When you want to travel on a budget, road trips become a go-to vacation. Fortunately, we live in a diverse state with much to see and explore. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventuring or a relaxing weekend on Lake Placid, you have many options within a short drive from New York City.
Does vacationing with a baby sound like the least relaxing thing you can do? Well, you’re not alone there. Moms definitely don’t get a break on vacation, but there are measures you can take to help things go more smoothly and maybe even get a few minutes of peace.
Be sure to put these eight tips into practice the next time you and your brood head out to see the world. That way, everyone will be happy with your travel experience — and ready for the next family adventure.
Going on a vacation while pregnant can feel boring. There’s so much you can’t eat, drink, or try out because it’s bad for the baby. Despite all this, a trip to New York City can end up being the perfect vacation for expecting mothers. Whether it’s your first time visiting or your first time living in NYC while pregnant, there’s a lot to do- even after you exclude all the things you can’t do during these nine months.
Sending your kids away to summer camp can be stressful for parents, but with a little due diligence, the experience doesn’t need to cause anxiety. Here’s a helpful checklist to ensure that you choose the right camp for your family, so you can relax and enjoy the summer.
Then one day we did. Some of us stayed put for awhile while others made the leap right away—some even before the kids came.
The Catskills is a gorgeous destination all year round, but something about the brilliant colors of the autumn foliage make it a must-see this time of year. Only a two hour drive from NYC, it is the perfect weekend getaway with kids. STAY The Arnold House is an idyllic retreat away from the hectic pace […]
School is out, and camp’s begun – hooray! In the break between these two glorious institutions, many of our children took us on excursions to a dark and unlovely place I call Whine Country. “It’s not fair! Why can’t I have more iPod time??” “You promised we’d get ice cream!” “Ryan’s hitting me!” More distracting […]
With summer just around the corner, many of us are planning vacation rentals. This often means sharing a home with extended family or close friends. Many times, the result is a convivial, festive romp that produces fond memories and occasional hilarity. Unless it doesn’t. There are several situations that may arise, particularly around other people’s […]
This time of year, many families are embarking on getaways. These can take many forms. My personal favorite is to leave the kids with Grandma and head off somewhere – anywhere – without them. But this is not always feasible for a variety of reasons, and traveling with kids can be, let’s face it, hell. […]