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Take the Family to Visit a State Park

Aug 29, 2014
While National Parks are a great vacation destination for families, they are often crowded during the summer months. Consider planning a vacation to a state park this year

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Old holiday traditions give way to less drama this year


Nutcracker characters in action at Palace Hotel in NYC
There’s something to be said for creating a new holiday tradition with no drama, especially when new young friends are part of the equation. We were joined by 12-year-old Enesi Domi, who we got to know last summer when he spent some time at our home through the Fresh Air Fund. more
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Driving Smart with Kids in the Car This Holiday Season


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The best thing we can do when taking to the road this winter, especially with kids in the back, is be prepared. Make sure your cellphone is charged and the relatives know what time to expect you. more
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Meeting the locals around Bluefields Bay in Jamaica


Lloyd cooking jerk chicken at Bluesfield Bay Villas
I can’ t stop thinking about Delta when we return to our Bluefields Bay villa overlooking the sea served breakfast—a traditional Jamaican concoction of saltfish with vegetables cooked in coconut milk called Rundown. more
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Tips on family flying on Fox25 News in Boston


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Eileen "skypes" with Fox25 News in Boston on traveling with children on planes during the stressful holiday season. more
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Dream Big: Win a $10,000 Ski Vacation to Aspen Snowmass


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Maybe you’re from a family of skiers or maybe you’ve never even considered the sport. Either way this contest is for you. You and your family can win a dream snow vacation -- a 5-night, $10,000 ski vacation we're giving away in to Aspen Snowmass in conjunction with Family Travel Forum, TravelingMom, ski.com and Aspen/Snowmass. more
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In Jamaica, a man on a mission to promote tourism


Wolde Kristos of Reliable Adventures Jamaica in Bluesfield Bay
Wolde Kristos is a man with a mission—and a vision. He hopes to bring the sleepy Jamaican town of Bluefields Bay into the 21st century—tourist wise. more
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Holiday Lights 2011


100 Miles of Lights display at Newport News Park in VA
Wherever you find yourself this holiday season, stop and enjoy a holiday light display. Make it a family tradition. Here are big and smaller ones in cities and towns around the country. more
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I LOVE NEW YORK Teen Travel Writing Scholarship I LOVE NEW YORK Teen Travel Writing Scholarship Infographic: Travel Advice from your kids Savvy parents are increasingly including their kids in family vacation planning.  In fact, 63 percent of parents said more »
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Interviewed by a Gnome!


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Eileen is interviewed by Travelocity’s Roaming Gnome on the Window Seat Blog
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Exploring the area around Bluefields Bay in Jamaica


Funky arts and crafts shop near Bluefields Bay
Our driver Percy Baldwin first takes us to the Black River—at 44 miles the longest navigable river in Jamaica. We’re only going to cruise for about an hour down the pristine river where Crocodiles and birds live and mangroves grow. more
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