Gina Martin

Check out a Farm Tour in Tech Valley

by Gina Martin

The Capital Region and New York’s Tech Valley has long been a haven for industry, with one of the first among them being the industry of farming. With a resurgence of interest in slow food, and locavore clubs, small local farms in our area are […]

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Family Explorations of History and Science at the Schenectady Museum & Suits Bueche Planetarium

by Gina Martin

As the main science museum in New York’s Tech Valley, the Schenectady Museum can seem more like a historical archive of General Electric’s illustrious past than a current exploration of the new and vibrant technologies and research that are happening in 21st century Capital Region […]

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Probiotics are Your Friend: Preventing Travelers Diarrhea

by Gina Martin

Few things are less fun on a family trip than a bout of traveler’s diarrhea. Given estimates that 20 to 60 percent of travelers can be afflicted, odds are that sooner or later someone in your party will end up with digestive difficulties. Travel can […]

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Family Fun in New York City’s East Village: Toy Tokyo

by Gina Martin

If you have a Japanophile in your family, then you may have already heard about Toy Tokyo. Located in New York City’s East Village on First Avenue between 5th and 6th streets, Toy Tokyo is a bonanza of everything from Japanese anime, American and Japanese […]

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Family Fun in New York City’s East Village : The Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

by Gina Martin

One of my favorite neighborhoods in New York City is the East Village. The kids like it there too, because of the unique shops and the excellent people watching. On a recent family trip, we headed down to Astor Place via the Lexington Line on […]

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Fine (and Fun!) Dining at Schenectady County Community College

by Gina Martin

I first heard about the culinary program at Schenectady County Community College a few years ago, which was interesting, but what really got my attention was that they also run a restaurant in the Casola Dining Room that is open to the public. All of […]

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Hotel review: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cambridge MA

by Gina Martin

For our recent trip to MIT for the Spark program, we stayed at the Hyatt Regency, Cambridge, MA. With its distinctive flattened step pyramid shape, this hotel is a standout on the shores of the Charles River. Located just across a bridge from Boston University, […]

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Fun in Cambridge MA: Glass Flowers at Harvard Museum of Natural History

by Gina Martin

On a recent visit to Massachusetts for my teenage son’s day at MIT’s Spark program, my elementary-aged daughter and I were looking for fun things to do in the Boston area while he was in class, so we went for a visit to the Harvard […]

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Gluten Free Scones – Easy, Fun, and TASTY!

by Gina Martin

I’ve had many failures as I’ve attempted to learn to cook gluten-free, corn free and soy free due to food allergies. I’ve learned from them all, and lived to tell the tale. Even better, I’m happy to share the recipes! I’ve always had success with […]

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Easy Home Made Cranberry Sauce

by Gina Martin

If you make nothing else from scratch for the Thanksgiving table, let it be the cranberry sauce. Home made cranberry sauce is super easy to make, and is so much more delicious than any canned version could ever hope to be. Even better, you can […]

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