Things to do in Washington D.C. with Kids

Things to do in Washington D.C. with Kids

I am declaring this summer the summer of road trips. First up on our list was a trip to Washington D.C. for 2 days with the kids. It was about a six hour drive and ties our longest stretch of a car ride with the kids yet. Luckily the kids were really great and it went smoothly, but more on that in a future blog post. Getting Around  We stayed north of Washington D.C. near Gaithersburg, Maryland. Unfortunately our hotel…

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A Week in Seattle with Kids

A Week in Seattle with Kids

To be honest when we knew we were going to be visiting Seattle I knew next to NOTHING about the city. The only thing  I associated it with was coffee and a space needle. My husband had been traveling out there for work often and said he couldn’t wait to show us this city. I  am glad we tagged along on this work trip of his because we had a great time exploring this new city! Where we Stayed We…

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Montreal, QC with Kids

Montreal, QC with Kids

If we drove directly north about 3 hours and 15 minutes from our house we land right in Montreal, Quebec. This was our first trip to this city as a family. And is was my girl’s first trip out of the country. The stretch between Saratoga County in New York and Canada is a beautiful trip through the Adirondacks. However, cell service can be spotty and at times non-existent. We made sure to bring plenty of things to keep our…

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Adirondack Animal Land

Adirondack Animal Land

To kick off our summer break we spent the first day checking out Adirondack Animal Land. It is located in Vails Mills, NY, which is under an hour west of Saratoga Springs in New York. We attempted to arrive when they first open, but if you’ve ever had little kids you know how long it takes to get in the car HA! It was around 11 am when we arrived and the parking lot was already looking very full. Admission…

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Strawberry Picking – Bowman’s Orchards

Strawberry Picking – Bowman’s Orchards

Summer is finally here! And one of our favorite parts about the summer is all the fresh fruits and vegetables. Our family especially loves the ones we can pick ourselves! The weather was so beautiful this Sunday morning we just had to take advantage. We went to Bowman’s Orchards in Rexford, New York to pick our own strawberries. This was our first time picking strawberries at this farm, however our family typically does our annual apple picking here in the…

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The Maritime Aquarium – Norwalk, CT

The Maritime Aquarium – Norwalk, CT

We haven’t been to a ton of places in the United States yet but one thing we have been to a lot of is aquariums! Any new city we visit we make an effort to check out their aquarium if they had one. Luckily for us in the northeast there are a few great ones within driving distance. So for our latest aquarium adventure we checked out The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Connecticut. The drive was under 3 hours from…

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The Strong | National Museum of Play

The Strong | National Museum of Play

Since we had no big plans for Spring Break we decided to take a short road trip in the opposite direction that we usually do. We live in upstate NY and typically have been exploring places to the south, north or east of us. However, for this trip we decided to drive west instead. Our main destination was to spend a day in Niagara Falls. Along the way we wanted to break the trip up, so looked for something fun…

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Seattle City Pass Review

Seattle City Pass Review

On our visit to Seattle last summer we bought a Seattle City Pass in order to visit a bunch of our “must sees”. I even did the math to make sure it was worth it to buy the city pass versus paying for each admission individually. On the City Pass website they also break down the savings. It shows what you would spend if you were to buy tickets to each attraction which was very helpful.  The Seattle City Pass…

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24 Hours in Niagara Falls with Kids

24 Hours in Niagara Falls with Kids

In April our family visited Niagara Falls for a long weekend road trip. We drove in on a Friday evening and it was very quick to cross into Canada from New York. After we got through border crossing we were at our hotel within minutes. We stayed at the Country Inn & Suites which was a great decision because it was easy and quick to walk to everything and was under $100 a night. There is a self-park lot behind the…

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