Family Road Traveled

mostly NYC adventures with kids

Best Petting Zoo and Kid Activities – White Post Farms – Melville, NY
White Post Farms is a real working farm family operated since 1886. The family dedicated a large area for families to enjoy the animals and unique playgrounds they’ve designed in a lovely park-like setting. It’s also been voted #1 of things to do with kids by New York Magazine.... Read more
Best Water Parks & Water Slides Near NYC
We’ve been to a bunch! Check them out and you decide! Secretly I think Camelback’s Aquatopia in the Pocono Mountains is my FAVORITE waterpark (because they have both indoor AND outdoor slides in the summer) Aquatopia is the name of their indoor waterpark. We brought my five year old... Read more
Nickelodeon Resort – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
My family has visited Punta Cana, the eastern tip of Dominican Republic three times, but this last visit was the best yet. This beachy resort town is filled with all-inclusive mega resorts many which seem to be competing for the title of who has the most pools, best water... 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
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