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June 13, 2015

Good Morning from Pittsburgh!

Yes, we’re traveling again. My husband went to college in western Pennsylvania, and his parents grew up in the Pittsburgh area, so he’s been wanting to bring us out here to show us around for years. Recently he got it in his head that he wanted to take our son to a Pirates-Phillies game, so...
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February 20, 2015

Where To Stay in NYC: Grand Hyatt New York

A visit to New York City at Christmastime was on my bucket list for years. I finally decided to make it happen, so I planned a NYC girls’ weekend getaway with my mom and two daughters, and we set off on our adventure in early December. The Grand Hyatt New York is an ideal Manhattan location because...
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October 7, 2014

Where to Stay in Costa Rica: The Westin Playa Conchal

Never having ventured outside of the familiarity of the United States, I had no idea what to expect when I arrived at the Liberia airport in Costa Rica. The small airport was pristine and white. Locals were friendly but not pushy. Customs was merely a formality. I got my first passport stamp without a single...
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July 21, 2014

Summer Vacation in Cape May #FamilyTravelDiary

It’s been a few weeks since we went to Cape May, and we’re already onto our next family vacation, but I don’t want to forget to tell you about it! We had a great time and truly got to relax. This trip was 100% unsponsored family time, and we had a blast. In fact, I...
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August 13, 2013

Experience Four Seasons Baltimore

Everyone knows that Four Seasons Hotels are known for luxurious accommodations and impeccable service, but you may not realize that they are exceptionally family-friendly as well. When I attended a blogger brunch at the Four Seasons New York last summer, I was surprised and pleased to learn that Four Seasons Hotels welcome families with children of...
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March 25, 2013

Lake Naomi Club | a Family Vacation Destination

Raising a family in the suburbs of Philadelphia, we are always looking for fun places to visit within a few hours from home. We’ve taken overnight excursions into Philly and out to Lancaster, we’ve spent many weeks at the Jersey Shore, but the one family-friendly destination we’ve yet to explore is the Poconos. This one...
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August 24, 2012

Winvian Resort and Spa in Connecticut

I am writing from my plush bed in one of the cottages at the Winvian Resort and Spa in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut. Oh yes I am!!! When my friend Cecily invited me to come as her “plus one” on a spa trip (’cause I am definitely not cool enough to get this invitation on my...
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August 10, 2012

Hyatt House Blogger Cooking Challenge

With the events of the past week, I’ve been convicted more than ever how important it is to make time for my kids and my family. Like so many of us these days, I tend to get wrapped up in work and all my various social media outlets. It is so tempting to do one...
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May 31, 2012

Omni Independence Park

A few weeks ago I went into Philadelphia for a one-day conference called Bloggy Bootcamp. The night before, I happened to have a fun cocktail party hosted by the fabulous ladies behind Girls Lunch Out. SO. The conundrum: to drive in and out of the city two days in a row? Or to stay overnight?...
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May 17, 2012

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

We were among the first to stay at Disney’s Bay Lake Tower, part of the Disney Vacation Club, back in November of 2009. A recent addition to the Contemporary Resort in the Magic Kingdom area, this resort is spacious, modern and luxurious. This was the first time I’d ever stayed on the Monorail, and we...
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May 15, 2012

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

When I went to the Disney Social Media Moms Conference last month, we stayed at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. This was a new one for me. I have stayed at several of the Disney Deluxe Resorts, but none in the Epcot Area resorts. After spending a weekend at the Yacht Club, I consider the Epcot area...
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May 3, 2012

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Review

One of the highlights of attending the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration was our exclusive sneak peek into Disney’s newest value resort — the Art of Animation  Resort, scheduled to open at the end of the month. On the final night of the conference, Disney threw a party for all attendees and their families at...
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