Eden Pontz

Eden Pontz

Eden Pontz is an award-winning journalist, writer and media professional who served as Executive Producer at CNN's New York Bureau, for more than a decade. She's produced and reported from around the world. She's contributed to CNN.com., Techlicious.com, TravelingMom and blogged for NYC Moms and Technorati. Her humor essay on motherhood appears in the anthology "See Mom Run: Side-Splitting Essays from the World's Most Harried Moms" (Plain White Press). Eden lives in Brooklyn , New York with her husband and tween-aged daughter--who secretly hopes someday her parents, will have the moxie and means to move back to Manhattan.


Unattractive Americans: How to Not be an Ugly American

In his book, Attractive Unattractive Americans: How the World Sees America, author Rene Zografos spoke with thousands of people from around the world to get their take on the best and the worst of Americans, their country, their habits, beliefs and culture. But just what are some of the top reasons Americans are beloved or scorned? We chatted with Zografos to learn more about what he discovered about the proud– maybe too proud–American. Attractive Unattractive Americans Author Rene Zografos says it took more than seven years of interviewing 2,000-plus people across seven continents to try to answer the question of...

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Niagara Falls: Easy International Travel for Kids

If you want to travel internationally, but have limited time and are on a budget, think Niagara Falls. This spot is a wonderful combination of natural beauty and man-made kitsch. Whether traveling with family or on your honeymoon, there are plenty of attractions to experience. To give your trip some international flair, pack your passports and cross over to Canada! Waterfalls, parks, rides, and more allow something for all. And you won’t break the bank! Niagara Falls Niagara Falls is a destination that conjures up many images. Massive waterfalls, sunsets, rainbows, parkland, tourists in brightly colored ponchos and more....

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World Trade Center Travel: See the Oculus

  The “Oculus” is the core of the new World Trade Center transportation center. Completed in 2016, the hub serves a quarter of a million commuters daily and millions of visitors annually. But this new station stop is more than just a spot for those traveling through. It’s designed by acclaimed Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. While it took more than 12 years to create and was criticized as a symbol of excess, the Oculus is now a site to be seen. World Trade Center Transportation Hub It took more than 12 years to rebuild the World Trade Center transportation...

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7 Ways to Deal with Effects of Daylight Saving Time

It’s that time of year again, when we’re forced to adjust our clocks for Daylight Saving Time. In most parts of the United States, we “spring ahead” the second Sunday in March. We “fall back” the first Sunday in November. But “springing ahead ” means we lose an hour of sleep! There are things world travelers such as yourself can do to help your body cope. Just like when you’re dealing with jet lag. TravelingMom has 7 tips. 7 Ways to Deal with Effects of Daylight Saving Time Daylight Saving Time kicks in again.  Did you remember it this year?...

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Five Winter Driving Safety Tips

While it feels like spring is almost here, it’s still technically winter with a probability of more snow to come.  That means more winter driving as well. As we transition between snow and rain it’s important to be up on driving safety that could potentially save lives. Because despite the bad roads due to weather, there are those who still have to travel.  Here are some TravelingMom winter driving safety tips to make your drive safer and easier. Winter Driving Safety Tips You may live in an area where local government says to stay off the road in bad weather.  But that never stops drivers from traveling...

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Pinegrove Family Dude Ranch: Making Memories

  A dude ranch vacation during a winter break provides plenty memorable activities for the entire family. From horseback riding to snow tubing, ice skating to line dancing, the Pinegrove Family Dude Ranch has something for everyone. Operating on 600 acres in New York’s Hudson Valley,  ample outdoor and indoor activities range from riding to swimming to snow tubing and plenty more. The spot caters to kids, so they’re bound to enjoy themselves! A Dude Ranch Winter Break Who would have thought a winter break family dude ranch vacation  would provide so many fun things to do? I’d never considered one before, especially...

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Wanting to Inhale: Botanical Gardens in Washington, D.C.

While politics take center stage in Washington, D.C., the botanical gardens offer glimpses of history and culture through plant life. Regardless of the weather, the U.S. Botanic Garden is one of the most beautiful things to do in DC. Off the beaten track, it includes endangered species, butterflies as well as breathtaking flowers. Botanical Gardens in Washington, D.C. If you want to take a break from politics when visiting Washington, D.C. the Botanical Gardens offer a refuge from it all. The United States Botanic Garden is a free “living plant museum.” Its goal? To teach visitors about the importance...

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Inauguration in Washington: Travel Tips to Beat the Crowds, Stay Sane

  The Presidential Inauguration will bring masses of out-of-towners to Washington, D.C. If you’re going to be among them, here’s what you need to know to beat the crowds, stay safe and sane. Discovery Traveling Mom has travel tips for where to go and what not to bring with you. And don’t miss some historical spots where you may find a moment of peace and quiet. Presidential Inauguration Travel Tips It’s a Presidential Inauguration and excited crowds are coming to town. Whether to experience politics in action firsthand, take part in a rally or sightsee during an historic time period, expect more...

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Brooklyn’s River Cafe: For Tourists and Locals Alike

Located in one of New York’s most enviable addresses under the Brooklyn Bridge, the River Cafe is well-known as a culinary destination for both locals and tourists. For Discovery TravelingMom, this riverside elegant restaurant made her 20th anniversary even more special. Elegant Dining at Brooklyn’s River Cafe Brooklyn’s River Cafe is a special destination for tourists and locals alike. High-end dining with a spectacular view, the restaurant staff strives to make the experience memorable whether you’re out with friends or a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or proposal. Located in the heart of Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood there’s...

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Last Minute Gift Shopping: Mall Travel Survival Tips

The Christmas and Chanukah holidays are just around the corner and you’ve still got last minute gift shopping to do! Sometimes it requires travel to a mall, a task that many find cumbersome even when it’s not holiday time. Here are TravelingMom tips to help keep your mall travels smooth. We’ll help you navigate your way and keep you from pulling your hair out. Last Minute Gift Shopping: Mall Travel Survival Tips Does the thought of having to drive to the mall for last minute gift shopping cause you to break out in a cold sweat? Sure, the option for online...

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