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Sherrie Nachman
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Sherrie Nachman focuses on family travel and is a seeker of quirky adventures. Her travel pieces have appeared in numerous publications, including: The Wall Street Journal, Travel &, Time Out New York, Cigar Aficionado and Fodor’s Vietnam. Her favorite destinations are South Africa, Indonesia, and anywhere with a beach.

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Holiday Gifts for Girl Geeks

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 9:59 AM

While there may be a dearth of women in Silicon Valley's C-suite, there is no shortage of women who love high-tech gadgets. To keep those women filled with joy this holiday season, check out these innovative gift ideas for girl geeks. Of course, geeky guys may like them too.

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Orlando's New Farm to Table Restaurant Keeps Adults Smiling

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 1:33 PM

2014-09-08-HighballHarvestatTheRitzCarltonOrlandoGrandeLakes12.jpgWhile Orlando has always been a super fun destination--home to not only all things Disney, but also Universal Studios, Legoland and the Kennedy Space Center--it is not known for its cuisine. But an innovative restaurant at the The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is about...

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The Kennedy Space Center: The Next Step in Our Family's Quest for Space Adventure

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 6:15 PM

We have made dozens of visits to the Planetarium in New York City's Museum of Natural History (we live just a few blocks away) and two years ago, made a trip to the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C. So our family's next logical excursion was a...

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Loews Regency Encourages Indulgence

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 9:14 PM

I remember the first time my son--who was five at the time--encountered a hotel mini-bar. He had a look of absolute joy on his face as he grabbed a bag of $10 M&Ms. His joy was short-lived. I told him he had...

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Pond-Skimming and Other Reasons to Love Spring Skiing

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 1:24 AM


Some folks are fed up with this year's frigid temperatures and endless snowstorms. But those who love to ski, snowboard and snowshoe have a reason to rejoice. Spring skiing is well underway and the snow is so good that some Colorado resorts, such...

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The Waldorf Introduces Suite Specialists

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 3:12 PM


If you had to choose between staying in the suite favored by U.S. presidents or Hollywood royalty, how would you choose?

New Yorkers who are looking for an opulent staycation should consider checking into the Waldorf Towers. The little-known Towers provides...

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A New Jewish Sleepaway Camp Focuses on Healthy Living

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 1:23 PM


Families trying to pick a sleep away camp for their kids have numerous options. They can choose between sports camps, theatre camps, dance camps, horseback riding camps and those geared towards the science lover. But how about a camp that focuses...

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The Dominican Republic's Secret Nature Reserve

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 1:03 PM

Owned and operated by the Puntacana Ecological Foundation, the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve is an amazing place to spend the day for those who want a break from the Dominican Republic's legendary beaches and golf courses. The area is made up of a lowland subtropical forest and covers...

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New York's Math Museum Turns 1

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 12:24 PM


The National Museum of Math, located in the Flatiron District, just celebrated its first birthday. And as a museum of math, it did so with its own unique flair, both sophisticated and geeky.

The first event of the evening was the unveiling...

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Isaac Mizrahi Narrates Peter & the Wolf

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 3:03 PM

There are no shortages of holiday extravaganzas in New York City. But one of my favorite events is the annual Peter & the Wolf production at the Guggenheim, which is narrated by none other than Isaac Mizrahi. Usually, the production is accompanied...

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A Great Holiday Tree at the Plaza

(1) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 1:19 PM


New York City has many amazing Christmas trees to admire this holiday season. The one at Rockefeller Center is certainly the largest. But for a more glam option, and possibly the classiest one in town, you need to the Plaza. This...

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Great Gifts for Hitting the Road

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 2:14 PM

Many of us will be traveling this holiday season and some of the best gifts will make those airport- cringing moments a whole lot more bearable. First, of course, you need a terrific suitcase. My favorite new entrant in the suitcase category...

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Holiday Gifts to Unglue Boys From Their Devices

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 12:00 AM


When my 10-year-old twin boys want to play after a long day of school, they instinctively reach for my old iPhone. Last year, as a Chanukah present, I broke down and bought them each Minecraft, which resulted in many happy hours of computer...

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Rancho La Puerta -- The Ultimate in Local Eating

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 12:11 PM


I know I should eat more vegetables, and I would if they tasted better. So, I was excited to spend a week at the famed Rancho La Puerta spa, doing yoga, hiking, and saying goodbye to meat. Although just a short distance...

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Clearwater Dials up Its Beach Cuisine

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 6:21 PM


Clearwater, Fla., has recently been voted the number one beach in Florida. While a nice sandy beach is crucial for a great family beach vacation, I also need a place with really good food. Recently, I ate my way...

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Family-Friendly Festival Exposes Kids to the Arts

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 5:38 PM

For the last several weeks, New Haven has celebrated its 18th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas. The Festival brings together an impressive range of performers who this year included edgy acrobats, Spike Lee and the Kronos Quartet. Almost every day, a separate family stage was set up on...

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LEGO Star War's Lands in Times Square

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 2:49 PM


The world's largest LEGO creation landed in New York City on Thursday. It took 32 master builders over 17,000 hours and more than five million bricks to create a humongous 11-foot-tall model of Star War's X-Wing Starfighter. The model weighed in at over 46,000...

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Mother's Day Gifts for the Traveling Mom

(1) Comments | Posted May 2, 2013 | 3:29 PM


One of the best gifts a mother can give to her children is a love of travel and a sense of adventure. To return the favor, give the mom who has collected her share of frequent flyer miles a gift that makes her next...

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Hotel Butlers Let You Live Like Lord of the Manor

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 2:36 PM

Sadly, Downton Abbey is over for the season. But it is still fun to fantasize about how great it would be to have a personal staff to take on all those tedious daily tasks, such as pouring one's own coffee or filling one's bathtub. While having a permanent live-in staff...

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Two Days, Three New Sports, Zero Hours of TV

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 4:39 PM

A typical cold winter weekend at our house can feel claustrophobic and undoubtedly involves several hours of TV watching and computer games. But just an hour and a half away from New York City lies Mohonk Mountain Lodge, a retreat surrounded by thousands of acres of wilderness, and the chance...

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