The Second Annual “A Celebration of Harry Potter” Begins This Week At Universal Orlando Resort

Have you visited Universal Studios to check out The Wizarding World of Harry Potter? Unfortunately, I have not.  I'm hoping to visit REAL soon though! The last time I visited Orlando, we didn't have time to visit Universal Studios.  I was in Florida for a press trip and time didn't allow us to visit.  But like I said, I'm hoping to finally see the park up close and personal. My family and I are HUGE fans of all Harry Potter movies so we can't wait to visit! This weekend, fans from around … [Read more...]

Celebrate Any Occasion with Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of The Seas – The World’s First Smartship! #QuantumoftheSeas

Disclosure: I was invited by Royal Caribbean for a two-night media cruise on the Quantum of the Seas Cruise Ship. No monetary compensation was provided. Are you looking to travel with your loved ones for a special occasion or just because? You'd want to celebrate on the grandest, the most technological ship ever created -- Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas Cruise Ship. It is nothing like you've seen before. If you've never cruised before, THIS is the cruise ship you'd want to try FIRST! … [Read more...]

Enjoy The Last Weekend For Bronx Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo! #BronxZoo

Disclosure: As a Bronx Zoo Blog Ambassador, I received a family membership in exchange for my participation. All opinions expressed here are always my own. There is no other venue in the tri-state area that offers as much Halloween fun as the Bronx Zoo's Boo at the Zoo.  Activities range from a magical illuminated pumpkin walk to costume parades with stilt walkers and giant puppets to musical theater, Broadway show performances, magic, crafts, treat stations and more! Families can also check … [Read more...]

The Bronx Zoo has a Summer Camp & I Have a Special Discount for You!!

Did you know that the Bronx Zoo offers summer camp for kids ages 4 and up? Well they do and they still have a few available spots! Your child can experience a very unique summer camp like no other. All camps are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except for the Teen Internship. Zoo Camp experience includes: • Age appropriate, hands-on science activities • Up-close animal encounters • Wildlife Theater performances (Kinderzoo and older) • Exhibit visits • Arts and crafts • … [Read more...]

Come Celebrate World Ocean’s Day Event at the New York Aquarium #WorldOceansDay

Disclosure: I am a member of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Zoo Crew. This post is part of a sponsored campaign. I received membership for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own. Hey everyone! We just got back from visiting the New York Aquarium and we are beat! It took us 2-1/2 hours to get to Brooklyn from the Hudson Valley because of a lot of traffic but it was well worth it.  The last time I visited the aquarium was in 1998. Times have change especially after Hurican … [Read more...]

Eight Family Road Trip Tips to Keep You Sane this Memorial Day

Did you know that 31.8 million Americans will be driving 50 miles or more this weekend -- up from last year’s 31.4 million and a post-recession high. Do you have any Memorial Day plans yet? We don't have definite plans this weekend but I'm sure my family and I will be doing some driving around to do something exciting.  But before you head out this weekend, check out these eight great tips from Cars.com/family. 1. Get a Maintenance Check: Check your car’s oil level, tire inflation and … [Read more...]

It’s a Very Happy Mothers Day at Medieval Times ~ Mom gets in for Free!

Disclosure: Complimentary tickets will be provided for this post. Mother’s Day is this weekend, if you haven’t noticed. ;) I’m a little late with buying gifts for the women in my life (my mom & grandma) but I’ll think of something they’ll like. They love anything I give them so I’m pretty lucky in that department. So if you haven't bought a Mother's Day gift for that special mom in your life, hurry up -- time is ticking. Remember that time we visited Medieval Times back in 2012 for my … [Read more...]

Dinosaurs are Roaring Back at the Bronx Zoo!

Disclosure: I am a member of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Zoo Crew. This post is part of a sponsored campaign. I received membership for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own. It's officially Spring everyone! Are you excited? I know we are! We are über ready to pack away our winter clothes and never see them again until November/December! After the brutal winter we New Yorkers have had, I'm so ready to pack the car, my family and head out to places we know and … [Read more...]

Luna Park’s Halloween Harvest @LunaParkNYC

Luna Park is just another reason why I love Brooklyn.  Yesterday afternoon, my daughter and I headed to Coney Island to take advantage of Luna Park's Halloween Harvest! Luna Park hosted the biggest day of its Halloween Harvest celebration yesterday.  In addition to the festive décor and costumed characters wandering the park, Luna Park welcomed Food Network star Marc Maniac and his team from Maniac Pumpkin Carvers  who created a masterpiece out of a giant pumpkin that had been on display at … [Read more...]

Come See Boo at The Zoo….and Enter a Giveaway too! – #BronxZoo #Sp

Disclosure: As a Bronx Zoo Blog Ambassador, I received a family membership in exchange for my participation. All opinions expressed here are always my own. Halloween is a week away, and The Bronx Zoo is hosting Boo at the Zoo, one of New York’s favorite Halloween celebrations! My family LOVES Boo at The Zoo -- It’s a whole lotta’ fun for everyone in the family. Come visit THE Halloween destination for Metro New York families and cities nearby. Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo is a … [Read more...]