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Day Trips: Connect at Coney Island in Brooklyn

Day Trips: Connect at Coney Island in Brooklyn

It's not a traditional New York City summer without a trip to the boardwalk and beach of Coney Island.

Day Trips - Norwalk in Fairfield County

Day Trips - Norwalk in Fairfield County

Today, Norwalk plays host to the history buffs, nature-lovers, and kids of all ages who love to explore, experience, and enjoy. Norwalk also boasts a hip and exciting downtown with unique and chic shops, and gourmet as well as kid-friendly, top-rated restaurants where world-renowned chefs work their culinary magic.

Day Trips: Rye Playland in Westchester

Day Trips: Rye Playland in Westchester

For more than 80 years, Rye Playland — America’s first completely planned amusement park and a National Historic Landmark — has created memories for generations of Westchester families.

Day Trips - Nassau County: Living History at Sagamore Hill

Day Trips - Nassau County: Living History at Sagamore Hill

Sagamore Hill is maintained by the National Park Service and is the only presidential site on Long Island (known as the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site).

Day Trips - Suffolk County: Discovering Watch Hill on Fire Island

Day Trips - Suffolk County: Discovering Watch Hill on Fire Island

It’s incredible how you can visit someplace relatively close to home, yet feel as if you have been transported far away. Watch Hill on Fire Island is one of these magical places, and a perfect destination for a family day trip.

Vacation Contest Winners

Vacation Contest Winners

We received so many thoughtful responses to our contest question asking how you measure your success as a parent. It was difficult to select just three winners.

Mohonk Mountain House - A Family Vacation

Mohonk Mountain House - A Family Vacation

In these uncertain economic times, many people want to turn to a sure thing. Mohonk Mountain House, which has been entertaining families for 140 years, virtually guarantees a fabulous family vacation.

The Charms of Southern Vermont

The Charms of Southern Vermont

Not too far away, Southern Vermont is nonetheless a world apart. Its small towns offer easy access to skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. On the other hand, sitting by a fire, eating freshly baked muffins may be all the entertainment you want.

How To Pack for Camp

How To Pack for Camp

Every parent knows there's a buzz in the air before a child heads off to camp! Here are some tips and suggestions — from the toes on up — for how to pack light.

FUTURE FORECASTS for 2000

FUTURE FORECASTS for 2000

As we approach this more-than-usually momentous New Year, we continue our look ahead, as parenting experts tell us what changes and developments they foresee in their fields in the upcoming 50 years. We can feel the future! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

A Trip to Northampton, Mass.

A Trip to Northampton, Mass.

The counterculture is alive and well in the Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts.

Customized Learning Experience for Your Child

Customized Learning Experience for Your Child

One mother recognized the need for more educational options for her children and turned it into a unique opportunity for all children and parents.

Tech Toys for Traveling Moms

Tech Toys for Traveling Moms

For all you traveling moms, here the must-have traveling gadgets and necessities.

Luxury in the Dominican Republic

Luxury in the Dominican Republic

Club Med Punta Cana is an embrace of luxury with level of sophistication and comfort, while still retaining all the fun of a family resort.

Travel and Breastfeeding Are Intimately Compatible

Travel and Breastfeeding Are Intimately Compatible

If you’re planning a trip with your little one, consider these 10 tips to help you out.

Where to Stay in Cancun

Where to Stay in Cancun

There are low-cost places for spring breakers, adult-only sanctuaries for those without kids, and incredible choices for families.

Low Cost Flying for your Family

Low Cost Flying for your Family

There are a number of low cost carriers, or LCCs, that can help slash your family’s travel budget.

Family Paradise Redefined: Club Med Ixtapa

Family Paradise Redefined: Club Med Ixtapa

To be honest, I’ve never been a Club Med kind of person. But I was proven wrong on a recent visit to the remodeled Club Med Ixtapa, on the Pacific coast about an hour north of Acapulco.

Boston – Where the Fur Flies

Boston – Where the Fur Flies

Boston offers something for everyone, and is not only kid-friendly, but pet-friendly, too!

Leaves of Three: Avoding Poison Ivy

Leaves of Three: Avoding Poison Ivy

Camping is a wonderful family affair. Children and parents work together to set up tents, start campfires, and swat away mosquitoes. Despite our careful planning of every article of clothing to bring, what type of sandwiches to make, and which adult beverages we need, we usually forget something.

Traveling Blues

Traveling Blues

Road sickness, also called motion sickness, can occur in cars, airplanes, boats, amusement park rides — anything that causes a shift or conflict in the equilibrium between the eye and ear.

How To Green Your Family Vacation

How To Green Your Family Vacation

Eight hundred six- to 17-year-olds recently answered a survey that found they were stressed from school and extracurricular activities, and they needed a holiday. But taking the family on vacation is no reason to give your green principles a holiday

Breezing through Puerto Plata

Breezing through Puerto Plata

On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, we signed up for an ATV tour and the guide said my teens, 14 and 16, could drive. They learned basic hand signals and in no time were barreling through mud puddles and across the beach. The ATV tour was the highlight of our week in Puerto Plata, since it also took us into the lush countryside that dominates this part of the country.

Five Tips for Pest-Free Vacations

Five Tips for Pest-Free Vacations

Whether it’s a trip to the tropics or just plain summer vacation, along with the sun, surf, sand are the bugs. To combat the sting and keep your family safe, follow a few simple tips...

Tales of the Fish God

Tales of the Fish God

We've had many wonderful family vacations, but one destination gets our recurring #1 vote: Hawaii.




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