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United States

Find out where to eat, stay and play with your family while traveling to United States.

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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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Best Neighborhoods In Boston to Visit

Not only is Boston called the ‘Walking City’ it’s also nicknamed the ‘City of Neighborhoods’. With over 21 different neighborhoods, it’s hard to believe that such a small city can be so diverse. Bostonians take their neighborhoods very seriously. Every neighborhood is almost like a stand alone town with the residents having strong rooted pride, […]

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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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How To Get Around New York City

New York City is one of the easiest and most accessible cities to get around. Aside from being the perfect walking city, the subway system is fantastic, the buses go where the subways don’t and how about the 14,000 yellow cabs that are everywhere to be hailed in seconds. How To Get Around New York […]

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Visiting NYC – Take a Cruise on the Circle Line in NYC

When my family and I moved to the United States over 35 years ago, one of the first tours we did was take the Circle Line in NYC cruise around the Island. Since the boats stopped arriving to Ellis Island, this was as monumental of a tour for us. I barely remember it since I […]

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Visiting the Ivy League Colleges and Universities in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Visiting Cambridge Massachusetts is much more than a stroll around the quaint streets and the banks of Charles river. It’s walking along in historic times along with the brightest minds of the US, and the world. I have to gloat a little. My baby brother five years ago had a dilemma: he had to decide […]

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What to do in Boston with Kids – Go to a Red Sox Baseball Game

My kids are growing up in Central America where football (soccer) rules over any other sports event. Even though in Nicaragua (almost a neighboring country) the national sport is baseball you barely hear about it. And you definitely don’t have any stadiums where it is played and considered as a religious, fanatical event like in […]

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Places To See in Boston – Freedom Trail is the Perfect Beginning

Let’s pretend you only have 24 hours in Boston.  Instead of sitting in a corner biting your nails that you have such a short period of time in this great city, you can actually do a lot to enjoy it. Tourist Attractions in Boston  Boston is home to so many important events that have shaped […]

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Boston Subway System – Getting Around Town is Easy

Boston may be called the “Walking City” but it sure helps to have a reliable, efficient subway system. Bet you didn’t know this about the Boston Subway System  The first subway system in the United States was built at Park Street, Boston in 1897. The metro is called the T Metro Map – It runs […]

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One of the Oldest Tours in US Swan Boats of Boston at the Public Gardens

As with all things in Boston, everything has a significant historical background. Boston Commons and Public Gardens, the main park of Central Boston and a perfect spot to kick back and enjoy nature. Fun Quick Facts – Boston Commons and Public Gardens Boston Commons is the first park in America established in 1634 Public Gardens […]

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Boston Food Trucks – They Will Surprise You!

Eating out at fancy-schmancy restaurants is fantastic and a dream for most parents traveling with young kids. We always fit in two or three dining out adventures and they are great fun. But nothing beats eating at food stands and trucks. I hunt food trucks everywhere we visit, Boston is no different. Great Finds – Boston […]

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Haymarket in Boston – Dirt Cheap Produce and More

Markets and me are best friends. I seek them out where ever I go and can spend hours simply wandering around, enjoying the atmosphere without buying anything at all. Living in Guatemala my addiction stays alive and well with the amazing traditional and local markets here with prices that I never thought would be beat, especially not […]

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Wondering What to do with Kids in New Jersey – How About Mine Tours?

New Jersey is an interesting State. It lies across the river from Manhattan and borders NY state. NJ, the Flower State, is known for the ‘Jersey Shore’ which is in the southern part of the state, suburbia and malls in the middle, and parks in the north. Personally, I think Northern Jersey is one of […]

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New York CityPASS – 6 Top NYC Attractions All in One Go

New York is one overwhelming city. Just the thought of what to do and where to go makes you wonder if you’ll see anything at all. Narrowing things down sure is helpful. 6 Top NYC Attractions  If I was to be asked what are the most popular things to see and do in NYC these […]

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Who Would Have Thought New York is a Bike Friendly City – Bike Rental NYC

What’s the best way to see NYC, without sitting on a bus or walking till your feet fall off? Biking, baby. If you asked me to do a bike tour of NYC twelve years ago, when I lived here, I’d laugh. The very thought of competing with the taxis or mobs of people would have […]

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