Exuma – A Family Adventure of a Lifetime!
Family Travel

Exuma – A Family Adventure of a Lifetime!

Looking for an island adventure, where you can get away from the masses? Consider a powerboat excursion to the Exuma Islands in the Bahamas for a day of snorkeling coral reefs, beach-side feasting, and encounters with tropical wildlife. Exuma is a district of the Bahamas, consisting of over 360 islands (or cays) located 38 nautical…

Bahamas Atlantis–Dolphin Cay to Shark Diving
Family Travel

Bahamas Atlantis–Dolphin Cay to Shark Diving

The right incentive will propel a child to do nearly anything: pushing boundaries, knocking down inhibitions, and blasting through fears. Once upon a time, young Alex refused to go into the water without a mask.  He just wouldn’t do it.  Didn’t want to get his face wet. Following his buddy Joshua at The Atlantis’ Dolphin…

Nassau, Bahamas – The Pompey Museum of Slavery and Emancipation
Family Travel

Nassau, Bahamas – The Pompey Museum of Slavery and Emancipation

While our traveling companions spent hours pouring over the goods under the sweltering tents of Nassau’s Straw Market and the men escaped to Señor Frogs, Kayla and I ducked into to the air-conditioned comfort of the Pompey Museum of Slavery and Emancipation. Sitting next to the Straw Market, the museum is located in the Vendue…

Fish Fry – Food In The Bahamas: It’s Daiquiri, Conch Time!
Culinary Arts | Family Travel

Fish Fry – Food In The Bahamas: It’s Daiquiri, Conch Time!

A tropical drink is almost a requirement on a Caribbean vacation.  In the Bahamas, this has inspired a plethora of exotic concoctions with fanciful monikers: Bahama Mama, Love Boat, Goombay Smash, and Seeing Double are just a few. Even the underage crowd enjoys the non-alcoholic tropical drinks, especially the daiquiris that taste like iced tropical…

Champagne and Lobster, Port Jefferson’s Steam Room and Steamboat
Culinary Arts | Family Travel

Champagne and Lobster, Port Jefferson’s Steam Room and Steamboat

It wasn’t that long ago that you could get a full lobster dinner in Long Island for just $4.95. But in recent years, lobster harvests have waxed and waned, and inflation has hit us all. Now, a lobster dinner at The Steam Room in Port Jefferson, NY is the still-affordable $21.95, a bargain when you…

Go On a Birding Family Adventure in the Adirondacks
Family Travel | Outdoor Education

Go On a Birding Family Adventure in the Adirondacks

A walk through the boreal forests of the Adirondack Parks places you in the midst of an avian symphony – a grouse plays the low notes, drumming on a log, and the warblers carry the melody. But spotting individual warblers is no easy feat. On a spring walk along trails at the Adirondack Park Visitor…

Planning a USA Road Trip In Search of Foodie Adventures
Family Travel | Road Trips

Planning a USA Road Trip In Search of Foodie Adventures

We’re heading out on another US road trip. In 2009, we were a mom, two kids, and a jam-packed Chevy Suburban looping the country looking for storybook settings in a Read Across America Road Trip. This time, a couple of friends are joining us in the same jam-packed Chevy Suburban, and we’re going in search…