Angela Tiffin

Angela Tiffin

Angela Tiffin lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, daughter and dog, Karma. She is an avid reader and explores her love of books and travel on her blog, When not traveling, Angela works in self-regulation to promote responsible children’s advertising and online privacy.

Queens for a Day in New York City

As a resident of New York City for more than 20 years, our History Buff TravelingMom can tell you that NYC is much more than Manhattan! Queens has changed a lot since Archie Bunker lived here in All in the Family.  The City’s largest borough is now known for its museums, breweries and trendy restaurants.   Queens for a Day in New York City Long Island City is described by some as a small town in a large city.  Others describe it as Manhattan’s suburb because of its convenient commute to Midtown on the 7 train. But what is Long Island City and why...

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Make Your Kids Smarter With a Visit to the Finger Lakes, NY

It’s no surprise that children remember field trips long after they’ve forgotten their school textbooks.  I’m always on the lookout for extracurricular excursions to enhance my daughter’s education. During a recent trip to the Finger Lakes, I discovered some small town museums that have a big impact on learning but are also a lot of fun for the whole family. MUSEUMS MAKE KIDS LEARN BETTER The next time your kids complain about going to a museum, you can tell them there is scientific evidence that proves it will make them better students.   After a visit to a museum, kids remember historical details...

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Maker Faire: A 21st Century Show and Tell

As a mom, I’m always looking to inject a little education into our family outings. That’s why I was excited to hear that Maker Faire was coming the grounds of the New York Hall of Science in NYC. The event touts itself as an all-ages gathering, but it is the perfect mesh of learning and fun for kids. Imagine an amusement park but instead of expensive rides and cotton candy, there are exhibits and demonstrations whose impact stays with your child well past a two minute roller coaster.  And your kids love it. What exactly is a Maker Faire?...

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Soaring Across History in the Finger Lakes Region in New York

If soaring like a bird over rivers and valleys sounds like fun, then a visit to the National Soaring Museum and the Harris Hill Soaring Co. in Elmira, New York should be on your bucket list.  The Finger Lake Region is known for vineyards and lakes, but did you know it is also the soaring capital of the U.S.? Soaring has been a popular past time in the Finger Lakes region of New York state since the 1930’s when the first USA National Glider Contest was held there.  The Harris Hill Soaring Co. has been giving glider demonstrations to the...

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6 Eerie and Educational Things to Do in NYC in October

October is traditionally a time for ghoulish family fun. As one of the oldest cities in the United States, New York has seen hundreds of years worth of tragedy and triumph. The city has inspired many to create art as well as mayhem. October is a great time to learn about its history while at the same time getting shivers down your spine. NYC has many Halloween-inspired events with costumes and candy for families throughout the month.  But there are also many places where kids can learn about history and art along with a little haunted fun. Here are some of my favorites:...

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Planning Outdoor Family Adventure? Learn From These Traveling Moms’ Mistakes

With all due respect to Lewis and Clark, Cheryl Strayed (Wild) and Bill Bryson (A Walk in the Woods), navigating the wilderness with kids is certainly more difficult than traveling on your own.  Traveling Moms make hiking and camping with kids look easy, but we’ve made mistakes along the way. Planning outdoor family adventure? Read on for these Tips from Traveling Moms. National Wilderness Month: Outdoor Family Adventure America has some of the richest and most beautiful ecosystems in the world. We all know that the U.S. was once all wilderness, but industrialization and expanding populations changed all that. After...

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Discover Waterfalls and Wonder Hiking with Kids in Oregon

Families who want to spend their days hiking Oregon’s diverse and devastatingly beautiful landscapes can find trails to suit their skill and fitness levels. The best part about a hiking vacation in this Pacific Northwest state is that you can enjoy most of its mountains, lakes, rivers and forest trails for free! Our family spent our recent vacation hiking through some of the most incredible vistas that Oregon has to offer. Hiking In Portland Portland is one of those rare cities where you can hike for hours within the city limits. Forest Park, located just west of downtown, is the largest urban...

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What To Know Before Taking Your Child’s Friend on a Family Vacation

Families with only one child know that vacations can be a challenge.  Parents want to relax but kids want to play.  Taking a friend along is a great way to give everyone what they want but planning before you go can be the difference between a great trip and a big mistake. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is very true when thinking about taking your child’s friend traveling with you. There are many factors to consider, but thoughtful planning can make it a great success. Choosing the Friend The first friend we took on vacation with...

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Best Free Summer Activities for Kids in Brooklyn, NY

Manhattan is famous for its museums, theater and restaurants but when visiting in the summer, Brooklyn is where it’s at.  After seeing all that Manhattan has to offer, take a stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge to discover Brooklyn’s free summer treasures. Read on for best free summer activities for kids in Brooklyn. Summer in NYC is my favorite time of year.  The masses leave the City for the cottages and summer travel while us staycationers, and visitors have it all to ourselves. As a resident of the borough for over 16 years, I’ve seen a lot of change that’s made living and visiting...

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Families Celebrating LGBT History and Pride in NYC

The NYC Gay Pride Parade takes place this year on June 26,th but the city is home to a lot of LGBT history all year round. For LGBT families that plan to visit the city during the month of June, there are many activities and historical sites to visit during your stay. While a lot of Gay Pride celebrations take place in the bars and nightclubs around the five boroughs of New York, there are some events and historical locations that are family-friendly and celebrate the spirit of Pride month. The Stonewall Inn Most people know that The Stonewall Inn...

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