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Teach Your Kids about Haitian Vodou at Chicago's Field Museum

Oct 25, 2014
Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti, is open at The Field Museum in Chicago. The exhibition has over 300 authentic Vodou objects from Haiti

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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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Attention moms — take a lesson from a skiing First Lady


The SnowMamas meet up in Park City Utah
She could have arranged to take her girls to the slopes and not gotten on skis. It had to have been scary her first time out. But she was game to try. more
Eileen's Blog, Snow Vacations, Travel Topics | 1 Comment


Learning to scuba dive with the whole family


diving | wreck diving | family travel
I’m just thankful to share this spectacular adventure in paradise with my husband and kids. It’s terrific — and rare — when you can find something you all enjoy, especially as the kids grow older more
Beach Vacations, Destinations, Families & Groups, Parks & Outdoors, Travel Topics, Weekly Column | comments


How to travel with a teenager – carefully


DJ area at Crush teen club at Atlantis Resort in Bahamas
At the inaugural FamilyTravelConference held recently at the Omni Berkshire Place in NYC, attendees said they wished hotels and resorts would take a page from cruise lines and offer more activities for tweens and teens. more
Eileen's Blog | comments


NY1 covers first Family Travel Conference


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NY1 -- New York all-local news channel -- covered the first Family Travel Conference more
Eileen in the Media | comments


It’s not too late to plan a spring break — or think about summer


Spring Training
The good news is it’s not too late to plan a spring getaway (check the rest of my website for ideas) whether you’ve got just a few days or an entire week to spend and there’s still time to find a great deal. more
Backyard Vacations, Destinations, Families & Groups, Parks & Outdoors, Travel Topics, Weekly Column | comments


There’s something about Orlando


Despicable Me underway at Universal Orlando
The thing about Orlando is no matter how often you visit, there is always something new. That’s why Orlando became the first city in the country to welcome more than 50 million visitors last year—some 54 million to be exact! more
Destinations, Disney, Eileen's Blog, Families & Groups, Lodging, Travel Topics | 3 Comments


Family Travel Conference reviewed on ShermanTravel


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Travel writer Paul Eisenberg gives the first Family Travel Conference a great review on ShermanTravelBlog more
Eileen in the Media | comments


ABC News — Eileen likes Mardi Gras for kids


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Eileen quoted by ABC News on places to go and see in New Orleans for Mardi Gras more
Eileen in the Media | comments


Family travel bloggers urge industry to try harder


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At the first Family Travel Conference, held at the Omni Berkshire Place Feb. 3-4, more than 40 family travel professionals were unanimous that restaurants, hotels and cruise lines need to improve their children’s menus to make them tastier as well as healthier. more
Eileen in the Media | 4 Comments


What you need to know about cruise safety


Norwegian Epic - one of the newer megaships
It is important to keep in perspective that the Concordia disaster was by all accounts an aberration in an industry that prides itself on its safety record. Between 2005 and 2010, cruise lines carried nearly 100 million passengers with a total of 16 deaths... more
Cruises & All-Inclusive, Travel Topics, Weekly Column | 1 Comment





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