6 Toy Fair Finds that are perfect for family travel. This year I was welcomed back to the Annual Toy Fair that was held in New York at the Jacob Javits Center and I was on the hunt for toys that are great for bringing on family trips.
The Toy Fair is huge and there is so much to see and learn about. There are lots of new toys that are perfect for a road trip, dinner out, a plane trip, or anywhere you need to go. I was lucky enough to meet with lots of great new up and coming entrepreneurs, who have incredible visions of what kids would love to play with. There were so many to discuss, so sit back and get ready for the toy travel ride…
The pressure is on to plan a perfectly romantic Valentine’s Day for your love. This year with the big day arriving mid-week, it’s a good time to plan a pre-or-post Valentine’s Day getaway to celebrate your affection, and nowhere sparkles with more excitement than New York City. There are lots of romantic activities and sites to experience in 2017, so let’s take a look at our picks for:
The Most Romantic NYC Treats for 2017.
How to Camp in Letchworth State Park and Discover the Grand Canyon of the East
You think New York is one big concrete jungle that makes you mad with the hurly-burly of the city life. But the Big Apple has something huge to offer – camping to one of the greatest escapes you’ll ever have: Letchworth State Park. There’s no better place than famed Letchworth State Park which is known as the “Grand Canyon of the East,” and considered by many as having one of the most incredible scenery in the eastern states.
Lake Erie Wine Country stretches for 50 miles along the southeastern edge of Lake Erie (Erie, PA to Chautauqua County in up-state New York) and wine tasting is just one of the awesome activities that attract in-the-know travelers to this bucolic corner of America.
What’s that you say….you never heard of it? Well, I suspect everyone has been trying to keep it a secret for themselves. Come along as we discover what makes this region a fun and “spirited” getaway destination well worth discovering.
Our family was recently hosted by Sugartooth Tours, who specializes in sweat walking dessert tours in NYC.
What could be more inviting than walking the streets of New York City, stopping to sample delicious ice cream along the way. Come with us as we take a walking tour along the sweet streets of NYC.
It would seem that media superstars know a thing or two about glamorous experiences and luxury surroundings. After all, if you had mega-millions at your disposal, you’d definitely have a taste for the finest luxury goods and most breathtaking settings. So it should be no surprise that many media celebrities have purchased resort properties to reflect their personal vision of resort utopia. While some have failed, many have succeeded in becoming the most glamorous and sought after resort properties in the world.
Here’s a look at The World’s Most Glamorous Celebrity Owned Resorts
Brooklyn is an amazing and diverse borough in New York. One of the most populous areas of
the nation with over 2.5 million residents, almost 40% of whom are immigrants, you can find
just about anything here. Whether you’re looking for arts and culture, fun and entertainment, the
best in cultural cuisine or just about anything else, Brooklyn has it to offer. Here are 5 reasons
you should visit Brooklyn the next time you’re in New York.
Since spring has officially arrived (according the calendar, anyway), that means the season for golf is getting underway as well. In addition to the best in beds and breakfasts, many B&B’s across the country also offer great golfing packages that are on par with some of the bigger resort experiences. Here are a few to consider scheduling some tee time with.
Play Fair in New York Is The Ultimate Play and Toy Experience, Consider It The Willy Wonka of Toys and Play
In early February, WickedGoodTravelTips was invited to attend the first annual Play Fair and Toy Fair (http://playfairny.com and http://toyfairny.com) at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. With my husband and son in tow, I headed to Manhattan on the coldest day of the year so far. This experience was like being a kid in a candy store, but instead of candy, there were toys, play activities, and everyone’s favorite characters from favorite shows, plus so much more. If you have children, this is one event you won’t want to miss.
In this age where most everything is turning digital, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Books are still your best travel companion for quick, well researched, destination information. DK Eyewitness Travel has just released their newly redesigned Top 10 Guides in a streamlined size that’s perfect for throwing in your backpack or travel bag. Any avid travelers knows that DK Eyewitness Travel guidebooks have always been well known for their succinct information coupled with lots of maps, photos and illustrations.
