Family Road Traveled

mostly NYC adventures with kids

Land Of Make Believe, Hope NJ – Best Theme Park for Young Kids
We made our annual trip to Land of Make Believe and it continues to be everything we want it to be. We’ve gone with different friends each year, and each year make incredible memories we cherish :). This sweet little theme park is located in Hope, NJ, just about... Read more
Camelback Aquatopia, Camelbeach and Mountain Coaster!
Camelback Mountain is mostly known for their ski resort but their summer fun has expanded to cover so many activities, it’s rivaling all the competition in the area. And at just 1.5 hours drive from NYC it’s quickly becoming a top family destination for city dwellers. We planned an... Read more
SplashDown Beach – My favorite Little Water Park
Safe to say, you’ll love this place! They call themselves America’s Biggest Little Water Park. After experiencing it, feels like the perfect sized water park for families. I’ve visited dozens of water parks and I’m awarding this one the cleanest of all. It’s spotless with perfectly designed colorful rides.... Read more
Land of Make Believe – like a county fair with water park and amusement park!
This gem is pure bliss for little kids. The Land of Make Believe is a family owned amusement park that features both a water park and carnival rides. It’s surrounded by the Kittatinny Valley, in  Hope Township, NJ. It was specifically built for small kids, so it’s set up... Read more
Sesame Place – Closest thing to Disney in the Northeast
I made my second annual trip to Sesame Place last week. I have to say….I liked it even more than last year. This sweet little park is all things Sesame. It’s both water park and carnival rides plus an incredible parade. Sesame Place is the ultimate mix to give... Read more
Disney World Free Under 3 – Tubing Fresh Water Springs
Going to Disney as a family is kind of like an American’s birthright. Fortunately we’ve checked this off our list…I say that now but I know we’ll be back. We decided to visit Disney World in Orlando, Florida when my daughter was two years and 11 months old…because it’s... Read more
Rocking Horse Ranch – An Unforgettable Family Vacation
It’s not often I visit a destination with plans on writing travel tips and walk away with none! Rocking Horse Ranch is a delightful  all-inclusive family resort, located about 90 minutes from NYC. In fact, it’s even accessible via train (Metro North). This little resort in Highland, NY was... Read more
Camelback Resort – Ultimate Family Getaway
Hands down, the best family getaway 90 minutes from NYC is Camelback Resort in the Pocono Manor, PA. Last week my boyfriend, Monte and our four year old daughter, Brooklyn, did an overnight there and our takeaway was simply, WOW! This is a brand new hotel with a massive... Read more
Kalahari Resort Poconos – America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark
Feels like we just went to the tropics during February but we only drove 90 minutes from NYC. Kalahari Resort is a new mega resort in the Poconos, PA. It’s an African themed hotel, named after the Kalahari Dessert,  with a massive indoor waterpark and enough indoor activities we... Read more