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Our Favourite Travel Moments of 2014

In February, we welcomed a new little traveler to our brood and wasted no time in introducing him to traveling in style – on slings and prams all over New York City. We went on some fun family road trips in California over the summer, and ended the year with a lovely Christmas family vacation to Puerto Rico. It's strange to think that at the beginning of the year, we were three. Now it doesn't seem like there was ever…

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7 Tips for Booking a Vacation Rental Instead of a Hotel

I first started exploring AirBNB.com, VRBO.com and other vacation rental sites when we were plotting our trip to San Diego – it fell during ComicCon, and hotel pickings were slim and pricy, so I thought there might be a way to save money and land oceanfront. Alas, a last minute deal was impossible to come. But the idea of a rental instead of a hotel stuck with me, and for Hawaii, that’s exactly what we ended up doing, island hopping…

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The Best Masala Turkey Recipe (courtesy of Nani-ma)

Masala Turkey is a Charaipotra tradition and it’s something we all look forward to every Thanksgiving. Sometimes the house is filled with cousins, friends, relatives, and sometimes it’s a small gathering of immediate family. One year, Sona made this for my family in California and it was a major hit. It’s super simple to make, and absolutely delicious. This year, Sona’s parents are leaving for India on Thanksgiving, so we did what anyone would do: we’re celebrating one week earlier.…

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A Papa and Daughter NYC Adventure Way Past Bedtime!

Way past Kavya’s bedtime, we’re walking along 7th avenue, through Times Square, with its massive LCD screens lighting up the sky, brightly decorated Christmas store windows and on the sides of buildings. Kavya’s fluffy mitten fingers are coiled around mine, her eyes all over the place. “Look at that funny chair, Papa,” she says pointing at a cement mixer turning down the road. We pause, so I can look. We cross the street. “Are we going to a party?” she…

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