academy of natural sciences

This afternoon we had no school (insert daughters doing cartwheels here) so we hit up the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Now, I would never tell you to play hooky. But if you ever have a random day off, go into Philly and hit the museums when they’re not crowded. Even if you’ve been […]

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williamsburg stop #6: jamestown settlement

Our final stop in Williamsburg on Sunday morning was Jamestown Settlement. “FINALLY!” said Ellie. Ellie had been dying to go to Jamestown Settlement, to see the  re-created Powhatan Indian village. It was the part she had been looking most forward to. First we had to see the gallery exhibits and watched the introductory film that […]

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williamsburg stop #4: busch gardens

On Saturday, we headed to Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The kids (who love amusement parks) were super excited. We immediately blown away – Busch Gardens Williamsburg has been voted the world’s “Most Beautiful Park” every year since 1990 by the National Amusement Park Historical Association… and it shows. It was gorgeous setting, filled with fun rides […]

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williamsburg stop #3: colonial williamsburg

Well, I can’t include everything, since we took approximately a gazillion pictures during our day in Colonial Williamsburg, but here are a few highlights. It was amazing! I’ve wanted to go there pretty much forever. Colonial Williamsburg is a living museum – there is truly nothing else like it. It is gorgeously restored, utterly unique […]

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williamsburg stop #2: yorktown victory center

Our first peek into history this week was a stop at Yorktown Victory Center. Yorktown played a pivotal role in the Revolutionary War and the Yorktown Victory Center now serves as  a museum of the American Revolution, offering a unique blend of timelines, film, thematic exhibits and outdoor living history. We started out in touring […]

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williamsburg stop #1: water country usa

Today, we went to Water Country USA in Williamsburg and had such an amazing time. Now first a confession: I hate water parks. I do. Maybe there is something wrong with me. But its true. I only go for the kids. So imagine my surprise when I had a terrific time at Water Country USA. […]

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Congress Hall

This weekend, I stayed at Congress Hall in Cape May, New Jersey. It was love at first sight when I walked into the gorgeous lobby. So elegant. Yet, the hotel is far from stuffy. The staff is delightful and welcoming. I was instantly charmed when they handed me my room key. A real key! The […]

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Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel

My family are I just stayed at the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel. This hotel’s location was fabulous – its right on the beautiful beach that Virginia beach boasts with the boardwalk just in front. The hotel was gorgeous and not at all what I expected. Very posh, but still beachy inside. Plus it is […]

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embassy suites – orlando airport

On our recent trip to Orlando, we spent two nights at the Embassy Suites Orlando Airport. This hotel’s convenience can not be beat – we got our luggage, called the hotel, and they sent the shuttle right over. Within 15 minutes, we were at the hotel checking in. The hotel was very nice and all […]

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greek peak mountain resort

This past weekend, my family and I enjoyed two nights at the brand new Hope Lake Lodge at the Greek Peak Mountain Resort in Cortland, NY in the finger lakes region. We drove up in a light snow and saw the lodge, warm and welcoming like a postcard! We walked into a gigantic three story […]

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