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

13Feb

A Mom in Pursuit of Solo Travel (Sans Guilt)

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I've just spent a few days in the Florida Keys at a resort that's ideal for families. While I'm here, I've experienced several activities my kids would love - from fly fishing to jet skiing to a sunset cruise to a bike ride beyond the property. Only there's one catch - my kids aren't here. I'm on my own after a pursuit of solo travel. I'm actually covering the resort. It was recently renovated and I'll reviewing its new features for several publications I write for. I'm on a press trip with four other journalists. Some have kids, some don't. There Read More

04Nov

Multi-Generational Zen at the Emerson Resort and Spa

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When I invited my mom to accompany me to a weekend at the Emerson Resort and Spa in the Catskills, I had a feeling we were in for something special. I'd been to the area and knew it holds an aura of tranquility. I also knew we were going to be near hippie-esque towns and that we needed time to explore after our stint at the spa. We both needed the experience to escape stress and reality, and I had no doubt the time would be bonding and rewarding. After all, my mom just moved to New York, and I'm embracing the time with her. The Emerson would be our Read More

26Mar

How to Have a Sublime Midlife Crisis Trip in Hong Kong

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Last year I went on a trip to Asia with a really good girlfriend of mine. I wrote about my travels primarily on gogirlfriend.com and you can go back and read my stories there. The trip was everything that I'd hoped it would be...and then some. For two weeks, we ventured into the unknown - truly, as neither of us had been to this unique part of the world - and it was sublime. Before we went, we created this amazing document on Google Docs, which we titled "Holly & Alaina's Midlife Crisis Trip 2013" which we referred to constantly during our Read More

30Mar

Great get-a-ways without kids

Every now and then, we get the rare opportunity to go away for one night sans enfants. It's a rare occasion. I have friends who get to go away for a week at a time. We are not this lucky as everyone who has mothers and fathers living in proximity to them. But we have had a few chances to get away on our own in the past year. I love traveling with the kids but I also love quality time just for us. Last summer we dropped the kids off in Philadelphia with my sister and her husband and ran to Atlantic City. We booked a room in the Chelsea Hotel and had Read More