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New York

Can’t Get Hamilton Tix? See His New York Home Instead

Can’t Get Hamilton Tix? See His New York Home Instead

Unable to get tickets to the Broadway musical sensation┬áHamilton? Instead you can visit his home, the Grange, located in Harlem. My trip to Manhattan took me on a journey to Morningside Heights and Harlem where I toured the sites of two American icons — President […]

Visiting New York’s Ground Zero, the 9/11 Museum and Freedom Tower

Visiting New York’s Ground Zero, the 9/11 Museum and Freedom Tower

The United States — and the world — were forever changed on September 11, 2001 when terrorists ran planes into the World Trade Center buildings in New York, the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and a field in Pennsylvania. New York’s Ground Zero became the most […]

A Guide to Lower Manhattan, Liberty Island and Ellis Island

A Guide to Lower Manhattan, Liberty Island and Ellis Island

My Mom was so excited for this vacation to Manhattan. She spoke with me about it for weeks on the phone, and then finally booked tickets. We headed to New York City for an opportunity to connect with our past. My maternal grandfather had emigrated […]

The Best Travel Photos of 2017

The Best Travel Photos of 2017

As the year winds down, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the journeys we took during 2017. Most of our trips were to U.S. National Parks, since our 4th-grade son had a free Every Kid in a Park pass. Here are some […]