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Perfect Vacation for the Family: Hotel Week NYC Expands to LA

Sep 18, 2014
The first ever Hotel Week LA is kicking off this November. Hotel Week, similar to Restaurant Week, offers guests deals during the slower months of the year.

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Read Eileen’s travel diary and keep up with her travels. You might just pick up some ideas for your next family vacation!

Kids learning farming and history at Shelburne Farms in Vermont


At Shelburne Farms VT
I'm at the Shelburne Farms Children’s Farmyard near Burlington, Vermont where there is also a cow, goats and the fanciest chicken coop I’ve ever seen -- home to 60 chickens. more
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A family outing for late summer beauty in Northern Vermont


Trooper loves Topnotch
I’m at the Topnotch Resort Spa, one of the largest in the quintessential New England mountain town of Stowe, Vt. where I’m indulging in the Little River Stone Massage, one of the expansive spa’s signature treatments that uses hot stones, cold stones, massage and aromatherapy. more
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Families flock to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans


Inside the National World War II Museum in New Orleans
Jack Lucas became the youngest Marine ever to receive the United States’ highest military honor. The wallet he had in his pocket that day tells just one of the many stories at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. more
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Kids cooking it up for their parents in New Orleans hotel


Kitchen Kids program at Omni Royal Orleans hotel
I like that Omni is as interested in encouraging kids to expand their palates when they are on vacation as in feeding their parents. As part of its Sensational Kids program 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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On a culinary tour of New Orleans with a former history teacher


Naif Shahady
We’re in the so-called Mystery Dining Room at Antoine’s in New Orleans, the famous restaurant that has been operated continuously by the same family since 1840, our first stop on a wonderful New Orleans Culinary History Tour through the French Quarter led by former history teacher Naif Shahady. more
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An old-fashioned family crab boil in Lake Charles, LA


Marilyn Dawdy
I’m at a Fais-Do-Do, A Cajun Dance party, at Travel Media Showcase and Marilyn Dawdy, I learn, mid-lesson, is catering the big event for the conference in the Lake Charles Civic Center overlooking Lake Charles. 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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Fish right out of the water, strawberries, goat cheese and more


Fresh crabs at Princeton Seafood
At Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay near, where we were staying at the Beach House, locals either have downloaded the free FishLine App or call 650-726-8724 to see what fresh-caught fish commercial fishermen are selling “off the boat.” more
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