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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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Traveling with a Heavy Heart


The cruise was long planned to celebrate the 85th birthday of my "second mom." I grew up two houses away on suburban Long Island and over the years, her family and mine became one, her two daughters my oldest and closest friends, sharing good times and sad. more
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Taking the Grown Up Kids


We just got back from a whirlwind trip to Northern California that included museum-hopping in San Francisco, hiking in Yosemite National Park and wine tasting in Sonoma County. My companions, besides my husband Andy were my 23-year-old daughter Reggie and her boyfriend Dan Foldes. They live and work in San Francisco. more
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Thanks for the Memories, Gus!


Yesterday was a very sad day in our house. We had to say goodbye to our 11-year-old Lab Gus who had developed a very aggressive and painful bone cancer. more
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A Drive Down Memory Lane


Five years ago, we visited Colorado Springs for our oldest daughter's freshman Parent Weekend at Colorado College. We brought 13-year-old Melanie--not a happy camper that weekend to have all the attention focused on her older sister--and stayed at the iconic and sprawling Broadmoor resort. more
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Should resorts ban kids?


A Denver Post reader told me she was “seething” when she read the column I wrote about Bora Bora being a good bet for families as well as honeymooners. “No it’s not! Isn’t there anywhere in the world anymore that’s more »
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A Visit to the San Francisco Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences


For those of you who have to touch – just have to – San Francisco's Exploratorium is a must-experience educational hot spot. Upon entering the cavernous space reminiscent of a large train terminal, one is greeted with hundreds of learning stations and interactive exhibits cleverly organized by topic: electricity, sound, and many, many more that we lacked the time to see (we recommend committing at least half the day, or making two or more visits to the Exploratorium in order to take in the full experience). more
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Lifting confidence and self-esteem through adaptive skiing


Haley Woodland may be freezing but she’s all smiles. So is her mom Eilizea. Four year old Haley has Cerebral Palsy and has just come in from her ski lesson — she’s in a sit ski. “I can’t tell you more »
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Taking the kids-to Park City for some fun in the snow


Plenty of light fluffy snow—close to 400 inches a season. Plenty of sunshine. A place that really loves families.Welcome to Park City, Utah, home to Park City Mountain Resort, famous for its world-class parks and pipes that tweens and teens especially love, as well as innovative children's programs that are changing the way kids learn to ski and snowboard. more
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Despite the hassles, don’t give up on your vacation


I know when times get tough, vacations are the first thing to go. My husband already is grumbling about the Christmas trip I've tentatively planned for us. more
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Pay for your luggage, fight for the overhead bin… what next?


I hate being nickeled and dimed when I travel. That's why I hate resort fees for services I probably don't use, fees for accessing the internet at hotels and now, fees to check even one bag on an airplane. more
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