A visit to Lady Liberty and Ellis Island on a cold January day
ABC Westport Boys visit the Statue of Liberty

A visit to Lady Liberty and Ellis Island on a cold January day

Despite the blustery January weather, crowds of bundled-up tourists from around the world lined up to take the Statue Cruises ferry to Liberty Island, good-naturedly taking off belts and watches for the security screenings. The second stop would be historic Ellis Island

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Aboard the new Norwegian Breakaway — plenty to keep kids entertained
Norwegian Breakaway inside the kids club

Aboard the new Norwegian Breakaway — plenty to keep kids entertained

If you’re on board the new Norwegian Breakaway, you—and baby—and grandma might all be joining in special “Guppies’ activities—maybe finger painting with special paints or using chalk or crayons made out of vegetables. "We want those younger families whose kids aren’t in school,” said CEO Kevin Sheehan –especially during times of year when there aren’t school breaks.

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Two days on the new Norwegian Breakway – a ship made for New York
Norwegian Breakaway:walking the plank

Two days on the new Norwegian Breakway – a ship made for New York

That this ship is home-ported in New York is such a big deal that Mayor Bloomberg was on hand for the christening. “New York is the number one cruise capitol in the Northeast,” he said welcoming 587,000 passengers in 2012—growing 32 per cent just in one year. “Breakaway will add to those numbers and it will be our pleasure to show them the greatest city in the world,” he said

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Omni introduces teen concierges for visiting families
Larissa Horn Omni Berhshire's Teen Concierge

Omni introduces teen concierges for visiting families

Larissa Horn, e sophomore at NYU, wants to go into the hospitality business. She’s a student at the University’s famous hospitality school. But she’s not just studying the industry. She’s been tapped to be the special teen concierge at the Omni Berkshire Place in midtown Manhattan. And unlike other internships, she’s getting paid to do it.

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Include a museum stop on your family’s Spring Break
Making critters at Boudin Bakery in SF

Include a museum stop on your family’s Spring Break

Wherever you are this winter or wherever you’re planning to go for spring break (check out our ideas for Spring Break 2013, take time to visit a museum exhibit that would especially interest your family.

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Last evening in New York — at the Statue of Liberty
Laurel and Katie Grace at the Statue of Liberty

Last evening in New York — at the Statue of Liberty

My family decided to end our stay in the Big Apple with a trip to see the Statue of Liberty. Let me tell you, the “Summer Evenings” Cruise out to the Statue of Liberty was the highlight of our whole trip.

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Vacation memories: from Plimouth Plantation to Liberty Island
Laurel visits Plimouth Plantation

Vacation memories: from Plimouth Plantation to Liberty Island

As summer draws to a close, we all like to think back on this year’s family travels. And why not reminisce on the sweet break we had? This summer I had an experience to last a lifetime. This summer, I got to travel to two large cities: Boston and New York.

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A kids view of Boston and New York City
The Dhority girls and their mom Christie Yemma strolling in Central Park

A kids view of Boston and New York City

What surprised me most about Boston was how history and the modern city were combined. There was a colonial age church between a coffee shop and a bank, cemeteries hidden between buildings ...

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Nieces on a road trip to Boston and New York City
Laurel Dhority visits historic cemetery along Freedom Trail in Boston

Nieces on a road trip to Boston and New York City

My nieces from Arkansas recently visited Boston and New York with on a two week road trip with their parents. The girls used CityPASSes to visit top attractions and museums in New York and Boston.

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Being Caymankind! A Fresh Air Fund kid visits the islands
Fresh Air Fund kids in the Cayman Islands 2012

Being Caymankind! A Fresh Air Fund kid visits the islands

In 2007, The Fresh Air Fund decided to team up with the Department of Tourism of the Cayman Islands and go international with children ages 7-12. Massou Traore was one of 10 lucky few to come on this trip.

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