Travel Essays

Backpacking with Kids in Yellowstone National Park

by Sandra Foyt

How many times have I heard,“I’ll wait until the kids are older to travel?” Many parents limit their choice of destination, or travel altogether, fearing that it might be too difficult. In a recent CNN Go post, Elaine Ee lists 5 family travel rules that […]

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Is Travel In Our DNA? Pilgrimage to Luján, Argentina

by Sandra Foyt

Is it possible that the travel bug is passed down through an aberration in the genetic code? Nature, nurture, I never had a chance. I became a traveler before I could walk. As the child of displaced persons – my mother never renounced her Argentine […]

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Vignettes in a History of Family Travel

by Sandra Foyt

On this, the official second birthday of Albany Kid, I’m launching a new family travel series – Vignettes in a History of Family Travel. For the past couple of years, a friend’s comment has been burrowing under my skin, a splinter that resisted pulling, until […]

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Chevy Suburban, Goodbye My Golden Steed

by Sandra Foyt

Sitting at the wheel of my Chevy Suburban, I was invincible. No road too intimidating, no adventure too extreme. The golden Suburban carried us across the country and back, into the wild, and on to the top of the highest peaks. We’ve looked out on […]

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Caribbean Carnival on the Fourth of July

by Sandra Foyt

Virgin Islanders celebrate Independence Day with an exuberance that might seem decadent in more puritanical parts of the country. The St. John Carnival festivities go on all month – musical events, village fair – culminating with a parade and fireworks on the 4th of July. […]

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My Virgin Islands Home

by Sandra Foyt

It’s a lifetime since I could stay in my childhood home in the Virgin Islands. After Hurricane Marilyn finished in 1995 what Hurricane Hugo started in 1989, all that was left was the bones of a great house and a huge mess. My parents moved […]

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Family Travel

by Sandra Foyt

Spending time with children, whether on day trips or epic adventures, presents opportunities to enrich lives, engage minds, build bonds, and connect loved ones near and far. Best of all, family travel inspires lifelong learners who may someday change the world.

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