Lincoln Highway – New York to San Francisco Or Bust
Road Trips

Lincoln Highway – New York to San Francisco Or Bust

It has been decided. Starting June 24th, thirteen-year-old Alex and I are setting out on a road trip along the Lincoln Highway. “America’s First Highway,” which runs from New York City to San Francisco, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2013. A century which saw a dramatic shift in the very idea of the American vacation…

Finding Fun Among the Ruins: Fort Crown Point, NY
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Finding Fun Among the Ruins: Fort Crown Point, NY

Hills of grass rippling with the breeze surrounding a centuries old stone stronghold guarding an international waterway. England? Scotland? Wales? No. Not Ireland, not France, not Spain. Fort Crown Point in New York. Fort Crown Point, 14 miles north of Ticonderoga, has been a militarily strategic point ever since the British and French first started…

Up Close and Personal with the Fish at New England Aquarium
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Up Close and Personal with the Fish at New England Aquarium

Once home to the world’s largest aquarium tank, New England Aquarium still has plenty to boast about. There is a shark and ray touch tank, a tidal pool exhibit for touching and handling various sea creatures, an outdoor seal exhibit, and of course, an abundant supply of marine life! The first thing to see on…

Renaissance Fairs and Fun Festivals in the North East
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Renaissance Fairs and Fun Festivals in the North East

Rennaisance Fairs have been held around the US for the past fifty years, starting in New York City in 1957 with “A Christmas Masque of Traditional Revels”. This was later broadcast on TV as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame, and in 1971 was  established permanently  as Christmas Revels in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Then in 1963 a class in Los…

Area 51 – Extraterrestrials Sighted In Nevada
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Area 51 – Extraterrestrials Sighted In Nevada

Our strangest trip occurred not long ago along a desolate stretch of highway, in an endlessly empty landscape marked only by the passage of bullet-ridden cattle caution signs. We had ventured into a region steeped in myth and speculation, commonly referred to as… Area 51. The focus of countless conspiracy theories, Area 51 is a…