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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For the Love of Dolphins-Marineland, FL

boy and bottlenose dolphin doing flipper handshake, Marineland, Florida

This oceanfront playground promotes the preservation and protection of marine life through programs in their oceanarium with bottlenose dolphins. Our family had the privilege of spending an afternoon here and we made an “ocean of memories.”

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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Guard at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a bucket-list worthy adventure that fosters a deep connection to the formality and honor of a soldier’s life. I hope it has made an impression on my children to appreciate and respect the cost of war and service.

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