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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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Make lemonade out of lemons


Of all the things that could disrupt travel, volcano ash is at the bottom of the list. If you're stranded here... visit a nearby national park or historic monument. Entrance fees are waived this week and there are all sorts of special activities. more
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Little things really make a difference


The Associated Press reports that two more glaciers have recently disappeared from Glacier National Park in Montana. That's so sad. I have very fond memories of our trip there in 1994 when the kids were still little. more
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Enough already with the baggage fees!


So now Spirit Air is going to charge us for carry-on bags--as much as $45 a bag. In some cases, that might be nearly as much as a ticket might cost. It's crazy! more
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Mom and dad’s excellent adventure


The kids assume mom and dad have "no life" when they aren't around but that is SO NOT TRUE. This past weekend, when we found ourselves kid-less on a beautiful spring Saturday, we hopped in our Subaru for an unplanned adventure in the countryside about an hour from our home in Connecticut.. more
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Can you blame them?


So how does it feel that your kids are better traveled than you ever were? According to a new Family Travel Survey from TripAdvisor , 75 per cent of travelers’ children have visited more than six states, compared to just 37% of their parents by the same age more
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Welcome Harry!


Finally! And just in time for summer vacations--June 18 to be exact--Universal Orlando says that the much-anticipated Wizarding World of Harry Potter will open. more
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Thanks JetBlue!


Since it started as a low-fare carrier at Kennedy International Airport a decade ago, JetBlue has called itself “New York’s hometown airline.” However, it almost decamped to Orlando. Thanks for staying Jet Blue! more
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Pass it forward


This week, Disney announced that although it is only March, they have already given out the million free tickets promised to those who participated in the "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day" in partnership with the Hands On Network and designed to encourage families to give back to their communities through volunteer service. more
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Patience please


Here on the East Coast we're in the midst of another big snow storm which means that air travel will be a mess--even if you aren't going anywhere near New York or Boston. more
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Snow angels?


Weather permitting (there's a new snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast today), I'm heading off to Colorado for a two-week swing that will take me to four family-friendly resorts in Colorado. more
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