family travel

Prospect Park – Family Fun in Brooklyn

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted as a place of respite, Prospect Park in Brooklyn is a 585-acre oasis filled with fun things to do with kids in New York City. Lots of Family Fun in Prospect Park By the time we arrived in Prospect Park, […]

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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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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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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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Rochester Public Market – Going Strong Since 1905

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

My family loves hitting up local markets when visiting a new city to get a flavor for the area.  On a recent visit to Rochester we had the opportunity to visit the Rochester Public Market. The Market opened at its current location in 1905 and […]

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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 Hancock Shaker Village

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Looking for a way to explore the outdoors, learn about a movement with a hard work ethic and interesting social structure and all while giving your kids the chance to learn through play areas and roam through a round barn? Then visit the Hancock Shaker […]

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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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