New York

Weekend Getaway: What to See In New York City

by Anthony Manzanares on February 13, 2020

Grand Central Station and 42nd Street signage

Planning a weekend getaway? Few places on Earth will give you more options than New York City. Whether you’re looking for a rejuvenating respite or two gloriously action-packed days, you’ll find it all in the Big Apple. It sounds cliché, but NYC truly is the city that never sleeps. Of course, if you’re not familiar […]


Lavender By the Bay, Long Island NY

by Jenni Ingersoll on June 21, 2017

Lavender By the Bay is New York’s premier lavender farm. The family-run site has been in operation since 2002 expanding over the past 15 years and is now one of the largest in the United States. The farm is located in East Marion, on the easternmost tip of Long Island, often referred to as the […]


A Day at The Museum, Not Exactly Like The Night

by Jenni Ingersoll on April 11, 2016

In 2006, a movie entitled Night At The Museum made all of us fall in love with history. For some it was love at first sight, while for others it rekindled a love we had not explored since World History classes in high school. We fell in love with the historical characters depicted in the movie as they came to life each […]


Exploring the Big Apple One Bite at a Time

by Jenni Ingersoll on April 1, 2016

Whenever I asked the question where should I go when visiting New York, seasoned New Yorkers would almost always reply, “You will never see it all, so pick one area and explore it!” Whether you are visiting for a day or a week, this is excellent advice. There truly is no way to do it all. Picking just one area to […]


New York’s Central Park in Winter

by Jenni Ingersoll on March 16, 2016

Our family recently relocated from the Midwest to New England. One of the best parts of relocating is getting to explore new places. The possibilities are endless for short jaunts, day trips, and weekend getaways. The problem is deciding which trip to do first. A mid-winter break in the New England schools provided the perfect […]


Awesome American Theme Parks

by Guest Contributor on July 25, 2013

Millennium Force at Cedar Point Ohio

When they talk about Americans “super-sizing”, they’re not just referring to their fast food. Somehow everything in America seems to be done on a much larger scale, from supermarkets to cars, festivals to movie special effects. And the same is very much true of American theme parks. These incredible places are visited by millions of […]


10 Surprisingly Exotic Family Vacations Idea in New York

by Mary Jo Manzanares on April 1, 2013

Lake Placid bobsled track

Diving with sharks, helping with a cattle round-up, watching a battle reenactment, and attending pow wows aren’t the first things that come to mind when someone mentions New York. However, just a short drive from the skyscrapers and bustle of the nation’s most populated city, the state of New York has glorious white sand beaches, vast […]


Bronx Zoo: Largest Urban Zoo in U.S.

by Greg Seiter on October 1, 2012

Bronx zoo resident

Lions, tigers, bears and many other creatures reside at New York’s Bronx Zoo, the largest urban zoo in the United States. In fact, thousands of birds, mammals, reptiles and primates can be found throughout the facility’s 265 acres of park lands and natural habitats. Bronx Zoo visitors have plenty choices of what to see, both […]


My Top 7 New York City Surprises

by Tui Snider on January 31, 2012

General Worth Monument in NYC (photo by Tui Snider)

After decades of seeing, hearing and reading about New York City it’s easy to have some misconceptions built up in your mind. Here are the top seven things that surprised me on my first visit: 1. Free Tours Like any big city, a trip to NYC can put a big dent in your wallet if […]


Stretching Your Budget in New York City

by Katy Stewart on January 24, 2012

  Shopping on Fifth Avenue, cocktails in Greenwich Village and endless sightseeing – the essential New York experiences may not be the most budget-friendly, but it is possible to make the most of the world’s most exciting city without breaking the bank. Get the New York Pass A first-time visitor to New York City, everything […]

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