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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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Families love the time machines at the History Colorado Center


Ready for the Super Bowl outside the Colorado History Museum
Everyone visiting Denver—and Colorado should stop at this downtown museum that makes Colorado history relevant and gives those families visiting a way to connect with Coloradoans past and present. more
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Families love the Denver Art Museum and its backpacks-to-borrow


Touch the art at the Denver Art Museum
It turns out that some 20 years ago, the Denver Art Museum was the first in the country to not only embrace families but to introduce backpacks-to-borrow as a way to engage kids. more
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A visit to Lady Liberty and Ellis Island on a cold January day


ABC Westport Boys visit the Statue of Liberty
Despite the blustery January weather, crowds of bundled-up tourists from around the world lined up to take the Statue Cruises ferry to Liberty Island, good-naturedly taking off belts and watches for the security screenings. The second stop would be historic Ellis Island more
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Carving snow and ice In Breckenridge CO — you can do this at home!


Sculpture by Team Mongolia
With much of the nation covered in snow this week, and temperatures well below freezing, this is a great family cabin-fever-reducing activity. But here in Breckenridge, snow carving is a huge event each winter. more
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A family vacation includes volunteering at a nearby children’s center


Entre Amigos play area
In our family, an afternoon away from the resort is fundamental. A 20-minute taxi ride from the luxurious Iberostar Playa Mita brings you to the sleepy fishing village of San Francisco, known locally as San Pancho. In this tiny seaside town, you will find Entre Amigos. more
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Learning a snow sport — more than just fun in the snow


ABC Boys from Westport CT learning to snowboard at Bolton Valley VT
Snow sports can be more than about fun in the snow. They’re about persistence and courage, trying something new (just ask the cold-hating Los Angeles boy who was with us) and empathy for those who may be struggling more than you might be. more
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How families celebrate the New Year Bahamian Style


Junkanoo Parade
In the Bahamas, they start ringing in the New Year on Boxing Day with the annual Junkanoo Festivals, with cowbells, goatskin drums, conch horns and incredibly colorful costumes. more
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American families discover the values and benefits of ecotourism in Nicaragua


Horseback riding on the beach at Morgans Rock
At Morgan's Rock, one family visits a local school to donate supplies the day before Thanksgiving, while others visit the farm for a look at the cows, chickens and ducks and a breakfast feast of fresh eggs, gallo pinto and hand-made tortillas. more
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Explore Hawaiian Forest with New Legacy Tours


Experience nature and help restore an historical forest with the new Legacy Tours hosted by Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods. The tours feature an off-road adventure through a rare Koa tree forest on the slopes of Mauna Kea more
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A unique foodie tour led by a Paris Greeter who certainly knows his neighborhood


Paris Greeter Edouard Morhange at a seafood shop
Today, we’re touring this hip foodie neighborhood with Edouard Morhange who live nearby and is on the board of the Paris Greeter organization, which offers some 3,000 free tours every year given by 360 greeters. more
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