Walking in the Steps of Women Who Made History in The Finger Lakes in Upstate New York


Last week I took a trip through the Finger Lakes in Upstate New York and found a plethora of women's history to explore and trace. It was a pleasant surprise, given that I hadn't been to these particular parts of New York. Add that to my genuine interest in women's rights and human rights. It was amazing how in just a short few days, I would walk in the footsteps of so many incredible suffragettes' steps who changed the course of women's history forever. I started my journey in Syracuse where I visited the Matilda Joslyn Gage Home and learned about Read More


Raleigh, North Carolina: An Unexpected Family-Friendly Getaway

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This past weekend I spent a few busy days in Raleigh, North Carolina. Having grown up in Georgia, I'm not a stranger to the Southern state, but I'd yet to really explore it as a parent and I was very impressed with what I found. Firstly, Raleigh is a very short flight from New York City. It took less than 90 minutes in the air. One minute, I was in a windy, rainy, cold NYC, the next in a green, flowery Southern city. The airport is relatively small and easy to get through, and it offers over 400 flights daily so you can get to Raleigh from virtually Read More


Family Travel Tip: Visit Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole

Looking for a real escape?  Ever been to Jackson Hole? It's a place I've been dying to get to, and I'd love to take my family.  When I came across this promotion, I decided to share it with you all.  If you're looking for a different type of summer vacation, this might be the one.  Can you imagine your kids experiencing mountains, elks, mose, raft trip, cookouts, a tram ride over the 10,450-foot summit of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and more?  I was told that families should aim to visit at the beginning or end of the season for the best Read More


Review: A Piece of Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

When I ventured off to the Blissdom conference at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center last week in Nashville, I was fully aware that I was going to be staying in a legendary hotel.  I knew that the hotel had been host to so many celebrities and is a Nashville landmark.  What I didn't expect was its huge fountains, tropical foliage positioned throughout the hotel, winding rivers, waterfalls, bridges and gazebos positioned throughout the hotel.  It is truly colossal, and quite a spectacle...but I mean that positively.  I can understand why Read More


Where to Take Your Kids Skiing in NY and Connecticut

There are so many reasons people are fortunate to live in Westchester.  First and foremost, there is the proximity to New York City.  One can jump on the Metro North train and whiz into the city to work, play or eat.  Space is another issue – one can buy a house with a yard in Westchester.  But what some people don’t realize is one valuable reason: SKIING.  There are ski slopes that are less than one hour from our doorstep.  As a result, my kids are growing up to be born skiers.  There are ski slopes in Northern Westchester and Southern Connecticut that Read More


Family-Friendly Travel and Cultural Options for Winter Break & Beyond

Thinking of going away this winter break but not sure where to go?  I've been sent a few items that are worth sharing in case you are looking for last-minute family getaways. Are you a skiing family like my own?  For families considering ski vacations over the holiday break, the RockResorts in Colorado are offering a variety of unique programs. Guests staying at The Lodge at Vail or The Arrabelle at Vail Square, both RockResorts in Vail, Colorado, have a variety of festive activities for all ages. Throughout the season, guests at two of Read More


A Weekend Away with the Kids: Washington, D.C.

We have always been adventurous parents, so this past holiday weekend was no exception.  I have some cousins that I haven't seen in a long time who live in Silver Springs, MD, so I made arrangements to visit.  We decided to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to avoid traffic.  So, on Friday, we packed up the car with kid-friendly gadgets and our luggage, grabbed the kids and got out of town, heading to Maryland and our ultimate destination, Washington, D.C. It was a smooth ride to Silver Springs and we arrived at our destination, the Homewood Read More


Our Visit to Philadelphia’s Franklin Square

Yesterday, my sister and brother-in-law took us for a visit to Franklin Square in Philadelphia.  I had not been there before, or in years, as my parents grew up in Philadelphia.  My children had been to the Square on a prior visit with them, so I was anxious to see what they'd been talking about.  One thing I love about Philadelphia is that aspects of American history are all over the city, and Franklin Square is no exception. The Square, interestingly enough, was one of the five public squares that William Penn laid out in his original plan for the Read More


First Annual Vail Restaurant Month’s “Family Week”

Looking to take expand your kid's palates on vacation this fall?  Vail, Colorado will be hosting the First Annual Vail Restaurant Month – four weeks of foodie paradise featuring  more than 60 dynamic culinary events and experiences.  Plus, families traveling to Vail during this period will be able to experience  special family-friendly menus and events throughout the  town. Vail’s  notable restaurants and acclaimed chefs are joining forces to create four  unique themed weeks: Market to Table, Health and Wellness, Love Fest and Family.  Rates at The Read More