Archive for the ‘Travel & Attractions’ Category

Escape the Ordinary – Mystery Room NYC: Review by Jamie Levine


                              Do you love puzzles or strategy games? Are you looking for an entertaining way to release some stress? Or simply a fun and exciting outing with friends or family? Or maybe you’re seeking a new way to celebrate a birthday or special occasion. Mystery Room NYC is the answer. This ...

Travel with a Teen Boy to Providence and Newport by Robin Gorman Newman


For weeks I've been attempting to write this post. So many I know, including myself, have felt slammed since summer ended.  It always feels somewhat abrupt, particularly when my community pool closes, and we continue to get weather in the 80s. But this year, for some reason, especially so. A contributing factor ...

A Visit to Gulliver’s Gate by Robin Gorman Newman


Sometimes the best gifts come in small packages, and that might be said of experiences as well. Gulliver's Gate, a miniature world experience new to Times Square, offers an interactive display representing regions of the world and iconic landmarks, as well as moving trains, planes, ships, wagons and people of the ...

Spring Break at Crystal Springs Resort by Robin Gorman Newman


April Spring break for my family is always a a challenge, given that my husband, Marc, a CPA, can't get away due to tax season, so I look for places that Seth and I can visit, where Marc might later connect with us. Because my health has been a work in ...

ARTech: Pop-up Activity Center: Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


This past Saturday, my family and I had an opportunity to check out an interesting “pop-up” activity center known as “ARTech: Adventures in Art + Technology” held in the Meatpacking District of New York City. The Children’s Museum of the Arts and the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in ...

My Son’s 14th Birthday NYC Staycation by Robin Gorman Newman


My son turned 14 on February 24th. Not only is he looking more mature, but I'm witnessing a maturity in behavior and demeanor, and it's impressive. I also see an ignited interest in socializing, which is both heartening and bittersweet.  An increased desire to hang with friends, as I always hoped he'd ...

Refinery Hotel: A Refuge with a View by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_24777" align="alignleft" width="175"] (Rooftop Fireplace)[/caption] New York in January is a place that many, other than tourists, want to escape, once the ball has dropped and new years excitement has waned. But, for my 13 year old son and I, given the opportunity to squeeze in a quickie staycation, no matter ...

Travel to Wilmington, Delaware with a Teen by Robin Gorman Newman


My husband has been logging long hours at work for some time, so we jumped at the opportunity to enjoy a family vacation over Thanksgiving.  Unfortunately, I took ill with a virus turned sinus infection, so we didn't get to do quite as much as we had hoped, but we ...

Columbus Day Weekend Staycation in Times Square, NYC with My Son by Robin Gorman Newman


Ever since my son turned 13 last February, there’s been a growing maturity and desire on his part for both privacy and autonomy. In our home, he now shuts his bedroom door, and we hear him hanging with friends and playing for hours on his gaming laptop. He emerges for ...

Guest Blog: Setting Sail for a New Family Life by Leon Schulz, author, Sabbatical at Sea, a Family Sets Sail


The following is an excerpt from Sabbatical At Sea.....   It was already May, and the step from Planning into the actual Sailing phase was only a few weeks away. Were we in chaos? That would be an understatement! We were such good planners, surely? What we thought would feel like organizing a ...