Fun in New York City

Ellis Island Museum

Tips for visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with kids

Today I'm honored to share a post from one of the most savvy (and nicest) travel writers around. Kara Williams, who can also be found sharing wonderful stories and tips at The Vacation Gals and The Spa Gals or dishing up friendliness and advice in …

Chinese acrobats in the Big Apple Circus

See the Big Apple circus for less

So this time last year I wrote a Monday dreaming post about how I couldn't believe that with all our travels, my family had never been to the circus. It is therefore a bit shamefacedly that I admit to you today the sad fact that we still haven't made …

Marbles at FAO Schwarz

Mondays are for dreaming: FAO Schwarz

This time last year we were returning from a family Labor Day holiday in New York City where we played in Central Park, went to the top of the Empire State Building, and saw the dinosaur skeletons at the American Museum of Natural History. We had a …

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Taking kids to the American Museum of Natural History

When we were going home from our dessert-as-dinner feast at Dylan's Candy Bar, Matt said to me "Just for the record, I'm yet to have a meal this weekend that I've enjoyed." He made a fair point. Although our lunch at Grand Central was tasty, our …

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A very different trip to New York

September 11, 2001 is the day that I can say that I truly felt like a parent for the first time. When the first plane struck the World Trade Center, I had no idea what had happened as I was in a dentist's chair having my teeth cleaned and fighting …