Family Road Traveled

mostly NYC adventures with kids

White Post Farms a Fantastic Fall Festival with Petting Zoo!
I love the fall. Halloween is one of my favorite events each year. I love everything about it from the fall festivals, apple and pumpkin picking, costumes and the multitude of opportunities to do all these things with family and friends. I recently made my first visit to White... Read more
Meadowlands State Fair – Biggest Carnival near NYC and AWESOME!
I’ve been visiting Meadowlands Fair for over 18 years now, it has grown and gotten better than ever. This year I brought my four year old for the first time. The fireworks finale sealed the deal and we’ll be making this an annual tradition. State Fair Meadowlands (formerly called... Read more
Bronx Zoo with kids – how to tackle the largest zoo in the U.S.
We love visiting the Bronx Zoo. It happens to be a short drive from our apartment in upper Manhattan and we have a family membership so visit often. The truth is, if you don’t have a car or membership it’s a pain to get to and quite expensive. With... Read more
Central Park Zoo & Tisch Children’s Zoo
One of my favorite spots in NYC, even before I became a mom is Central Park Zoo. I love watching the snow monkeys climb around on their rock island then looking up to enjoy the gorgeous NYC skyline. Around the corner are grizzly bears, snow leopards and penguins. This... Read more
Queens County Farm Children’s Carnival – Petting Zoo – Pony Rides
Simply Charming. This annual event held at Queens County Farm Museum has all the classic carnival fun you would expect. This past weekend was the opening weekend and next weekend, April 16-17th 2016 is the closing weekend, so there’s still time to go! We made the trip out to... Read more
Van Saun Park, Bergen Zoo
Brooklyn and I typically head to NJ to run errands after her gymnastics class on Tuesdays. But yesterday our errand run turned into much more. We decided to visit Van Saun County Park. Van Saun is a sweet little park in Bergen, NJ, just 20  minutes from NYC. We’ve... Read more
New York Hall of Science, Queens Zoo, Fantasy Forest
It’s officially fall, NYC’s finest season. After morning pre-k yesterday we decided to venture out for our last car outing for a couple days. The Pope comes to town today, and traffic is going to be madness. We picked Queens, New York Hall of Science. You can get there... 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
Turner Falls MA and Franklin County Fair
A few times a year Monte, speaks at Hallmark School of Photography in Turner Falls, MA. And we sometimes join him on this 3.5 hour trip from NYC. The date for his next talk happened to coincide with the opening night of the annual Franklin County Fair, so we... Read more
Central Park

Central Park

NYC with kids September 2, 2015 0

Today I realized summer is almost over. And it’s my last full week with my daughter before her morning pre-school and organized activities start up. We tackled today like we had a bucket list and we conquered Central Park. After living in NYC 18 years I can finally say... Read more