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The Children’s Museum of Manhattan Announces New Exhibit Opening

Feb 7, 2016
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan announced the opening of America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far,

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Spring Break Ideas to Meet Every Family’s Wish List


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We are joining our colleagues at Family Travel Forum to recommend Spring Break getaways that are guaranteed to please, whether you’re planning a reunion of several generations, a wild time with a bunch of friends, or some "we" time with loved ones more
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A private villa in Jamaica with a homey feel and lots of space


Pool area at the Villas by Linda Smith
We are eating dinner on the terrace listening to the ocean, feasting on Caribbean lobster. No we aren’t at a tony restaurant in Jamaica. We are at Serenity on the Beach, one of the 100 private villas in Jamaica managed by Villas by Linda Smith. more
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Getting the whole family outdoors in winter


Over 100 locations across the country offer WinterTrails events
There’s nothing more fun than trying something new — wasn’t that one of your new year’s resolutions — especially in such spectacular country? And there’s no better time than January, which is designated Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. more
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10 wishes for happy travel with your family in 2016


The mango man, San Blas in the Riviera Nayarit
Maybe you like nothing more than exploring new places and sharing new adventures with the kids and grandkids, well aware that things may not go as planned, though that can happen wherever you go, of course. Wherever you venture in 2016, give yourselves permission to get off the tourist track, at least for a little while. You’ll be glad you did. more
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Remembering Stein Eriksen; Rooting for Jake Burton Carpenter


Stein Ericksen in the early 1950s
Stein Eriksen, a founder of modern skiing, has died in Park City, UT at 88. Meanwhile, Jake Burton Carpenter, 62, is making an amazing recovery from a life-threatening illness. more
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Fun in the snow off the ski slopes


At the Snow Mountain Ranch in Colorado
It may be Christmas week, but we’re as far from a mall and city crowds as we can get. We’re hiking the Crawford Trail, the longest continually used trail in the country, snow crunching under our feet more
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The sights, sounds and scents of Tokyo, Japan


Trimming tuna at Tokyo Fish Market
It is eight in the morning and we are a few blocks from the hotel at Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Fish Market, Japan’ largest. More than 15,000 people work here; international tourists line up in the early hours of the morning for the chance to watch the famous fish auctions, more
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Taking a family-style river cruise to explore the German Christmas Markets


Candied almonds at the Christmas Market in Frankfurt
Frankfurt has one of Germany’s 2500 Christmas Markets and one of the country’s oldest, locals claim, dating back to 1393, though those in Nuremberg dispute that. more
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Berlin’s new dining scene – not wurst and kraut


Bee Sting cake dessert at La Soupe Populaire in Berlin
Berlin cuisine is a mixture of a lot of cultural styles—the Croco Blue bar has gained its own following for its portfolio of old and rare spirits. more
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Westin Gets it Right for Families in Berlin


Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market near the Westin Grand Hotel in central Berlin
Westin and Le Meridien Hotels have just introduced new family programs, they say, in response to a changing global demand for family travel. Rather than focusing on a kids club, this idea stresses that playing “knows no borders or language barriers but rather inspires kids to explore learn and build relationships." more
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