Flying Penguins, Pyramids, Panini, and Other Exciting Happenings

by Sandra Foyt on April 1, 2012

in Travel Ideas

wizard and kidsOh, what a week we’ve had on Albany Kid Family Travel! We posted a record-breaking 21 posts, thanks to new contributors and a new feature.

First, I’m excited to announce that we have a new writer on board. Caroline Barrett, whose Times Union Blog, Table for 5, has long been a favorite, will be sharing family adventures and good eats too. Her first article on Albany Kid takes us on an almost-disastrous hike on Peebles Island and a redemptive picnic made even better by a panini recipe. Learn more about Caroline, and all our writers, on the About page.

We also had not one – but three! – guest posts. Tara Bloyd, a descendent of the early American suffragists, alerted us to a new exhibit at the New York State Capitol on New York Women.  Dana Davis wrote about fulfilling a childhood dream to travel to Egypt, while Kirstie Pelling described a visit with her family to Britain’s newest attraction: Warner Bros. Studios London The Making of Harry Potter Tour.

Cie McCullough Buschle was a very busy writer this week. She had me going with her Amazing New Airline Offers, but I wanted to believe in flying penguins. And since Cie is planning a Spring Break trip to Boston, she shared her research with us:

Cie’s video postings are part of our new daily video break – just a little something we’ve cooked up to entertain and inform you. We’ve played around with an auto-posting robot to publish the following:

But I prefer the posts that are lovingly crafted by human minds, don’t you? We also posted the following videos:

Finally, I shared a Kids Healthy Recipe Contest, my Family Travel Inspiration, and a roundup of fun and educational things to do in New York City with Kids.

What about you? Are you planning a family vacation, or returning from a trip? We would love to hear all about it – guest posts and comments are always welcome here!

| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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