America’s Oldest Restaurant

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One of the best things about blogging about family travel is following other family travel bloggers.   I love reading traveling post from others who get just as excited as I do about checking out new places!  Earlier today, I read a post about Boston from Albany Kid which reminded me of all the cool […]

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 Ways to Explore St. Croix

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Dreaming … I do a lot of it!  One of my more frequent dreams is about moving to an island in the Caribbean where I can kayak every day, be surrounded by history and culture and enjoy laid-back attitudes and tropical breezes.  My dreams often vary about what I would do with my time and […]

CSI: The Experience

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Where can your kids learn about scientific principles and techniques that are used today by crime scene investigators and forensic scientist?  You most probably are thinking on the latest episode of Law and Order, NCIS or CSI.  Well, your family now can go to an interactive exhibit called CSI:  The Experience.  This exhibition incorporates elements from […]

Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts

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There is no better place to celebrate Thanksgiving than in Plymouth, Massachusetts!  After spending time in Plymouth last Thanksgiving, we learned about the Pilgrims struggle to survive and how they influenced our country’s current form of government.  It was an incredible way to teach my son and nephew that Thanksgiving is more than drawing turkeys […]

Digging for Diamonds

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We visited the Herkimer Diamond Mines in Herkimer, New York last summer. Herkimer Diamonds are quartz crystals.  For $26 ($10 for adults & $8 for kids) we spent hours with our hammers cracking rocks, and we found many “diamonds.”  My dusty boys had a lot of fun looking for hidden treasures.  There is also a […]

Gettysburg

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  On Memorial Day weekend last year, we headed to Gettysburg since my son was learning about the Civil War in school and we had a fun, educational weekend!  We started at the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center.  We purchased the Gettysburg value ticket which included a licensed battlefield guide bus tour and the cyclorama, […]

Touring the Top Five Presidential Homes

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February 2009 commemorated the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.  There were many articles on the internet at that time, and one of them focused on the top five presidents. The top five ranked presidents were: Abraham Lincoln George Washington Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas Jefferson Theodore Roosevelt Since my son had enjoyed learning about the […]

Following the Red Brick Road – Boston’s Freedom Trail

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Nestled among the skyscrapers of Boston still lies the preserved colonial times of some of America’s historical icons like Samuel Adams and Paul Revere.  From 1761 to 1775, Boston forged America’s identify.  When my son and I visited Boston, it was beautiful to visit the sites of the Freedom Trail the way John Adams might […]