rowers on the Charles River
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WTI: Are You More Boston or More New York?

By Eileen Gunn As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a lifelong New Yorker. Like many New Yorkers, I love going to Boston for a weekend. I like its smaller scale and walkability, its seafood, North End Italian food, great local beer, and all that American history (plus, the Children’s Museum is stellar). …

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viewing fjords from the deck of MSC sinfonia
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How To Do a Nordic Cruise With Preschoolers

By Jackie Toops Forget everything you know about cruising. Exchange sandy beaches, tropical drinks and flip-flops with fjords, Nordic legends and parkas. That’s exactly what our family enjoyed on our recent cruise through the North Sea. As a military family stationed in Germany, we have the unique opportunity to visit …

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the charleston waterfront
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Sampling Charleston With a Child Along

By Eileen Gunn There are places that you visit with a long list of things to do and see. And then there are places you visit because you like the vibe and you’re happy to mostly wander around and soak up the place. Charleston is the latter type of city …

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miracle on icing hockey donuts
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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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Fort Castillo in St. Augustine
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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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mount rainier from nisqually wildlife refuge
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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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hatching baby turtles in bora bora
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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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macarons from Laduree
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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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Janes Carousel in Brooklyn's DUMBO
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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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City Tavern pepperpot soup
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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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