Archive for the ‘Travel & Attractions’ Category

A Family Visit to The Maritime Aquarium by Robin Gorman Newman


We have always been an aquarium-loving family, so this summer we decided to pay a first time visit to The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT.  It is the only aquarium focused on Long Island Sound, and it explores related animals and conservation issues from around the world. A constantly evolving facility, ...

Visiting THE AKC MUSEUM OF THE DOG and GULLIVER’S GATE by Robin Gorman Newman


My now 16 year old son and I have done many NYC staycations over the years, so he's developed a love of all that the city has to offer. While in summer, we try to spend as much time by our community pool as possible....especially this year since he's working there ...

SPYSCAPE: A Visit with My Teen Son by Robin Gorman Newman


I'm always on a quest for cool things to do with my son, now 15, so we paid a visit with friends during his recent school break to SPYSCAPE, located on 8th Avenue and 55th Street.  This, the first SPYSCAPE flagship museum & experience, opened in New York City in 2018, ...

Family Weekend with a Teen Boy to Harrisburg, PA by Robin Gorman Newman


We have been to Hershey, Pennsylvania twice and enjoyed, so when we were offered the opportunity to go on a press road trip to Harrisburg, a neighboring town, my family and I jumped on it.  We knew there were some activities up the alley of my teenage son, Seth. We had ...

Family Trip To Niagara Falls With a Teen by Robin Gorman Newman


To this day, I can remember my family trip to Niagara Falls as a kid.  We rode the iconic Maid of the Mist where we all got soaked and had a great time. Life has a way of coming full circle, and my son, 15, decided that this would be the ...

Family Vacation to Toronto with a Teen by Robin Gorman Newman


This was the summer of extreme humidity and rain in New York, so we were anxious to go on vacation, with the hope that weather might more comfortable elsewhere.  Toronto did not disappoint on that level and in general. [caption id="attachment_27653" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Lobby - partial view)[/caption] We began our vacation in ...

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 ...