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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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Memories of misadventures on a family ski trip

Whenever kids are part of the equation—whether they’re four, fourteen or 24—let go of all your expectations for that perfect family bonding experience. It won’t happen. You’ll be lucky if you get a few of those can’t-believe-we’re-here-together moments. And if your kids are like mine, they won’t want to stop then to take a picture. more
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The ornaments on on our Christmas tree bring back the memorable family trips

I was thinking of the trips that went right and those that went wrong as I perused our Christmas Tree ornaments—the Eiffel Tower when I took my daughters to Europe right after 9/11 (we spent more time at the flea market than at museums); the moose-on-skis from Colorado (that was the trip when the kids officially declared me “too slow,” to ski with them) more
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The Secret to Keeping Up with the Kids on the Ski Slopes — Mom’s Clinics

Today, you’ll find groups and women’s clinics like this at large and small resorts across the country. Each program is a little different. There are clinics for snowboarders and skiers, for beginners and experts, with a focus on technique, conquering fear or new equipment testing. more
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How to stuff your travelers’ stockings this holiday season

Thanks, Mr. Bean. If not for my pink flowered rubber boots from L.L. Bean (a far cry from the first hunting shoes Leon L. Bean sold in Maine in 1912), I would have had awfully wet feet the week in spent in Alaska last year. That got me thinking. Instead of rushing around trying to find the perfect gift for my favorite family travelers, I’m going to get them what I find most helpful to have with me when I’m traveling with my gang more
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Hosting family for Thanksgiving is no picnic — some survival tips

Face it. Hosting the family for the holidays is hard work. Being a holiday guest is no picnic either. It won’t be perfect. Not the food. Not the kids’ behavior. Not the adults’ behavior. We’re talking about family, after all more
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There’s no better time to see Yellowstone’s thermals and wildlife than in winter

We feel as if we’ve got the huge (2.2 million acres) park to ourselves. The last time we were here in the summer, there were so many people around the kids could barely see Old Faithful. Now we’ve got our pick of viewing spots and take a trail up to an observation point where we can see Old Faithful and all of the surrounding area. A small herd of Bison is in the distance more
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Of course it wouldn’t have been called Thanksgiving—that would have meant a day of fasting in church, not feasting, explained Kathleen Curtin, a Plimouth Plantation historian who literally helped write the book Giving Thanks on the subject. more
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In memory of Shannon, please ‘get swabbed’

I love to see people live their dreams whether on vacation or at home. But sometimes, that dream is all too fleeting. All 11-year-old Shannon Tavarez wanted to do was perform on stage. She beat out hundreds of children in an open audition to win the role of Nala in The Lion King on Broadway. more
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Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with my daughter

Many people who lose 35 pounds would splurge on a new wardrobe. I opted for this adventure—one I could share with my daughter before she left for college. That was six years ago and I’ve traveled the world since. Still, our Kili Climb remains one of the most memorable trips we’ve ever taken. more
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What to do when you lose your passport while traveling abroad

I’m still not sure where or how it happened that day in Florence. Our passports were securely in my purse but that evening, the leather envelope I carried them in was gon more
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