family adventures

Best In Family Travel 2013

by Sandra Foyt

With only eighteen summers to create memories that will last a lifetime, every family vacation is precious. Drawing on Lonely Planet’s recommendations for travel in 2013, we’ve combed through the best trends, destinations, journeys, and experiences for where to take the kids this year. US […]

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Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum and the Olympic Center: Where Miracles Happen

by Cie McCullough Buschle

In the heart of downtown Lake Placid lies the Olympic Center, home to three indoor skating rinks, the outdoor speed skating oval, and the only Olympic Museum in the United States. But to anyone who watched the 1980 Winter Olympics, it’s the place where Miracles […]

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Cloudsplitter Gondola: Whiteface Without the White

by Cie McCullough Buschle

At 4,867 feet, Whiteface rounds out the top five of the highest High Peaks. The ski trails, first opened in 1956, average an annual snowfall of 200”. Close to 200,000 skiers visit Whiteface every year, home to the Alpine events in the 1980 Winter Olympics […]

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Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway: Stuff You Never Knew About the Adirondacks, the Second President Roosevelt Story

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Last summer Albany Kid presented a short series called Stuff You Never Knew About the Adirondacks. The stories included How Lake Placid is Related to the Dewey Decimal System, The Adirondack, Burnell, Westport or Muskoka Chair and The First President Roosevelt Story. Now it’s time […]

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High Peaks Resort: Luxury Living in the Lap of the Adirondacks

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Going to visit Lake Placid? The High Peaks Resort offers accommodations within walking distance of everything in the village. My kids and I recently were invited to spend a few days as the guests of the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid. Years ago, back […]

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A Visit to the National Museum of Play at The Strong in Rochester

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

For the last couple of years we’ve been hearing and reading about the National Museum of Play at The Strong, known to the Rochester locals as “The Strong”.  I couldn’t see how one museum would be worth the 3 plus hour drive to Rochester, hotel […]

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China’s Terracotta Warriors On Tour in the USA

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Have you ever wanted to see the famous Terracotta Warriors and just could not figure out how to get to China on a budget? You’re in luck! China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy is on tour in the USA.  We had a chance to check […]

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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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Learning About Life in the 17th Century, The Witch House, Salem Massachusetts

by Cie McCullough Buschle

What’s the best way to teach your kids history? Start with what they find interesting! The home of Judge John Corwin is a perfect example of 17th Century architecture and one of the few remaining high-end homes from the architectural style known as First Period. […]

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Have a Blast! at Rock of Ages Granite Quarry, Vermont

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Vermont is known as the Green Mountain State, but what lies under those mountains? At the Rock of Ages quarry, just outside of Barre, you can get a chance to see. Back in 1885 a man named George B. Milne opened a granite manufacturing business. […]

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