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"Sweet Suite Summer" package at Portland's Iconic Heathman Hotel

Jun 23, 2017
Portland’s iconic Heathman Hotel is inviting travelers to skip the line at the city’s hottest ice cream shop, Salt & Straw, and save on suite accommodations with the “Sweet Suite Summer” package

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St. Lucia, November 2009 — Day One


There’s something to be said for direct flights to out of the way places. We are taking Jet Blue’s new nonstop service from JFK to St. Lucia, a small island near Martinique and Barbados. But instead of taking all day with connections in Miami or San Juan, we arrive in a little more than four hours. Nice! more
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Scoring a Holiday Deal That Won’t Bust the Budget


I'm perched in a wooden treehouse lazing on a cushy double mattress atop a white sand beach along Mexico's Riviera Maya. Overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea, I'm about as far away from holiday hoopla and craziness as I can get when the beach butler comes by to see if I need anything. more
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PIGEON FORGE, Day four


Check out the lights! Four million--really--blue and green and clear ones on trees and buildings. Welcome to Dollywood. Of course it is named for star Dolly Parton who grew up in a two room cabin not far from here, pigeon forge, TN—you can even see a replica of the cabin where she grew up with 11 brothers and sisters and it seems one bed. more
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PIGEON FORGE – Day Three


I haven’t stopped eating—corn fritters made from corn meal milled at the historic Old Mill that is on the National Register of Historic Places--continuously operating for 170 years. I started the day at The Log Cabin with country ham and fresh biscuits. more
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PIGEON FORGE – Day Two


Trivia question: What is the most visited National Park? (Hint: It isn’t Yellowstone, Yosemite or the Grand Canyon) It’s Great Smoky National Park—more than 550,000 acres that straddle Tennessee and North Carolina that attracts more than 9 MILLION visitors a year. more
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GET RID OF THAT OLD CRIB–NOW!


I know when the new baby comes to visit it's tempting to put your grandchild in the same crib you used as a new parent. DON'T! more
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PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee – Day one


The Living room is beautifully decked out for the holidays with greenery, wreaths and a tree in all its glory. On the mantel in my bedroom, Santa shares space with golden elk and garland festooned with bright red holiday balls and ribbon. Even the lamp is tied with a big red and gold holiday bow and there’s a poinsettia (albeit a silk one) in the bathroom. more
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DIFFERENT STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS


I just got back from two entirely different kinds of destinations that are winners for entirely different kinds of families. more
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Traveling Smart and Healthy This Holiday Season


As if traveling with the kids over the holidays weren't tough enough, this year we must contend with airline surcharges and swine flu, as well as all the usual annoyances and delays that go along with traveling -- especially with children -- during the busiest travel weeks of the year. more
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On a Cruise When Life Interferes With a Planned Celebration


Life has a way of changing planned celebrations. Jean Anne McKiernan and Richard Sandano were planning a big Brooklyn, N.Y., wedding when they discovered—very happily—they were going to have a baby. more
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