Family Travel: 10 Reasons Why to Visit Beaver Creek Resort

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If you're looking into planning a ski trip this winter with the family, you should definitely consider Beaver Creek Resort in Beaver Creek Mountain, Colorado, as a top option on your list.   Known as a village in the mountains that offers the promise of "not exactly roughing it," it is a place that offers the perfect amount of rustic luxury for any family to travel comfortably and affordably. From the moment you step into the crisp air with mountains gazing at you from every direction, you will be transported. The views are stunning and the resort is … [Read more...]

My Latest Million Moms Challenge (ABC News) Post: On the Job Training

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  I might have mentioned here also that I just became a member of the Million Moms Challenge.  The Million Moms Challenge is sponsored in part by ABC News, the UN Foundation, BabyCenter and Johnson & Johnson, as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It’s an honor to be part of this prestigious group of women to write about topics of extreme importance, topics meant to improve the lives of women and children all over the world.  I am so proud to be a member of this group and would LOVE it if you could please comment on my first … [Read more...]

Where You’ll Find Me

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From time to time, you can find my writing popping up on other web sites, so I thought I'd take you on a short tour.  I started writing as a regular contributor to CBS New York about a month ago, and I've had a few articles appear that I'm quite proud of.  As you know, I love NYC.  I wasn't born here, but you would never think that.  I'm all NYC - my total being.  To be able to write about what to see and do in the Tri State area for CBS a few times a week is a treat.  Here are some of my articles that have been posted recently: The 7 Best Pumpkin … [Read more...]

Your First Stop in Montreal with Kids: Pointe-a-Calliere

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Pointe-a-Calliere is a great first stop to make with kids to introduce them to the history of Montreal. It focuses on the early periods of Montreal's history and shows how the city grew from an Iroquoian village to a missionary colony to the French empire in America to a world-class metropolitan city.  The museum offers a one-of-a-kind experience as it takes you and your children on a thrilling underground archaeological tour. You start with a brilliant 18-minute 3-D multimedia show called Yours Truly, Montreal, that takes visitors to the heart of great … [Read more...]

Epcot with Kids

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(This article 'Epcot with Kids' is also featured on TravelingMom.com.  I am currently on vacation in Orlando and will be posting articles from my trip over the next few days across both web sites.) When we decided to visit Disney World during Spring Break and Easter weekend, we didn’t really factor in the expected lines and big crowds. So, we decided to spend our first day at Epcot. Epcot may not be the first Disney park you may consider as a good place to start for your kids. It’s big, it’s educational, it doesn’t have the roller coasters and more … [Read more...]

Blogging Elsewhere

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From time to time, I write for other blogs which many of you may not know, so I'm featuring some of them here in case you want to take a look. Integrating Culture into Family Life Project You, Love Yourself, Westchester Edition “A Role of a Lifetime” and “Day-Tripping” A Culture Vulture’s Walt Disney World The World’s Largest Bake Sale to End Hunger New Travel Gadgets to Keep Moms Sane A Trip to Walt Disney World without Breaking the Bank Culture Vulture’s Walt Disney World Should Airlines Have Kid-Free Flights? Voice … [Read more...]

This Summer’s Free Concerts in NYC

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There's nothing like summer in New York City.  It doesn't matter how much money you make.  Every summer free music is offered all over the city and it's at your fingertips, easily accessible all over the city.  NYC attracts the world's best artists to perform for the masses and the offerings are unreal. I've seen some of my favorite artists perform for free in the city - everyone from Freedy Johnson &  Annie Lenox in Central Park to David Byrne at the Bandshell in Brooklyn.  Even U2 gave a free concert one year in Brooklyn at the Empire … [Read more...]

Exploring Tel Aviv with Kids

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If you haven't visited Tel Aviv, you must put it on your list.  It is such a happening city, offering so much variety: great beaches, good shopping, restaurants of all kinds, easy access to all of Israel including Jerusalem in one direction and the north in another.  It’s bustling, absolutely thriving. Tourism is definitely up, as witnessed by the various accents throughout the city and a decent exchange rate.  The city has changed a lot since my last visit seven years ago, only for the better.  There’s also a lot to do with children, … [Read more...]

Exploring Jerusalem with Kids

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I have spent a lot of time in Israel in my lifetime, and I have traveled to a lot of places.  Yet no matter where I go or how exotic the destination is, Jerusalem holds a special place in my heart.  When I started booking our recent trip to Israel, I knew we had to start in Jerusalem and spend a few days there.   The city also holds many special memories for me as I attended part of high school and college in the city. I know Jerusalem as intimately as I know my own hometown, perhaps even more so. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and is … [Read more...]

Don’t Get Ripped Off When Traveling Abroad

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We consider ourselves to be seasoned travelers.  We go abroad every year with the kids and have since they were newborns.  Yet on our last trip, we ran into several problematic incidents which I feel could have been avoided had we had foresight or consideration from the other side. As much as I enjoy traveling abroad and experiencing life in faraway lands, I have to admit that it is somewhat easier and less rigid in the United States.    Here are 10 money-saving strategies and things to be aware of before you go on your next international trip, … [Read more...]