Skyline Drive-A Detour Worth Taking

Blue Ridge Mountain overlook on Skyline drive, Shenandoah National park

During our two week road trip down the East Coast of the US we took a detour that would bring us to the best views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Lake Placid, NY—Capturing Hearts & History

Lake Placid Olympic Village Mountain View, Adirondacks, New York

Lake Placid is a welcome addition to the bountiful adventures New York State has to offer. Tucked away in the Adirondack Mountains, this area holds its place in history and people’s hearts.

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Explore the Natural Playground of The Wild Center

Indoor Pond Nature Study at The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, New York

The Wild Center is one more reason to explore the Adirondacks and a terrific adventure for families. We could not wait to plan our trip and experience this natural playground set in the mountains and forest. This educational center hosts interactive and hands-on learning experiences to encourage Visual Thinking Strategies, a new concept in modern science.

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Do You Have What it Takes to Beat the Bomb?

Getting Ready at Beat the Bomb, Brooklyn

We could not pass up an opportunity like this! This team game to diffuse a bomb hit our competitive, game loving family as a challenge. As a bonus, we are always looking for excuses to enjoy Brooklyn.

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The Most Visited Zoo in Europe-Zoo Berlin

famous entry gate to Zoo Berlin, Germany

We love checking out the local zoos when we travel and are pretty tough to impress. The Berlin Zoo is at the top of our list with 20,000 animals, 1300 species and 82 acres (33 hectares) to explore! It is the most visited zoo in Europe.

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Visiting Blue Ridge Mountain Royalty-Grandfather Mountain, NC

View Grandfather Mountain from Mile High Swinging Bridge, North Carolina

Family adventures always include at least one special thing that we want to experience or enjoy, but Grandfather Mountain surprised us with four—otters, bears, a skybridge, and the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Needless to say, everyone in the family was satisfied.

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Axe Throwing! in Brooklyn, NY

Two Viking costumed at Kick Axe Throwing

Our family loves to find new and exciting things to do and axe throwing really caught our attention. When we heard there was a place in New York City that would allow us to throw axes, we could not resist! We booked a session at Kick Axe Throwing right away.

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The Breathtaking & Bold Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Hiker standing on edge Gertrude’s Nose, Minnewaska Preserve, New York

New York State Parks keep amazing us with their abundant waterfalls, mountains, hiking, and gorgeous scenic views! On our quest to explore more of the state’s natural wonders, we planned a visit to Minnewaska State Park Preserve in the Hudson Valley– New York’s largest state preserve at 22,000 acres! Our spring visit was full of rushing waters, icy rocks, snowy foot paths, and a frozen lake. Our summer visit was a motivating exploration of the trails that led us to the highest scenic overlooks.

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