30 Reasons to Vacation in Riverhead – Part Two

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Did you enjoy part one of  30 reasons to vacation in Riverhead?  As mentioned before, the neat thing about Riverhead is that there is something for everyone. Mom’s and daughters will enjoy having tea at Tea Time Cottage, decorating Gingerbread cookies at The Gingerbread University and shopping at the outlets. Fathers and son’s will enjoy […]

30 Reasons to Vacation in Riverhead – Part One

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Riverhead, New York is a small town on the east end of Long Island sitting at the mouth of Peconic River.  Many people associate Riverhead with the Aquarium, the water park Splish Splash, and the Tanger Outlets.  These might be the most popular attractions, but Riverhead has so much more to offer.  Affordable hotels (that […]

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Across the country, many students today started or returned to college.  About 28,000 students walk the campus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill which is North Carolina’s oldest state university.  UNC was chartered in 1789 and opened its doors for students in 1795.  It is the only public university in the United […]

Toronto’s Must See Family Attractions

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Our road trip through Western New York state and Canada included many new pit stops. We were very excited for our two days in Toronto because we planned on cheering on our beloved New York Yankees that were scheduled to play the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.  We were also excited because we had […]

Top Two Theatre Picks in NYC for Tweens & Teens

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Today I was asked by a colleague at work if I had any recommendations for Broadway shows in NYC with teens.  I quickly stated with enthusiasm Spiderman, Turn Off the Dark and the Blue Man Group.  Both shows are ideal for boys or girls. Why they will love them  Spiderman, Turn Off the Dark – […]

Nine Family Favorite Attractions in San Diego

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The minute you arrive in San Diego you will more than likely be greeted with sunny blue skies and warm temperatures with frequent cool coastal breezes.  It truly is picture perfect.  In addition to the gorgeous weather, San Diego also offers many fun family attractions that show off the city’s proud heritage and culture.  My […]

Discovering Midtown Manhattan Clue by Clue

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This past Saturday my family decided to kick off the winter break by embarking on a Stray Boots Urban Game in New York City.  What is Stray Boots, you ask?  It is an excellent family experience that is half scavenger hunt and a half walking tour with your cell phone as your guide.   We […]

12 Long Island Family Day Trips to Experience in 2012

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Just east of New York City is the eleventh largest island in the United States.  It is beautiful Long Island, and it has been my home for the last ten years.  Known for its gold coast and gorgeous beaches, Long Island also offers many cultural, historical and science-based attractions for families.  Proximity to Manhattan makes Long Island […]

Titanic – The Artifact Exhibition

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This year will be the 100th anniversary of the world’s most famous shipwreck, the Titanic. Several events will take place to commemorate this anniversary like the re-release in 3-D of the 1997 Titanic movie and an auction of 5,000 artifacts. Another way to mark this event is to visit the Titanic, The Artifact Exhibition.  We […]

Top Ten Things to Do with Kids in the Big Easy

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When you think of New Orleans, often it is not a place that you think of Bringing the kids on vacation.  As a native of the Crescent City area, let me tell you that it is a great family vacation destination!  Recently on a trip home to visit the family, I decided to incorporate a […]