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Check Out Water Exhibit at Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Jun 22, 2017
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan recently opened its splashy outdoor water exhibit, Dynamic H2O, in the Sussman Environmental Center

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Cool Travel Gear – the right luggage


Taking the Kids is now featuring “cool travel gear” – in our continuing effort to help families on their journeys. The right gear—whether yo

u are going hiking, biking or exploring a new city—can make all the difference.

Here’s some of what I’ve discovered  works great in the luggage department recently:

GeniusPack hardshell rollerboard

GeniusPack hardshell rollerboard

A SPINNER CARRY ON. Those four wheels really make the difference!

I like the hard case Genius Pack with its internal compartments—even one for chargers and dirty laundry! It’s less than $200.

Eagle Creek Expanse Upright

Eagle Creek Expanse Upright

Another favorite of mine is the Eagle Creek Expanse Uprights — it’s especially lightweight with a front pocket for your laptop or tablet and a compression strap that helps you make the most of your space  ($239). There is also an expansion zipper for souvenirs. The bad news: It is currently out of stock.  Meanwhile, get more organized with Eagle Creek’s Packing Organizers.  I use them every trip!

Expandable Spinner by Briggs and Riley

Expandable Spinner by Briggs and Riley

Briggs and Riley’s new International Carry-On Expandable Spinner is the first hard shell that is expandable, allowing you to stuff in for 22 percent more and then compress back to the original size ($529). If you pack like I do that’s important.

Next: The right shoes for travel


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