Hotel Review: Philadelphia PA, Homewood Suites University City
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Hotel Review: Philadelphia PA, Homewood Suites University City

When I took the whole family to Philadelphia for a visit while I went to the US Mint media tour, we stayed at the brand spanking new Homewood Suites in the University City section of town. What a beautiful hotel! It just opened May 2012, so everything is still shiny and new, and everything is…

Scaroon Manor Campground: An Adirondack Ghost Resort, Revived
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Scaroon Manor Campground: An Adirondack Ghost Resort, Revived

We recently visited Scaroon Manor Campground, located at Taylor’s Point on Schroon Lake in the Adirondacks of NYS, a few exits north of Lake George. Last year, in 2011, 60 campsites were added to a previously designated day-use only area. However, it’s not just a campground – there is some significant history here. The land…

An Escape for the Whole Family – Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park
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An Escape for the Whole Family – Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park

An indoor water park inside an Adirondack themed lodge with huge rooms and just over an hour drive away is a great weekend family getaway in Upstate New York. Six Flags Great Escape Lodge If you’re looking for a great getaway with the kids check out the Adirondack themed Great Escape Lodge just south of…

Hotel review:  Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cambridge MA

Hotel review: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cambridge MA

For our recent trip to MIT for the Spark program, we stayed at the Hyatt Regency, Cambridge, MA. With its distinctive flattened step pyramid shape, this hotel is a standout on the shores of the Charles River. Located just across a bridge from Boston University, the Hyatt Cambridge boasts stunning views of Boston’s skyline. Many…

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New York City with Kids: Fun and Educational Things To Do, Family-friendly Hotels and Restaurants, and More!

Even though I lived on the Upper West Side for ten years, it’s a whole new experience to return to the Big Apple with my children. New York City with kids is a world onto itself. Seen through the eyes of a child, Gotham is a magical place, full of wonder and joy. The Albany…

A Family Visit to Mark Twain’s Hometown in Hannibal, MO Is an Adventure of the Imagination
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A Family Visit to Mark Twain’s Hometown in Hannibal, MO Is an Adventure of the Imagination

One of the best reasons for family travel is to broaden a child’s horizons. Combine travel with a good story, and amazing things happen. In the few weeks that my kids and I undertook the Read Across America Road Trip of 2009, my son developed several career ambitions: architect, geologist, paleontologist, and/or cowboy.  To this…

Slopeside Condo – From Bedroom Slippers to Ski Boots at Sunday River

Slopeside Condo – From Bedroom Slippers to Ski Boots at Sunday River

A slopeside condo at Sunday River Ski Resort offers budget lodging with the perks of a luxurious splurge. To tell the truth, I’ve always envied those privileged folks with their slopeside condos. “How easy it must be to ski in and out of your home,” I thought while schlepping all our gear from a distant…

Bahamas Atlantis: Best Tips for Budget-Friendly Family Vacations
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Bahamas Atlantis: Best Tips for Budget-Friendly Family Vacations

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 are a few tips for making the most of this…