Travel May 2013

Destinations, product picks and getaway tips.

Melissa Marciano

Imaginative Journey

Don’t have time for a vacation? Give your kids the chance to travel back in time with Brenda Turner’s Cimarron Sunrise (Yorkshire). The novel teaches kids about a period of time. They can experience history as if they were living in Missouri or Indian territories during the 1800s. The book is available at

Babes and Beverages

Make your tyke’s first year more manageable with the First Years Gripper Sipper Non-Insulated Spill-Proof Cup. Its spill- and leak-proof system keeps message at bay. Plus, a no-slip grip is perfect for kids to hold on their own. Available at Walmart and

Snack Time

Help kids feel independent and keeps things in order by using Snack Trap. Available in both plastic and stainless steel, the product features a reach-through lid and a handle for toddlers to hold the cup on their own. The Snack Trap is designed to promote children getting snacks on their own easily with no cleanup needed. To purchase, visit

Fit Families

Looking for a different kind of family vacation where you can learn to be healthy while having fun? Try the Pritikin Family Program, which helps children and adults learn about fitness, nutrition and healthy cooking habits from award-winning chefs. From playing outside in games and classes, to enjoying a luxury spa or learning about motivation, the program has it all. For more information or to book a stay, log onto

Packing Right

The Delsey’s Helium Breeze 4.0 is a must for frequent fliers. The collection features luggage that is durable, spacious with great organizational and storage options. Carryalls are functional for all hotel and airport travel, especially with the easy access laptop pocket located on the front. To find out more log onto,

This column appeared in the May 2013 issue.