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New Cookbook Perfect for Foodies

May 22, 2017
The Chubby Vegetarian: 100 Inspired Vegetable Recipes for the Modern Table is a creative, veggie-inspired cookbook from award-winning authors

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New: Great Smoky Mountains; NYC (updated); DC (updated)
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Destinations

Antarctica is at the top of the list for adventure travel


Zodiac excursion in Antarctica
An astounding 64 percent of Millennial families took an international vacation in the last year -- and Antarctica is at the top of most wish lists more
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Getting slimed at Nick Punta Cana Resort


SpongeBob greets guests at Nick Punta Cana
This upscale, all-inclusive 208-suite resort, a partnership of Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Viacom International Media Networks, is the first all-inclusive to have been built as a themed resort from the ground up more
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Spa or Slime or Both? Last Day at Nick Punta Cana


Spa at Nick Punta Cana
The beautiful Vassa Spa at the new Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort in Punta Cana has an 11-step “ritual hydrotherapy “program that comes with a spa treatment, complete with a “spa butler” more
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Are Kids’ Clubs passe? At Nick Punta Cana Families Relish Time Together


Families together at character breakfast at Nick Punta Cana
The just-opened Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort in Punta Cana has a well-appointed kids’ club with cooking lessons, arts and crafts, a wide selection of toys, games (video and board games) and a slide that lands you in a pool of brightly colored plastic balls. But most of the families I’ve met have been keeping their kids with them. more
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Families Flocking to New Nickelodeon Hotel and Resort in Dominican Republic


Swim up suites
It was a no brainer for his family and three others —10 kids aged 3-9 and eight adults—to choose the brand new Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort in Punta Cana, a partnership of Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Viacom International Media Networks. more
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Grapevine TX – not just a place near the airport but family central


Plenty of family fun in Grapevine
Grapevine, TX, 10 minutes from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and in between the two North Texas cities, hosts some 20 million visitors a year, more than half from out of state. more
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When your grown-up kids take you for a hike in the mountains


At the top of the East Maroon Pass
I always suggest parents and grandparents let the kids lead some of the time on vacation, even when they are in grade school. They will take you in unexpected directions more
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Take me back to Chicago – for a father-son weekend and the Cubs!


First selfie ever
Taking the Kids goes back to where it all began -- Chicago -- and a father-son weekend with the Cubs playing the Cardinals at Wrigley Field. more
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Salzburg Austria Is Not Just for Sound of Music Fans


Salzburg is celebrating Mozart’s 260th birthday (Jan 27) and the 175th anniversary of the Mozart Orchestra Salzburg
I think this picturesque city would be a good place to base yourself for several days or a week, though it can get crowded as the city of 150,000 welcomes more than 1.5 million tourists a year more
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Aspen/Snowmass in the summer and fall – Affordable for Families


Summer dining on Aspen Mountain
The scenery is beautiful. There are plenty of activities. And you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars for lift tickets to have fun in the summer or fall in Aspen/Snowmass CO. more
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