Biltmore Photo Tour
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Biltmore Photo Tour

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 built in Asheville, North Carolina–Biltmore, the largest home in the…

Storming the Castle on the Bannerman Island Tour
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Storming the Castle on the Bannerman Island Tour

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 Esopus Meadows Lighthouse. I had a chance to check out…

Do You Have What It Takes to Score White House Egg Roll Tickets?
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Do You Have What It Takes to Score White House Egg Roll Tickets?

On Easter Monday this April 1, 2013, the hottest ticket in the Northeast will be for the annual White House Egg Roll in Washington, D.C. when more than 30,000 people will swarm the presidential lawns in search of fun games, the Easter Bunny, and the coveted wooden Easter egg. What most folks don’t realize is that…

Tips for a Family-Friendly Tour of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth
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Tips for a Family-Friendly Tour of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth

Waiting in line at LaGuardia Airport, I met a group of high school students heading home to Fort Worth, Texas after a fine arts tour of New York City. Which was somewhat ironic since I had just returned from a whirlwind tour of the City of Cowboys and Culture, home to some of the nation’s…