Storming the Castle on the Bannerman Island Tour

by Sandra Foyt

Starting this week, it will be a little easier to visit the mysterious castle ruins seen from train windows on the Hudson lines. On May 4th, Bannerman Castle Trust will officially debut the new-to-them RV Estuary Steward, a 40′ by 12.5′ boat donated by the […]

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Dance to World Record on May 4th at the Walkway Over the Hudson

by Sandra Foyt

On Saturday, May 4th, the nonprofit organization Walkway Over the Hudson is going for a second Guinness World Record. Last year the Walkway organization broke the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest line of dancers doing the Hokey Pokey with over 2,500 participants. This year, […]

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High Falls Gorge, Stunning Adirondacks Waterfall

by Sandra Foyt

Mud season comes late in the Adirondacks, and lingers past the advent of spring blossoms in New York’s milder zones. From April to about mid-June, hikers are warned to avoid the wet and muddy high elevation trails. But with the temporary loss of trail access comes […]

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Hilton Garden Inn Gives Staten Island a Helping Hand

by Sandra Foyt

Staten Island’s Hilton Garden Inn is like no other Hilton Garden Inn. On a Friday night, it’s the place to see and be seen as cars line up to deposit wedding guests, restaurant patrons, and stylish nightclub denizes. Here is where Staten Island locals go […]

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Family Fun and Educational Activities in Las Vegas

by Guest Post

The family is in Las Vegas? Sure there are rides, restaurants and tons of entertainment activities, but what about education? What about museums? Well, Vegas has fun and educational activities too! If you’re in Las Vegas and looking to soak up some culture, check out these […]

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Scientific Ireland at Birr Castle Demense

by Guest Post

When families vacation in Ireland they often stick to the coastal regions or Dublin for the history, scenery and liveliness of the area.  Few who visit Ireland realize that some of the most important discoveries in our galaxy were made from the grounds of Birr […]

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Lessons Learned at Mesa Verde National Park

by Sandra Foyt

A glass of wine, dusk on a serpentine road, and no barrier between said road and annihilation don’t mix. That’s one of those lessons learned when exploring America’s grand national park system. The year was 2009, and I was a mom on a mission, traveling […]

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5 Travel Apps for Your Next Family Trip

by Guest Post

Whether you’re looking to plan the perfect family vacation, or you’re a serious world traveler looking to get the most out of your journey, your mobile phone is one of your best tools. When you’re traveling to places you’ve never been before, you want to […]

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Stowe – A Sweet Family Ski Resort

by Sandra Foyt

The last race of our winter season brought us back to Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont for the Sugar Slalom. History and tradition come alive at the festive weekend event, a 70-plus annual event that pits serious athletes side-by-side revelers dressed in tutus and banana […]

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Copper Mountain Caters to Ski Athletes (and their Families!)

by Sandra Foyt

While most ski resorts wait for snow to cover trails, Copper Mountain in Colorado welcomes the U.S. Ski Team to train at a speed center described as a “game changer for U.S. athletes.” Though this is undoubtably of benefit to World Cup contenders and Olympic […]

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