I have lived 10 minutes from the Belmont Stakes for 13 years and have never gone there. I would never have thought to take my family there because it’s a racetrack, and I had no idea that they would have attractions geared towards families and children. I was checking one of my usual go-to sites for things to do, MommyPoppins.com and they had Belmont Stakes listed as one of the things to do on the weekends. We decided to take our toddler for the day and we all had a surprisingly great time. Here’s what you can look forward to:
Sunday is Family Fun Day At The Park
New York City is a magnet for travelers both foreign and domestic. And it’s no surprise: NYC is packed with sights, sounds and people from all walks of life. Although the cost of living in New York is notoriously high, the cost of visiting doesn’t have to be. New York City has a lot to offer for travelers with a tiny budget.
If you’re looking for a few days’ worth of sightseeing without going broke, these activities, museums and memorials are absolutely free:
Be in the studio audience for a late-night show. New York is home to The Late Show, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live and more. Tickets to see a taping are free, but they can be hard to get ahold of. Check a show’s website to find out how to reserve tickets. Plan far in advance to boost your chances of gaining admission to your favorite show.
If you love Caribbean culture – the music, the festivals, the food and drink – simply head to London. Apart from the sun, nearly every area in London has something Caribbean to help spice the locale up. Whether you’re looking for a plate full of jerk chicken, a glass of rum punch or a summer festival, our guide will help you navigate London and find the coolest Caribbean vibes.
Two of the trendiest places in London right now are Brixton and Harlesden. Unsurprisingly, both areas have an affluent Caribbean community. Brixton early in the morning is a great place to visit cafes; there’s an abundance to choose from. Negril serves Caribbean toast (spiced toast served with cinnamon and vanilla and toasted coconut), traditional cornmeal porridge and smoothies (the Caribbean Queen drink with papaya, pineapple, mango and a splash of dairy milk) will transport you from the busy streets of London to a tranquil beach in Jamaica.
Perhaps nowhere else on the planet are sports fans as knowledgeable, loyal and enthusiastic as they are in New England. So it’s no surprise that two luxury cruise lines are hosting sports-themed cruises sailing out of Boston Harbor. What could be more exciting than meeting and socializing with famed sports celebrities while on vacation. Here’s how you can rub elbows with some really big hitters!
Gradually this summer people are moving towards pubs instead of going to seashore or beaches. Why? According to research pubs fulfill the psychological need of men and it gives lots of relaxation , a chance to enjoy friends and family in a casual atmosphere, a place where people make new friends and connect socially with the local population.
Are you fond of Irish ales and whiskey, pub food and even some dancing, and are looking for that in London? Then look no further. London has many Irish pubs and we’re here to help you choose the best one where you can enjoy the real fun of summer. Let’s make it easy by categorizing Irish pubs in terms of their niceties and atmosphere, and of course, where to find a pint of Guinness along with music.
There’s no place like Chicago! The Windy City is known for more than just the weather. Chicago is also known for the number of skyscrapers it has, which is why it is also known as the city of big shoulders. The museums and theaters in Chicago are some of the greatest in the world. While there are hundreds of interesting places to visit in Chicago, below is a list of the must-see attractions for any first-time visitor to this exciting city.
Chicago is alive with spring blossoms dancing in the breeze that have been custom crafted into Tru Blooms Chicago Eau de Parfum, a signature city fragrance. Tru Fragrance, a custom fragrance development company has joined forces with the City of Chicago in a groundbreaking community initiative to beautify the city’s public green spaces, generate funds to support local nonprofits, and provide jobs for Chicago residents while creating a limited edition Chicago signature perfume.
With careful nurturing from planting to bloom to bottle, neighborhood green spaces like Grant Park, Chicago Botanic Garden and Water Tower Place have been festooned with fragrant roses, soothing lavender and sensuous violets to give Chicago’s signature fragrance a bright floral scent of a spring day in the city.
How To Sample the Delights of the Uffizi, Florencene The legendary Uffizi Gallery in Florence is considered one of the world’s oldest art museums and possesses what may be the greatest collection of Renaissance art found anywhere. The Uffizi was built in 1560 for the ruling Medici family to serve as a complex of […]
Where will you find the most fun bars in Las Vegas? Well, not all bars and restaurants in Las Vegas are created equal. Other than serving delicious drinks and food, many are offering something that others don’t – something really fun and entertaining. Some have way more fun factor than others. Here are five of […]
London has a dark and grimy side hidden beneath the cosmopolitan city and has played home to some of the most infamous criminals throughout history. A large number of these famous crime scenes are still standing and make a great place to visit for fans of the macabre. In this article I share with you […]
Can you guess the top destinations for travelers in the USA for the first quarter of 2013? Sojern, the world’s leading data-driven traveler engagement platform, recently analyzed data from more than 400 million travelers, and the results are totally of fascinating. Here’s a wonderful infographic that shows just where travelers are heading this year, the […]
One of the most rewarding aspects of barge cruising in France is that you have a chance to experience all the exotic French cuisine along your route. You can go ashore and explore fine restaurants, stop by out-of-the way cafes, and perhaps even learn a few tricks of your own. But what if the fine […]
As celebrities and the uber-rich have demand even more luxury and indulgence, the 5-star rating is no longer sufficient indication that the hotel is the best. Six-star has yet to come of age, but there are still incredible suites and rooms in the world’s most expensive hotels that command a tariff more than the average […]
Winter snowstorms getting you down? Why warm up with a little hot jazz and wine at Long Island’s 6th Annual Winterfest. For 6 consecutive weekends from February 16 to March 24, 2013, the East End of Long Island comes alive with the sound of exceptional Jazz performances enjoyed in the tasting rooms of area […]
A Family Friendly Winter Getaway to the East End of Long Island – Trip Report Winter cabin fever had settled in and our 19 month old yearned for adventure. My husband and I decided to pack up and head to the East End of Long Island for a change of scenery. Long Island Winter Fest […]
Can you guess the most popular cities in the United States for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations? Well without question, nowhere on earth could possibly compare with Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day for authenticity. This year will be particularly vibrant with “The Gathering“, Ireland’s year-long heritage celebration that will stage events and festivities throughout the 2013. […]
Ah, San Francisco, city on the Bay. As I walk down Powell Street past my hotel, The Sir Francis Drake, the clang of the cable cars reminds me that I am indeed in San Francisco. What a joy to be here for the 20th anniversary of the founding of the organization Women Chefs & Restaurateurs. […]
Travel Tips for parents planning to travel to Las Vegas with their children So you’re traveling to Las Vegas… and with kids! I have some amazing tips on traveling to Las Vegas for parents. First of all, select where you are staying carefully. Las Vegas has some of the world’s best hotels. I always suggest […]
We’ll make sure you look for love in all the right places with – A Dozen Red-Hot Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Has Valentine’s Day been reduced to grabbing a box of chocolates off the store shelf and picking up a cello-wrapped bouquet of flowers at the grocery checkout line? Confess, romance has taken second […]
Choice Hotels Ascends to New Heights When Hurricane Sandy struck, no one believed there would be such devastation. True heroes rose during that time and the travel industry was put to the test. Fleeing residents were welcomed to local hotels and exceptions were made everywhere, from accepting pets to making school lunches. I found myself […]