Five best ways to tour New York City

New York City is one of the most famous places in the world. Millions of tourists visit the city every year just to see the world-famous Big Apple. There's little surprise in learning that tours are the most popular way to see the sights; after all, … [Read more...]

5 Winter Activities in Niagara Falls Your Kids Will Love

 When you tell someone you’re taking a winter vacation to Niagara Falls most people might look at you like you’re crazy. It’s winter! Why not somewhere warm like Florida, Hawaii, or the Caribbean? The fact is that winter is one of the best times … [Read more...]

Niagara Falls: A Year-Round Wonder

As one of the most well known and photographed Natural Wonders of the World, Niagara Falls has captivated world travelers time and time again. The best way to experience the magic is through top-rated Niagara Falls tours departing from New York. … [Read more...]

Lake Placid lodging: Crowne Plaza Resort

My family and I have visited Lake Placid in late summer, and although we have a great time kayaking, hiking, and rock climbing, I continually thought to myself “OK, but I really need to come back in the winter!” Well, the snow fell, and we headed … [Read more...]

Best Ways to Enjoy New York with Kids in Tow

To some parents, traveling with kids is a daunting thought. There is so much you want to do, but when you have kids in tow, it's not as easy to see the shows, visit the sites, and eat at the restaurants you enjoy. However, when you travel to New York … [Read more...]

Five kid friendly New York City hotels for spring break travel

 Who doesn't love New York City in the spring? Great travel deals abound in this 'off season', the weather is perfectly suited to museum touring or watching Broadway shows, and you might even luck out with a sunny day for Central Park. If you're … [Read more...]

Fun winter activities for kids in NYC

Winter is considered by many to be one of the best times of year to visit the bustling city of New York. There are so many fun activities for both children and adults alike that you can be sure to keep your kids entertained during your stay. If you … [Read more...]

Using the Lake Placid Olympic Region Passport with kids

On a recent trip to Lake Placid, NY, we got to check out a piece of Olympic history with the Olympic Sites Passport. Our group included some pretty little kids (2 and 4), but there was still plenty for them to do and see  using the Lake Placid … [Read more...]

Outdoor exploration with kids: Eastern Mountain Sports Schools

 EMS is one of my favorite outdoor gear stores, and I look to them whenever we need something new for backpacking, hiking, or climbing. But did you know that they have special “schools” for climbing (rock and ice), skiing (avalanche training, back … [Read more...]

Autumn in Lake Placid: The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort

When you think of Lake Placid, the first thing you probably think of is the 1980 winter Olympics (Miracle on Ice, anyone?). While the wintertime recreation opportunities are spectacular, Lake Placid is also a wonderful place to visit during the … [Read more...]