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Showing posts with label family travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label family travel. Show all posts

Dec 14, 2020

Travel Themed Subscription Boxes - Universal Yums

Travel Subscription Boxes for the Family

I have seen quite a few different subscription boxes and a few related to travel. There are those that are for kids and those for families. They come in different shapes, sizes, categories. It’s always a gamble whether or not you’ll like what’s inside any of them. 
And that is one of the reasons we have not subscribed to one before.  That and the fact that they tend to be expensive once added on to the monthly spend. With the pandemic and the lack of traveling, we were looking for something to satisfy our need for exploration and experiences. A subscription box concept was a great idea as it exposed us to new countries and various products from the culture. We can experience them without leaving our doorstep. 

Jul 27, 2020

Weekend Family Travel - Baby Gadgets & Essentials

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Family Travel with Baby, What to Pack

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What to pack when traveling with a baby? It is a top question when getting ready for a short family outing or a longer family vacation. You want to make sure that you have all of the essentials with you to make the baby comfortable and your life a bit easier. We have not had this question in a bit, though we do now once again ;)

Below are some of the baby travel gadgets and accessories that we take with us on just about every trip. Most of these have been tried and tested from the first kiddo and some are new or upgraded versions that we have found out as we were searching for new travel arsenal.

Let us know what essentials do you usually pack for your kids?

Jun 22, 2020

Weekend Family Travels - Park Sanctuaries Lakes BBQ Travel

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Family outdoor travel during the lockdown

We are continuing our family getaways even if they are not far from home. This way we get out of the four walls. Get some fresh air. Stretch our legs, minds, and lungs. And even get some exercise.

Apr 27, 2020

Weekend Family Travel - Our Trips Outside

Or How to Venture Outside Safely and Healthy

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We love each other. But it is hard to be cooped up all of us in the same apartment for 24 hours 7 days a week. It is a lot. We don't have a huge house with a backyard, yet, where we can lose each other. So being within the close proximity for this long with no breaks is a lot.
To reset ourselves, get fresh air, and exercise, we have ventured out to State Parks. It was a great idea that came out of necessity. The nearest park to us has been closed. We walked around the park but that got boring quickly as there is no space to play and there are quite a few people still walking around not following social distancing nor wearing anything around their nose and mouth.

Jan 20, 2020

Weekend Family Travel - Trip To A Christmas Village

Weekend Family Travel - Trip To A Christmas Village

Over the holiday week, we took a 4-day trip to an area in Pennsylvania that is a definition of a holiday village. There are many little shops there selling all kinds of decorations, home and kitchen gadgets, arts and crafts, as well as honey, popcorn, and beer.

Oct 21, 2019

Weekend Family Travel & Ideas: Yacht Cruise

Weekend Family Travel & Ideas:
Private Charter Yacht Cruise

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My Bucket List:
» Drive a luxury sports car, Lamborghini
» Fly on a hot air balloon
» Fly a plane
» Sail on a Yacht - as of now, also done
» Standup paddle boating
» Kayaking with the kiddo
» Route 66 (partially)
» Ride in a helicopter
» ...

Sep 30, 2019

Weekend Family Travel & Ideas: Apple Picking & Town Sightseeing

Weekend Family Travel: Apple Picking & Town Sightseeing

September is the start of fall. This year so far the weather has been nice and warm and only slightly chilly. A perfect time to go for some apple picking.

Sep 23, 2019

Family Island Travel Vacation - Turks & Caicos

Turks & Caicos: Family Beach Travel Vacation

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Apr 29, 2019

Weekend Family Travel & Ideas: Day On The Intrepid

Weekend Family Travel & Ideas: The Intrepid Sea & Space Museum

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Over the weekend, we took a trip to the Intrepid Sea and Space Museum. Intrepid is an aircraft carrier built during World War II and has been docked in the New York harbor and is now a fixed museum that includes the ship, planes on its top deck, and space exploration exhibit. The excursion was interesting for the kiddo as well as us. There was a lot to learn and see throughout the ship and at the dock. The admission price includes the Space exhibit and the submarine.

Mar 5, 2019

Family Beach Vacation - Curaçao

Family Beach Vacation - Curaçao

Welcome to Curaçao

⁍ Beach vacation on Curaçao - an island next to Aruba
⁍ Stayed at LionsDive Beach Resort - no frills hotel with its own beach
⁍ Dined across the island in many good restaurants, most would recommend
Snorkeled across the island as well
Top gadgets that made the trip great
⁍ Things we wished we had and placed on the packing list for the next trip
⁍ Itinerary

Oct 16, 2018

Weekend Family Travel & Ideas: Big Apple Circus, Apple Picking, Farm Fun

Family Travel Ideas - Apple Picking and Circus Fun

Autumn is slowly rolling in bring with it a whole lot of cloudy and drizzly days. We were optimistic this weekend due to original weather forecast from midweek and took a weekend family road trip.

Sep 13, 2018

Weekend Family Travel & Ideas: DS Destiny Show, Drive-In Movie, & Games

Family Travel Ideas From Our Trips

Past weekend was a complete flip of the weather. It went from hot and humid 90 degrees Fahrenheit to mid-60s and rain. Even with that sudden change, we traveled.

