02Feb

Mont Tremblant: A City for Skiers & Non-Skiers

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If you're yearning to ski in Europe but can't quite afford it this year or don't have the time off from work, why not consider Mont Tremblant? A trip there is certainly easier, and so much more affordable: you can either drive there in seven to eight hours or take a connecting flight via Air Canada or Porter Airlines, which is just an hour from Toronto and an hour from Montreal in the Laurentian Mountains. In addition, the exchange rate currently works in Americans' favor, averaging around 1.4 U.S. dollar to one Canadian dollar (at the time of this Read More

17Jan

Our Weekend at Woodloch Resort

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When we were invited to spend some time at Woodloch Resort in the Poconos with my family in tow, I was suitably excited. I had heard so much about it from various friends, many who go back year after year, and I was eager to see what all the fuss was about. Also, after living in an apartment for the past few months while undergoing massive renovations on our home, we were all eager to get up and out and sleep elsewhere. Woodloch is a mere two hours from NYC, so the drive was relatively short and easy until the last 15 minutes or so when we hit local, Read More

10Dec

On Traveling with Tweens

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If you've been reading this blog, or any of my writing over on the many sites I contribute to from time to time, you know I'm a HUGE traveler and have taken my kids pretty much everywhere. From the moment they came out of my belly, they became world travelers - at first because my husband and I love to travel and refused to let parenting stop us, and then later because of my work, both as a marketer and as a travel writer. Well, it appears that life as we once knew it has come to an end. Gone are the days where we could pick up and head to a place, Read More

12Nov

A NYC Tour with Gogobot

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When I received an invitation recently to go on a Gogobot field trip, I was completely intrigued. For one thing, I didn't know much about Gogobot, a travel app. For another thing, I was excited to go on the actual field trip. I've lived in and around NYC for over 20 years, but even I know that there are still dozens, hundreds, maybe thousands of places I have not yet been to! The company arranged the trip to celebrate their 5th anniversary and the fact that its users have shared over five million photos and postcards. During its five years in Read More

05Oct

My Thoughts on Motherhood & Travel

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When my first child was born, I was working in a job that involved quite a bit of travel, for long stretches at a time. The thought of leaving her for long stretches was mind-boggling. From breastfeeding to missing the small moments, I wondered how I would manage. I lasted about a year, and then I decided to go contract. I had been working in travel publishing and truly lived and breathed travel. My second child came within a year and then I was home with two babies whose lives depended on me. It was wonderful but a challenge, and a bit of a shock, Read More

02Oct

Discover the World with the New Findery Windows App

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I love Findery, a social network for travelers. If you love to travel and haven't used it yet, you must. It's the most personal, intimate way of sharing info and images about your travels with others. Download the app, set up an account and start sharing (and while you're there, check me out). The interaction is instantaneous. I also love that I can access it everywhere and can get tips from experts who are people like me who love to travel and want to share their favorite tips and experiences, and great photos. And now I'm excited that they've now Read More

29Aug

San Antonio with the Kids

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When we were recently planning our family trip to Texas, I immediately knew that I wanted to start in San Antonio. I had heard great things about the city and thought it would be the perfect place to start our tour of The Lone Star State. I can tell you that when we told people we were heading to Texas, we got a lot of questioning, particularly about how we were going to be traveling at the hottest time of the year. August in Texas is indeed as hot as they say, but given the right amount of planning and an itinerary that includes air conditioning, Read More

20Aug

Where You’ll Find Me

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I'm traveling again! After spending several months recovering from a near fatal accident, it feels so good to get out and do what I love. My family and I are on a bit of an explore through Texas. We started in San Antonio, made our way to Austin and are now in Houston. From here we are going cruising in the Western Caribbean. We are really exploring the state - from the sights to the accomodations right down to Texan cuisine, and I've got a lot to report on when I get home. Meanwhile, I have my monthly "Where You'll Find Me" in lieu of a Read More

22Jul

Where You’ll Find Me

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Sorry if I've been quiet here as of late. I have been mulling over the state of blogging since attending BlogHer last week - it's an event that used to be a big deal for me as I was once "a big fish in a little pond". That is no longer the case - the tides have changed in this universe, and it left me contemplating my place here. More on that later. I'm still nursing my broken wrist but I've done a lot of writing with one hand! Lots of healing taking place and I'll be traveling again soon. Check out where I've been writing: Huffington Post Exploring Read More

26Jun

A Family Trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania

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For years my daughter has been asking to go to Hershey, Pennsylvania. She had a feeling it was going to be a place out of heaven, with its Hershey theme park and chocolate-related activities. So, mindful of the fact that she's 12 and has six summers left before turning 18 and venturing into the world, we spent last weekend in what's billed as "the sweetest place on earth," where Milton S. Hershey opened and ran his manufacturing factory. What we found was a weekend full of chocolate - and non-chocolate - with pure, unadulterated fun at the theme park, Read More