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Babymoons, Booties and B&Bs

Babymoons, Booties and B&Bs Jennifer and Craig Ruckert, a very attractive 30 something couple were sitting in front of a terrific fire, enjoying some great cheeses and local wines, a regular pre-dinner ritual  at the Tidewater Inn, in the laid back, classy Connecticut shore town of Madison. Except Jennifer wasn’t drinking wine. She was nursing a sparkling-something drink because she’s ... Read More »

Can You Find (and Trust) a Babysitter When You Travel?

Finding (and trusting) a Babysitter While Traveling It’s not easy or always reassuring. You’re on the road for a family vacation. You’ve done lots of family-friendly things and now you and your significant other want a night out. Or at least a dinner in the hotel’s much touted dinning room. But who’ll watch the kids? Hotels will often provide staff ... Read More »

Cows, Canines and Kids: The Chesterfield Inn

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Cows, Canines and Kids: The Chesterfield Inn We missed the Strolling of the Heifers, a yearly event here in Brattelboro, Vermont, and by all accounts Vermont’s answer to Spain’s frenetic running of the bulls. And a much preferred, more gentle event. But we didn’t miss the contra dancing at Pierce’s Hall, tiny hall in a brick building unchanged since it ... Read More »

Flying the Family Unfriendly Airports

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Flying the Family UnFriendly Airports Crying kids, stressed parents and unhappy families may not be exactly typical of families flying from our nation’s airports, but the scene is all too familiar. And it’s not the families’ faults. Skyscanner, the flight comparison site, asked 1000 family travelers what they thought about their airports, and, unsurprisingly, about two-thirds said airports are not ... Read More »

“Family Travel” TweetChat: This Week’s Transcript

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The best conversation about Family Travel happens live every Wednesday night at 9 pm ET TwitterChat #FTFChat Join us! #ftfchat wthashtag.com/ftfchat Transcript from March 2, 2011 to March 3, 2011 All times are Pacific Time   March 2, 2011 12:24 am familytravel4um: What concerns do you have about family travel? We want to hear about them so join our next ... Read More »

Mixing the Business Trip With The Family Vacation

Mixing the Business Trip With The Family Vacation The road warrior, the business traveler represents a huge 50% or more of a hotel’s revenue, so the report just out in Travel Leaders was good news.. The 2011 business travel survey suggested that 76% of business-focused travel agents are predicting their booking will match or exceed bookings for 2010, and while ... Read More »

Business Travelers Want to Ban Kids From Planes

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Business Travelers Want to Ban Kids From Planes Not so long ago we stumbled upon an online chat where the subject was banning children from flying, or at least banishing them from flying in business class. So we were not completely surprised at the USA Today Travel article that said 74% of UK-based business class travelers get annoyed at children ... Read More »

Can You Trust The Hotel Baby Sitter?

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Can You Trust The Hotel Baby Sitter? So, you’re on the road for a family vacation. You’ve done lots of family-friendly things and now you and your significant other want a night out. Or at least a dinner in the hotel’s much touted dinning room. But who’ll watch the kids? Hotels will often provide staff sitters or the names of ... Read More »

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