Family Road Traveled

mostly NYC adventures with kids

Taughannock Falls & Cayuga Lake – Ithaca, NY with Coronavirus Precautions 2020
We just spent 5 nights, 6 days camping in Ithaca. We love Taughannock State Park for camping and the close distance to both a huge waterfall and Cayuga Lake. Taughannock falls is special, it’s one of the tallest falls in NY State but also has a unique water path... Read more
Buttermilk Falls & Robert Treman State Park with Coronavirus Precautions in Place
We love escaping NYC to Ithaca, NY (about a 3.5 hour drive, although we’ve never made it there that fast). After coronavirus left us under a shelter-in-place order in our NYC apartment for months, we were desperate to get outdoors. We needed to explore nature, waterfalls, gorges, swimming holes..we... Read more
Tiny House Caboose – Lincoln NH
On our road tripping Spring Break we spent the first leg of our vacation staying in a bright red caboose, converted into a tiny house for two memorable nights! The adorable classic caboose is located in Lincoln, NH. Spring is considered mud season but we went at the beginning... Read more
Croton Falls – Croton Gorge Park, Biggest Waterfall Near NYC
These stunning falls are located just 30 miles north of New York City in Croton Gorge Park. The Falls are created by a dam between West and Middle Branches of the Croton River. This park is great for picnicking, fishing and hiking, with trail access to New York State’s... Read more
Phoenicia Black Bear Campground – Catskills, NY
We recently drove past a campsite while traveling through the Catskills that looked so cute, we turned around to drive back through it. Well this past weekend we had a chance to go back and camp there, Phoenicia Black Bear Campground. We did two nights, one of which was... Read more
Kaaterskill Falls – New York’s Highest Waterfalls
This past weekend my family and some friends went on a two day camping experience, and a waterfall hike in the Catskills, NY. It was an awesome weekend, one we’ll cherish for many years. The highlight was probably Kaaterskill Falls.  This waterfall is phenomenal and actually the highest waterfall... Read more
Bushkill Falls with Kids – The Niagara of PA – perfect family day trip from NYC
We had a great taste of nature about 1.5 hours from NYC in Bushkill Falls, PA this week. Bushkill Falls, in the Pocono Mountains, is  a series of eight privately owned waterfalls. They all range in size and intensity but the tallest is an impressive 100 feet. What makes... Read more
Waiting for the travel deals, Costa Rica
Last year I caught a segment on the news and learned one of the best times of the year to get mega travel deals is the week before Thanksgiving. We did some research online and booked one of our favorite trips to date, to Costa Rica. We stayed at... 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