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Travelling with kids can test the patience of even the most serene parents, but the fun, humour and chance to widen their worlds makes it worth the trouble. Whether you’re taking a road trip to visit relatives for the holidays, or daydreaming and looking at websites for vacations abroad, here are a...

Picture the scene: you're strolling down the seafront with your family. The sounds of the waves and the smell of salt-water surround you. You've decided on a 'staycation' this year for convenience so the weather's not the warmest but the sun has definitely made an appearance. This is the first...

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If travel had a diva.... someone who embodied the talent of looking great while facing the challenges, exhaustion, fun and frustration of Travel, it'd have to be Debbi Kickham. Known to us in the travel world as Debbi Karpowicz, her most recent book The Globetrotter's Get-Gorgeous Guide: Diet and...

When warm nights beckon kids to brave the wilds of the back yard and beyond, you'll need some recommendations and resources about family camping to get them ready. Family camping is one of my childhood's great pleasures. But in this day and age, when horror movies and environmental disasters can...

Written in a direct, how-to style that will be easy for your kids (even the precocious 9-year-olds) to figure out, the 101 Things You Gotta Do Before You're 12! guide is a fun and engaging read, well suited to kids on staycation or those on long road trips.     There's a sealed pocket on the inside...

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New York is not only the Big Apple, it's a really big city with so much to see and do for the visitor that even long-time residents cannot keep up with it -- that's why you need a good travel guide. The comprehensive Rough Guide to New York City is a jam-packed guide with so many options and ideas...

101 Places You Gotta See Before You're 12! is a super fun, full-color kids book all about places that the curious and young-at-heart would love to get a closer look at.  Whether it's the Teacher Lounge at school (and many ideas are local ones you can explore with no budget), or the John Hancock...

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At a recent press event in New York hosted by Intel, I had an opportunity to look at about two dozen models of the latest Ultrabook devices, a new category of PC computers designed to compute with the MacBook Air.  They came from a variety of well known manufacturers including  Lenovo, Asus,...

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A couple of days ago I went to San Sebastian with Biki’s son, Andoni, and his girlfriend, Sonia. We intended to do some shopping and later visit some tapas bars. Sonia lead the way as we weaved through the crowded alleyways of the city. She strutted ahead of us with an excited pizzazz urging Andoni...

I am, and always have been, a “hardcore” trivia player. Invite me to a friendly night of playing Trivial Pursuits, and by the end, you won’t want to see me for at least a month (especially if I lose). I have a pretty good memory, especially for those little nuggets of information that most people...

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