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6 Family and Kids Activities in Aspen, Colorado

Even though a lot of families are either going away to a warm climate for spring break, or wishing for warm weather to hit the east coast, we are actually crossing our fingers for some cold and snow next week as we head over for some spring skiing and family and kids activities in Aspen, Colorado. Below are 6 of the family and kids activities that we’ll be hitting up in…

Family Vacation at Woodloch Pines Resort in the Poconos

This past weekend, The Moms and the team at Evenflo invited us to spend part of our weekend at Woodloch Pines Resort while we tested out the new Evenflo Platinum Series car seats. Woodloch is an all-inclusive family resort that offers many family friendly activities all year-long. It is in the Pocono Mountains lake region, just 90 miles from midtown Manhattan (for us NYC folk, it took us 3 hours in…

3 Ways to Make Your Blowout Last Longer

Besides the mani/pedi, the other indulgence that many of us ladies (and those across the country) have indulged in is the blow-out, for us New Yorkers, we go to the The Drybar. I’ve written about The Drybar before and continue to go back and back, and back. Since a blowout is a $50 investment ($40 + $10 tip) it’s wise to learn the tricks to make it last longer. During…

Travel Tips from Travel Pros at the Women’s Travel Fest

This past Saturday, I attended the Women’s Travel Fest held at the beautiful Angel Orensanz Foundation, for Contemporary Art in downtown New York City.  Women’s Travel Fest was started by Kelly Lewis of @GoGirlGuides, and Mickela Mallozzi  and Masha Vapnitchnaia,  it is a one-day event that inspires women to find more meaning in their travels. There were inspiring speakers who had great tips for travelers, whether you’re going solo or traveling with…

8 Things to Know About Norwegian GETAWAY Cruise

Growing up, I never went on cruises with my family. A cruise, to me, was a vacation that my grandparents took. So, for us as a family, a cruise is not top-of-mind; it was the type of vacation that we just never considered. (We had similar feelings about those all-inclusive family vacation, and boy did our opinions completely change — we are going to our second all-inclusive family vacation this…

Family Travel and Skiing In-and-Around Salt Lake City, Utah

For the holiday season, we’ve decided to go do another Home Exchange, this time to Salt Lake City, Utah. We’ve done a few successful Home Exchanges, like to Paris and to Washington, D.C.  and this time, we wanted to go out west for a ski vacation. Since skiing can be quite expensive, we thought it would be a great idea to do an exchange to offset the cost of flying and…

Beaches Resorts Celebrates 10 Years with Sesame Workshop and Major Upgrades

After traveling to Beaches Resorts this past summer, our family has become BIG fans. Big enough that before we left our vacation, I had booked our 2014 trip to Beaches Turks and Caicos! So it is with great pleasure to help spread the word that Beaches is celebrating ten years of ‘sunny days’ in partnership with Sesame Workshop®, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street. With the anniversary, Beaches Resorts announces…

Going Down the Jersey Shore Post-Hurricane Sandy

When Hurricane Sandy ravaged the northeast, specifically our hometown of NYC and our beloved vacation spot, the Jersey Shore, we made it a point to say, “We’re definitely going ‘down the shore’ next year for our summer vacation.” And this past March, I booked our house down in Lavallette, New Jersey, in the same community that we have rented from the past six years. I’m a Jersey Girl: I went down the shore…

Skiing in Flagstaff at the Arizona Snowbowl {+Video}

This past Christmas holiday, we went to Flagstaff, Arizona for a post-holiday winter activity vacation and some SKIING. YES, THERE IS SKIING IN ARIZONA! The city of Flagstaff is only 2 hours away from Phoenix and 3 hours from Tucson, but “Flag” is a whole different eco-system. Long gone is the flat desert and Saguaro cacti, but in its place is snow, majestic mountains and snow-covered fir trees at 7,000…

8 Family Friendly Trips to Take This School Year

You have the school vacation calendar in hand, and now you have to decide what to do and where to do it (you know, in between figuring out what to be for Halloween, which side of the family to spend Thanksgiving with and where you’re going to put your Elf on the Shelf this time). Here’s a short list of 8 family friendly trips to take this school year. Some…