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Flock to Montauk With the Family

Montauk, in the town of East Hampton, is the last pearl in the string of coastal villages known collectively as The Hamptons. Located at the tip of Long Island, Montauk Point is 118 miles from New York harbor or about 120 miles from Midtown Manhattan. People travel there through the longest and largest island in […]

Dive Bars to Explore with Adult Children

For families who like to drink together, there may be no simpler pleasure than getting out and exploring some of the dive bars in a city. Just because a bar looks like a dive, doesn’t mean it is not worth visiting. Dive bars, while offering some great atmosphere, usually offer relatively cheap drinks and great […]

Sneaky Summer Vacation Locales With Educational Fun

Just because school is out doesn’t mean the kids will necessarily stop learning. You can easily sneak in some brain-stimulating fun and excitement with a well-planned family vacation — just check out this list of vacation destinations with built-in educational activities the kids won’t mind (or notice) Scuba in St. Croix Enjoy all the luxury, […]

Cold Spring for Hot Summer Fun

Looking for the perfect daytrip from New York City? Hop aboard one of multiple daily Metro-North Railroad trains departing from Grand Central Terminal for the trip to Cold Spring, a charming riverside village in the Hudson Valley. The route itself is relaxing, following the banks of the Hudson as it winds through forested rural areas […]

Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa

Gurney’s Montauk is located at the tip of Long Island’s east end, beyond the last (East) Hampton, about 120 miles east of Manhattan. It’s reachable by train, jitney, private plane or car. Because it’s about a 90-minute drive from my home, Gurney’s Seawater Spa was the first spa resort I ever visited, some decades ago, […]

Educational Trips to Take During the Summer

Summer is an ideal opportunity for family vacations. The sun is shining, the kids are already off from school and making plans is that much easier. While the possibilities seem endless, many families opt for fun trips to the beach or Walt Disney World. These are great, fun places for a quick family vacation, but […]