What does family travel look like? Is it beach blankets and sand toys? Alpine trees and hiking boots? Robots and Imax films? All of these and so, so much more? I bet that if we asked a hundred parents, we might get a hundred different […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Touring Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, New York, I was surprised to hear that it was built by one of the more frugal of William Vanderbilt’s eight sons. That assertion becomes a lot more clear if you happen to visit the house his youngest son […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The dream of the American West fires the imagination today, as much as it ever has. Even as a little girl growing up in Argentina, where I spoke little or no English, many an afternoon was spent in a fringed suede cowgirl outfit calling out, “Hi-yo, […]
Ask a New Yorker, and he’ll tell you that Albany is the state capital, a city of immigrants best known for its pubs and politics. Head west, and you might get a different answer. Nearly half the states that make up the USA lay claim […]
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Begun as a resource for school, homeschool and youth groups in New York, Albany Kid now reaches an international audience looking for things to do with kids, family-friendly hotel reviews, and tips for the most rewarding vacations.