Travel Ideas

Inspiration for amusing day trips, memorable getaways, and rewarding family vacations.

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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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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Berkshire Museum with Kids

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Nestled within the hills of the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts is the quaint little town of Pittsfield, Massachusetts and home to a number of galleries and museums.  We recently visited the Berkshire Museum with the Bean (5) and the Dude (2).  This is one of […]

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Hotel Review: Andaz Wall Street in New York City

by Gina Martin

The New York City Downtown area and Financial District has been developing into a residential and tourism area over the past several years. I recently stayed at the Andaz Wall Street, and highly recommend it for everyone – families, singles, couples, you name it. With […]

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Historic Chills at Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary

by Gina Martin

A visit to Philadelphia often includes lots of history stops and it can be fun to get off the beaten path a bit. One unexpected treat in Philly is the historic site at the old Eastern State Penitentiary. The exhibits are really well done, and […]

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Visit Cleveland: 10 Best Bets for Family Fun

by Sandra Foyt

There’s a reason Cleveland, Ohio is one of my family’s favorite American road trip stops. And it’s not just because the city is on our route from New York to California. (Interesting fact: Cleveland is situated within 500 miles of 43% of the US population.) […]

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A Girl’s Guide to the Women’s Suffrage Movement: Visiting the Susan B. Anthony House

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Along with my quest to introduce more positive female role models (sorry Cinderella) we’ve been reading fabulous children’s books about the leaders of the women’s suffrage movement, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.  I know at nearly 5, the Bean is too young to […]

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New York City Must See

by Sandra Foyt

What are  your top New York City must sees? This past year, New York City had 50.9 million visitors spending a total of 32.5 billion dollars.  With countless attractions to offer, it can be difficult to choose what to take part in when visiting the […]

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Chills at the Witch Dungeon Museum, Salem Massachusetts

by Cie McCullough Buschle

The Salem Witch Dungeon Museum offers “a unique educational experience with a chill or two” – and they deliver! Salem, Massachusetts is a fun city. Not too big, so walking is the best way to get around. There are interesting shops, quaint inns, great public […]

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Feeding Time at the Cleveland Aquarium

by Sandra Foyt

What is it about sharks and stingrays that casts a spell over even the most jaded teen? I practically had to drag my 16 and 13-year-olds into the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, while later it was almost impossible to tear them away from the ocean predators. […]

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