Family Road Traveled

mostly NYC adventures with kids

New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show
It’s that time of year again! Dates this year are: November 19, 2016–January 16, 2017 Here’s our experience of this fantastic show from last year: After hearing about this train show for years, I finally made it. It was so far beyond my expectations I am smiling as I... Read more
Wave Hill – Best Gardens in NYC
It’s been several months since I last visited my favorite spot in NYC, Wave Hill. This slice of bliss is located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, about 10 minutes north of Manhattan. I always drive but you can take public transit as well. Wave Hill is an... 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
Stamford Museum & Nature Center, A Billion Bricks 3 Lego Exhibit
After an afternoon at this nature center, a 40 minute drive from Northern Manhattan, we felt like we spent the day in Vermont…or Connecticut 🙂 This not-so-little estate has a crazy range of offerings! Set on 118 acres, Stamford Museum & Nature Center has a pond, a working farm,... Read more
The High Line, The Lowline Lab
Yesterday we explored two different free parks in NYC. The High Line and the new temporary indoor park/garden, The Lowline Lab. High Line Park The High Line is an old above ground railway which was converted into an 1.5 mile outdoor urban park. It runs from Gansevoort Street in... Read more
Canstruction, Battery Park City and Pier 25
Yesterday we spent the day exploring an art exhibit, feeding ducks, spinning around in a playground, strolling through a sculpture park and climbing a jungle gym as tall as a skyscraper all within a one mile radius in the Battery Park City neighborhood of NYC. It happened to be... Read more
American Museum of Natural History, Central Park
One of my favorite things about having guests visit from out of town is seeing NYC through their eyes.  The past few days I’ve had friends staying with us from down south. I often hear ‘How do you raise kids in NYC?’  I’ve happily been raising my daughter who... Read more
Storm King Art Center Sculpture Park- New Windsor, NY
After hearing about this place for decades, I finally made my first visit to Storm King. Holy Amazeballs! Yesterday Monte, Brooklyn and I packed up a picnic lunch, borrowed our 3 year old neighbor Oscar (because according to Brooklyn adventures with her friends are more fun) and hit the... Read more
Wave Hill, Family Art Project
Two weeks ago I discovered Wave Hill, an exquisite botanical park in the Bronx I can’t get off my mind, so I visited it again today. Admission is free on Saturdays 9-12. And it has a free art program for families on weekends called Family Art Project. I don’t... Read more