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avatarGenie Davis is a multi-published fiction author, screen and TV writer, and travel writer. If it was possible, she'd like to spend every day traveling. www.geniedavis.com
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Our Family Visit to New York City – Off the Beaten Track

Our Family Visit to New York City – Off the Beaten Track

October 2, 2011 No Comments When you take tots to the city, the world opens up. The city itself is a world to a child, and one as vast as New York offers many different worlds to explore. We were able to go to several areas of this great American city that I hadn’t spent much time in before, and ...

 

Raleigh, North Carolina: A Remedy for the Road

Raleigh, North Carolina: A Remedy for the Road

September 30, 2011 No Comments My family and I were at the mid-way point on a vacation slash music tour for my singer songwriter daughter (www.nicolelexidavis.com). We’d traveled through the northeast from city to city via train, rented a car outside of Washington, D.C., and began the road trip portion of our tour heading south. We were heading for Raleigh, ...

 

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Philadelphia: Fast and Fun Attractions for the Family

Philadelphia: Fast and Fun Attractions for the Family

September 29, 2011 No Comments Philly was a fast stop for my family and me on our recent trip to the East Coast. But we packed a great deal of fun into a short stay, and included some locations beyond the standard ones that you may not consider as a part of your vacation – but you should. Small children and ...

 

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Philadelphia – Ben Franklin’s Town

Philadelphia – Ben Franklin’s Town

September 28, 2011 No Comments You might think Frank Sinatra – and his Big Apple song – when you think of New York. You might think of the current President, or George Washington, perhaps in Washington, D.C. In Boston, it’s pretty much Paul Revere that comes to mind, historically speaking. But Ben Franklin is the go-to-guy for Philadelphia. You’ll find ...

 

Family Friendly Stay at the Kimpton Helix in Washington, D.C.

Family Friendly Stay at the Kimpton Helix in Washington, D.C.

September 24, 2011 No Comments On a recent trip to Washington, D.C. built around my daughter’s first east coast music tour, we managed to fit in a great deal of sightseeing along with her performances, enjoy some wonderful food, and experience an exceptionally family friendly AND environmentally friendly stay at the Kimpton Helix. We loved the Helix, and the staff’s ...

 

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Touring Washington, D.C. by Day and Night with the Family

Touring Washington, D.C. by Day and Night with the Family

September 22, 2011 No Comments This is primer on how to take little kids, adults, big kids, and even a touring musician on a sightseeing spree in the Nation’s Capitol without utter exhaustion and crankiness. My daughter was spending two evenings of her massive east coast music tour in this city, and the rest of the family was coping well ...

 

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Which Form of Transportation Works Best on your Family Trip?

Which Form of Transportation Works Best on your Family Trip?

September 18, 2011 No Comments On our recent multi-generational family trip to the East Coast – combined with my daughters first East Coast Music tour – we took planes, trains, automobiles, cabs, subways, and our own feet all around the eastern seaboard. Which form of transportation will work best for you? Traveling with kids is often easiest by car – ...

 

St. Petersburg, Florida – Saying hello to Dali and Strolling the Sunken Gardens

St. Petersburg, Florida – Saying hello to Dali and Strolling the Sunken Gardens

September 15, 2011 No Comments If you can tear yourself away from the beautiful gulf coast beach of St. Petersburg long enough to head into town, you’ll find old-school tourist attractions, a collection of interesting restaurants and cafes, and the Dali Museum, the only major collection of surrealist artist Salvador Dali’s work outside of Spain. Surprised to see a stellar ...

 

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Going Back to Boston Massachusetts – A Family Delight

Going Back to Boston Massachusetts – A Family Delight

September 14, 2011 No Comments It’s been awhile since I took my kids to Boston. They’re older now, but the city looks younger than ever, with tourism a tremendous industry for the city, it has reason to stay spic and span.  Some things have changed, some have not, in this still beautiful brownstone city perched between the sea and the ...

 

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Don Cesar Beach Resort in Beautiful St. Pete Beach, Florida

Don Cesar Beach Resort in Beautiful St. Pete Beach, Florida

September 13, 2011 No Comments Whether you’re looking for an idyllic and low key end to a long journey or a beautiful beach escape, we love Florida‘s gulf coast. St. Pete Beach has pretty much everything you could ask for in a laid back and relaxing spot, and the hotel we chose to enjoy it, the Don Cesar, was ideal ...

 

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