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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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Volunteer at World Village and get a special package at Universal Orlando


Give Kids The World Village is a 70-acre, nonprofit “storybook” resort that immerses children with life-threatening illnesses and their families with the joy and magic of Central Florida’s world-class attractions. Universal Orlando Resort is offering a vacation package more
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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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Include a museum stop on your family’s Spring Break


Wherever you are this winter or wherever you’re planning to go for spring break (check out our ideas for Spring Break 2013, take time to visit a museum exhibit that would especially interest your family. more
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Win a visit to Peru and help sustainable development


Garnet Hill and Heifer International are proud to announce the "Pass on the Gift" in Peru Sweepstakes, which will award one grand prize winner with an all-inclusive trip for two to the ancient Incan Empire capital of Cuzco. more
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Exploring African-American history in Washington, D.C., and beyond


The Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC
This January, of course, also marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and I can’t think of a better time than this winter — February is Black History Month — to explore civil rights in Washington and beyond. more
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This year, take your family on a volunteer vacation


GoVolunteering.com has a variety of volunteer vacations, the perfect way to stick to New Year’s resolutions by traveling and contributing at the same time. Spend more time with family on a Sea Turtle conservation trip, with a few hours of volunteer commitment and plenty of time for the beach with the kids. more
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Food, Glorious Food — at the museums!


Did you know that most of the plants and animals we raise for food today barely resemble their wild ancestors? Did you know that more than a billion people work in agriculture today? Did you know that 40 million children are overweight? Did you know that 30 per cent of all food produced is never eaten? Did you know the average American family of four wastes 1,656 pounds of food a year? more
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The Power of Family Travelers


TakingTheKids in 1992 at DisneyWorld
I couldn’t help but smile as I looked out at the room filled with family travel writers and bloggers, some with their kids beside them, busily learning how to become better travel communicators. more
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A life-changing trip to the slopes with a disabled daughter


Karin's family in Park City
Our first day on the mountain my daughter’s instructor got her set up with a bi-ski and we all headed out onto the lift. It was a short run and I’m not sure if I breathed the whole way down, anxiously wondering how she was doing. We got to the bottom of the run and I was greeted by a wide smile. Game o!. more
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Becoming a junior conservationist at one of America’s premier museums


Teddy Roosevelt dressed up to tour Yellowstone with young visitor at AMNH in NYC
The Hall of North American Mammals, with its famous mammal dioramas, includes several that recreate scenes from national parks and monuments that Theodore Roosevelt helped preserve and protect. more
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