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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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Passengers stranded on plane – not again!


Another full load of passengers stranded in a hot crowded airplane for four hours yesterday! This isn't supposed to happen... Congress need to close another loophole and you can help... Here's how more
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How to avoid problems sending kids into the air alone


Here we go again. Delta Air Lines blames a paperwork mix-up for sending two children traveling as unaccompanied minors to wrong destinations, AP reported this past week. Before you put your child or teen on an airplane along, here's what you need to know. more
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It’s up to you to keep your kids safe on an airplane


nyone who has ever endured a flight with a toddler or infant in their arms knows it’s no fun. It’s also not safe. That's why there's a new push by the NTSB, FAA and Academy of Pediatricians to urge parents to buy strap their young ones into separate seat. more
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What Parents Say About Family Vacations


You need a vacation now more than ever, and you shouldn't feel the least bit guilty. In fact, you've got lots of company, according to a new family-travel poll for which I partnered with Travelocity.com. more
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Traveling Greener as We Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day


Little things really make a difference.That's why on vacation, just like at home, we should all do our part to protect the environment. It's as simple as turning off the lights and AC when you leave. more
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Enough already with the baggage fees!


So now Spirit Air is going to charge us for carry-on bags--as much as $45 a bag. In some cases, that might be nearly as much as a ticket might cost. It's crazy! more
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Thanks JetBlue!


Since it started as a low-fare carrier at Kennedy International Airport a decade ago, JetBlue has called itself “New York’s hometown airline.” However, it almost decamped to Orlando. Thanks for staying Jet Blue! more
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What can you do about those annoying baggage fees?


We used to just worry about whether the airlines would get our baggage from point A to point B. Now they're charging us--in some cases nearly as much as the flight ticket--to ferry it there more
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A two-week trek to Chile – DAY ONE: Valparaiso


We are sprawled under giant eucalyptus trees, chickens squawking as we tuck into a picnic (our trays are the tops of oak wine barrels—at the Emiliana Winery, which makes only organic wines in the Casablanca Valley—one of Chile’s big wine-growing regions about 22 miles east of Valparaiso. more
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Aboard the Biggest Cruise Ship Afloat


hink every kind of food the kids and you could want 24-7 (wine-pairing menus to burgers and fries, chicken noodle soup to gazpacho, healthy smoothies to ice cream sundaes), entertainment ("Hairspray" to synchronized divers performing in an outdoor AquaTheater and children's puppet shows) and activity (mini-golf and water playground, teen disco and giant arcade, carousel and junior spa). more
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