Features

Walking the Brooklyn Bridge – Fun and Free Family Fun!

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Walking the Brooklyn Bridge is a fun outing to do with kids in New York City. It’s a good way to get outside in the city, take in some sites both in Manhattan and the DUMBO area of Brooklyn and it’s free too.   The […]

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Chasing Octopussy on a Sunset Boat Ride in Udaipur

by Sandra Foyt

My daughter is a HUGE James Bond fan. She’s seen all the movies, read most of the books, delved into the history, and made a study of the subject at the spy museum. When Kayla learned that Octopussy, the 1983 James Bond classic starring Roger Moore, […]

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Dressing with the Stars of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

by Sandra Foyt

I didn’t go to Udaipur looking for a bespoke tailor, and probably would have happily ignored the surfeit of shops offering to copy and make any design. Except that one of them had photos of Judi Dench on the store front, and I was curious […]

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Harem Pants – Modesty and Fashion in India

by Sandra Foyt

Before traveling to India, I took my daughter shopping for appropriately modest clothing. Or so I thought. Even though Kayla packed longer shorts – much longer than anything she would willingly wear in the US – it turned out that anything above the knee is […]

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Beware the Monkey Temple

by Sandra Foyt

Hanuman, the popular monkey deity in Hindu religion, can be found in statues and carvings at temples and shrines throughout India. But that’s not where Galwar Bagh, the Hindu pilgrimage site near Jaipur, India got its name. No, the origins of the site’s nickname comes […]

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The Art of Henna

by Sandra Foyt

Mehndi, the ancient henna art of intricate yet temporary tattoos, is popular with girls in America. Found at theme parks such as Disney’s Epcot, girls choose stencil designs that are drawn freehand with a dark brown paste that later washes off, leaving an orange tattoo. […]

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A Dozen Reasons for a Family Getaway to Rochester, New York

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Rochester provides a mix of big city cultural activities with small town friendliness alongside beautiful quaint villages meandering alongside the Erie Canal.  For a city this size, Rochester is fortunate to have an amazing amount of cultural institutions.  Much of this is a result of […]

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Exotic India Beguiles at Amber Fort

by Sandra Foyt

The India of myth and magic – elephants and tigers, enchanting scents and spices – enchants even the most jaded travelers to Rahasthan. Dubbed the “land of kings,” medieval cities have long prospered amidst the Great Indian Desert covering much of the Republic of India’s […]

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Train to Jaipur

by Sandra Foyt

When researching family travel in India, I perused brochures about luxury trains. Works of art in themselves – envelopes within envelopes, ribbons, seals, and gold, lots of gold – the brochures featured trains with exotic names like the “Golden Chariot” or “Palace on Wheels” promising […]

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The Taj Mahal

by Sandra Foyt

A lot has changed since last I visited the Taj Mahal in 1990. Air pollution has decreased significantly since factories were relocated out of Agra, India. There’s also a new ticket building – with bathrooms – and a shuttle system.  What has not changed is […]

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