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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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Exploring Niagara Falls — at the water and beyond


What I didn’t realize then — and I was glad to discover now — was how much there is for families — even those on a tight budget — to see and do here, beyond exploring the falls in what, more
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San Diego’s “Kids Free Month” draws the family travelers


Kids stay eat and play free at Paradise Point Resort San Diego
This month, kids can get into SeaWorld free in San Diego, Calif. Kids can also get into LEGOLAND, the San Diego Zoo, more than 30 San Diego museums and even ride free on Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner (typically one child with each adult paid admission). That’s no small thing more
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In Aspen, kids playing with their food is encouraged!


All hands for pasta-making
Never were two boys more unlike one another than mine when it comes to cooking. My elder son, Tanner, age 8, abhors anything remotely culinary, while my younger, Brady, age 5, was all but born with an apron wrapped around his waist, a wooden stirring spoon in his hand. The consummate chef and critic. more
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Twelve sites To See in Washington, D.C., During the Shutdown


Kids learning about George Washington at Mount Vernon
Of course it’s disappointing if you were planning to visit a national park or Washington, D.C., during the government shutdown, which has closed top attractions, including the 19 Smithsonian Museums, the National Zoo and the National Mall. It’s even more disappointing to all those who rely on the tourism industry in Washington, D.C. more
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Day Three in Dallas – at the Zoo, Audubon Center, Presidential Library


Feeding a giraffe at Dallas Zoo
My favorite exhibits were the ones that allowed me to feed the animals. I loved the feel of the giraffe licking my hand as he munched on lettuce leaves. My daughter had tropical birds land on the top of her head and drink sweet nectar right out of her hand. more
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Day Two in Dallas — great places to take the kids for fun and learning


Arboretum in Dallas
There are a great many new options for families visiting Dallas - take the kids to the Perot Museum of Science and Nature, or the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure. And the new Klyde Warren Park with its sparkling new playground is one of the most vibrant urban spaces around. more
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Three days in Dallas and a visit to the family friendly Texas State Fair


New Big Tex at the Texas State Fair
The State Fair of Texas Downtown Parade in Dallas traditionally kicks off the annual state fair, which runs through October 20. Locals and tourists lined the streets to watch dozens of colorful floats, marching bands, drill teams and cheerleaders. more
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10 ways to kick-start family Halloween outings during October


Vampires stalk potential victims at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Kids don’t have to wait until Halloween to don their costumes and collect treats — not when every place from museums to aquariums to zoos to theme parks are celebrating Halloween the entire month of October with haunted houses, spooky corn mazes, special shows and as many treats as parents will permit. Orlando alone offers more than 80 Halloween events in the six weeks leading up to Halloween and showcases Halloween happenings all throughout October. 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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Getting your family outdoors with the help of the Appalachian Mountain Club


My family hiking the Appliachian Trail in New Hampshire in the rain 1997
The Appalachian Mountain Club is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the mountain huts — the oldest hut-to-hut network in the country. The AMC is even older. Founded in 1876, it’s the oldest conservation and outdoor recreation organization in the country with more than 100,000 members and supporters. Today, a big part of its mission is to encourage families to get outdoors. more
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