this spot in Cabo San Lucas after watching the Pacific swells pound the calmer Medano Bay on the other side. He said the Pacific was making love to the Sea of Cortez. more
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Fun and adventure atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge


Climbing to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge clearly isn't just for the rich and famous. On the contrary, For Australian kids, I’m told, it’s become a kind of rite of passage. (You have to be at least 10 to climb.) Hundreds of couples have gotten engaged on the climb. A group of New York City firefighters and police officers climbed the bridge after 9/11, flying an American flag at the top.... more
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Outdoor Destination Site Launches Facebook Contest


To celebrate the launch of OTDestinations.com, which offers travelers over 100 outdoor-focused lodging options including fishing lodges, dude ranches, vacation rentals, glamping yurts, lake cabins and more throughout North America.  there’s a  Facebook Contest . “Like” their Facebook page by more »
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Why Travel Insurance is a Must-Have for your Family Vacation


When you’re planning a family vacation, there are dozens of little details that need your attention. Between booking airfares, sleeping accommodations, and planning what to see, where to go, what to do, what to eat…it hardly seems as if adding one more thing to the “To-Do” list could be worthwhile. But for family travelers, taking a few extra minutes to research and purchase a travel insurance policy that suits your needs can be as important as any other part of booking your trip.... more
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