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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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Time to plan your visit to our National Parks


Ethan and Hannah viewing Yellowstone bear from a safe distance
My youngest daughter, Mel, says those national parks trips when she was little (and complained her legs were “broken” from all the hiking) spurred her interest in environmental science — her college major more
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Giant Redwoods and little yellow slugs – Day Four


Reggie examines a bananna slug in Redwood grove
The Giant Redwoods, soaring hundreds of feet in the air, were amazing. But what was even better was the conversations with my daughter Reggie as we hiked through Butano State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains more
Backyard Vacations, Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Parks & Outdoors, Travel Diary | 1 Comment


Exploring the coastal region near Half Moon Bay


With the baby goats at Vida Verde
This area is also home California’s first and only broad based ecotourism visitor program, through which more than 30 farmers, fisherman and business community members have come together to offer visitors hands-on activities and a chance to meet local residents. more
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RVing vs camping? Why not both?


Many suggest that despite gas prices RVing is cheaper than other vacations but the Muellers aren’t so sure. That wasn’t why they did it anyway—it was a lifestyle thing, to get outdoors with the kids. more
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Frozen Planet brings back memories of the Arctic


The new Discovery Channel series Frozen Planet is reminding me of the exceptional trip to the Artic Circle last summer. We were smack in the middle of a bustling fast food court—for Arctic animals. more
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Luxe and lots of powder at Deer Valley UT


For those who can afford luxe on the slopes, tt doesn’t get any better than the ski-in, ski-out Montage (with its own Compass Sports rental shop and ski valet where they buckle and unbuckle your boots) and Deer Valley more
Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Parks & Outdoors, Snow Vacations, Travel Diary | 1 Comment


Meet Holly Flanders – and make time for yourself on the slopes


Flanders teaches women’s ski workshops at Canyons—I thoroughly enjoyed one a few years ago—but now has a new mission—to convince women they need to make that time, no matter what else is going on in their lives. more
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Remembering a great adventure in the high Chilean desert


It’s only 10 a.m. but I feel like we’ve been going all day. That’s because we left our hotel Tierra Atacama before dawn—I’d never seen such bright stars across the desert sky—on our way to the highest geyser field in the world—El Tatio Geisers at 14,190 feet! more
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Mexico’s Riviera Maya is a great and safe place for kids to learn


I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention we’re less than a year away from Dec. 21, 2012, the date the ancient Mayan Long Count calendar forecasts will signal the end of all humanity. But experts aren’t convinced and I’m not worried. more
Beach Vacations, Destinations, Families & Groups, Parks & Outdoors, Travel Topics, Weekly Column | 4 Comments


23 ideas for Spring Break 2012


Families have discovered that it is easier — and often cheaper — to get away in the spring than in the summer when camps and summer jobs — not to mention work schedules and peak travel season perils — wreak havoc with family vacation planning. more
Backyard Vacations, Beach Vacations, Destinations, Families & Groups, Parks & Outdoors, Seasonal Travel Tips, Snow Vacations, Travel Topics | 3 Comments





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