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23 January 2009

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About Me & My Family

We are a French family who has been living in the US for 15 years. We spend all our summers in France, visiting our family as well as other European countries. I write travel books and I am having lots of fun doing that. So far I published two: 'Your Guide to Visit Paris for Free' and 'Your Guide to Visit San Francisco for Free', both available on Amazon.com
Our Family's Travel Personality
curious, structured, independent, energetic, scheduled, artsy
We Just Got Back From
Venice, Italy, Paris, France
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Spain
A Place We'd Love To Visit
Japan
Favorite Vacation Memory
Australia. It just felt perfect and we got to see Ayers Rock: a dream come true.
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Thais having a very smelly bowel movement in her diaper while listening to our guide at the Sydnedy Opera House and throwing up right after that on the beautiful Sydney Opera Floor (she was 4 months old)
Websites I Like:
www.visitcitiesforfree.com www.visitparisforfree.com www.visitsanfranciscoforfree.com www.travelismorefunwithkids.com

5 cross cultural experiences in New York City

When raising children, it is important to make sure that they not only value their cultural background but that they are also open to other cultures. This cross cultural experiences will certainly help them in that process.

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Ellis Island
New York (Manhattan), New York

Comment:
Ellis Island was the last step for European immigrants, the last wait before entering the United States in quest for a better life. By visiting this museum, children will have a better understanding on why Irish, British, Polish, German, French and others endured what they endure in quest for a better life.

reviewed on: March 19 2009

"A live history lesson"
We visited Ellis Island with our two children. We all took the audio tour and the whole experience was fascinating and a history lesson my children will never forget. They left with a sense of despair and sadness after they realized all what people went through to live in the United States. As adults, we learned a lot and I thought the whole visit was very emotional. A must go museum.


1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street)
New York (Manhattan), New York

Comment:
You will come to the Museo del Barrio to get a better understanding of the Latin America countries and Caribbean recent history and art.



108 Orchard St.
New York (Manhattan), New York

Comment:
When visiting the museum with children, you will want to take the Confino Family Living History Tour. This tour is led by a costumed docent playing the role of a 14-year-old Sephardic immigrant girl from the Ottoman Empire. The tour focuses on ideas of culture and assimilation. You will pretend that you are immigrants just off Ellis Island who are asking Victoria Confino for advice on housing, school, work, and fun in the neighborhood


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1 Bowling Green
New York (Manhattan), New York

Comment:
I believe that there is something magical about the American Indian culture and the National Museum of the American Indian in New York is the exact place to go to get to know more.

reviewed on: January 08 2010

"Very interesting museum"
The museum is very close to the dock where you take the ferry to Ellis Island. So it is a good idea to go visit it after you are back from the Island. The building is beautiful and the exhibits are very interesting with contemporary art that are rarely seen elsewhere. One of the art pieces was a mix of items that are destroying the Native American youth and the goal was to guess the whole purpose of the art piece and why the items were picked. There are also areas more suitable for younger children. Overall, a fantastic experience for the whole family.

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420 Tompkins Avenue
Staten Island, New York

Comment:
There is so much more to Italy than pizza and pasta! This museum will help the young visitors in understanding how the Italian immigrants helped shape the United-States.