Sep 6, 2018

Weekend Family Travel & Ideas: Pedal Boats on Lake, Pool Time, and Labor Day Labor

Family Travel Ideas From Our Trips

This weekend started out with a trip to the park. We went paddle boating on the lake. We have not done that since when we were dating.

Aug 29, 2018

Weekend Family Travel: Ice Cream Flight, Sunflowers, Peaches Galore, Calves Bottle Feeding

Weekend Family Travel: ICE CREAM!!!(click to tweet)

Summer is coming to a close. There is only one week left until Labor Day and things start to close down for the colder months. How can you capture the last few weeks of summer and have fun with your family?
On the brighter note, the weather is still hot and there is plenty to do. This weekend we headed out to visit some farms and enjoy the outdoors.

Since it was warm out and the car ride was getting to everyone, we stopped for some refreshments, ie ice cream. I love ice cream, it is well-known fact. During the summer one of the best past times for us is getting an ice cream cone and walking around taking in the sights and enjoying the delicious cool dessert.
At this particular farm, they make their own ice cream and they have many different flavors. The one we were looking forward to trying is the peach ice cream. While waiting for our turn to order, we noticed that they offer flights of ice cream for "kids." I initially joked that we should get that and try several of the interesting flavors. Well, as you can see below, we ended up getting 5 scoops of ice cream to sample.

Aug 2, 2018

Weekend Family Travel Fun: Hot Air Balloon Festival And Beach Trip

Family Travel - Sprinklers, Balloons, and Beach Fun (click to tweet)

We are always on a lookout for fun things to do on weekends, especially during the summer. Summer just allows for more travel opportunities and there are more events happening than during colder months (though we do love traveling in winter as well).

Jun 4, 2018

Travel Local - Kid-Friendly Family Travel To PA and NJ

Travel Local - Kid-Friendly Family Travel To PA and NJ(click to tweet)

We took a Friday off and took a trip slightly south to Philadelphia and New Jersey. We were looking to avoid a lot of the crowds, however, the weather didn't really help that as it was cloudy and rainy the entire weekend. And so a few people had the idea of taking their kids indoors for fun activities. However, according to some of the attendants at the venues, these were not the number of people they would expect on a May weekend.

May 28, 2018

Aruba Travel - Dutch Caribbean Island Restaurants Reviews

Aruba Travel - Dutch Caribbean Island Restaurants Reviews (click to tweet)

Second Go Family Travel to Aruba - Making Up The Experience - Story continued

Casa Tau
First night in Aruba we went out to check out the strip across the road from our hotel. It has a lot of restaurants and shops. We didn't have reservations so our plan was to go to a restaurant that is likely to not have too long of a wait and open space. Casa Tau was very close and fit the requirements. It is a pizzeria that offers also pasta, sandwiches, and other fares.
The food was ok. We got a Margarita pizza, a pasta bowl, and garlic bread. Since we are from NY and likely spoiled by pizza selections, we did not like it. It was too overdone and had very few ingredients in it. Kiddo, however, loved the pasta and the pizza. Though not sure if it was the fact that she was very hungry after all day travel and swimming.
The service also was not that great at this restaurant. We had several waiters come up to us but they asked the same questions and still forgot our garlic bread. The atmosphere was casual, though as the restaurant is located right near a few of the larger hotels and on a corner, it was very loud there.
It did work well in our plan overall as it was an easy decision and got us some food after a long day of travel.
Hungry munchkin 

We got some gelato afterward in pretty much the first ice cream stand we saw. We got more selective in the later days as we discovered much better spots for a cold dessert. I got the stracciatella flavor, which is a mix of vanilla ice cream and chocolate chunks. Best of both worlds for me.

May 14, 2018

5 Gadgets To Help You Save Money On Family Vacation

Worried About Your Family Vacation Costs?
Here are Five Gadgets To Help You Save Money
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Guest post by Jane Isherwood, a freelance writer

With families consuming 80% of their vacation meals at restaurants, the high cost of having a family vacation doesn't come as a surprise. If you factor in aspects such as accommodation, transport, and emergency costs, families have no other choice but to start planning early for their getaways. While many people don’t have plans for investing in travel accessories in order to make room for other travel expenses, travel gadgets can actually save you money. With a few travel tips and the right choice of travel gadgets, you can effortlessly cut the cost of your family vacation.

Here are a few gadgets to help you reduce your vacation spending:

Jan 15, 2018

New York Top Ice Skating Rinks Guide

New York Top Ice Skating Rinks Guide

Wintertime is when ice skating becomes top of mind of some of the best activities to do while traveling to New York. There are many outdoor rinks around NYC. There are also quite a few indoor rinks as well where you can enjoy ice skating year round.

Most famous and probably one of the most sought by visitors to New York, is the rink at the Rockefeller Center. It is located right in the heart of Manhattan and in the middle of the Rockefeller Plaza. During the holidays there is a huge Christmas tree that overlooks the rink.

Your Guide to Skating at the Ice Rink in Rockefeller Center

Second most famous ice rink in New York is the outdoor rink at Central Park.

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