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Hotel Review: Philadelphia PA, Homewood Suites University City

When I took the whole family to Philadelphia for a visit while I went to the US Mint media tour, we stayed at the brand spanking new Homewood Suites in the University City section of town. What a beautiful hotel! It just opened May 2012, so everything is still shiny and new, and everything is […] Read more

Weekend in Montauk for Two

It’s a very, very rare weekend where Lucky Spouse and I can travel for a little parent’s only getaway.  The stars were recently aligned and we dropped the kids off on Long Island with the grandparents and continued east to Montauk – the end. Getting to Montauk Montauk is the most eastern point on Long […] Read more

Stay One More Night In New York City with these Travel Deals

There are SO many fun and educational things to do with kids in New York City that a weekend is just not enough. Luckily, NYC Go has teamed up with some of the most luxurious hotels in Manhattan to offer a third night free. Find deals at The Plaza Hotel, The New York Palace, The […] Read more

Scaroon Manor Campground: An Adirondack Ghost Resort, Revived

We recently visited Scaroon Manor Campground, located at Taylor’s Point on Schroon Lake in the Adirondacks of NYS, a few exits north of Lake George. Last year, in 2011, 60 campsites were added to a previously designated day-use only area. However, it’s not just a campground – there is some significant history here. The land […] Read more

An Escape for the Whole Family – Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park

An indoor water park inside an Adirondack themed lodge with huge rooms and just over an hour drive away is a great weekend family getaway in Upstate New York. Six Flags Great Escape Lodge If you’re looking for a great getaway with the kids check out the Adirondack themed Great Escape Lodge just south of […] Read more

Travels with my Dogs: Catering to Canines

We all love our dogs. They are the friendly companions who put up with our every mood; the true blue friends who don’t desert us in our darkest hour; the warmth at the bottom of the bed that keeps our toes warm. So why do we so often leave them home when we travel? More […] Read more

Hotel review: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cambridge MA

For our recent trip to MIT for the Spark program, we stayed at the Hyatt Regency, Cambridge, MA. With its distinctive flattened step pyramid shape, this hotel is a standout on the shores of the Charles River. Located just across a bridge from Boston University, the Hyatt Cambridge boasts stunning views of Boston’s skyline. Many […] Read more

New York City with Kids: Fun and Educational Things To Do, Family-friendly Hotels and Restaurants, and More!

Even though I lived on the Upper West Side for ten years, it’s a whole new experience to return to the Big Apple with my children. New York City with kids is a world onto itself. Seen through the eyes of a child, Gotham is a magical place, full of wonder and joy. The Albany […] Read more

Kids Healthy Recipe Contest

Calling all chefs! Destination Hotels & Resorts is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Kids Healthy Recipe Contest giving you a chance to not only win a vacation getaway, but also a classroom cooking lesson with one of Destination’s executive chefs. Destination Hotels & Resorts is committed to children’s nutrition and healthy dining options at their restaurants […] Read more

Hilton Garden Inn Times Square: A Quiet Oasis in NYC

As much as I love the pulsating neon lights of New York City’s Times Square – even the noisy hustle and bustle – sometimes I want to be near the action – but not in it. That’s why I was delighted to discover the Hilton Garden Inn Times Square. Just a block from the theaters […] Read more

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