Archive for the ‘Travel & Attractions’ Category

Virtual Reality Impresses at VR World in NYC by Robin Gorman Newman


My son, 15, is a lover of everything virtual reality, so we couldn't resist a visit to VR World in NYC during his recent school break, and we were joined by another mom and her excited virtual reality fan son. In a word....this place rocks!  Not only for the kids who ...

A Repeat Visit to Gulliver’s Gate with My Teen Son by Robin Gorman Newman


When Gulliver's Gate first opened, my son and I paid a visit and were highly impressed. Ever since, we had been longing to return, as it's the kind of attraction that is ever-evolving and doesn't grow old. During his recent school break, we jumped on the opportunity, and it did not disappoint ...

A “Downtown Experience” with My Teen Son by Robin Gorman Newman


My son, Seth, 15, and I had been fans of THE RIDE for years.  We were regulars when he was younger and did NYC staycations during holiday time.  It was always a thrill to take THE RIDE at  night especially and experience the city in its luminous glory, including the ...

Westchester School Break Staycation with My Teen Son & Birthday Party Package Giveaway by Robin Gorman Newman


As a change of pace for my son's December school break, we decided to make our staycation in Westchester versus the usual NYC.  And, the good news is, we'd love to return. Finding activities to engage a teen boy is not always the easiest, but my research turned up some "keepers." [caption ...

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 ...