Grand Prize Winner: nausikaa Lift tickets winner: myshkingfh
Yes, you might be wishing that this winter was over, but one great thing about it is the fun to be had at Killington Resort in Vermont. Barista Kids and Killington have teamed up to give one very lucky reader a Grand Prize of a 3 night, 2 day family trip to Killington Resort.
With record snowfall across much of the nation, conditions at Killington Resort have been excellent all winter. Known as “The Beast of the East,” Killington Resort invites winter weather lovers to head up to Vermont for skiing, snowboarding, outdoor activities, and events for the whole family. Plus, this year Killington is pleased to announce a new addition – the much-anticipated, state-of-the-art Peak Lodge constructed at the 4,100 foot level of Killington Peak. Bundle up and grab a piece of the action!
What comes to mind when you think of Hershey, Pennsylvania? Most people think first of chocolate. Then they picture water parks, roller coasters, friendly, walk-around characters and rolling green hills. They may even imagine themselves visiting one of Hershey’s official resorts–either the Hotel Hershey or Hershey Lodge. Hershey resorts are built on the legacy of Milton S. Hershey, who founded Hershey Entertainment and Resorts in 1927. Regardless of where you end up at Hershey, everyone at Hershey makes good on the Hershey tagline—the sweetest place on earth.
Looking for an easy weekend getaway, but tired of the same old “drive” destinations near New Jersey? Consider following in my family’s footsteps, and get a fresh new take on an old destination. In our case, we hit up Philadelphia, but with a twist: We skipped our usual historic downtown tour and focused instead on the cultural side of the city. Can you spend a weekend in Philly without seeing the Liberty Bell and still have a good time? Yes! (But no need to skip the cheesesteaks….)
Will you be packing up your family to travel for Thanksgiving? Unfortunately the weather along the east coast isn’t cooperating—that we can’t help. But we can help you with travel tips for families. With these travel tips, your kids won’t keep asking, “Are we there yet?”
Here is a round up of our family travel tips to make you more thankful this Thanksgiving:
Last March my family went to Disney World. We decided to rent a car while there for several reasons, one being that we drove to visit my parents two hours from Orlando. The cost of a rental car for a week isn’t cheap and when we saw how much they added on for booster seats, we decided to bring our own. My kids weren’t too happy to have to lug their booster seats through the airport. If only I had known about the BubbleBum booster seat, things would have been much easier.
On a daily basis I look at my family’s practices and habits and wonder how we can live a more sustainable, humane life. I know many of us in Montclair wonder the same and many are taking steps in that direction. It may be raising chickens in the backyard or growing our own vegetables or using solar for energy or riding bikes more often or using less natural resources to maintain a lawn. Many of us are trying, in our own way, and still I know many of us are asking “what more can I do?”.
We were curious to meet folks who are indeed doing more and we needed a little family vacation. So my family recently headed to Upstate New York and stayed at Honey Hollow Farms in Coxsackie, New York. The farm is run by a family who transplanted there from Brooklyn (instead of making the typical move to Montclair.) They were craving more nature and a lifestyle that was closer to sustainable. They now own a working farm where they raise their own happy animals and eventually kill them (humanely) for food, grow their own vegetables, and make their own cheese.
My kids start asking when were going to the Jersey Shore sometime around April. It doesn’t matter to them that it’s in the mid 60′s and barely warm enough to leave the winter coats at home, they’re all about the sand and the sea. We live in Northern New Jersey, about an hours ride from the ocean and not exactly close enough to just pop on by. Last spring, on a glorious blue sky day and amid much begging and pleading, we agreed to take them for the day to the beach; a bite of lunch, a bit of kite flying, some seashell collecting and we’d be on our way back home.