Top kid-friendly campgrounds in New York state

If you’re thinking about taking a camping trip with the kids, New York might not be the first destination that comes to mind. While it’s true the Empire State is known for big lights and its big city; there are a surprising number of campgrounds in New York that can be perfect for you and the kids.  Read on about campgrounds in New York State that offer fun, excitement, and adventure while … [Read more...]

Can’t travel? Escape reality and get away with these Sci-Fi books

Let’s face it. 2020 has been a rough year. There’s no shortage of people looking for a way to escape into their imaginations in the face of such disarray on the global stage.  If you count yourself among them, a great science fiction book might be the answer. A genre that has continuously examined and predicted the progress of human civilization; it’s the perfect form of art to escape into … [Read more...]

Nine summer Chicago activities for preschoolers

After a long Chicago winter, nothing is better than hearing chirping birds, smelling newy blooming flowers, and seeing green grass for the first time in months. Now is the time to end our annual Windy City hibernation and again head outside confident that summer is almost here. Summer in Chicago can’t be beat. The weather is beautiful and there is so much to do. It is especially great for the … [Read more...]

Best travel water filter system (SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISON)

When traveling abroad and when backpacking or camping in the backcountry, it's crucial to have a travel water filter system you can rely on. The best systems we've found use gravity to do most of the work, but there's an abundance of choice. Which travel water filter system is right for you? Read our side by side comparison! Katadyn BeFree gravity system: The simplicity of a … [Read more...]

Tips for visiting the Caribbean with kids

What to expect when you visit the Caribbean for the first time When life and work have brought you down and all hope seems lost, it is perhaps time for a vacation, one that not only rests your mood but rejuvenates you till you can attack your daily troubles with renewed energy. And what better way to do this than spend a week exploring the land of pirates and salsa and reefs that shimmer to … [Read more...]

Visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum with kids

Families with school-aged and teen kids will likely plan to visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum during a trip to New York City. Even without small children, however, a visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum with kids is a heavy, sometimes difficult experience, and it's good to go prepared. Here's what you need to know:   What to expect at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum with kids: It's … [Read more...]