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A New Orleans Scare For Your Kids

Oct 24, 2014
Head to New Orleans the 26th and 27th for a scary time. In honor of Halloween, Windsor Court Hotel is hosting its annual Tea in Le Salon.

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Get out there and have some fun! See family friendly events happening all over the nation in our Calendar of Events.


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Over the holidays, take your kids to a museum


Queen Elizabeth II’s Wedding March, Frazier History Museum
Leave the crackers and chips at home; ditto for the carbonated drinks and smelly cheese. No, we’re not talking about what grub not to pack for your next road trip or flight. We’re talking about foods that are banned in outer space. more
Backyard Vacations, Families & Groups, Volunteer & Service, Weekly Column | comments


A memorable trip: to Africa and a safari


Eileen and Reggie on African Safari in 2004
Welcome to Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, at 5,700 square miles bigger than the state of Connecticut and home to some of the largest prides of lion in East Africa as well as these other animals. more
Eileen's Blog, Parks & Outdoors | 1 Comment


What to do when you can’t sit together on a plane


KRT US NEWS STORY SLUGGED: ATTACKS-KIDTRAVEL KRT PHOTO BY NORMAN NG/CHARLOTTE OBSERVER (October 10) Drew Barrett, 6, rides escalators to kill time at the Charlotte airport as he waits for a flight with his parents. New airline restrictions and heightened travel fears are making it tougher to children to fly unaccompanied. (Diversity) (CH) NC KD 2001 (Horiz) (gsb)
Parents increasingly complain they can’t get seats next to their children — even 3 year olds — on packed flights. Those booking through online travel sites may not realize the seats are unassigned. (It is always wise to call an airline directly or check the airline’s site.) more
Families & Groups, Getting There, Travel Topics, Weekly Column | 6 Comments


Don’t freak out like I do before your next family trip!


Hiking App Trail in Rain in NH 1997
No matter how organized I think I am, no matter where we’re going, a few days before, I’m in pre-trip freak out mode when no one else in the family is the least bit worried that snow might derail flights (that’s happened) or we’ll have enough food for an upcoming sailing trip. (We’ve never gone hungry, my husband reminds us.) more
Eileen's Blog, Getting There | comments


This year do you want new-style holiday gifts, or a family trip?


Our family with Santa at Moonlight Basin in Montana a few years back
I’m not filling any stockings this year or piling presents under the tree. No presents for Hanukah either. (We celebrate both holidays in our house.) And my gang couldn’t be happier. more
Backyard Vacations, Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Travel Topics, Weekly Column | 3 Comments


Ornaments on our tree stir up so many family travel memories


Ornament from trip to Paris in 1998
Our tree is loaded down with skiers from Colorado, shells from Florida, sailboats from Maine, ferries from Washington state, flip flops from Hawaii, monkeys from Costa Rica, Victorian queens from England, fish from Caribbean islands, Disney characters from Orlando…you get the idea. more
Destinations, Eileen's Blog, Families & Groups | 1 Comment


Last day in Park City – time to “surrender” to the Montage Spa


Montage Spa pool
I’m at the year-old Montage Deer Valley spa—35,000 square feet indoor lap pool, separate mens and women’s facilities with steam room, sauna, whirlpools and more, a private sundeck with radiant heated floors and spectacular mountain views and a big fitness center. more
Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Snow Vacations, Travel Diary | 8 Comments


Holiday lights on FoxNews.com


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Eileen was interviewed by FoxNews.com about the best holiday light displays for families to visit around the United States.
Eileen in the Media | comments


SnowMamas — changing the face of the ski industry


The SnowMamas meet up in Park City Utah
Meet Park City Mountain Resort’s new crop of Snowmamas, chosen from applicants by Park City Mountain resort officials from around the country. The website has become the go-to place in the industry to help moms make trips to the snow easier and more fun. more
Destinations, Families & Groups, Snow Vacations, Travel Diary, Travel Topics | 6 Comments


To Pearl Harbor – a national historical treasure


USS Arizona Memorial - exterior view
As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attack, the question is one of many in the updated and first-rate Junior Ranger Program for the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument that helps children make meaningful connections during a visit here. more
Destinations, Families & Groups, Weekly Column | 1 Comment





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