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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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A cruise with a difference — along the Seine River in Normandy


Along the Seine River from the Avalon Waterways Creativity
I’m on a different kind of cruise—a River Cruise on the Seine in France on Avalon Waterways Creativity—just 140 passengers on this 361-foot long barge and with just 70 staterooms and two suites. more
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Cruising on the Seine River – a stop at Monet’s Garden in Giverny


The Japanese Bridge over the pond in Monet's Garden
I’m walking in Monet’s glorious gardens at Giverny on sunny day thinking about a little girl skipping over the famous green Japanese Bridges a big smile on her face. more
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Family gatherings at Gettysburg for 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s address


Cyclorama at Gettysburg Visitors Center
At the time, no one expected the speech to be a big deal. Lincoln had merely been asked to make a few remarks at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, here in the Pennsylvania countryside, just four months after the searing battle that turned the tide of the Civil War. more
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Learning about grapes and history in the Champagne region near Paris


Vineyards in the Champagne region of France
We’re sitting in a family dining room in a tiny French village eating chicken cooked in champagne and sipping champagne. This is the Champagne Region of France afterall. more
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Time-traveling in Paris — to a tiny hotel in a 17th Century building


Shopping and dining at night in St. Germaine district of Paris
We’ve moved from the heart of fashionable Paris to the St. Germaine neighborhood on the Left Bank and feel like we’ve time traveled, checking in to the tiny Hotel Verneuil, a 26-room hotel that is housed in a 17th century building. more
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Touring the famous Louvre in Paris with a family-oriented guide


Children getting an art and history lesson from a guide in the Louvre
Eighty per cent of her clients are American families. She notes that most guides, while true experts in their field, aren’t often as willing to play to the kids’ interests so when booking a guide, it is key to make sure they appreciate that kids’ may not have as long attention span. more
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Two weeks in France visiting Paris, champagne country and Normandy via river cruise


Place des Voges in Paris
Arriving in Paris jet-lagged, a quick trip to see Monet's water lillies at the Musee de L'Orangerie was just the tonic. Armed with a Paris Pass, we didn't have to wait in a long line for tickets. more
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Gather the family for a holiday feast at a country villa


All hands for pasta-making
You can gather the gang in a beautifully decorated home without doing all the work that typically entails, and without cooking at all — unless you want to. All you’ve got to do for a stress-free holiday is to celebrate at a vacation villa or condo rather than at your overcrowded house. more
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A Taste of MyMagic+ at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival


Epcot at Walt Disney World in Florida
I’s hard not to have a great time when it’s fall and you’re attending the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! This year, we also had the opportunity to test out Disney’s new vacation planning tool called MyMagic+. more
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To Keystone CO – one of the most kid-centric ski areas in the country


Kids at Camp Keystone
Keystone is Vail Resort’s most kid-centric resort, with kids-ski free (as long as you book a two-night stay), night skiing tweens and teens love and daily “Kidtopia” activities. There’s a parade through the village on Saturdays with kids being twirled around in tires, free cookies and hot cider in the ice-skating rink, the chance to meet and greet the avalanche dogs and ski patrollers, free kids sundaes and more. more
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