Monthly Archives: August 2011

Darien Lake, Family Enjoyment Since 1954

Darien Lake has been around for as long as I can remember, but I’ve never experienced it before this summer.  I hadn’t heard much about it in recent years; I only remembered seeing television...

Feature Review: phil&teds metro Backpack Carrier

With a mission to "change parenting on the go", phil&teds has designed the metro backpack carrier for every parent. Whether using the metro in an urban setting (say fighting the crowds at your favorite...

Feature Review: Cybex Ruby 2011

I have been looking for a travel stroller for use at the cottage and for family vacations for a few months now and found exactly what we need in European stroller manufacturer Cybex’s Ruby....

Cap Off the Summer in Muskoka

'Tis the season for "Back to School" sales at every retail outlet in the known world.  But we still have a few more weeks of summer left and time to have one last getaway...

World’s Longest Water Coaster of Mammoth Proportions

You and five other shipmates start your journey with a 300 foot conveyer climb. Up, up, up, your boat creeps. You hear the cranking of the linear induction motors, the force that pulls you...

Taking The Brood To Bean Town

Boston is famously known as "Bean Town", but perhaps it's time for a new nickname for the city.  If New York City is "The Big Apple", shouldn't Boston be "The Second Banana", considering it...

Programs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum Offer Families a Look into Prehistory

I just added a new location to the list of places I want to visit with my family. If you have a little dino-junky in your house, you may want to add The Royal Tyrrell...

Cycling The Danube Bike Path

For many of us, a European tour is a long anticipated trip-of-a-lifetime and if not a lifetime, than certainly the hallmark vacation of a youngster’s childhood. It is nothing to be sprinted through. Believe...