Sarah Cody

Sarah Cody

Sarah Cody has trouble sitting still! In televised reports, this Connecticut lifestyle reporter has hiked, zip lined and skied her way through New England and the tri-state area – showing-off area destinations for family fun. Sarah also writes about travel and parenting topics for blogs, newspapers and magazines. Mostly, she loves to take her two sons – ages 13 and 11 – to area museums for tech-free outings that inspire conversation and curiosity. The mission? To simply enjoy each other’s company.

Be WOWED by 6 spectacular spots at Acadia National Park in Maine

Maine’s Acadia National Park is a stunning jewel in the Northeast.  Located primarily on Mt. Desert Island, near Bar Harbor, the park spans 47-thousand acres along the Atlantic Ocean.  The park is consistently filled with revelers who hike, swim, camp and simply take-in the wonders of this natural haven.  Visitors occasionally see wildlife like bear or whales, along with glacial rocks and pounding surf.  The entire family will be in awe of these 6 spectacular spots at Acadia National Park in Maine. Spectacular Spots at Acadia National Park in Maine When I think back to trips I took as a...

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5 ‘Must-See’ Spots for Family Fun in Southern Maine

Southern Maine is known for its miles of beautiful beaches, unique rocky cliffs and delicious seafood joints.  Activities are varied.  Families can replenish outgrown clothes at the Kittery outlets or learn some history while getting a glimpse of the Bush Compound in Kennebunkport.  Traverse a coastal walk and hear people talking in different languages.  It’s proof that – each year – folks from all around the globe embark on a family trip to Southern Maine.  The natural vistas – especially at sunrise and sunset – can’t be beat. A True Family Vacation We live in Connecticut and had spent...

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5 Ways to Engage the Kids at Historic Mystic Seaport in Connecticut

Mystic Seaport – The Museum of America and the Sea – is known as the country’s leading maritime museum. This destination, set up like a historic village, stretches over 19 acres on the Mystic River along the beautiful Connecticut coast. Each year, thousands of visitors board old-fashioned ships, see a working shipyard and peruse fascinating artifacts. Kids can even get hands-on at interactive exhibits. It’s a great place for families to unplug and learn together. A Great Spot for a Little Family Bonding On a recent summer afternoon, I felt like getting away from it all. The boys –...

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Be a Lighthouse Keeper for a Night at a Beautiful Beacon in Newport, Rhode Island

Newport, Rhode Island is full of posh hotels and inns. But one overnight destination is different than any other: the Rose Island Lighthouse. Perched close to the sprawling Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge that connects the City by the Sea on Aquidneck Island to Jamestown and the mainland, it has six rooms available for overnight stays. The well-kept, charming lighthouse, one-mile offshore in Narragansett Bay, provides a truly magical setting for families to unplug and bond in unique fashion. My husband desperately wanted to get away for a night to celebrate his birthday. But, naturally, we were Last Minute Planners....

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Cruise North Carolina’s Gorgeous Shore on a Quest for Wild Horses

North Carolina’s incredible coast sports a spectacular population of animals living in nature. A group of wild horses reside on the northernmost Currituck Outer Banks near the Virginia border, in an area referred to as “Carova.” Several businesses, including Corolla Outback Adventures, take visitors on tours to see the Colonial Spanish Mustangs. Folks remain at a respectful distance as the animals roam freely in the coastal environment. It’s an educational, inspirational sight for kids and adults alike. Inspired by Mom – Enjoyed by All! I don’t know why, but a Wild Horse Tour has always been on my bucket...

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4 Reasons to Take Kids to the Fascinating Newseum in Washington, DC

How can we decipher real from fake news?  It’s a timely question for adults and kids alike.  So, take the family to the Newseum, located in the heart of Washington, DC on Pennsylvania Avenue, between the White House and the U.S. Capitol. This museum is dedicated to the history of journalism and freedom of the press.  The spacious, state-of-the-art building features the 45 words of the First Amendment etched into an exterior wall.   A Surprise Hit with the Kids Journalism is my passion, so I very much wanted to check-out the Newseum during a recent family trip to...

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5 Reasons to See the International Spy Museum During a Trip to Washington DC

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a spy? Live out this mysterious fantasy at the International Spy Museum in Washington DC. Opened in 2002, this destination is the only public museum in the country entirely dedicated to the art of espionage. The modern, privately owned museum holds the largest collection of espionage artifacts currently on public display. Learn about famous spies while practicing strategy and technique! All members of the family will love this interactive museum.   5 Reasons to See the International Spy Museum During a Trip to Washington DC When we first traveled to Washington DC...

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5 Must-See Spots for Families Visiting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  Who couldn’t adore the City of Brotherly Love?  Philadelphia, PA is beautiful, historically significant and filled with fun spots for families. The nation’s first capital, the city played a pivotal role in the American Revolution. It’s also home to world class museums such as The Franklin Institute, the Rodin Museum and The Philadelphia Art Museum, where Rocky famously boxed his way up the front steps. Also, find a plethora of nice shops and diverse restaurants in this dynamic urban landscape. To rest or not to rest? That is the question we parents face when approaching spring break with kids....

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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Put Down the Gadgets and Get Outside

  Looking to ditch the devices and embark on one of the best CT family hikes?  Head to Groton, Connecticut for a stunning adventure along the coastline at Bluff Point State Park.  Moms, dads and kids can exercise, see incredible views, learn history and experience nature while bonding and conversing.  In fact, a walk through the wild can even resemble a stroll through a museum.  Natural history is everywhere while incredible vistas are works of art. Trading Tech for CT Family Hikes I don’t know about you, but sometimes I want to throw the gadgets out the window.  Days...

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5 Cool Activities for Kids at CT’s Submarine Museum

  What’s the only submarine museum operated by the United States Navy? The Submarine Force Museum, located in a beautiful spot along the Thames River in Groton, Connecticut. Families can experience life aboard the country’s first nuclear powered vessel, the USS Nautilus, at this entertaining and educational CT day trip destination. An Historic, Educational AND Entertaining Submarine Museum Days are busy.  So fun outings with my boys mean the world to me.  Our recent trip to the Submarine Force Museum gave us a chance to talk, laugh and learn together.  We stepped onto a ship that traveled under the...

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