A NYC Tour with Gogobot


When I received an invitation recently to go on a Gogobot field trip, I was completely intrigued. For one thing, I didn't know much about Gogobot, a travel app. For another thing, I was excited to go on the actual field trip. I've lived in and around NYC for over 20 years, but even I know that there are still dozens, hundreds, maybe thousands of places I have not yet been to! The company arranged the trip to celebrate their 5th anniversary and the fact that its users have shared over five million photos and postcards. During its five years in Read More


My Thoughts on Motherhood & Travel


When my first child was born, I was working in a job that involved quite a bit of travel, for long stretches at a time. The thought of leaving her for long stretches was mind-boggling. From breastfeeding to missing the small moments, I wondered how I would manage. I lasted about a year, and then I decided to go contract. I had been working in travel publishing and truly lived and breathed travel. My second child came within a year and then I was home with two babies whose lives depended on me. It was wonderful but a challenge, and a bit of a shock, Read More


Discover the World with the New Findery Windows App

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I love Findery, a social network for travelers. If you love to travel and haven't used it yet, you must. It's the most personal, intimate way of sharing info and images about your travels with others. Download the app, set up an account and start sharing (and while you're there, check me out). The interaction is instantaneous. I also love that I can access it everywhere and can get tips from experts who are people like me who love to travel and want to share their favorite tips and experiences, and great photos. And now I'm excited that they've now Read More


San Antonio with the Kids

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When we were recently planning our family trip to Texas, I immediately knew that I wanted to start in San Antonio. I had heard great things about the city and thought it would be the perfect place to start our tour of The Lone Star State. I can tell you that when we told people we were heading to Texas, we got a lot of questioning, particularly about how we were going to be traveling at the hottest time of the year. August in Texas is indeed as hot as they say, but given the right amount of planning and an itinerary that includes air conditioning, Read More


Where You’ll Find Me

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I'm traveling again! After spending several months recovering from a near fatal accident, it feels so good to get out and do what I love. My family and I are on a bit of an explore through Texas. We started in San Antonio, made our way to Austin and are now in Houston. From here we are going cruising in the Western Caribbean. We are really exploring the state - from the sights to the accomodations right down to Texan cuisine, and I've got a lot to report on when I get home. Meanwhile, I have my monthly "Where You'll Find Me" in lieu of a Read More


Where You’ll Find Me

Where You'll FInd Me Friday

Sorry if I've been quiet here as of late. I have been mulling over the state of blogging since attending BlogHer last week - it's an event that used to be a big deal for me as I was once "a big fish in a little pond". That is no longer the case - the tides have changed in this universe, and it left me contemplating my place here. More on that later. I'm still nursing my broken wrist but I've done a lot of writing with one hand! Lots of healing taking place and I'll be traveling again soon. Check out where I've been writing: Huffington Post Exploring Read More


A Family Trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania


For years my daughter has been asking to go to Hershey, Pennsylvania. She had a feeling it was going to be a place out of heaven, with its Hershey theme park and chocolate-related activities. So, mindful of the fact that she's 12 and has six summers left before turning 18 and venturing into the world, we spent last weekend in what's billed as "the sweetest place on earth," where Milton S. Hershey opened and ran his manufacturing factory. What we found was a weekend full of chocolate - and non-chocolate - with pure, unadulterated fun at the theme park, Read More


Hanging Out in Coney Island & Brighton Beach


Last week my family and I went for a day out at the shore in Coney Island and Brighton Beach. A long time favorite haunt of ours, I was eager for a dose of this very Southern part of Brooklyn. These coastal towns may have a kitsch way about them, but they are some of the most uniquely fun parts of the five boroughs. After enduring a bit of traffic to get there, we finally found ourselves on Surf Avenue, in the heart of it all.  Our first stop: Luna Park (Surf Ave at W 10 St; 718-373-5862, lunaparknyc.com. $35 for four hours of unlimited rides on Read More


Where I’ve Been

Where I’ve Been

Since I last wrote a piece on where I've been, I've certainly fed into my strong, evergrowing wanderlust. I've circled the globe and have visited ah-mazing, breathtaking places like Hawaii, Mexico and Iceland. And I've managed to hold down a job, raise a family  and write A LOT: Huffington Post 10 Places You Must Visit with Kids Skip the Crowds: Peak Days to Avoid Disney World (and When to Go!) Today's Mama A Family-Friendly Film and TV Bus Tour of NYC Five NYC Hotels That Are a Favorite Among Celebrities Four Affordable Hotels in Read More


How Travel Has Transformed Me


"As you move though this life ...you leave marks behind, however small. And in return , life -- and travel -- leaves marks on you." - Anthony Boudain Do you want to hear how travel has transformed me? I'm about to tell you. Last week I was in the middle of the most amazing trip in Iceland when something quite unexpected happened to me. I got hurt. Not just hurt, badly hurt. Without going into detail on what happened, I will just say that I'm okay and that everything was done to make me comfortable while I was in Europe. I got home a few days ago Read More