For millions of people, New Year’s Eve means hanging out at home, watching the ball drop in New York’s Times Square to ring in the New Year. But for a once in a lifetime experience, there’s nowhere else in the world to be than Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Here are great tips for navigating Times Square on New Year’s Eve so you don’t get lost in the crowd.
Do You Dare Drive in NYC? Here Are Top Tips for Driving Safely in Busy New York City.
The Big Apple, New York, is a fantastic city full of rich sights, wonderful people and a network of busy roads. While we could talk for days about why New York is awesome or why you should visit New York City on your next trip to America, we thought it’d be far more useful to offer you our top tips for driving in the New York City. In a city full of taxis and bustling roads, it’s far easier to take public transport or even walk, but there are several reasons people choose to drive here.
What better way to enjoy an afternoon in the Back Bay of Boston than to visit trendy restaurants, sample tasty appetizers and sip a variety of fine wines with a Certified Wine Specialist?- What fun! This experience is offered by City Wine Tours in four Boston neighborhoods – Back Bay, South End, North End and Harvard Square. Their motto is: Learning About Wine Should Be As Fun As Drinking It, and we definitely agree. Come along as we visit three acclaimed restaurants in Boston’s Back Bay in the company of our own wine expert.
NYC Walking Tour – 3 Wine Bars You Just Shouldn’t Miss
Whether you’re a New York City native or visiting for the first or hundredth time, it’s a great place to explore a variety of wines from tiny wine bars to larger restaurants whose menus are built around wine selections. What better way to learn about wine than to grab your comfy shoes and spend a few hours walking around the Upper East Side (UES) of New York City and enjoy some spectacular wines?
Start Fresh With The Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the USA.
It’s that time of year again – time to make some New Year’s resolutions, with the hopes of keeping them! We’re sharing some of our favorite New Year’s Eve celebrations and traditions that will have you looking forward to 2015.
Visiting Gingerbread Lane at the New York Hall of Science is a sweet treat!
The New York Hall of Science (www.nysci.org) is one of three locations hosting the Guinness World Record-holding Gingerbread Village with the theme of “Tale of Three Cities” this year. New York Hall of Science is located in Flushing, NY at the Flushing Meadow Park. The elaborate custom crafted gingerbread city is being shown at New York Hall of Science in Queens, The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Manhattan, and The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.
This year why not let someone else do the driving while you sit back and relax with nothing to disturb your leaf-peeping revelry. We’ve pulled together a guide to America’s favorite rail journeys that travel past the country’s most stunning fall foliage vistas. Whether you have one day to spare or a week, here are the best train routes for doing some serious leaf peeping.
From New England, to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the narrow gauge rails of the west, there’s spectacular foliage scenery all along the way.
Why visit Poughkeepsie, NY you ask? Well let me tell why Poughkeepsie is a great secret kept for family getaways. Located in the Hudson Valley, Poughkeepsie has a great deal of culture and history.
If you like to enjoy the great outdoors, there are amazing hiking trials, the Walkway Over the Hudson, wineries, apple picking and many historical sites to see. With it being less than two hours from New York City, and accessible to many types of transportation, it makes for a great getaway destination. The views around the Hudson Valley make it well worth the drive. The Dutchess County Tourism website has an abundant amount of resources and events that will help you plan your vacation trip.
What is more exciting to kids than Legos? Here’s our trip report of a toddler’s first visit to Legoland Discovery Center in New York. My son could not wait to go and we invited some friends join us for the trip. Our friends purchased their tickets online prior to going, which is highly recommended to guarantee entry, and to take advantage of discounted online prices.
We have great recommendations for fun winter activities with kids in New York City. As we all know trying to find something to do with a toddler during the winter can be a challenge. Luckily, there are a lots to do here in NY.
We decided to visit the New York Botanical Gardens Train Show. We live about 15 minutes from the Botanical Gardens, but had never been there. We were graciously hosted by the garden to see the Holiday Train Show and see the rest of the garden.