5 Other Options for Spring Break…Besides a Big Expensive Trip.

If you’re looking at trips for this coming spring break, and are shocked at how much the demand has driven up the price, here are some other options.  Here are some other options to consider: 1. Local excursions. There are tons of sights to see right in our area. The kids are so busy with sports, we rarely have a […]

The Family Ski Trip: Is It Worth It?

I say “yes”–totally worth it! Whether it’s the thrill of gliding through packed powder snow or sipping cocoa by a crackling fire, there’s no more enjoyable way to create warm wintertime memories than a trip to a family-friendly ski resort. Many ski adventures become stories that families tell for years to come, long after the credit […]

How to Survive Great Wolf Lodge…and Enjoy It!

If you are looking for a place to take your family for a weekend or even a night, you will want to check out Great Wolf Lodge. We stayed at the Poconos location in Pennsylvania (1 hour 20 mins from Ridgewood). It is a complete destination in itself and a great place for a quick escape. You […]

Great Local Camping Spots

Camping brings your family closer together, and can be a very rewarding trip. The campgrounds you pick are also important, some have pools, rafting, nature trails and much more. You and your family are in for a lot of good memories that you will all create together.

A Reason to Be Happy When Your Flight is Delayed

I have, on occasion, been relieved that my flight from Newark was delayed. Like the last time we flew to Caribbean and I had been so crazed in the days leading up to the trip, that I never got a pedicure. My husband grabbed breakfast with my kids and I sat at the Departure Spa with a […]

Find Out Why People Love Frost Valley

2018 SUMMER SLEEP-AWAY CAMP OPEN HOUSES February 11 • March 11 • April 15 • May 20 11:30 am -3:00 pm Join us for a tour during our Open House Sundays or call to book a time that is better for you. There will be a slideshow, Q&A, lunch and walking tour. Call (845) 985-2291 […]

Heather’s Bag of Tricks: Beyond the Ipad

Love vacations….just hate getting there. And we have always traveled often since the grandparents live far away. I’ve even traveled alone quite a bit with my 3 kids–anything for a few days of sunshine during a long, gray winter. The more you do it, I promise, the easier it gets. I’ve become a pro at packing for the […]

Traveling With Kids: 5 Tips for Survival

We recently traveled across the Atlantic with our five kids. Pre-flight, I had some anxiety, but as there was no other expeditious way to visit Italy, we had only one option — 8 hours of flight time with 3 year old active boys (the three older girls pretty much fend for themselves at this point.) […]