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Munchkin Morning at Mystic Aquarium Dec 4

Dec 1, 2015
Grab your kids and camera Fo r a fantastic aquarium holiday tradition, Munchkin Morning with Santa, on December 4th at Mystic Aquarium

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Eileen’s blog on Hurricane Sandy featured on Foxnews.com

Foxnews.com: Eileen's blog on Hurricane Sandy messing up travel plans. more
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The best laid plans, waylaid by Frankenstorm

American Airlines Terminal at JFK Airport after 2010's Christmas blizzard
UPDATE (Wednesday, Oct 31) -- It's Halloween, but the really scary thing is now bad the damage from SuperStorm Sandy is all over the Northeast. We still have power at our house so we are one of the few lucky ones. But we lost cable, which means almost all forms of communication for us these days. I'm updating this blog from our Town Hall where they have electricity and free public wi-fi. It's impressive the way people are pulling together and helping each other out. Just this morning my husband helped a neighbor jump-start his car. His battery had run down after he and his son tried to recharge too many electronic devices. Meanwhile... if you trying to travel, or get home, during the storm's aftermath, check out www.johnnyjet.com for some great tips! more
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Snowshoeing – the quieter side of a winter vacation, day or weekend

Skiing in the Northeast US (photo by Tubbs Snowshoes)
You don’t need a gourmet meal to enjoy snowshoeing. It’s fun to take a sandwich and hot cider with you in your backpack; it’s fun just to get out and enjoy the back-country landscape away from the hustle and bustle of a snow sports resort. I try to take a day off from skiing each trip just for the experience. more
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Planning a party for your kids?

Planning a party for your birthday boy or girl soon.  Here are some good tips on maximizing the fun and minimizing the costs by using the latest in technology.  Via: Party Pail
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A travel agent can make all the difference for a cruise

Aerial Norwegian Gem
National Cruise Vacation week is Oct 21-27, the cruise industry’s largest sale with savings on more than 200 cruise ships—everything from significant on-ship credits to free airfare and two-for-one pricing. more
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Multi-generational travel gaining popularity among familes

Margaret Harvey (far right) and family in Kenya
Thirty-seven percent of leisure travelers say they’ve traveled with grandkids just this past year. Twenty-two percent report they are even leaving their children behind and just inviting the grandkids along.... more
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Bittersweet — our last child’s last college Parents Weekend

With Mel at Garden of the Gods
Milestones occur with frequency in the raising of children. For Eileen and me, this past weekend was one of the sweetest -- our last PARENTS WEEKEND for our last child in college. more
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Remembering a memorable sailing trip and lobsters on Anegada

Carribean lobster caught by free diver off Anegada BVI
“People tell us this is the way the Caribbean used to be,” says Lawrence Wheatley, who with his sister Lorraine and their mom runs the 16-room Anegada Reef Hotel and its bustling restaurant where diners feast on the 2+ pound lobsters and fresh fish nightly. more
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Spy and crime museums — a hit with the high school boys

Westport ABC boys at the sculpture of Albert Einstein on the National Mall
Certainly you could spend all of your time in Washington, DC without paying to enter a museum—there are plenty of free ones to choose from. But two on our list are private and, the boys said, were worth the cost of admission. more
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Touring the museums in Washington with the ABC boys

Remember the Children exhibit at the US Holocaust Museum in Washington DC
One of the best things about Washington, DC is that so many museums are free. We aim to hit as many as we can.This time, instead of trying to see all that the Holocaust Museum or the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History has to offer, I tried to pinpoint certain exhibits I thought would most interest the boys from the Westport ABC House more
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