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Nutritious Meals for the Kids at Westin Hotels

Aug 22, 2014
Westin Hotels launched a new kid-tested menu that offers the younger hotel guests the option for nutritious dishes. The Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids is dishing out meals like Build Your Own Salmon Nicoise Salad and energizing juices and smoothies to nourish your child’s growing body.

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New Orleans, swamps, plantations and other family haunts in Louisiana


Alligator in Honey Island Swamp
Want a marshmallow? The 6-foot-long alligator, dubbed Otis by the locals, who’s minus one foot and swimming alongside our boat certainly does. more
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Hello gator! On a eco swamp tour in the Louisiana bayous


Pontoon boat on the Pearl River Swamp Tour
We’re on a Pearl River Swamp Eco Tour in the Honey Island Swamp in Slidell on Louisiana’s Northshore in St. Tammany Parish, about 40 minutes across Lake Pontchartrain from downtown New Orleans. more
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Farm-to-table family fun on Martha’s Vineyard


Gardening at the Farm Institute
At the nonprofit Farm Institute on Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts, the local and vacationing kids who attend summer day camp here tend the expansive vegetable garden, gather eggs and care for the animals. Older kids may learn the art of composting and carpentry. more
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A Family Friendly Guide to The Florida Keys


The beach homes at Tranquility Bay feel like you're walking down a quiet cottage lane
Riding down the highway towards the Florida Keys, I caught a glimpse of aqua marine colored medians, and even they began to soothe my stressed soul. more
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Farmer John knows how to grow pumpkins in Half Moon Bay


Farmer John and Xavier Salomon
Farmer John Muller, who is a third generation farmer and happens to be the Mayor of Half Moon Bay, knows how to grow a great pumpkin! more
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Sonoma County: the right locale for a trip with a grown-up kid


Cloverdale, Sonoma County
Who says grown kids don’t want to travel with their parents? I don’t get to see my daughter that often and was determined to make our few days together as fun and as stress-free as possible for both of us. The key, I discovered, is choosing the right locale. more
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Discovering the family and foodie side of Sonoma County CA


Love sculpture at Paradise Ridge
Sonoma County CA - Twenty coastal beaches… soaring Coas Redwoods… 11 state parks, 27 historical landmarks… 120 farms open to the public and 12 farmers markets… 400 wineries and more than 500 restaurants committed to bringing you food grown locally. more
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A Two-Nation Vacation to Roosevelt’s Campobello and Downeast Maine


Lighthouse on Campobello
Campobello is an island off the Maine coast, located in New Brunswick, Canada. Unless you’re a U.S. history buff, you might not know that our longest serving President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, spent countless summers vacationing on this Canadian island. more
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Summer Family Fun in Colorado: The Telluride Bluegrass Festival


Telluride Bluegrass campers
Telluride, Colorado holds a festival almost every weekend throughout the summer. From the film festival, to the mushroom festival, and its renowned fall Blues and Brews festival, I’ve heard it said before…”Telluride pretty much holds a festival for everything.” But the most famous event the town offers is the annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival. more
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At the Farm Institute on Martha’s Vineyard with the kiddie farmers


They learn about locally sourced food at a young age on Martha's Vineyard
Kids learning about food at the Farm Institute on Martha's Vineyard, MA. These 180 acres at the edge of Edgartown has been farmed since the first Europeans arrived in the 17th Century and before that by the local Wampanoag. more
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