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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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Government may have shut down but D.C. still worth a visit

Despite the government shutdown, there still a lot to see, and much of its free, in Washington D.C. Eileen on Foxnews.com. more
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How the government shutdown affects family travel

National Parks, monuments and other government-operated tourists attractions are cutting back or shutting down because of the politics in Washington. Passports may be delayed. Hundreds of thousands of workers are being furloughed and business that depend on parks and tourism will be hurt. What does the government shutdown mean for family travel? more
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Vermont Family Resort Offers Weekend Cider Package

Heading to Vermont this fall? Visit Lake Morey Resort and take advantage of the Smash, Sip, & Stay package available weekends through October 20th. Every Saturday afternoon, guests of all ages can learn to make their own apple cider through complimentary lessons taught by the resort’s cider press team. The package also includes accommodations for two nights, use of the resort’s seasonal amenities, and a complimentary cider tasting hour on Saturday evening. more
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Family Travel writers agree: Passport is a must to teach kids the world

Niagara Falls from the American side
“The passport is the new diploma,” Keith Bellows, editor of National Geographic Traveler and the father of three, told the nearly 50 influential family travel writers and bloggers who had gathered this past weekend from around the country and Canada at the TMS Family Travel Conference in Niagara Falls, NY. more
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Memories of a family sailing/diving trip to the British Virgin Islands

diving | wreck diving | family travel
Today we are all diving as a family. The Wreck of the Rhone is just off Salt Island in two big pieces 60 to 80 feet down, but there are many smaller pieces. more
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Remembering a special visit meeting locals in Jamaica

Gorgeous Jamaican sunset
We’re about as far away from a manicured resort as we can get. Jamaica has an interesting Meet the People program that enables visitors like us to experience local culture by spending time with locals who volunteer to share a meal or tour you around a market. You can meet up with locals who share your profession or hobbies. But I’m not sure this is exactly what the Jamaica Tourism establishment has in mind. more
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More free attractions for family travelers in Washington DC than any other place

Westport ABC boys at the Capitol
Certainly you could spend all of your time in Washington, DC without paying to enter a museum—there are plenty of free ones to choose from. In fact, Washington DC likely has more free attractions than any city in the country. more
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Memories of a special birthday and hotel stay in Rome

With one night to stay in Rome, I didn’t want a hotel that was just a place to sleep. I didn’t want a hotel that was just convenient to the train station. I wanted a hotel that would be part of the experience. That’s why I chose the Grand Hotel de la Minerve that was a few steps from the Pantheon and a short walk to the Forum and Coliseum. more
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Travel Writers conference showcases the best of the Midwest in autumn

Triceratops on display in Rockford IL
Being in Rockford for a travel writers conference—Travel Media Showcase-- and talking to a lot of people from Midwest cities and States—Peoria and St. Paul, the Quad Cities in Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa, Fort Wayne and Kansas City—made me realize once again how much the Midwest has to offer families. more
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Great memories of an epic hike from Crested Butte to Aspen in Colorado

On the trail near the Maroon Bells outside of Aspen
I’d always wanted to do the famous hike between Crested Butte in Southwest Colorado and Aspen –12.2 miles along the West Maroon trail, crossing the Maroon Pass which is 12,500 feet high. And in the year since— as we get ready to meet up with family for a week at a Portico Club rental house in Snowmass, up the road from Aspen--I’ve thought a lot about that hike. more
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