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Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne for Families

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Take me to a place where “the sun shouts and people abound,” and I will be perennially happy. This is a long-used mantra I have repeated to my husband over the years. It was Labor Day weekend — time for the imaginary last hurrah of summer (Miami is full-on, year-round summer). The prescribed detox from our daily grind was ...

Flying with a baby on long haul flights

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One of the world’s longest non-stop routes flown by a commercial aircraft travels between Hong Kong and JFK airport – a grueling 16-hour flight. In the first year and a half that my daughter was born, we had flown back and forth from Hong Kong to New York City on this particular flight five times. On most of ...

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

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Our favorite family destination is Hawaii, and one of my family's top choices for Hawaiian travel is the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. We have visited the property a few times, and during one memorable visit in mid-December— before the holiday rush— we felt like it was our own private island paradise for the week. The hotel sent someone ...

The Boston Harbor Hotel

If you haven't spent anytime in downtown Boston in recent years, you have yet to experience one of America's greatest waterfront cities. The Boston Harbor Hotel has dominated this location in five-star glory since 1987 and can serve as your home base for a fantastic family vacation. I had called ahead and asked, "Do you have child-sized robes? "Yes, ma'am; ...

The Luggage You Need

I got my first TUMI pieces in 2010, and I didn't know one could really love luggage before that. There is one set I recommend for all mothers who travel. The TUMI Voyageur line Start with the Super-Léger International Carry On, pictured above. It comes in lots of great colors and holds up well. Then add one of the collection's carry-on ...

Carmel Valley Ranch, CA

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Carmel Valley Ranch is a beautiful family playground located in the sunniest spot in of the Monterey Peninsula.  The enormous property is just minutes away from Carmel-by-the-Sea and about 15 minutes from Monterey.   We take an annual trip to the area, and this is—by far— one of our favorite destination because there is so much to do ...