New York City offers endless family activities. Whether flying on a trapeze, being stimulated by interactive exhibits at a children’s museum or playing pinball, NYC is paradise for kids. With so many indoor activities, there is plenty to do on a rainy afternoon too. There are many good options in and around town but we’ve narrowed […]


In 1969, a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California prompted then U.S Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, to create the first ever Earth Day. He felt encouraging students to take action while raising awareness about pollution could put environmental protection on the national political agenda. Fast forward more than 50 years later, we’re still […]

Child reading by andrew-branch-180244

Trips with kids can be a delight or a terror, and likely both. With screens such an easy way out of the sturm und drang, it is nearly impossible to resist them. But, remember books? Glorious, informational picture books, full of facts, illustrations and tales that can be fun for everyone in the family. With […]

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

Massachusetts is sweetening the cultural pot this summer with Free Fun Fridays. On select Fridays this summer, over 85 of the state’s most popular museums, historic places and scenic sites will be gratis for all visitors. You’ll detect a distinctive Berkshires twist with Tanglewood (July 21), The Mount (June 23) and the Norman Rockwell Museum (June 30) […]

The Bookworm's Guide to Amherst MA

Amherst is the quintessential New England college town. Literary traditions are a big deal, so bookworms can expect to float on a celestial cloud.

Located at the pinch point of Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Rego Park, Corona is gritty in a good way. Composed of both densely urban and residential spaces, the neighborhood’s main thoroughfare, Roosevelt Avenue, bustles with people weaving through food carts and locals vending bracelets and soccer jerseys. Walking southeast towards the park, you’ll notice the […]

Sonesta Philly

Just designated the United States’ first World Heritage City, Philadelphia is savoring its moment in the spotlight. None other than the Pope dropped by this past September and the Democratic National Convention is arriving this summer, further solidifying the “it” factor. Philly is the birthplace of our own democracy and the ghosts of Betsy Ross and Ben […]

Alexandria is a great base for exploring Washington, D.C. With the National Mall at its doorstep, many visitors use peaceful Old Town Alexandria as an evening respite, away from the bustle of the big city. But don’t overlook its stand-alone getaway potential. You’ll find a thriving art scene, rich history, cosmopolitan shopping and dynamic dining […]

The Mann Center

How will you spend a summer day in the City of Brotherly Love? With so many activities packed between the banks of the Schuylkill and the banks of the Delaware—and beyond—one activity certainly doesn’t fit all. But whether you have the kids in tow, you travel with an entourage of your best pals, or you’re […]