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Generator Hotel Offers Summer Discounts in Paris and London

Jul 3, 2015
Generator, a European hotel brand, is now offering 20% off rates at their Paris and London locations until August 31st.

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A Drive Down Memory Lane


Five years ago, we visited Colorado Springs for our oldest daughter's freshman Parent Weekend at Colorado College. We brought 13-year-old Melanie--not a happy camper that weekend to have all the attention focused on her older sister--and stayed at the iconic and sprawling Broadmoor resort. more
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Getting Up-close and Personal with Animals at Zoos and Aquariums in the Fall


Giant Panda at the National Zoo
It helps to have the kids read up on the animals before you go, as long as it's fun and doesn't turn into something "completely boring and educational!" more
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When Everyone Else is Back in School


A cooper at work in Dollywood
So what if you're toting a stroller and diaper bag or home-school assignments, while everyone else is waiting for the school bus and arranging car pools more
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New York — a foodie paradise


Hannah at the American Museum of Natural History
It’s impossible to go hungry in New York—not with vendors selling hot dogs, pretzels, kabobs and more on every corner. It’s also impossible to get bored eating in New York, whether you want to head to China Town or Ninth Avenue for good ethnic eats, great burgers, pasta, pizza or more gourmet fare. more
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Central Park through a preschooler’s eyes


Hannah on Central Park Lilly Pads
We saw the penguins and the puffins, the sea lions and polar bears Ida and Gus, the Red Pandas and the Snow Monkeys. The Snow Leopards -- new to the zoo -- seemed to be hiding. The Wildlife Conservation Society, which oversees The Central Park Zoo as well as the Bronx Zoo and others in NYC (www.wcs.org), is a leader in the care and conservation of these creatures. more
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A few days in New York with a preschooler


Shrek the Musical on Broadway
This is my four year-old cousin Hannah Sitzman’s first Broadway production and she loves every minute of it -- from the costumes and sets to the music to the black tee shirt which spells out “Shrek” in pink sparkly letters. I especially loved the magic of the costumes. more
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Should resorts ban kids?


A Denver Post reader told me she was “seething” when she read the column I wrote about Bora Bora being a good bet for families as well as honeymooners. “No it’s not! Isn’t there anywhere in the world anymore that’s more »
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Taking the Kids — To College


Parents' Farewell Picnic at Colorado College
Like the 3 million other families taking freshman to school this year, I knew the weekend would be stressful, not to mention an emotional rollercoaster more
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Meeting Some Bears in Alaska


Alaskan Bears
It appears we've picked the perfect time to visit. Vermillion, who's called Verm, explains there are more bears than there have been in years, including three sets of triplets and three sets of twins all born this spring more
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