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With Mickey, on the high seas

With Mickey, on the high seas

If your child’s favorite activity at Disney World is meeting all the characters, a Disney Cruise should be on your radar screen.

Pennsylvania Lights

Pennsylvania Lights

Plan your visit to Longwood Gardens for after nightfall, when you can walk among the outdoor gardens lit by 420,000 colorful lights blooming in trees and flowerbeds.

All Aboard — To Thomas

All Aboard — To Thomas

Get on track to Strasburg, PA., where kids can climb aboard a life-size Thomas, complete with blinking eyes!

Old-Fashioned Fun at Boscobel

Old-Fashioned Fun at Boscobel

Celebrate the fall season with a visit to Boscobel, where you and your family will be transported back to the 19th century.

Thinking About Spring Break?

Thinking About Spring Break?

Not every spring break has to be a source of terror about what your child might get up to. There are alternatives that can enlighten your child’s mind and change it for the better.

On the Riviera — Mayan Style

On the Riviera — Mayan Style

Cancun may be a choice destination for Spring Breakers, and singles, but there’s a resort area a 45-minute drive south along the Yucatan Peninsula that is growing fast, and offers much for family vacations — the Riviera Maya.

Washington D.C. — A Spy's Eye View

Washington D.C. — A Spy's Eye View

Going to D.C. for the weekend should not be a hard sell to the kids, but a certain 14-year-old preferred to go to the beach rather than take yet another visit to the nation’s capital. Too bad — she missed out on new attractions.

Family Travel: Vermont for all seasons

Family Travel: Vermont for all seasons

Going to Vermont in winter is a no-brainer – lots of snow and skiing options. Summer also has its charms, with plenty of bike paths and lakes. In fall, you can’t beat the foliage. Spring is often dismissed, but a recent spring ski trip to Stowe revealed why this area is truly a four-season destination.

Mummies, gondolas, and a piazza give Providence getaway appeal

Mummies, gondolas, and a piazza give Providence getaway appeal

Providence is a city that specializes in throwing festivals.

Great Water Fun at Great Wolf

Great Water Fun at Great Wolf

Weather maybe, but trends don’t usually arrive here from the Midwest.

 Spring Vacation: Easy Tips for Swimming and Sun Safety

Spring Vacation: Easy Tips for Swimming and Sun Safety

For my child’s spring break, we are escaping the chilly weather and are heading to a warmer climate. The complex we are staying at has both a beach and a pool. What are some safety tips for sunning and swimming to ensure a safe, fun time for everyone?

At the ‘Sesame vacation club’, Life’s a Beach

At the ‘Sesame vacation club’, Life’s a Beach

If our child loves Sesame Street, Beaches’ ultra all-inclusive resorts (with their live Sesame Street shows) are the ideal family vacation.

The Chincoteague pony swim:Play Misty For Me

The Chincoteague pony swim:Play Misty For Me

At the age of 9, I probably could have recited most of Marguerite Henry’s book, Misty of Chincoteague, from memory. Horses, at the time, were my passion — I rode them, read about them, drew them, and would have done just about anything to have one of my own. I fantasized about participating in the annual roundup and "pony swim" between the islands of Assateague and Chincoteague, Va., and about buying one of the ponies at auction the following day (never mind that we would have to find space for the pony in our little townhouse in Bronxville). It never happened, and gradually I turned my attention to other things. But when I got an opportunity, at the age of 41, to finally see the annual July pony-penning for myself, I was as excited as a child.

Florida Road Trip Begets the Real Thing

Florida Road Trip Begets the Real Thing

The birth of Baby Road Trip, a new edutainment video series that (so far) extols the wonders of beach and jungle destinations, was not easy. But it continues to be a creative challenge with which husband-and-wife co-founders Laura and Shawn Kronen are thrilled.

O Canada!

O Canada!

The first time I saw a photograph of Chateau Lake Louise sitting at the edge of an unimaginably turquoise lake and surrounded by the snow-covered Canadian Rockies, I knew I had to go there. My husband, our two sons (ages 16 and 13), and I finally made the trip last summer and discovered that the region is even more spectacular than we had imagined because no mere photograph can possibly capture its grandeur.

Où Aller: Mount-Tremblant

Où Aller: Mount-Tremblant

Looking for a foreign destination where the natives are friendly, the food is good, the scenery is inspiring and there’s lots for the whole family to do? Located in the Laurentian Mountains just north of Montreal, Mont-Tremblant is a four-season destination for families who love nature, as well as shopping and fine dining.

Escape to the Thousand Islands

Escape to the Thousand Islands

Scattered for about 60 miles along the river between New York and Ontario, the Thousand Islands offer vacationing families an array of activities, most of which involve water.

Head to the Hamptons!

Head to the Hamptons!

You don’t need to rent or own a house in the Hamptons to enjoy summer fun with your family. We stayed at three resorts, and enjoyed wonderful amenities, excellent beaches, great dining, and family activities.

SpongeBob Makes a Splash!

SpongeBob Makes a Splash!

You stand with your group under a huge bucket of “slime”, waiting anxiously for its contents to devour you in a pool of yellowy-green muck. Sound like a great vacation? Get with it, Mom and Dad! This is the kind of stuff adored by SpongeBob Square Pants fans. And Wyndham resorts hasn’t missed a beat. They have SpongeBob, Nickelodeon’s hottest cartoon character, as their current mascot.

A Day on Staten Island

A Day on Staten Island

Even with Lower Manhattan only a short ferry ride away, the borough sometimes seems miles from New York. But get ready for a surprise: Staten Island does have things to do.

Tales from the Passenger Side

Tales from the Passenger Side

Three moms offer some great advice for family trips …Hell-bent on the Highway

Cape Cod Capers:

Cape Cod Capers:

There is something magical about an island that cannot be reached by car, a feeling intensified when that island is as charming as Nantucket.

Somewhere between the surreal and the sophisticated:

Somewhere between the surreal and the sophisticated:

Shrunken heads, waxen gangsters, a carousel, street magicians, ice cream, and lots of reptiles. Just the right ingredients for a perfect vacation — and all available in St. Augustine, Florida.

Vacationing — close to home

Vacationing — close to home

Very long journeys with young children may be taxing for all family members, but shorter, well-planned trips can be fun and a learning experience. The suggested destinations included here are under 200 miles from central Westchester. You and your kids may just remember them for a lifetime.

Club Med Sandpiper'Country Club' Sans Attitude

Club Med Sandpiper'Country Club' Sans Attitude

Twenty-five hours after our train left Penn Station and started south through snow-crusted New Jersey factory yards, my husband, my son and I stumbled like three sleepwalkers into Club Med Sandpiper's courtyard, gratefully inhaling the humid Florida evening breeze.




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