family vacations

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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Fun and Learning at Boston’s Museum of Science

by Cie McCullough Buschle

On our recent trip out to Boston we made time for a stop at the Museum of Science. Originally established as the Boston Society of Natural History in 1830, the modern MoS has over 500 interactive exhibits and over 100 animals. It started as a […]

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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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Visit Emporia! and Honor All Veterans at the Place it All Began

by Cie McCullough Buschle

This year, why not celebrate Veterans Day by visiting the city where it all began. Surprisingly, that city is not in Europe and it’s not Washington, DC. The city where Veterans Day all began is Emporia, Kansas. Before Veterans Day was Veterans Day it was […]

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Bahamas Atlantis: Best Tips for Budget-Friendly Family Vacations

by Sandra Foyt

A family vacation at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas is one of those dream trips, like going to Disney, which create memories that will last a lifetime. It’s a dream-come-true for children, but it can be a nightmare for parents on a budget. Here […]

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