As my family gears up for yet another six-hour road trip from New York to Massachusetts today, I am once again preparing for my role as Car Activities Director. When the kids were younger (before moving here) we did the reverse drive–Massachusetts to New York–and I absolutely dreaded it. Dreaded it! Crying baby, changing diapers in dingy Thruway rest stops, […]
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Keep your eyes peeled for the cowboy from Wyoming. If you see him, flip over the attached wooden piece. Visit melissaanddoug.com, and enter the code RS20 at checkout to save 20 percent. (Code is entered after your credit card information while you review the order.) *Discounts are available from October 1, 2011, to November 30, 2011, or while supplies last.
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Perfect for your bagel and cream cheese. Wipe the nylon-lined pouch clean and use it again on the ride home. Discount also available on the Snack-Sacks. Visit snacktaxi.com, and enter the code SIMPLE20 at checkout to save 20 percent. *Discount available from October 1, 2011, to November 30, 2011, or while supplies last.
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Tots can keep busy decorating the outside with dishwasher-safe stickers, then enjoy the snacks and drink stashed inside. Available in seven colors. Visit store.goodbyn.com, and enter the code REAL2011 at checkout to save 20 percent. *Discount available from October 1, 2011 until November 30, 2011, or while supplies last.
Most of my friends live here in New York but jobs, graduate school, and familial obligations have scattered a few of my closest friends throughout the East Coast. I love to entertain visitors and it’s always great to catch up with an old friend, but I can’t help feeling some pressure when hosting out-of-towners. As with any highly-anticipated and planned […]
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Although it’s only mid-October, holiday travel is already on many people’s minds. Most people wait until the first week of November to book Thanksgiving travel, and by then prices have already started to creep up. (See the full Holiday Travel Outlook on CNNMoney.com) Here are a few things you can do to save on your travel costs: 1. Fly at […]