Wildwood: A Jersey Shore Family Vacation Guide

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Although I grew up in New Jersey, beach vacations (or “going down the shore” as we like to say) wasn’t part of my childhood. However, Wildwood has become a summer family staple for us as a vacation destination. A vacation in Wildwood, although less than three hours from Montclair (Garden State Parkway traffic notwithstanding), makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a whole new world.

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Grown-Up Getaway: Hiding Out at Hidden Pond

BY  |  Monday, Jul 07, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (4)

Hidden Pond

As a suburban Jersey girl with extended forays in city living, I’ve never had much experience with country life. However, I’ve always had romantic visions of rural weekend getaways; so with images of wildflowers, quiet trails, and true farm to table food floating in my head, I searched for a country retreat for my husband, Ken, and I for a “parents getaway” when our son was away one lovely, long summer weekend.

Hidden Pond was evidently made with us in a mind: a bit of agriculture gone glam in the beautiful Maine woods just outside of posh Kennebunkport (you know, of George and Barbara Bush fame). Building on the new trend of glamping (glamour camping where you enjoy the outdoors without lifting a finger), Hidden Pond is what I’m calling a “glodge,” a glamour lodge with a destination farm-to-fork restaurant, Earth.

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Family Travel: The Magic of Mystic

BY  |  Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Mystic, Connecticut

Mystic, Connecticut is a treasure-trove of educational, fun and one-of-a-kind experiences just under three hours from our area. Lodging options are pleasant and easy to find. It’s well worth the trip!

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Giveaway: Family Trip to Killington Resort

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (21)

Killington Resort

Grand Prize Winner: nausikaa
Lift tickets winner: myshkingfh


Yes, you might be wishing that this winter was over, but one great thing about it is the fun to be had at Killington Resort in VermontBarista Kids and Killington have teamed up to give one very lucky reader a Grand Prize of a 3 night, 2 day family trip to Killington Resort.

With record snowfall across much of the nation, conditions at Killington Resort have been excellent all winter. Known as “The Beast of the East,” Killington Resort invites winter weather lovers to head up to Vermont for skiing, snowboarding, outdoor activities, and events for the whole family. Plus, this year Killington is pleased to announce a new addition – the much-anticipated, state-of-the-art Peak Lodge constructed at the 4,100 foot level of Killington Peak. Bundle up and grab a piece of the action!

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February Break Vacation Camps, Trip Ideas, and Activities

BY  |  Monday, Feb 03, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Presidents Day

Schools are closed on Monday, February 17 for Presidents Day, some are closed three days and some lucky kids get the entire week off for February break.

If you have to work, there are great childcare options available. If you happen to be home too (lucky you), here is our list of trips, day trips and activities to enjoy:

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Hershey Park — More Than a Theme Park: A Well-Rounded Family Vacation

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Hershey Park

What comes to mind when you think of Hershey, Pennsylvania? Most people think first of chocolate. Then they picture water parks, roller coasters, friendly, walk-around characters and rolling green hills. They may even imagine themselves visiting one of Hershey’s official resorts–either the Hotel Hershey or Hershey Lodge. Hershey resorts are built on the legacy of Milton S. Hershey, who founded Hershey Entertainment and Resorts in 1927. Regardless of where you end up at Hershey, everyone at Hershey makes good on the Hershey tagline—the sweetest place on earth.

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Weekend Getaway: Philadelphia’s Fantastic Museum Mile

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (3)


Looking for an easy weekend getaway, but tired of the same old “drive” destinations near New Jersey? Consider following in my family’s footsteps, and get a fresh new take on an old destination. In our case, we hit up Philadelphia, but with a twist: We skipped our usual historic downtown tour and focused instead on the cultural side of the city. Can you spend a weekend in Philly without seeing the Liberty Bell and still have a good time? Yes! (But no need to skip the cheesesteaks….)

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5 Fantastic Tips for Successful Holiday Family Travel

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Holiday Family Travel

Heading out of town for the holidays? Before you pack your bags and hit the airport, read our tips for stress-free holiday family travel, below, and you’ll be ready to fly like a reindeer in no time:

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Thanksgiving Travel Tips Round Up For Families

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Family Travel TipsWill you be packing up your family to travel for Thanksgiving? Unfortunately the weather along the east coast isn’t cooperating—that we can’t help. But we can help you with travel tips for families. With these travel tips, your kids won’t keep asking, “Are we there yet?”

Here is a round up of our family travel tips to make you more thankful this Thanksgiving:

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Washington D.C. Family Vacation Guide

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 04, 2013 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

washington dc family vacation guide

Washington D.C. is a great family destination. There’s something to do and enjoy for all ages, and with most attractions free, it offers an affordable vacation.

Planning on visiting Washington D.C. with the kids?  Here’s our guide:

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