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Sandra Foyt

Sandra Foyt is a storyteller and photographer. She is the founding editor of Albany Kid, a blog about enriching family travel, and co-founder of Getaway Mavens, a turnkey destination guide to the Northeast. A former education advocate and enrichment coach, she lived in Buenos Aires, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Southern California before settling in Northeast New York. Nowadays, she stars in her own version of “Where’s Waldo?” on serendipitous trips in the US, Caribbean, and wherever adventure beckons. Follow her on Twitter: @SandraFoyt, Instagram: Getaway Mavens, and on Facebook: Getaway Mavens.

NYC with Kids – New York Family Vacation Guide

NEW YORK, NYC with Kids – Chances are that your kids have seen at least one, and probably many more, movies set in New York City. Times Square, long the symbol of the City That Never Sleeps, pops up in numerous action hero scenes while the long list of Disney productions set in New York …

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Kyoto with Kids – Japan Family Vacation Guide

JAPAN, Kyoto with Kids – Kyoto, Japan’s “eternal capital,” remains surprisingly timeless. For one thousand years—794 until the Emperor moved to Tokyo in 1868—Kyoto was the capital of Japan. Now the former center of government bears witness to that history with more than 2000 temples and shrines, but with significantly fewer people and less urban …

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St. Croix with Kids – US Virgin Islands Family Vacation Guide

US VIRGIN ISLANDS: St. Croix with Kids – In 1750, Owen Lloyd escaped to St. Croix hauling 55 chests filled with Spanish silver coins—some of which stayed on the island. His story inspired Robert Louis Steven’s Treasure Island, and continues to fuel dreams of finding buried riches. Now pirate gold may remain elusive, but the …

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St. John & St. Thomas with Kids: Where to stay, eat and play

US VIRGIN ISLANDS FAMILY VACATIONS: St. John and St. Thomas with Kids – Take a kid to a beach where sand flows through fingers like fine sugar and the sea is as warm and translucent as a bath, and he won’t ever want to leave. Add in a bit of pirate history and a chance …

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Adirondack Park with Kids | New York Family Vacation Guide

NEW YORK, Adirondack Park with Kids – Kids get back to nature in a big way at the Adirondack Park. With over six million acres, Upstate New York’s forest preserve is larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Parks combined. Birch and spruce covered Adirondack Mountains, over 10,000 lakes, …

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