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This season, take the kids and the grandkids to see the holiday lights


Candy Cane Lane in Los Angeles
It’s worth the effort, I promise, to take the kids and grandkids. For a few hours you can forget the baking, the shopping and the wrapping and just enjoy the holidays and each other. more
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Learning to cope with weather disruptions when the family travels


Trying to get back to work in New York after Sandy
Let’s play the what-if game. What if Mother Nature derails your holiday travel plans — as it did for so many people I know earlier this month during Hurricane Sandy and during the Christmas blizzard that crippled the East Coast two years ago? more
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Travel dreams can come true on CyberMonday


Cyber Monday
It’s not just about getting a great price on a tablet, TV or the kids’ must-have toy or video game. These days, Black Friday or Cyber Monday can also be about snaring a bargain on a vacation. more
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CyberMonday travel deals interview on Foxnews.com


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Eileen interviewed on Foxnews.com about CyberMonday travel deals -- good ones and bad ones. more
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The Power of Family Travelers


TakingTheKids in 1992 at DisneyWorld
I couldn’t help but smile as I looked out at the room filled with family travel writers and bloggers, some with their kids beside them, busily learning how to become better travel communicators. more
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A life-changing trip to the slopes with a disabled daughter


Karin's family in Park City
Our first day on the mountain my daughter’s instructor got her set up with a bi-ski and we all headed out onto the lift. It was a short run and I’m not sure if I breathed the whole way down, anxiously wondering how she was doing. We got to the bottom of the run and I was greeted by a wide smile. Game o!. more
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Making memories by embracing imperfection this Thanksgiving


Waiting for the Thanksgiving Parade
Inevitably, we’ll reminisce about less-than-perfect Thanksgiving gatherings, like the time we arrived back home at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago to discover our car battery was dead, or the time in Connecticut our dog devoured the homemade pate a cousin brought to Thanksgiving dinner before anyone had a bite. more
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Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Lincoln Park in Chicago


The Hotel Lincoln
The view of Lake Michigan from my windows changed my perspective of the great lake and forced me to concede in the everlasting debate I had held with my native Chicagoan friends – that the shores of Lake Michigan are worthy of the title “beach.” more
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Eileen’s presentation to the 2nd Family Travel Conference


Family Travel Conference
Download a PDF file of Eileen's presentation to the 2nd Family Travel Conference in Dallas on November 9-11, 2012. The Family Travel Conference brings together media and industry leaders in family travel and gives them the practical training, latest tools, and best practices they need to navigate this leading travel segment. more
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