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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 […] Read more

Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum and the Olympic Center: Where Miracles Happen

In the heart of downtown Lake Placid lies the Olympic Center, home to three indoor skating rinks, the outdoor speed skating oval, and the only Olympic Museum in the United States. But to anyone who watched the 1980 Winter Olympics, it’s the place where Miracles happen. No visit to Lake Placid is complete without a […] Read more

Cloudsplitter Gondola: Whiteface Without the White

At 4,867 feet, Whiteface rounds out the top five of the highest High Peaks. The ski trails, first opened in 1956, average an annual snowfall of 200”. Close to 200,000 skiers visit Whiteface every year, home to the Alpine events in the 1980 Winter Olympics as well as a few of the Nordic trails in […] 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

Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway: Stuff You Never Knew About the Adirondacks, the Second President Roosevelt Story

Last summer Albany Kid presented a short series called Stuff You Never Knew About the Adirondacks. The stories included How Lake Placid is Related to the Dewey Decimal System, The Adirondack, Burnell, Westport or Muskoka Chair and The First President Roosevelt Story. Now it’s time for the Second President Roosevelt Story, which contains an altogether […] Read more

High Peaks Resort: Luxury Living in the Lap of the Adirondacks

Going to visit Lake Placid? The High Peaks Resort offers accommodations within walking distance of everything in the village. My kids and I recently were invited to spend a few days as the guests of the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid. Years ago, back when it was the Hilton, I had stayed here with […] Read more

Have a Blast! at Rock of Ages Granite Quarry, Vermont

Vermont is known as the Green Mountain State, but what lies under those mountains? At the Rock of Ages quarry, just outside of Barre, you can get a chance to see. Back in 1885 a man named George B. Milne opened a granite manufacturing business. Ten years later, he and quarry owners James Boutwell and […] Read more

Say Cheese! in Cabot, Vermont

Drive through anywhere in Vermont and you will notice two things: there are lots of mountains and there are lots of cows. With such beautiful surroundings, it’s no wonder those cows make some of the World’s Best Cheese. Back in 1919 a group of ninety-four farmers got together to start making butter out of their […] Read more

A Long Strange Trip Starts with the Grateful Dead in Cleveland

It’s only fitting that our latest American road trip begins with the Grateful Dead. The first time that I attempted to cross the United States with my children, I left my husband at home in early June, 2009 while I single-handedly drove my beloved Suburban on a two-month circuit of America’s children’s book settings. On […] Read more

Strolling Down Church Street Marketplace: Burlington, Vermont

Stuck in a too small hotel room with two kids and two dogs? Not a problem in Burlington, Vermont! Part shopping mall, part street festival, Church Street Marketplace  is one of the best reasons to visit Burlington Vermont. Four blocks of Church Street, right in the center of town, have been closed to vehicular traffic […] Read more

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