family travel

Quintessential Vermont: Burger Night at Bread and Butter Farm

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Heading up near Burlington? Make sure to take a side trip for a Friday or Monday Burger Night at Bread and Butter Farms in Shelburne! The owners of Bread and Butter Farm hold fast to the idea that healthy grows from the soil up. The grass […]

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Finding Fun Among the Ruins: Fort Crown Point, NY

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Hills of grass rippling with the breeze surrounding a centuries old stone stronghold guarding an international waterway. England? Scotland? Wales? No. Not Ireland, not France, not Spain. Fort Crown Point in New York. Fort Crown Point, 14 miles north of Ticonderoga, has been a militarily […]

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Travels with my Dogs: Catering to Canines

by Cie McCullough Buschle

We all love our dogs. They are the friendly companions who put up with our every mood; the true blue friends who don’t desert us in our darkest hour; the warmth at the bottom of the bed that keeps our toes warm. So why do […]

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Up Close and Personal with the Fish at New England Aquarium

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Once home to the world’s largest aquarium tank, New England Aquarium still has plenty to boast about. There is a shark and ray touch tank, a tidal pool exhibit for touching and handling various sea creatures, an outdoor seal exhibit, and of course, an abundant […]

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Cruising Boston Harbor with Boston’s Best Cruises

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Out in Boston Harbor, overlooked by most visitors in favor of the history and sports teams the great city has to offer, lie a group of 34 islands, all part of the National Park System. The Boston Harbor Islands have beaches, hiking trails, lighthouses, camping, […]

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A Stop at Ocean Drive, Newport, Rhode Island

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Newport, RI, is known for mansions and yacht races, but one of its best attractions is ten miles of road along the ocean. Here you can view both nature and architecture at their best. From houses built in the Gilded Age, at the beginning of […]

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Renaissance Fairs and Fun Festivals in the North East

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Rennaisance Fairs have been held around the US for the past fifty years, starting in New York City in 1957 with “A Christmas Masque of Traditional Revels”. This was later broadcast on TV as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame, and in 1971 was  established permanently […]

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Ashdown Forest – The Real Hundred Acre Wood

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Have you ever read a book of fiction and the setting became so real that you wanted to visit as soon as you finished the last page? Of course, that’s possible with some stories. Read a book about the Civil War and visit Gettysburg. Get […]

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Bear Naked to the Rescue!

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Once every month I drive from Lake George, NY, to Boston to see friends. It’s not a long drive, just under four hours, and it’s a great chance to listen to some Stuff I Missed in History Class. But I do tend to get thirsty, […]

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A Day Back in Time at King Richard’s Faire

by Cie McCullough Buschle

A renaissance faire is a great way to learn about medieval history, and it’s a fun thing to do with kids too. In 1983, when I was in college , I worked at King Richard’s Faire in the town of Carver in Southeastern Massachusetts. Back […]

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