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…

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

A Dozen Reasons for a Family Getaway to Rochester, New York
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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…

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

Travel Essays

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…

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…