A Dozen Reasons for a Family Getaway to Rochester, New York
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A Dozen Reasons for a Family Getaway to Rochester, New York

Rochester provides a mix of big city cultural activities with small town friendliness alongside beautiful quaint villages meandering alongside the Erie Canal.  For a city this size, Rochester is fortunate to have an amazing amount of cultural institutions.  Much of this is a result of the very philanthropic George Eastman, founder of modern film and…

Hotel Review: Andaz Wall Street in New York City
Family Travel | Family-Friendly Hotels

Hotel Review: Andaz Wall Street in New York City

The New York City Downtown area and Financial District has been developing into a residential and tourism area over the past several years. I recently stayed at the Andaz Wall Street, and highly recommend it for everyone – families, singles, couples, you name it. With the new 9/11 Memorial Museum, as well as the re-birth…

Historic Chills at Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary
Art Education | Family Travel

Historic Chills at Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary

A visit to Philadelphia often includes lots of history stops and it can be fun to get off the beaten path a bit. One unexpected treat in Philly is the historic site at the old Eastern State Penitentiary. The exhibits are really well done, and carefully curated historical information is both interesting and informative. As…

A Girl’s Guide to the Women’s Suffrage Movement: Visiting the Susan B. Anthony House
Family Travel | Lifelong Learning

A Girl’s Guide to the Women’s Suffrage Movement: Visiting the Susan B. Anthony House

Along with my quest to introduce more positive female role models (sorry Cinderella) we’ve been reading fabulous children’s books about the leaders of the women’s suffrage movement, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.  I know at nearly 5, the Bean is too young to fully comprehend how lucky she has it today, but when…

New York City Must See
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New York City Must See

What are  your top New York City must sees? This past year, New York City had 50.9 million visitors spending a total of 32.5 billion dollars.  With countless attractions to offer, it can be difficult to choose what to take part in when visiting the Big Apple, especially with a limited budget. BestOfNewYork.com, a website…

Chills at the Witch Dungeon Museum, Salem Massachusetts
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Chills at the Witch Dungeon Museum, Salem Massachusetts

The Salem Witch Dungeon Museum offers “a unique educational experience with a chill or two” – and they deliver! Salem, Massachusetts is a fun city. Not too big, so walking is the best way to get around. There are interesting shops, quaint inns, great public parks and statues, and historic buildings. You can visit the…