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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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Autumn Holidays: Bring your Kids on a Family Cruise


With the autumn here and cruise deals now available at incredibly low prices, it’s time to understand why family cruises are proving ever so popular. more
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Re-living slavery and the Underground Railroad at Conner Prairie


Mrs. Ward explaining the slave history at Conner Prairie
Here at the only Living History museum in the Midwest, kids can explore Prairie Town of 1836 where they take on the role of gardener or criminal or deputy and interact with the townspeople, running errands, sweeping floors, doing laundry, helping in the garden, cooking . more
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A market of great food and second acts in Indianapolis


At the Indianapolis City Market
The historic Indianapolis City Market—it dates back to 1821 when the city was new—is full of good eats, even 16 taps of Indiana craft beer at the Tomlinson Tap Room. But what I didn’t expect was that it would be a place of second and third acts in life—successful second and third acts. more
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The 10 most beautifully challenging highways in America


Over the years we have traveled nearly all of these scenic highways, from Acadia National Park in Maine to the Road to Hana and other great roads in the Hawaiian Islands. How many have you experienced? (sponsored infographic) more
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Things to do in Hawaii


Hawaii is one of our favorite destinations and Taking the Kids has featured its charms many times over the years. Don't just go for the magnificent beaches, or the world-class surfing. The are many other great activities (sponsored infographic). more
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Budgeting the family holiday


You may be paying for more mouths to feed, but a little planning can still save you money in the long run. Book early in the year and if possible, at off-peak times; if you can't take your child out of school, go for the autumn holidays instead of summer. more
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Getting them outdoors and away from electronics this fall


At the Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay CA
They’re the one thing I always put in my backpack when heading outdoors with kids in the fall — whether they’re 4, 14 or 24. Those Ziploc bags of M&Ms have been known to inspire art creations, stop a meltdown and even spur healthy debate.. more
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A Fall Escape to Mexico’s Riviera Maya


Pool at Riviera Maya Palace Deluxe
As the air becomes crisp in the North, there is one destination you can always rely on for bathing-suit weather: Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Having somehow missed the short beach season this summer, I wanted a chance to relax on the beach at a resort where after I checked in, the most difficult decision I’d have to make was what I wanted to eat next. more
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When “upscale” means catering to the youngest guests


What is most interesting to me is how such an upscale resort—long a favorite among Hollywood celebs and pro athletes where rooms in season are often over $1000 a night —has gone out of its way to welcome well-heeled families with its complimentary kids’ club for kids 4-11 more
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In Mexico, a Spa for the Whole Family


Barceló Maya Palace Deluxe
Where are the kids while the parents are at the spa? There are two options: the Barcy Kids Club, where kids get to partake in activities like pool sports and crafts, or the Barcelo Kids Spa. more
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