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Use TravelNerd To Plan Your Next Family Vacation

by Guest Post

Being a mom can come with a myriad of challenges. From making sure the kids make it to school on time to getting them to bed at a reasonable hour, and all the chaos that happens in between. Even planning a family vacation can be […]

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Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island: a Family-Friendly Budget NYC Hotel

by Sandra Foyt

The best-kept secret to finding a budget NYC hotel is that there’s more to the Big Apple than Midtown Manhattan. New York City is composed of five boroughs: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, and the often-forgotten Staten Island.  Because it’s frequently overlooked, Staten Island lodging […]

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Rough and Rugged, Rugby is an Emerging Sport in the USA

by Kayla Foyt

For the first time in decades, a version of the rugby sport will be played at the 2016 Summer Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Despite being the world’s most popular sport, Rugby USA has an uphill climb to capture American hearts. […]

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Biltmore Photo Tour

by Sandra Foyt

Touring Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, New York, I was surprised to hear that it was built by one of the more frugal of William Vanderbilt’s eight sons. That assertion becomes a lot more clear if you happen to visit the house his youngest son […]

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The Roosevelt Story In Hyde Park, New York

by Sandra Foyt

In a time when American presidents struggle to hold on to approval ratings into a second term, it’s hard to imagine a politician with lasting power. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only American president elected to more than two terms, holding office for a dozen years […]

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Dancing the Walkway Over the Hudson

by Sandra Foyt

Veni, vidi, vici. I came, I saw, and yes, I’ll say it, I conquered. My traveling companion, thirteen-year-old Alex and I, rose early on a stunningly bright Saturday morning with plans to take on a Guinness Book World Record. We joined our friend Traci, of […]

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Wild Game Night at City Beer Hall on Instagram (and Vine)

by Sandra Foyt

Romance doesn’t come easy after nearly twenty years of marriage. You get comfortable…and lazy. That’s when you know you have to shake things up with an outing that’s so outrageous, so far out of your comfort zone, that all else is forgotten. And that’s where Wild […]

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Storming the Castle on the Bannerman Island Tour

by Sandra Foyt

Starting this week, it will be a little easier to visit the mysterious castle ruins seen from train windows on the Hudson lines. On May 4th, Bannerman Castle Trust will officially debut the new-to-them RV Estuary Steward, a 40′ by 12.5′ boat donated by the […]

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High Falls Gorge, Stunning Adirondacks Waterfall

by Sandra Foyt

Mud season comes late in the Adirondacks, and lingers past the advent of spring blossoms in New York’s milder zones. From April to about mid-June, hikers are warned to avoid the wet and muddy high elevation trails. But with the temporary loss of trail access comes […]

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Hilton Garden Inn Gives Staten Island a Helping Hand

by Sandra Foyt

Staten Island’s Hilton Garden Inn is like no other Hilton Garden Inn. On a Friday night, it’s the place to see and be seen as cars line up to deposit wedding guests, restaurant patrons, and stylish nightclub denizes. Here is where Staten Island locals go […]

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