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WTI: Our Favorite Lake Placid Family Dining Spots

By Eileen Gunn One of the things that brings us back to Lake Placid year after year is that the town has a lot of dining for its small size and much of it is very enjoyable. There is plenty of standard ski-town fare–pizza, pasta, steaks and burgers–but quite a …

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10 Ideas for Historical Destinations With Kids

  By Eileen Gunn Who says kids can’t spend some time learning new things over the summer?  Weekend visits to these historical destinations can make history more real, colorful and relatable than the textbooks they’ve been reading all year. They probably won’t even mind that they’re learning—though we’ve include ideas for …

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4 National Wildlife Refuges To Visit With Kids

Here’s a way to get more out of your next visit to a national park: Pair it with a side trip to a nearby national wildlife refuge. The US Fish & Wildlife Service says these lower-profile protected areas provide great opportunities to learn about protected land, animals and habitats.  They …

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A Taste of Bora Bora with Kids

By Jess Signet The kids I travel with aren’t my own but are my nieces and nephews. That means I’m not totally used to the logistics that go into planning trips with kids. And it means that I want to be the cool aunt and pitch in awesome ideas whenever …

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Weekend Travel Inspiration: 6 Petite Paris Things Kids Love

Paris is a city built on a a grand scale, but kids like things on the smaller side, built on a scale they can relate to. Here are six small thins 6YO Tiny Traveler liked in this big city. 1. The Museum De Carnavalet offers a bit of a hodge-podge of …

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Weekend Travel Inspiration: 8 Historic Carousels for Summer

With summer coming I thought we would pay tribute that amusement park classic, the carousel. Here are eight especially cool ones to seek out this summer. The list begins and ends in Brooklyn, and I’m unapologetic about that. Be sure to tell us about the ones we left out! What: …

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Weekend Travel Inspiration: Our Family’s Favorite Philadelphia Foods

By Eileen Gunn Philadelphia has quite a dining scene. Big-name chefs, restaurants the New York Times will tell you must try–if you can get a reservation—and a long list of beloved local foods. Despite not planning in advance to book those hard-to-get reservations, we managed to eat pretty well and …

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Keeping 3 Generations Happy at Disney World

By Liza Wyles We did a three-generation family trip to Disney World this winter. I knew it was going to be seven days of managing expectations: Can we ride that again? Can we get ice cream? Can we get more ice cream? But I didn’t realize that I would have …

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Weekend Travel Inspiration: A Day Aboard an MSC Cruise Ship

By Eileen Gunn I had a bit of treat this week. I got to spend a day aboard the MSC Divina, which stopped in New York City on its way from Miami to Rome. MSC is a fast-growing cruise ship company but American are still somewhat unfamiliar with it. While …

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Our Top 5 Family Activities in Dallas

By Rebecca Darling Howdy, partner! Dallas is so much more than the Texas you’re thinking of! Yes, we have great BBQ, cowboys, and tall hair, but it’s also full of culture, history and fun family experiences! Here are five things My family most likes to do when we visit Dallas. …

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