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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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The Kids Taking Themselves: Exploring chocolate, caves, and coral reefs in Belize


Mel in rural Belize
“I’m going to travel like this from now on!” Sarah exclaimed, while she was receiving exciting emails from MMC and Ya’axche about fun things to do during our trip. Not only do I feel like I truly took advantage of my last spring break in College, but I also made it educational…aren’t you proud Mom and Dad? more
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LA’s newest and most awesome family attraction: Shuttle Endeavour


The Space Shuttle Endeavour on its last journey on the streets of LA
Already, the California Science Center drew more visitors than any other museum in southern California—including 370,000 school kids. But since the Shuttle has opened, the museum officials are projecting visitation will be up nearly a million to 2.5 million, says Science Center VP William Harris. more
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Family vacation fun in Hollywood and Beverly Hills


Montage Beverly Hills
Hollywood…and Beverly Hills. It’s often what people think of when they think of LA but of course LA is a lot more than that, my friend Jennifer Miner who is one of the www.vacationgals.com and lives in suburban LA tells me. more
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Santa Monica: a great place for family vacation fun


The Santa Monica Pier
When I go for a before dinner walk on the beach, there are adults—and kids—doing yoga, playing on the swings and the gymnastics equipment. (There is an area for the kids to climb mini ropes!) They are inline skating, riding bikes, swinging and jumping in and out of the surf and squealing with laughter. They are lining up for fresh lemonade and tacos, playing games in the arcade on the pier. more
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Disney is all about ears this year


Ears and more ears at Disney
2013 is the Year of the Ear at Disney Parks with new limited release Disney Ear Hats available every month as part of Disney Parks’ Limited Time Magic—special experiences designed to surprise and excite guests when they visit. Of course you can get your ears autographed. more
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San Diego is more than the Zoo; museums and arts abound in Balboa Park


The world-famousSan Diego Zoo
We all know that San Diego is home to the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld but we may not realize there are so many museums that because they are in one urban park are so easy to visit (you can also buy a park passport that’s good for a week--$49 for adults and $27 for kids 12 and younger. more
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Six days in Southern California from Legoland to Hollywood


The new LEGOLAND Hotel in Carlsbad CA
At the new LEGOLAND Hotel in Carlsbad, CA you—in consultation with your kids, of course—can choose which theme you prefer and your room will be decorated accordingly at the 250-room hotel set to open with great fanfare April 5. more
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A special birthday and fashion show on the last day of the Barbie Cruise


Jude and Sydney owning the red carpet at the Barbie Fashion Show
On our final day of the cruise we had a jam packed schedule but most importantly it was our daughter’s 4th birthday! There is no way to sum up the amount of celebration that was had - it started with a round of “happy birthday” at the Madagascar character breakfast and ran all the way through to evening dinner with our whole dining room more
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Pink everywhere on Royal Caribbean’s Barbie Experience cruise


Getting some inspiration to start designing a Barbie dress for the fashion show
As we ate pink napoleons and cream puffs we discovered what a multinational group we were. Girls from all over the world had come for the Barbie Experience - New York, Utah, Toronto, Mexico City, São Paulo, London, Dublin and even Sydney! Barbie truly speaks the international language of fun for young girls of any culture. more
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Three days as special guest of Barbie on Royal Caribbean’s biggest ship


Getting some inspiration to start designing a Barbie dress for the fashion show
When given the opportunity to cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas as part of their brand new Barbie Premium Experience, I felt like I had won the lottery. This cruise sounded amazing, especially since it coincided with our daughter’s 4th birthday. It was a bonafide vacation and I was sure there would be plenty of sun and at least one pool side cocktail involved. more
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