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New York

Find out where to eat, stay and play with your family while traveling to New York.

Travel Like a Local Immerse in Rock Climbing (Indoor Climbing Gym)

Almost twelve years ago my husband stumbled onto a climbing gym and became a quick addict. At that time, our oldest boy was around four years old, and he came along with his papa for the fun of it. When our second boy was born, we started to take them both to the local wall […]

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Step Back in Time – Fun for the Whole Family at Luna Park in Coney Island

If you know anything about the recent history of the US you know that Coney Island and its boardwalk is the quintessential amusement park beach. The actual boardwalk originally opened back in 1923, its official name is Riegelmann Boardwalk. Now, it is known for being home to one of the most famous boardwalk amusement parks […]

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New York to Philadelphia – Find the Most Economical Tickets

Traveling to the US has so many wonderful perks for us. The main one is that my kids get to visit with their grandparents and beloved uncle. Since my parents are dying to spend as much time with the kids as possible, the hubby and me like to take advantage and do a romantic getaway. Grandparents […]

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Places to Visit in NYC

New York City is a true dream for all sorts of travelers. When I lived in NYC I was single, so I always thought of this city as non-kid-friendly. Now that I have two little men, I have returned numerous times to visit the city and am in complete awe how much there is to […]

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Wondering What To Do in NYC with Kids – Visit the Children’s Museum of Manhattan

When I lived in NYC I never thought of it as a kid friendly city. The fact that I was single and childless helped reinforce that at every corner. However, when I first came back to visit with my two boys a few years ago I was beyond impressed with all there was to do […]

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Sandwiches and Entertainment All in One Famous Spot – Carnegie Deli NYC

Did you know that I lived in NYC for four years before I took off on my travel adventure that led me to my inevitable life as an expat? I did. And I have to confess that in all those years I never visited Carnegie Deli. I passed it hundreds of times. I always peaked […]

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Affordable, Delicious, Kid Friendly Restaurant in NYC? It Can Be Done the Schnippers Way

Can you really get the words affordable, delicious and kid friendly into one sentence when describing a NYC restaurant? I honestly didn’t think that is a possibility. Sure kid friendly exists here, but affordable as in less than $10 for a delicious huge meal that a child will devour? Have to admit, it is a […]

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11 Things to Do in New York City

New York City is one of the most exciting cities in the world. It offers so many attractions that it can get a bit overwhelming to pick the ones you want. Even after growing up in NYC, when the time came to plan a trip back with my family, I had trouble deciding what we […]

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Free Things to Do in NYC

Traveling to NYC can get have a hefty price tag. There are tons of amazing things to do in NYC but you have to pay for a lot of them. Plus, if you are traveling with your family the numbers go up. That’s why it is always fun to find attractions you can visit for […]

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Why Downtown New York City is Worth a Visit

Downtown has seen so many wanted and unwanted changes over the past decade that every time I visit it is completely different. For the most obvious changes and catastrophe, of course, 9/11 not only changed the soul of NYC, but also the skyline forever. In the place of the Twin Towers now stands the magnificent […]

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Facts About Times Square That Will Blow You Away

The last time my family and I stepped foot into the heart of Times Square was over five years ago. We returned this year and what a difference. Unlike most places that barely change with the times, Times Square changes in a New York City minute. Times Square is one of the most famous places […]

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Circle Line Sightseeing Tour – Things to Do in New york

The circle line is a tour that has been offered in New York City for a very long time! And definitely a must do when you visit the city. They offer sightseeing tours around the island on board of boats that offer a magnificent view of Manhattan and its most famous attractions. A few of […]

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Is It a Museum For Kids in NYC?

Who at nine years old wants to be a curator, but has never heard of the word or position ever? Apparently, my oldest boy. He’s been taking art classes for the past year, and even though he enjoys the drawing, his teacher is amazing at teaching him art history and appreciation and he just loves […]

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Theme Restaurants in NYC – Taking it Up a Notch

Theme restaurants can be a bit corny with a negative connotation to them. Just thinking of going to one makes one feel you’ll be part of the herd that follows the marketing, corporate push to get people to visit these restaurants. And worse of all, be labeled as a ‘dumb tourist’ even if its in […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Facts – So Much You Simply Didn’t Know!

Originally called the New York and Brooklyn Bridge is not only the first longest suspension bridge in the United States, but it has a story to tell that goes way beyond its architectural magnificence. My husband and I had a rare date during the day. We left the kids with my parents and rented bikes […]

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Street Food in NYC – What Are You in the Mood to Eat?

New York City is world renown for prize winning chefs, cuisines from all over the world and Michelin starred restaurants . There is even a saying, ‘You can eat three meals a day, ever single day for one year and still not eat at all the restaurants in NYC.” But aside from the insane amount […]

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A Visit to the American Museum of Natural History in New York is a Can’t-Miss-This Attraction

Telling young kids that you were going to take them to a museum was almost the same as telling them you were about to go the dentist. However, when you throw in words like dinosaurs, whales, meteors and other cool stuff their bodies start tingling and they WANT to go! Why You Can’t Miss American […]

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3 Family Friendly Museums in New York

Most people don’t think of museums as potential attractions while they travel. But I have discovered that they can provide a few hours of fun and learning experiences for me and my boys. That’s why, while looking for fun adventures with my family I planned a visit to a few of the most iconic museums […]

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History of Grand Central Station – Meet at the Cross Roads in NYC

Grand Central Station is one of the greatest, most used landmarks of Manhattan. And the largest train station in the world. New York Central Railroad was the original name when Cornelius ‘Commodore’ Vanderbilt added railroad to his holdings. And has gone through many renovations and restoration to be the sixth most visited tourist attraction in the […]

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What To Do in Central Park, NYC – Things You’d Never Thought Of Doing!

You can’t come to NYC and not visit Central Park. It’s practically sinful to do that.  Even if you visit in the dead of winter, it’s still a magical place. How to Do a Tour of Central Park: Walking around on your own or a guided tour of Central Park  Biking Central Park – either […]

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