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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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Summer is here! Let’s stay safe in the sun, water and on wheels

Let’s have some fun on vacation or at home this summer—safely of course. Here are some summer safety tips for parents and kids -- at the beach, on a boat, on wheels, or around bugs. more
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Taking the Kids Exclusive: Tips from the First Lady for families on staying active on vacation

First Lady Michelle Obama runs at an activity station during a “Let’s Move! London” event at Winfield House in London
First Lady Michelle Obama suggests letting the kids lead is one way to get everyone more active on vacation this summer. The first lady told Taking the Kids exclusively, “The key to getting kids moving is to find something they enjoy, and join in!” For the First Family, that includes biking. more
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Families can enjoy sailing and racing on island of Anguilla

Sailboats ready for racing at the Anguilla Youth Sailing Club
Sail racing is the island of Anguilla’s national sport dating back to the early days of the 20th century when Anguillan men on their way back from working in sugar cane fields in the Dominican Republic would race their schooners home. In fact, the unique design of the racing boats here evolved from fishing boats that would fish as much as 40 miles off shoe more
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A lot of good news for family travelers from the first TMS “summit”

We all know that kids seem to grow up in a blink of an eye (It seems as if my youngest who is graduating from college this month was just starting preschool!) That’s why families shouldn’t feel guilty about taking time—or money-- for vacation. We’ve only got a certain amount of time when our kids are mesmerized by princesses or dinosaurs, when they think playing with mom and dad is the best time ever. more
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The First Family Travel Summit: family travel is big and getting bigger

This first-ever summit brought together national travel media with top marketers to brainstorm how we could work together to improve and de-stress the family travel experience. “It’s nice to see both sides of the table share the same concerns,” observed Laura Parquette, from Vail Resorts. more
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Can you EAR me? It’s a special year at Disney Parks

Ears and more ears at Disney
2013 is the Year of the Ear at Disney Parks with new limited release Disney Ear Hats available every month as part of Disney Parks’ Limited Time Magic—special experiences designed to surprise and excite guests when they visit—including saving up to 30 per cent with the Monstrous Summer promotion available at Walt Disney World Resorts through mid June. more
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Cruise lines keep innovating for family travel market

Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas
Royal Caribbean wants you to know they’ve not only got your back but they’ll guarantee you an experience like none other on board a ship. That’s especially the case if you wait 18 months for the new Quantum of the Seas that will sail out of the New York area. more
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On Anguilla, a couple aim to make a Caribbean destination affordable

Anacona Hotel Anguilla
The Ricketts want their little hotel and villa business to show people that Anguilla is not only for those who can afford five-star luxury. The hotel also serves as the island’s unofficial cultural center. In fact, the restaurant is crowded the night we visit with locals and visitors alike for the weekly dance performance that tells the story of Anguilla. more
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Ann on Broadway — a great perspective on a multi-tasking mom

I was thinking of how she had to juggle the needs of her kids with her work—as we all do. One minute she’s cajoling a son—she had four kids—to come to a family get-together; the next she is deciding whether to grant a death row inmate a reprieve, under pressure from the Vatican and Mother Theresa. more
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Omni introduces teen concierges for visiting families

Larissa Horn Omni Berhshire's Teen Concierge
Larissa Horn, e sophomore at NYU, wants to go into the hospitality business. She’s a student at the University’s famous hospitality school. But she’s not just studying the industry. She’s been tapped to be the special teen concierge at the Omni Berkshire Place in midtown Manhattan. And unlike other internships, she’s getting paid to do it. more
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