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27 July 2009

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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
Malibu Dude Ranch Poconoes, PA
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Rhode Island beaches
A Place We'd Love To Visit
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.


1 Science Park
Boston, Massachusetts

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.


2 Institute Drive
Concord, New Hampshire

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.


250 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, Connecticut

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. Chaperone ratio must be 1:8. Call for details.


950 Trout Brook Drive
West Hartford, Connecticut

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.


Five Water Street
Fall River, Massachusetts

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

On scheduled dates 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.


P.O. Box 1419
Newport, Rhode Island

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 vary depending on the season.


29 Touro Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840
Newport, Rhode Island

The Oliver Hazard Perry Organization is dedicated to education about the sea. On select weekends families can board the tall ship Mystic for sailing training, All meals are included and guests sleep in stateroom on board the tall ship. Price $250/pp


1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island

At the Roger Williams Park Zoo you can plan a special overnight at the zoo. This includes 2 guided zoo tours, face to face animal interaction, dinner and a light breakfast. Call for availability.

reviewed on: August 21 2009

"informative docents"
We have been several times to the RWPZ. The kids like the elephants, giraffes and the snow leopards. We are looking forward to the return of the polar bears. On our last visit there were several very informative docents that really caught the attention of our 7 years olds. There is also a great marsh walk where you can see turtles, fish adn frog in the "wild". The kids always enjoy this part. They also often have special exhibits.


1 Columbus Ave
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Expect on on field clinic with a player, tickets to the game, dinner vouchers and after the game pitch your tent and watch a movie on the big screen at the field.