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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: Easy Family Getaways for Christmas Break

Easy Family Getaways for Christmas Break
The Sagamore Resort

Q: My husband’s birthday is Christmas Day (really) and I’d love to surprise him with a short family vacation at a resort that our two boys, who are 11 and 6, will like, too. Something we can get to within a few hours’ drive of New Jersey/New York  that has a bit of holiday spirit (thinking ice skating and s’mores) would be great. Thanks! — Ellen C.

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New Deals Added! Incredible Cyber Monday Travel Deals and Steals

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals and Steals

Step right up! We’ve got your vacation deal right here! Since last week we’ve added more Cyber Monday travel specials to our family friendly list — search for “NEW” if you want to see the updates (spoiler alert: there are a large number of great ski resorts out west offering 50% off regular rates!). Or just scroll through for family travel inspiration. From the Caribbean to California (and beyond), swimming to skiing, we’ve got you covered, below. Just be sure to act quickly, most of these fabulous family vacation deals will be gone by Tuesday, and in some cases last only a few hours, or even minutes (for example, $96 rooms at Boston’s Hotel Commonwealth are available for just 96 minutes!).

Let the travel shopping start……..now!

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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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48 Hour Get Away: Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY

Mohonk Mountain House

Sometimes it feels like my family spends half of our vacation time traveling to our destination, schlepping through airports and dragging along extended road trips all in the name of finding the perfect place to relax. Which may be why we never gave Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY, much thought – if it’s less than two hours away from our area, we reasoned, won’t we still feel like we’re home? But an autumn weekend last year with its early leaf peeping and hiking showed us that vacation bliss really can be found just a short jaunt up the New York State Thruway.

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