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5 Things I Hate About Flying

I travel a fair amount for work each year. I'm regularly hopping on a plane from Newark, NJ to places like Scottsdale, Arizona. Seattle, Washington.  Orlando, Florida. Chicago, Illinois. Even out of the country to areas like Toronto or England. I enjoy flying. I've never been afraid of it and I actually enjoy the time it gives me to catch up on reading or even writing. For example, I'm currently writing this very blog post some 39,000 feet in the air on a flight home from Santa Barbara, California. (Props to United Airlines for having WiFi that works!) No, I don't hate flying at all. What I do hate, however, are passengers. People ...

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Sweet! We visited the PEZ Factory in Orange, Connecticut!

While on our way back from a family wedding in New Haven, Connecticut, I convinced Allie to make a stop in the city of Orange. We had seen a billboard on I-95 for a PEZ Visitor Center and I was most definitely curious. Jason LOVES PEZ. With his nut and seed allergies, it's tough finding sweets he likes but thankfully he's very into sugary (not chocolatey) candy. And PEZ is near the top of his list. A quick search online and after reading some rave reviews, I was convinced we had to stop. So we did. Allie was up for it but not really too excited to be honest. That would all ...

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Is There a Cuter Celebrity Couple Than Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard?

Kristen Bell became my instant blog crush after I had the privilege of interviewing her for a Disney Frozen Event. She was as adorable, sweet and bubbly in person as she appears on TV and movies. And Dax Shepard? Well, just watching Dax on Parenthood makes him seem like an all-around cool guy. The guy you just want to hang out with and watch some TV, drink a few beers and chill. Put the two of them together and you get some highly creative content. The pair recently released vacation footage of their time spent together down in Africa a few years back, before they started having kids. But before you start ...

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Celebrating our 25-Year Date-iversary at the Hilton Garden Inn Central Park South

November 10, 1990. That's the exact day I first dated the woman who would become my best friend in the entire world and eventually my wife. Allie and I grew up just one town over from each other in the Rockland County suburbs, but we didn't meet until we were both in college at upstate SUNY Binghamton, some three hours away. That night, November 10 of my freshman year, we both went to a Blind Date Dance together. I had known Allie for a few months and we became friends but I was clearly too nervous to go any further than that at the time. Then our mutual friend Iris set us ...

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Location and Luxury Await You at the Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown

Philadelphia. It's known as the city of Brotherly Love. Now, I may not have a brother, but my old college roomie Dave is the next best thing. Dave and I met in college when we both shared our mutual love for comic books and the classic '60s spy show The Prisoner. (It's pretty rare to find anyone who's even heard of Patrick McGoohan's classic TV series, so meeting a comic fan in my dorm who loved the show as much as I did made for an easy friendship.) Every few years, I try to get together with Dave and my very first college roommate Keith. Philadelphia seems to be the best middle ...

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10 Ways To Keep Your Kids Occupied During Long Journeys

Photo: Juhan Sonin/Flickr Today's post was written by Roxanne Keeping Boredom and Tantrums at Bay Travelling doesn't have to be a nightmare – our handy hints and tips will help you to keep your kids happy until you reach your destination. Holidays are great fun, but getting there can be a little less so. Factor in some bored children and a seriously stressed mum and dad, and you've got a full blown nightmare on your hands. Before you decide never to travel again though, we're here to help. Below are our top tips for keeping little ones amused on long journeys – whether by plane, train or car. Plan, plan, plan! Firstly, plan ahead. If ...

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