our first family camping trip – the blind leading the blind

first camping trip with kids

I have been musing about it on this website for years. A first camping trip with the kids. The truth is, I’m not really interested in camping, but I feel like it is an important right of passage for my children. So, when the stars aligned, with an amazing deal on a tent and a complete failure to find a hotel room for the final night of an upcoming trip, my husband tentatively uttered these three words ‘We could…….camp?’.  It was game on.

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babyzen yoyo carry-on stroller for airplanes

I love that companies are starting to wake up and realize what a void there is when it comes to lightweight strollers for airports and airplanes. The other day, a Pint Size Pilot reader shared with me the BabyZen Yoyo lightweight compact fold stroller; a buggy specifically designed with air travel in mind. As it is relatively new, the Yoyo does not have a lot of reviews yet, but I will update this post as I receive more information.  For the moment….here it is:

Baby Zen Yoyo 4

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manhattan’s midtown muse – a family-friendly boutique hotel

The Muse Lobby

While in New York City recently, we were fortunate enough to spend an evening at Kimpton’s The Muse; a lovely and ‘family-friendly’ boutique hotel in Midtown. The Muse is conveniently located   near Times Square, the Theater District and Rockefeller Center. With such a central location, you might expect it to be noisy, but it is quite the opposite. The property is positioned on a very quiet street, providing an oasis of calm from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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summer in the city – 10 fun places for kids in new york

New York with Kids

Having children required me to re-think my approach to a New York City weekend.  Although I still try to sneak into the odd fashion boutique, my itinerary now involves trying to find the best playground in the city or the most kid-friendly museum experience.  On our most recent visit, I documented my family’s top picks for this post on 10 fun places for kids in New York City.  To keep our costs under control, we made use of the New York Pass which included entry into over 80 attractions saving us money and time (see more money saving tips for New York at the end of this post) !

Here were our favorite places for kids in New York.  Watch this quick little video, or just read on.

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