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5 Ways to Get More Playground

playground family travelMelissa Klurman and Georgette Gilmore created Playground to make finding vacation ideas as easy as taking a spin on your favorite swing. Every adventure–whether it’s a staycation or a far flung journey around the world–is personally tested and approved by two savvy travelers who also happen to be moms.

We share our personal favorite getaways, arts & cultural experiences, tips we share with friends, and travels we recommend whenever there’s a need to unwind, rewind, and take a break from the daily work/life grind.

Here are 5 more ways to follow Playground and stay in the know:
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Day Trips, Travel Tips, Reviews, & Giveaways

Celebrate Women’s History Month & International Women’s Day at These Great Destinations

Women's History Month | best places to visit in the U.S. for Women's History Month
(Photo: New-York Historical Society)

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day today, March 8, our friends at have compiled a list of fantastic spots for celebrating the accomplishments of women.

From Seneca Falls to Richmond, California, destinations around the U.S. are celebrating women with special events and exhibits!

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Day Trips

Day Trip: New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands

New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands

True, winter is still here and the northeast is getting hit with a foot of snow, but spring will be warming us up before you know it (we promise). Spring is a fantastic time to take the family on a Day Trip and guest blogger Eileen Lundberg shares a lovely option —  New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands, the garden of the Garden State!  Continue reading “Day Trip: New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands”

Day Trips

Day Trip: Flat Rock Brook in Englewood, NJ

flat rock brook

Everyone knows that walking is great exercise and a fun way to get the family out in the fresh air together. But what do you do when you’re tired of walking around the neighborhood or your kids have declared the local stroll boring? Guest Blogger Michelle Longo took her family to Flat Rock Brook Nature Center and shares a great alternative.

Located in Englewood, New Jersey, Flat Rock Brook is a nature oasis in the midst of suburbia. The 150-acre nature preserve is the remains of the Palisades Forest, situated on the western slope of the Palisades. The lush greenery shields you from the brunt of the sun and the beautiful sounds of the birds and animals who live there create a symphony in their own right.

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Want to Make Family Travel Easier? Try Google Flights

google flights

We love a great travel app: They help find the best airfare, keep you organized, and can even update you in real time about security and flight delays. And when you’re traveling with kids, you need all the help you can get. That’s why we’re loving Google Flights.

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Day Trips

Day Trip: Franklin Mineral Museum

Franklin Mineral Museum

It seems like children of all ages, boys and girls alike, love rocks: Throwing them, lining them up, collecting them, shoving them in their pockets so you can find them in the washer later, it doesn’t matter. Rocks are cool.

As the parent of a little geologist and ever on the lookout for an exciting outing that might actually teach her kid something, guest blogger Michelle Longo ventured out to find a day trip worthy of rock-star: The Franklin Mineral Museum located in beautiful Sussex County.

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Family Day Trips & Mini Getaways for Presidents’ Day and Winter Break

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Monday, February 19, is Presidents’ Day and the start of Winter Break, or long weekends, for many school districts — the perfect time to take some Day Trips or a mini getaway with the family.

We have lots of fantastic ideas. So grab your keys, pack the kids into the car, and happy travels!

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