Times Square (New York City-Manhattan)

There's not much more that screams New York City than Times Square. The neon lights, the masses of people, the rush of yellow taxicabs-this is the biggest tourist mecca in the city and it's a DO NOT MISS! You never know what you'll find here and it's a feast for the eyes (maybe not so much your sense of smell). All kinds of companies host events here and do promotional stunts, concerts, you name it. When we … [Read more...]

Tony Di Napoli’s (New York City-Manhattan)

If you are exploring Times Square, this is a great place to park it for some good eats. If you love pasta and Italian fare you will definitely dig Tony's. Make sure you make a reservation on OpenTable.com though because it's quite popular and not just with the tourists. The ambiance is feels like an old speakeasy with big booths and tables and  old chandeliers and cool caricature paintings on the walls. My kids … [Read more...]

United Nations Tour (New York City-Manhattan)

Going to the United Nations for a tour is almost the equivalent of going leaving the country although not to worry, you won't need your passport. You will pass through security and need to present proper ID and once you pass through the gates you will no longer be in the United States (though technically you still are). Once through security, make your way across the courtyard to the main building where your tour … [Read more...]

Wall Street (New York-Manhattan)

What a thrill it was to stand in the shadows of the New York Stock Exchange. Unfortunately that is about as close as we were able to get since security has now been totally beefed up. You can no longer take a tour and watch the action let alone get within 100 ft. of the building. Even so, the energy of the place was still palpable in spite of all the foreign tourists with the selfie sticks snapping away. When we … [Read more...]

Strong Museum and Toy Hall of Fame (Rochester)

The Strong Museum also known as the National Museum of Play really is a glorified kids play zone.  After driving quite a ways from Buffalo we were eagerly anticipating checking it out.  I was really excited to check out cool toys I used to play with as a kid and show them to my kids but when we got to the ticket booth we were informed that there wasn't anything like that there.  There were just some play zones for … [Read more...]