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JFK Tribute – Retracing President Kennedy’s Final Days

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~JFK On November 9, 2012, Fort Worth unveiled a tribute to President John F. Kennedy commemorating the city’s place in history as the site of the charismatic president’s last speech. Situated at […] Read more

A Day Trip to Old Sturbridge Village

My family loves day trips.  We get a chance to break out of routine, escape for the day and usually recharge our batteries. Over Veteran’s Day weekend we took a day trip to Old Sturbridge Village  in Massachusetts.  OSV is a living history museum comprised of over 50 buildings from the period of 1790 through […] Read more

Chasing Octopussy on a Sunset Boat Ride in Udaipur

My daughter is a HUGE James Bond fan. She’s seen all the movies, read most of the books, delved into the history, and made a study of the subject at the spy museum. When Kayla learned that Octopussy, the 1983 James Bond classic starring Roger Moore, was filmed in Udaipur, well, she had to go looking […] Read more

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 […] Read more

Berkshire Museum with Kids

Nestled within the hills of the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts is the quaint little town of Pittsfield, Massachusetts and home to a number of galleries and museums.  We recently visited the Berkshire Museum with the Bean (5) and the Dude (2).  This is one of those destinations that is an easy 45 minute drive from […] Read more

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 […] Read more

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 […] Read more

Visit Cleveland: 10 Best Bets for Family Fun

There’s a reason Cleveland, Ohio is one of my family’s favorite American road trip stops. And it’s not just because the city is on our route from New York to California. (Interesting fact: Cleveland is situated within 500 miles of 43% of the US population.) While its location is convenient, what draws us back is […] Read more

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 […] Read more

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., a website […] Read more

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