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  • When we first heard about Project World School, we knew it was an intriguing concept and enriching travel opportunity that our frequent traveling families would want to explore. In this interview, co-founder Lainie Liberti and her son, Miro Siegel, share their story and how other families can...

  • As much as I love my urban lifestyle, every so often the hectic pace of New York City gets to my family and I. When the pressure cooker starts to boil over, we seek a quiet respite to treat our over-stimulated selves to some small town fun. On a recent fall weekend, we found loads to do and a...

  • It was meant to be a real vacation. Three weeks in Spain. Just the two of us…. Not!Once the word was out, the kids started calling – daughters in New York and The Hague, our college-aged son in London. Who would not jump at the chance for an extended, all -- or most -- expenses paid trip through...

  • Although Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is generally associated with Vienna, the composer also had strong personal and professional ties with Prague. It was there, at the venerable Estates Theatre, that Don Giovanni had its world premiere in 1787, conducted by Mozart himself, and today the opera house...

  • Imagine a snow-capped theme park that in winter has as many sled and tubing rides as the major waterparks, and in summer melts into a major waterpark, too. Say “Bonjour” to Village Vacances Valcartier, located within a half hour drive of Quebec City, Canada. For snow tubing on steroids – with...

  • I got a pound of lemons: an air traffic delay in Fort Lauderdale, a flight cancellation, being rerouted to Chicago O’Hare, an accident at LaGuardia, emergency airport closures, and a snow alert that forced me to spend 26 hours at an airport hotel.If not for that, I might never have “made lemonade”...

  • Everybody in Antigua knows who Beverly King is. They will tell you that this tall lady has “married” at least one couple from each country of the world here, part of Antigua and Barbuda in the Leeward Islands. Mrs King, a native Antiguan, has been organizing weddings at Jolly Beach Resort and Spa...

  • Well it wasn't on my Life's Greatest Hits list but with a birthday coming up and a son graduating from college I couldn't resist the opportunity to swim with whale sharks on a recent press trip to Cancun. Really?  "Swim with whale sharks" was what it said on the itinerary for the day following a "...

  • Migis Lodge has delivered a classic Maine summer vacation to families since 1916 –  one of those rare resorts that attracts generations of families.  After our long weekend stay, it was readily apparent why families regularly return, often choosing the same week and same lodging year after year....

  • We recently visited Austin, Texas on a nostalgia tour led by my husband, a long-ago resident.  Our son was delighted to see the town made famous by SXSW and my husband, well, he's at that age where revisiting the haunts of his youth is fun.  I had spent time in Austin back in 1986 and it wasn't...

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