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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Great Getaways for NJ Teachers’ Convention School Break

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The Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park

Q: Hi! I’m trying to plan a short trip for my 14-year-old son and I during New Jersey’s November Teacher’s Convention 4-day break . You guys always seem to be doing something fun; any ideas for me? ~ Thanks! Mike

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Washington, D.C. With Tweens

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My family last visited Washington D.C. three years ago, when my Gilmore Girls were a bit younger, and we fell in love with our nation’s capital. Now that the girls are older, we wanted to revisit D.C. and do things that they would enjoy at 12- and 9-years old, aka tweens.

Tweens (or pre-teens as we called it in our day) can be tough to please. They’re too young for “little kid stuff” and skeptical about anything educational. Fortunately, D.C. is full of places that get a vote of approval from kids in this slightly finicky age group.
 
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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Hello Summer! Memorial Day Weekend Family Getaways

Memorial Day Weekend

Q: It’s Memorial Day Weekend and my kids suddenly have not a 3-day weekend, not a 4-day weekend, but actually a 5-day weekend because we didn’t use any snow days this winter! I’ve got no ideas and haven’t made any plans. Anything up your sleeve? ~ Thanks! Gretchen G.

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: A 4 Day Weekend?! Get Packing for the New Jersey Teachers’ Convention School Break

New Jersey Teachers' Convention

Q: Help! Teacher’s Convention is this week in New Jersey and I’ve got a 4 day weekend with the kids! Where can we go if I haven’t made plans already?

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Columbus Day Family Getaways

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Q: I just realized there’s a 3-day school holiday weekend coming up the end of the week for Columbus Day! Where can I take small kids near my home in New Jersey without flying?

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