Family Road Traveled

mostly NYC adventures with kids

Rocking Horse Ranch – Like Family Sleep Away Camp
I first fell in love with Rocking Horse Ranch when I visited it last winter. My 4 year old at the time was beginning to snow ski and it was our visit here where she mastered the confidence to go down hill while in control without us helping her.... Read more
Catskills Getaway – Emerson Resort & Spa – between Woodstock & Phoenicia NY
Wow, if you’re looking for a quality getaway in the Catskills for some R&R yet interesting activities to do during the day, I found the perfect spot. And to make your escape even sweeter, you can bring fido …and your kids too 🙂 Emerson Resort & Spa We recently... Read more
Storm King Art Center Sculpture Garden – Not Just For Adults!
I love exploring and am always up for a new adventure. However one of my favorite places to repetitively visit and never tire of is Storm King Art Center. This 500 acre sculpture garden magically offers a different experience with each visit based on the season, weather and special... Read more
Walkway Over The Hudson – Best Views in Hudson Valley, bring Fido
If you’re looking for a fun day trip to get out of NYC, Poughkeepsie, NY in the Mid-Hudson Valley should go to the top of the list! This adorable little town has a huge attraction, The Walkway Over the Hudson. This 1.28 mile bridge is dedicated specifically to walkers,... 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
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
Barton Orchards
Last year my dear friend invited us to join her family for the day at Barton Orchards in Poughquag, NY, about an hour north of NYC. It ended up being a perfect day and one my daughter spoke about throughout the year. So this year when my friend picked... Read more
Constitution Marsh Sanctuary, Indian Brook Falls
I always perk up when someone starts by saying ‘have you ever been to…’ A friend of mine recently told me about a short hike with both a marsh and waterfall and I’ve been waiting for the right time to go. Today was the day. Constitution Marsh Sanctuary and... Read more