Judy Antell, Vegetarian TravelingMom

Judy Antell, Vegetarian TravelingMom

Judy Antell is the Free in 50 States editor of TravelingMom. Judy lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband and three daughters. The vegetarian family loves to visit the farmer’s market for local, organic produce. They have bicycled in Europe, skied downhill and cross country across the US, and hit the beaches all over the Caribbean. They visit cities and small towns around the country, always seeking vegetarian food – and chocolate. Read her blog, http://wheelsandeats.blogspot.com


Be a Culture Vulture for Free: Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live!

Taking the kids to a museum can just about break the family budget. We know! That’s why we love this annual treat from our favorite free museum organization, the Smithsonian. Find out how you can score 2 free tickets to hundreds of museums for admission on Sept. 22, 2018! Smithsonian Museum Day Live! The Smithsonian Institution’s annual free museum day, Museum Day Live!, returns on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Beginning August 15, 2018, museums around the country will let you download a ticket, good for free admission for two people. The list of museums includes well-known gems such as the Newseum...

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Five Courses at 5 of the Best Restaurants in San Francisco

  San Francisco is a progressive city, so why not have a progressive dinner? Over a long weekend in San Francisco, Vegetarian TravelingMom Judy Antell ate very well at several restaurants around the city. If you want to sample as much of San Francisco’s great cuisine as possible in a short amount of time, this curated list highlights a 5-star hotel and 5-star restaurants in San Francisco. San Francisco probably has more Michelin starred restaurants packed into its hilly streets than any city in the United States. My husband, younger daughter and I spent a couple of days with...

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Food and Fun: San Francisco Family Adventures

  Do you like city and scenery? Great food and outdoor activities? TravelingMom Judy Antell ratcheted up San Francisco family adventures with a bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge, a walking tour of Chinatown and delicious restaurants. Visiting our college age daughter during winter term in Minnesota isn’t as appealing as meeting her in San Francisco. So when she had an Ultimate Frisbee tournament nearby, we made the ultimate sacrifice and planned a trip there in last month. Outdoor activities can be iffy in the city any time of year, but we lucked into a long weekend of sunny...

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Timeless Travel: History and Time Travel on NBC

Is time travel on your bucket list? Most of us can’t enter a time machine and visit different locations in different time periods. But Timeless on NBC, now in its second season, has its characters do just that. And the period details and historical facts unearthed make this timeless travel appealing to armchair adventurers and real life explorers. When you have visited every place you’ve ever wanted to see, what’s next? How about exploring another time period? Timeless on NBC makes this look easy, with a time machine that transports its characters to important historical times. But even without...

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5 Reasons to Visit Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio

Think you know Cincinnati? Over-the-Rhine will blow your mind. Named one of the top places to travel to in 2018, Over-the-Rhine is a rejuvenated neighborhood in downtown Cincinnati, OH. Vegetarian TravelingMom Judy Antell, a frequent visitor, takes a close look at the area. She found five reasons to visit Over-the-Rhine. After years and years of visiting Cincinnati to see my in-laws, I thought I knew the city inside and out. But the newly gentrified Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, in downtown Cincinnati, recently turned my head – and it became our must-do on every trip. There are many things to do here. Here are my top...

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Free in West Hollywood: A Walkable Los Angeles Neighborhood

Southern California has a surfeit of theme parks. But West Hollywood is a theme park come to life. One of the most walkable areas of Los Angeles, West Hollywood is a great place to stay with children. See what else Vegetarian TravelingMom Judy Antell found there, including what is free in West Hollywood for kids. Do movies, television shows and songs make you yearn for Hollywood? I used to have a New Yorker’s disdain for Los Angeles. Too fake. Too crowded. Too..perfect. Yes, perfect. As a parent, I finally succumbed to its charms. The beaches. The great food. The...

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Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Embodies Minnesota Nice

Despite a bias against ‘nice,’ New Yorker Judy Antell, was enchanted with the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, where she and her family spent a couple of days exploring the city. See how our Vegetarian TravelingMom learns to embrace the nice at this Minneapolis family hotel . Coming from New York City, I am often skeptical of so-called ‘nice’ people. What is their hidden agenda? Why do they keep smiling at me? It turns out that at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, everyone from the concierge to the bellman is truly nice – friendly without being intrusive, helpful in the way that hotel employees...

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Free Things to Do in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Whether you are in the Twin Cities for the Super Bowl or to see the Vikings play at their new downtown stadium, there are also a bevy of free things to do in Minneapolis. From theater to museums to farm to table restaurants to major league baseball and Prince’s estate, Paisley Park, Minneapolis has it all. The midwestern city also has brutal winters, mitigated by skyways connecting much of downtown. The rest of the year, you can enjoy outdoor activities. Minnesota Nice describes the polite, friendly behavior of people in Minnesota. It even extends to budget considerations, particularly if...

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Best Free Things to Do In Buena Park, California

Southern California is justifiably one of the most popular family destinations, with near perfect weather year round, pristine beaches and clean water. Buena Park, 20 miles from Los Angeles and five miles from Disneyland, is a charming historical town. You can find a variety of free things to do in Buena Park and then save your vacation budget for the expensive theme park trips. Buena Park, California, is not only home to attractions for thrill seekers but it’s also a great destination for those on a budget. If you need things to do in Orange County California with kids you are...

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Bloomington, MN Bursts with Free Family Fun

Bloomington, Minnesota is a dynamic mix of first-class attractions, vibrant restaurants and kid-friendly hotels. Whether you’re interested in an exhilarating walk in a wildlife refuge or an energizing day filled with attraction hopping, Bloomington has you covered! Bloomington is home to the shopping mecca Mall of America. It is adjacent to the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and minutes from both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. You can find plenty of free family fun in Bloomington MN as well. If Minneapolis and St. Paul are the Twin Cities, Bloomington, MN, can be considered the bonus sibling. This city, home to  the...

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