Courageous and Curious … my 100th Post


Over the last couple of months, I realized that my 100th post was approaching and I started brainstorming ideas for the day when my fingers would hit the keyboard for the 100th time.  I thought about making a list of my top post, but I usually save that for my end of the year post. […]

London’s Calling


Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee and the approaching date of the summer Olympics make London the place to be in 2012.  Three short years ago my son and I visited the capital city of England and were left with fond memories.  I have been recounting these memories lately every time I see an image of a […]

Toronto’s Must See Family Attractions


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 […]

Wet and Wild in Niagara Falls


Visiting Niagara Falls by far has been one of my family’s favorite memories from our road trip through Western New York state and Canada.  The fact that my son and nephew loved Niagara Falls most probably had something to do with getting wet.  The excitement of splashing water had them shrieking with joy when we […]

The Unexpected Gift of Travel


When my son was little we occasionally took vacations.  Often times we made day trips to places like Sesame Place or riding “Thomas the Train” in Essex, Connecticut.  Outside of quick day trips we would once in a while head down south to visit family. It wasn’t until my son entered the third grade that […]

Hamleys and Hyde Park, an Afternoon of Child’s Play


When traveling with kids, it is always important to take a break from sightseeing and just let them play.  When my son and I were in London, I found that the best playground was Hamleys on Regent Street and Hyde Park in central London. Established in 1760, Hamleys is the oldest toy store in the United […]

A Tale of Two Palaces


I love summer vacations!   Choosing that place that you always had a desire to see and wanted to learn about by the first-hand experience is exciting!  Right now I am in the midst of planning where I am heading in the summer of 2012, and it is not surprising I full of anticipation.  What I […]

12 Ways to Explore St. Croix


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 […]

Our Atlantis Adventure


The weather today is damp and dreary here in New York.  It is hard not to daydream about a tropical and sunny place; therefore, my mind keeps wandering back to memories of one of my favorite vacations with my son.   Ah, the Atlantis!  When we arrived at Paradise Island in the Bahamas, we were […]

A Trip to a Prehistoric Monument


Today I noticed on the Yahoo homepage that Stonehenge was  ”trending.”  I immediately thought the surge in searches had to do with the winter solstice considering tomorrow is December 21st.  It turns out that researchers have confirmed the exact origin of the bluestone Stonehenge rocks. On a past trip to England, my son and I […]