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In New York, mother and son find a deeper bond traveling on a budget
In New York, mother and son find a deeper bond traveling on a budget

My young-adult son, Jeff, and I don't always see eye to eye. I give him good advice; he says I am meddling. I plan; he wings it. Our mother-son dynamic can be rocky at times. Imagine that. When my husband dropped out of a November trip to New York City because of a bad back, Jeff surprised me by agreeing to go. First thought: "Great, a chance to bond!" Second: "Is this a good idea?" I flashed back to trips with him as a sullen teenager and his dislike of museums and restaurants. Could we get along? Could we manage to compromise? The first test was the easiest: We agreed to travel on a budget, not simple in expensive Manhattan. Research paid off, and I...

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