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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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Are you ready for ghosts and goblins?


This year, there are thousands of haunted attractions around the country to choose from that offer chills and thrills for most of the fall. Even Broadway is getting in on the act more
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How to survive and have fun on college tours with your kids


Anyone who has ever toured colleges with a high school student -- and I was on my third round that Boston weekend --- knows that's no small feat. I've driven four hours to have my son refuse to get out of the car because he didn't like the look of the campus more
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Tonight we’re going to watch the flamingos in the sunset!


The Atacama region (less than two hours flight from Santiago) is one of the most visited in Chile and it is easy to see why -- the spectacular desert landscape, the chance to hike to an ancient village, taste a llama kebob (you’ll see them everywhere here), hike to the top of a volcano at 18,000 feet or to the highest geyser field in the world -- El Tatio Geisers at 14,190 feet -- and visit unique nature reserves like this. more
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MAKING SURE MOM GETS A BREAK TOO IN SNOWY CLIMES


We moms all know the dirty little secret of family vacations. No, I’m not talking about the piles of laundry when we get home, though that’s certainly no fun. I’m talking about how moms whisper on the beach, on line at theme parks and at ski resort lifts that family vacations are really no vacations at all for them, especially when young kids are part of the equation. more
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New survey: the most enduring memories come from family vacations


Disney gets it. They’ve just announced the creation of a special website where you can share your Disney memories and view those of other vacationers (maybe you’ll laugh, maybe you’ll pick up a park-going tip). more
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Kauai morphs from garden isle to adventure haven


Kauai is Adventure-Central and my daughters, young cousin and oldest friend—a girls’ trip!-are sure seeing that this morning. “It is the place to come for outdoor activities,” declares Maui Native Eric Dee. more
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Fall is a great time to visit the Smithsonian Museums


Where else can you hold a hissing cockroach, hang on to a "shooting star" (actually a 4.5 billion year old meteorite), use real bones to solve a mystery CSI-style or, as I did, see what you'd look like as an early human more
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Touring the Big Apple with Big Apple Greeters (it’s free!)


Everyone visiting NewYork for the first time needs a friend like Coreen Bourke. The lifetime New Yorker and retired phone company administrator was our designated Big Apple Greeter (www.bigapplegreeter.org), volunteering her time to show visitors like us the New York neighborhoods she knows so well. It’s a free service underwritten by generous donors. more
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Who says Disney cruises are for little kids?


It is 10:30 p.m. on the first night of a Mediterranean cruise and The teen club, appropriately named "The Stack" on deck 10 of the Disney Magic is packed with 100 teens and their three energetic counselors. more
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RVING with KIDS


Camping purists—like my wilderness-loving daughters—would turn up their noses at this, but with two young kids, we’re glad for the space, the AC, the beds, the fridge, running water and shower, and when it rains, not being in a soggy tent. more
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