Review: The Travel Mamas Guide

by Sandra Foyt

A week into our Lincoln Highway road trip, I was struck by two comments. One of our Philadelphia hosts complimented 13-year-old Alex on being such a good traveler; later, I heard my son telling a friend that he was having a good time traveling with […]

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New York City Photos from the Circle Line

by Sandra Foyt

I’m not sure if they still do this, but Columbia College used to take the entire Freshman class on a Circle Line cruise of Manhattan during Orientation. Then, as now, the three-hour sightseeing cruise is the best way to get a full view of the […]

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Lincoln Highway Begins In New York City

by Sandra Foyt

There is no Lincoln Highway marker in New York City. Even in 1913, Times Square was more of a ceremonial origination point rather than the beginning of an actual roadway. And yet it made sense then, as it does now, to begin in New York […]

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The Perfected Family Travel Packing List

by Sandra Foyt

It gets easier to come up with a packing list for a summer-long cross-country road trip when you’ve done it a few times. I have a pretty good idea of what I will actually use, and what will clutter up the car. The first time […]

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Will Hoffman’s Playland Go the Way of America’s Lost Amusement Parks?

by Sandra Foyt

Nostalgia is a powerful motivator as was seen last week when The Business Review reported that owners of the popular Albany amusement park, Hoffman’s Playland, were “actively pursuing offers for the land.” Within a day, the Save Hoffman’s Playland Facebook Page set up by Mike Clute […]

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Lincoln Highway – New York to San Francisco Or Bust

by Sandra Foyt

It has been decided. Starting June 24th, thirteen-year-old Alex and I are setting out on a road trip along the Lincoln Highway. “America’s First Highway,” which runs from New York City to San Francisco, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2013. A century which saw a […]

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Waterfalls on the Indian Ladder Trail

by Sandra Foyt

There’s one good thing about rainy days–waterfalls. New York has many waterfalls, including the spectacular ones found at Niagara Falls. But in New York’s Capital Region, we’re lucky to have the impressive waterfalls of the historic Indian Ladder Trail in Thatcher Park. What a scenic […]

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Golden Arrow In Lake Placid; Green and Family-Friendly Too

by Sandra Foyt

If it were left up to Jenn Holderied, Golden Arrow Resort’s General Manager and second-generation proprietor, all of Lake Placid would be certified as a Green destination. As it is, the young mom and local Ice Meister has been instrumental in helping the hotel earn Audubon […]

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A Grand Adventure in the Pine Bush Ends with a Little Moxie

by Sandra Foyt

Of all the places I most enjoy in New York’s Capital Region, few surpass the Albany Pine Bush. When I was new to the area, hardly a day passed that I didn’t pack my young toddler, Kayla, into the Kelty carrier so that I could explore […]

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Niagara Falls Photos; Wet and Wild Close-Ups

by Sandra Foyt

If you thought that the only way to capture great Niagara Falls photos was on a Maid of the Mist boat ride, think again. Having previously done the Maid of the Mist tour with kids on the New York side of the border, I wanted to […]

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