Philadelphia Shopping: I Goldberg Army Navy Surplus, Your Friendly Zombie Apocalypse Preparation Store
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Philadelphia Shopping: I Goldberg Army Navy Surplus, Your Friendly Zombie Apocalypse Preparation Store

On our recent trip to Philadelphia I took my tween and teen kids to one of my favorite shops from when I used to visit Philly back in the early ’80s, I Goldberg Army & Navy. In their surplus area, on the basement level, we found a treasure-trove of all kinds of clothing and equipment…

Six Flags Great Escape Theme Park – Fun for the Youngest Thrill Seekers
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Six Flags Great Escape Theme Park – Fun for the Youngest Thrill Seekers

When I think of big amusement parks, my former thinking was that theme parks are better geared for school-age and older kids and that there isn’t much for toddlers and preschoolers. Then we went to Six Flags Great Escape outside of Lake George, NY. This place was awesome for little kids! I will disclose that…

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…

Philadelphia’s US Mint Shows You The Money
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Philadelphia’s US Mint Shows You The Money

On a recent road trip to Philadelphia with my family, I attended a behind-the-scenes sneak peek tour of the US Mint, the largest coin manufacturer in the world. The re-designed public tour, which is free, opens July 3, 2012. I was able to also go right down on the factory floor to get an up-close-and-personal…

Visit Iowa City to Ignite a Love Affair with Books
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Visit Iowa City to Ignite a Love Affair with Books

When I discovered that we were near an UNESCO City of Literature, there was no question that I would visit Iowa City on my latest cross-country road trip. But Iowa City surprised me. The city’s passionate love affair with books is exuberant, lively, and downright fun. We pulled into town on a Wednesday night, just in…

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…

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Martin’s Lumber Woods Walk – Understanding Sustainability

Free Family Fun – June 2, 2012.  At Martin’s Lumber, in the southern Adirondack town of Thurman, it’s all about seeing the forest for the trees—because they focus on keeping the trees in production for the future. Gary and Wini Martin own a 100 acre Certified Tree Farm just half an hour from Lake George…