Travel Photos

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Photo essays, slideshows, and illustrations that tell family travel stories.

Plimoth Plantation – A Historical Day Trip from Boston to Plymouth MA

by Sandra Foyt

There are a few places in the USA that every child should see, if possible, before they turn eighteen. Williamsburg, Boston’s Freedom Trail, Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, and of course, Plymouth top the list. In Plymouth, MA, they’ll see the legendary Plymouth Rock, climb aboard a Mayflower […]

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On The Road with Instagram

by Sandra Foyt

Tonight I’m sitting on a hotel bed in Idaho which would otherwise be great, except that I’m supposed to be in Utah tonight. Somehow we took a wrong turn on our Lincoln Highway road trip and ended up far from where we should be, but […]

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Family Travel On Instagram

by Sandra Foyt

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 […]

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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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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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Biltmore Photo Tour

by Sandra Foyt

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 […]

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Sailing Away On the Oasis of the Seas (Photo Essay)

by Sandra Foyt

Growing up in the Virgin Islands, I’ve seen many cruise ships come and go. In the heyday of Caribbean tourism, it wasn’t unusual for St. Thomas to host up to fourteen cruise ships and I could see them all from my perch atop Crown Mountain. I saw […]

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The Legend of Saint Narcissus – Church of Sant Feliu – Girona, Spain

by Sandra Foyt

Most people recall the story of the flies. Legend holds that in 1285, the good people of Girona were saved from a French army siege by a swarm of flies emanating from Saint Narcissus’ tomb in the Collegiate Church of Sant Feliu. But I like […]

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Travel Inspires Change – An Inspirational Speech

by Sandra Foyt

One of my proudest parenting moments took place this week. My daughter stood in front of the entire Emma Willard School student body, and a record-breaking group of prospective families gathered for the annual Open House, to give an inspirational speech about how travel inspires […]

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Barcelona Bubbles – Barcelona, Spain

by Sandra Foyt

Nothing lights up a place like a child’s joy, a treasure that’s not hard to find in family-friendly Barcelona, Spain. This supremely walkable city boasts many playgrounds, but even the quietest of street corners is soon transformed into a play place with the addition of […]

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