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Member since:
27 July 2009

Icon_superoo_orangeSuperoo '12, '13, '14

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About Me & My Family

We are a family of 5. We love to travel and to see new things. We look for a educational experience in everything we do and my we do a lot. Our kids are so used to being on the go that they have tremendous stamina. We try to plan 2 large trips every year and supplement them with weekend get-aways, staycations and a day jaunt now and again. Our kids are always wondering what the next spot will be.
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, energetic
We Just Got Back From
USVI ST. John
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Rhode Island beaches
A Place We'd Love To Visit
Africa
Favorite Vacation Memory
Watching the kids lug their car seats through the airport on their first plane ride.
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Two of my kids got lost at a campground in Yellowstone. My 9 year old son took his 6 year old sister on a walk to the restroom 4 sites down and couldn't find their way back. We ended up reporting them missing at the camp check in and then the search began. I was afraid of them being abducted, but also of the Grizzlies which were out in full force that summer due to the late melt. It was the worst 45 minutes of our lives. A fellow camper overheard my husband relay the story to the camp personnel and she recognized them as she returned to her site 7 loops away from ours. The ranger was called and returned them safely to us. The employees were great and it was a happy ending to a potential disaster.
Websites I Like:
hotwire, tripadvisor, Trekaroo

Awesome Educational Overnights for Families in New England

These attractions offer cool overnight visits. Please check with the attraction to learn more about availability.


2 Institute Drive
Concord, New Hampshire

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A group of 50 or more is required at $50/head to allow night time exploration of the center, telescope viewing, hands on activities and more.


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1 Science Park
Boston, Massachusetts

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For organized groups of 10 or more the museum of science will show your a private screening in their theater, provide demonstrations and hands on learning activities for kids grades 1-7. Not for private groups.


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250 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, Connecticut

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for organized groups of 20 or more head to the CT science center at $ 55/per person. They will host science challenges like the this years vertical ball challenge, provide hands on activities, a 3D movie, food and admission to the center the next day.


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950 Trout Brook Drive
West Hartford, Connecticut

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For kids is grades 1-6 on selected dates. The museum will provide science workshops, wildlilfe workshops, scavenger hunts, planetarium shows and more for $30/pp for groups of 10 or more.

reviewed on: January 07 2010

"Great learning for little people"
We also are members at his local museum and have really enjoyed both the museum and the reciprocity the membership allows to other museums across the country. The kids all enjoy the hands on exhibits especially the bubble blowing ones. Additionally we all like the wildlife sanctuary where exotic animals that have been rescued from the area are cared for. Daily they provide opportunities to watch feedings as well as animal demonstration where the children can get a close encounter with a lizard, snake, ferret or chinchilla. The planetarium is great and has ever changing shows and one really great star gazer who is very informative and knowledgeable. We are forever in awe when we go there and get to imagine the vast scope of the universe!!!Our only disappointment with this museum is the lack of the the changing exhibit. As members we used to enjoy going the to museum to see the ever evolving changing exhibit. They have  now made it a permanent exhibit about dinosaurs and this is rather lackluster.

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Five Water Street
Fall River, Massachusetts

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There are scheduled nights for boys and girl scouts but also for families here to explore the cove fleet. Sleep in the bunks of the sailors, learn how the sailors worked on the ships and eat in their quarters. Costs $50/per person.



290 Norlands Road Livermore,
Livermore, Maine

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on scheduled dates this year August 24th and 25th find out what it would be like to spend 24 hours on a farm in 1870. Dress in period clothes, work the farm and the animals. A true step back in time.


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P.O. Box 1419
Newport, Rhode Island

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Discover what it would be like to be an actual lighthouse caretaker at the Rose Island light. Children must be over 5 and there are some other health restrictions for this 'soft' adventure. But what an adventure. Pump water, use a single burner stove, carry in your food and make everything ready for visitors the next day.Rates are $100 to $185 a night depending on the season.


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100 Barber Avenue
Worcester, Massachusetts

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Kids are knighted at the end of this "OverKnight" where they will learn about knight armor, try some on, participate in a shield workshop, tour the gallery and perhaps even enjoy a medieval style meal if they do not choose pizza. Designed for children in grades 1 thru 6 and for groups up to 60.